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 Playwright August Wilson in the Hill District on Bedford Avenue in front of his childhood home.
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Playwright August Wilson in the Hill District on Bedford Avenue in front of his childhood home.

State gives $50,000 to preserve August Wilson's childhood home

The grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will help to preserve the playwright’s childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave.


Independence Day closings in Pittsburgh

Offices closed today for the Independence Day holiday.



 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.

Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings

Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.



Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration claims the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is violating state law by withholding the money.


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Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Volunteers have collected nearly 50 tons of trash alone this year.



Man, 19, wounded in Perry South shooting

Pittsburgh police said the man was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at AGH.


 
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