http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:31:04 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Peduto's undercover work exposes city's virtues http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-undercover-work-exposes-citys-virtues/stories/201412220104 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:00:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-undercover-work-exposes-citys-virtues/stories/201412220104 It was as if Christmas came early for a handful of City of Pittsburgh employees. It was as if Christmas came early for a handful of City of Pittsburgh employees.

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Art exhibits made to teach children a 'tough' challenge http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Art-exhibits-made-to-teach-children-a-tough-challenge/stories/201412210057 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:33:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Art-exhibits-made-to-teach-children-a-tough-challenge/stories/201412210057 Two-year-old Mason Carothers climbed the ramp into what looked like the inside of a spaceship. He pressed his face into the globed windows. His wide eyes followed flashing lights strung along the domed ceiling. Before him, a monitor on the control panel displayed a crude cartoon sheep hovering above a still image of Downtown Pittsburgh. Two-year-old Mason Carothers climbed the ramp into what looked like the inside of a spaceship. He pressed his face into the globed windows. His wide eyes followed flashing lights strung along the domed ceiling. Before him, a monitor on the control panel displayed a crude cartoon sheep hovering above a still image of Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Homeless who died on streets memorialized http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Pittsburghs-Homeless-who-died-on-streets-memorialized/stories/201412220091 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:18:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Pittsburghs-Homeless-who-died-on-streets-memorialized/stories/201412220091 Plastic gallon jugs with candles inside lined a Downtown sidewalk along Fort Pitt Boulevard near Grant Street, leading to a wall of more than 100 plaques. Plastic gallon jugs with candles inside lined a Downtown sidewalk along Fort Pitt Boulevard near Grant Street, leading to a wall of more than 100 plaques.

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Urban Velo biking magazine ends production http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Urban-Velo-biking-magazine-ends-production/stories/201412020185 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:27:16 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/12/22/Urban-Velo-biking-magazine-ends-production/stories/201412020185 Urban Velo had a wide reach for a small biking magazine put together by two guys with laptops in an attic in Bloomfield. Urban Velo had a wide reach for a small biking magazine put together by two guys with laptops in an attic in Bloomfield.

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Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Englishman likes it here http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Englishman-likes-it-here-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201412220041 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:02:58 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Englishman-likes-it-here-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201412220041 Mark Fern’s concept of American cities was shaped by goofy cop shows he watched on TV while growing up in central England in the 1970s. Mark Fern’s concept of American cities was shaped by goofy cop shows he watched on TV while growing up in central England in the 1970s.

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Who's minding the store for legislative ethics? http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2014/12/22/Who-s-minding-the-store-for-legislative-ethics/stories/201412150001 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:51:47 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2014/12/22/Who-s-minding-the-store-for-legislative-ethics/stories/201412150001 Amid a flurry of legislative scandals, the state Ethics Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the state ethics law, has been hamstrung by shortages of money, staff and, critics say, pluck. Amid a flurry of legislative scandals, the state Ethics Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the state ethics law, has been hamstrung by shortages of money, staff and, critics say, pluck.

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What does Christmas taste like? http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/12/22/What-does-Christmas-taste-like/stories/201412220001 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:02:39 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/12/22/What-does-Christmas-taste-like/stories/201412220001 All holidays have their foods and drinks, but I think Christmas has more distinctive flavors than most. As you can see from the accompanying stories, many people can tell you what their Christmas tastes like, and it’s not always classic flavors such as the biting peppermint of ribbon candy or the rummy richness of eggnog.  All holidays have their foods and drinks, but I think Christmas has more distinctive flavors than most. As you can see from the accompanying stories, many people can tell you what their Christmas tastes like, and it’s not always classic flavors such as the biting peppermint of ribbon candy or the rummy richness of eggnog. 

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#SEENPartyPreview: What are you doing New Year’s Eve? http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/12/22/SEENPartyPreview-What-are-you-doing-New-Year-s-Eve-1/stories/201412220069 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:38:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/12/22/SEENPartyPreview-What-are-you-doing-New-Year-s-Eve-1/stories/201412220069 Option One: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Eve Gala and Concert: “As Time Goes By” Option One: Pittsburgh Opera’s New Year’s Eve Gala and Concert: “As Time Goes By”

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Bowl practices help keep focus on field for Pitt http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/12/22/Bowl-practices-help-keep-focus-on-field-for-Pitt/stories/201412220100 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:35:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/12/22/Bowl-practices-help-keep-focus-on-field-for-Pitt/stories/201412220100 As rumors and speculation swirl about who Pitt's next coach will be, it could be easy to forget the Panthers still have a game coming up in just under two weeks. As rumors and speculation swirl about who Pitt's next coach will be, it could be easy to forget the Panthers still have a game coming up in just under two weeks.

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Derrick Pouliot's Penguins debut an encouraging sign http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/22/Derrick-Pouliot-s-Penguins-debut-an-encouraging-sign/stories/201412220098 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:35:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/12/22/Derrick-Pouliot-s-Penguins-debut-an-encouraging-sign/stories/201412220098 Penguins rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot joined a group that is remarkably exclusive and completely random. Penguins rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot joined a group that is remarkably exclusive and completely random.

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Huntington, Pirates make PNC Park a destination for free agents http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2014/12/22/Huntington-Pirates-make-PNC-Park-a-destination-for-free-agents/stories/201412220096 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:35:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2014/12/22/Huntington-Pirates-make-PNC-Park-a-destination-for-free-agents/stories/201412220096 There’s always been a certain allure to PNC Park, with the twinkle of the downtown skyline and Aztec gold bridges rising beyond its walls, but it typically takes more than passing the eye test to attract baseball’s top talent. There’s always been a certain allure to PNC Park, with the twinkle of the downtown skyline and Aztec gold bridges rising beyond its walls, but it typically takes more than passing the eye test to attract baseball’s top talent.

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Christmas Day: bikes in the morning, sleds at night http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/22/Christmas-Day-bikes-in-the-morning-sleds-at-night/stories/201412220061 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:15:46 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/22/Christmas-Day-bikes-in-the-morning-sleds-at-night/stories/201412220061 Winter officially began with the solstice about 6 p.m. yesterday, but temperatures will approach springtime norms for Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day. Winter officially began with the solstice about 6 p.m. yesterday, but temperatures will approach springtime norms for Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day.

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School-based health centers help kids end abusive relationships, study finds http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/12/22/Study-finds-school-based-health-centers-help-kids-end-abusive-relationships/stories/201412220059 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:04:53 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/12/22/Study-finds-school-based-health-centers-help-kids-end-abusive-relationships/stories/201412220059 Sometimes, all a teenager needs is a safe space to talk and learn about unhealthy dating relationships. Sometimes, all a teenager needs is a safe space to talk and learn about unhealthy dating relationships.

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Obituary: Thomas Lloyd Sr. / Longtime Dormont mayor http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/12/22/Obituary-Thomas-Lloyd-Sr-Longtime-Dormont-mayor/stories/201412200154 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:44:39 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/12/22/Obituary-Thomas-Lloyd-Sr-Longtime-Dormont-mayor/stories/201412200154 Thomas Lloyd Sr., a five-term Dormont mayor and longtime Little League coach who endured stormy relations with borough council near the end of his tenure, died early Saturday after being hospitalized for several weeks with heart-related ailments. Thomas Lloyd Sr., a five-term Dormont mayor and longtime Little League coach who endured stormy relations with borough council near the end of his tenure, died early Saturday after being hospitalized for several weeks with heart-related ailments.

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Local governments rethinking their gun-control ordinances http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/22/Western-Pennsylvania-municipalities-shooting-down-gun-control-ordinances/stories/201412220047 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:38:10 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/22/Western-Pennsylvania-municipalities-shooting-down-gun-control-ordinances/stories/201412220047 Even as a courtroom battle brews over whether local governments can pass their own gun-control ordinances, Western Pennsylvania officials are striking the measures from their books. Even as a courtroom battle brews over whether local governments can pass their own gun-control ordinances, Western Pennsylvania officials are striking the measures from their books.

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Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans http://www.post-gazette.com/life/holidays/2014/12/22/Shop-Holiday-Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette-gifts-fans-Steelers-Penguins-Pirates-Pitt/stories/201412220042 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/holidays/2014/12/22/Shop-Holiday-Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette-gifts-fans-Steelers-Penguins-Pirates-Pitt/stories/201412220042 Steelers slippers: Few scenes are more synonymous with Christmas Day than putting your slippers on and heading downstairs to the tree (hopefully after picking up your newspaper). While keeping your feet warm through the cold Pittsburgh winter, why not express your fandom? $13.99 at Target. Steelers slippers: Few scenes are more synonymous with Christmas Day than putting your slippers on and heading downstairs to the tree (hopefully after picking up your newspaper). While keeping your feet warm through the cold Pittsburgh winter, why not express your fandom? $13.99 at Target.

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Colbert’s conclusion: The faux TV commentator flies off with truthiness http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/22/Colbert-s-conclusion-The-faux-TV-commentator-flies-off-with-truthiness/stories/201412310026 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:25:18 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/12/22/Colbert-s-conclusion-The-faux-TV-commentator-flies-off-with-truthiness/stories/201412310026 When “The Colbert Report” aired its final original episode on Comedy Central last Thursday, the show’s host bid farewell by climbing into Santa’s sleigh to fly off into the moonlit zeitgeist. When “The Colbert Report” aired its final original episode on Comedy Central last Thursday, the show’s host bid farewell by climbing into Santa’s sleigh to fly off into the moonlit zeitgeist.

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Stylebook: happy.merry.bright pop-up brings together Pittsburgh brands for the holidays http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-fashion-pop-ups-trunk-shows-and-more-news-and-events/stories/201412220039 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:15:48 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Pittsburgh-fashion-pop-ups-trunk-shows-and-more-news-and-events/stories/201412220039 If you’re looking to shop local this holiday season, a new pop-up boutique in Garfield is a one-stop destination for purchasing Pittsburgh-based brands. If you’re looking to shop local this holiday season, a new pop-up boutique in Garfield is a one-stop destination for purchasing Pittsburgh-based brands.

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Top Pittsburgh fashion moments of 2014 http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Top-Pittsburgh-fashion-moments-of-2014/stories/201412220011 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:55:25 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Top-Pittsburgh-fashion-moments-of-2014/stories/201412220011 The City of Steel flexed its style muscle in 2014 as a growing number of events, boutiques, designers and other industry insiders packed Pittsburgh with fashion-forward things to do, see and shop for. Here are some of the year’s most memorable moments: The City of Steel flexed its style muscle in 2014 as a growing number of events, boutiques, designers and other industry insiders packed Pittsburgh with fashion-forward things to do, see and shop for. Here are some of the year’s most memorable moments:

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Top moments in fashion for 2014 http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Top-moments-in-fashion-for-2014/stories/201412220010 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:30:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2014/12/22/Top-moments-in-fashion-for-2014/stories/201412220010 From the runway to the red carpet, Lupita to de la Renta, the fashion world was filled with fabulous styles, some celebrations and somber farewells in 2014. There were some trends we’ll never forget -- and ones we’d like to -- plus a few fresh takes on technology and fashion design that are apt to stick with us well into 2015. From the runway to the red carpet, Lupita to de la Renta, the fashion world was filled with fabulous styles, some celebrations and somber farewells in 2014. There were some trends we’ll never forget -- and ones we’d like to -- plus a few fresh takes on technology and fashion design that are apt to stick with us well into 2015.

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