Black bear sighted in Morningside, Highland Park

June 13, 2018 Bears are becoming a common sight across the Pittsburgh area this summer. Residents in White Hall, Swissvale, Edgewood and Greenfield have reportedly witnessed black bears over the past few weeks. The most recent sighting? Morningside and Highland Park… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Visual courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Mayor Peduto unveils Prepared Pittsburgh, community-conscious climate initiative

June 4, 2018 AmeriCorps VISTA fellow Michael Roth and Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday the city’s new climate change initiative “Prepared Pittsburgh.” The program will provide free community classes across the city surrounding “climate-related risks and ongoing stresses affecting their communities.” “All these programs not only make us a stronger community; they make us stronger individually,” Mr. Peduto…

What’s going on with Point State Park’s main fountain?

June 5, 2018 Despite the recent warm and sunny weather, a Pittsburgh summer staple will be making a later appearance than usual this year. The Point State Park fountain’s main center spray, which can push water up to 120 feet, is currently under repair due to spring’s excessive, lingering flood season… Read more at the…

UPMC nurses rally in McKeesport for union rights

May 23, 2018 Nearly 200 UPMC nurses rallied in McKeesport Tuesday evening to call on their healthcare employer for recognition of their union rights. Community members and elected officials including Braddock Mayor John Fetterman and Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner joined nurses at the local vigil to show their support for the union, despite flash…

Black bear sighted in Swissvale, Edgewood

May 25, 2018 Residents of Swissvale and Edgewood caught a glimpse of nature Thursday when a black bear cub apparently wandered into the vicinity. Read More at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…  

Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge in the running for top American coaster

May 23, 2018 Pittsburghers who love roller coasters might tell you they don’t need to travel far from home to enjoy the thrill of fast turns and heart-stopping drops. Now the rest of the country is beginning to notice Kennywood’s Phantom Revenge roller coaster. Read More at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Photo: Kennywood.com