Children’s Fund ballot question could raise $18M yearly

November 2, 2018 When voters enter the ballot box in Allegheny County on Tuesday, they’ll notice a ballot referendum listed as the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter Amendment for the establishment of an Allegheny County Children’s Fund. The fund has three simple goals for the betterment of children in the county: early learning programs, after-school programs and…

Free speech activist visits CMI

October 30, 2018 Tinker tells students to speak out Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker visited the Center for Media Innovation Oct. 23 to share her story with students regarding her role in the historic 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case. Tinker fought for the freedom to wear a black…

City mourns, remembers mass shooting victims

October 30, 2018 A vigil was held Saturday evening, just hours following the shooting. A crowd of hundreds gathered at the intersection of Murray and Forbes, where police blocked the streets and rerouted traffic so the community could mourn together. Families and friends gathered together to sing traditional Jewish songs, burn candles and participate in a…

First Amendment conference held at Duquesne

October 23, 2018 Nationally-recognized and local media figures gathered on Duquesne University’s campus this Sunday and Monday to discuss the importance of the First Amendment. “The National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedoms” offered attendees the opportunity to learn about issues revolving around principles of freedom, impact of social media, artistic expression…

NPR’s “1A” comes to Pittsburgh

September 25, 2018 NPR’s “1A” host, Joshua Johnson, visited Pittsburgh to host a live show at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture Downtown last Thursday evening. Johnson spent last week working alongside journalists at the local public radio station, 90.5 WESA, whose staff helped organize the event, according to General Manager John Sutton….

Point Park gone phishing

September 18, 2018 “Look before you click” is the golden rule when it comes to avoiding a phishing email attack from making a computer vulnerable to spammers. The United States remains a top target for phishing attacks, accounting for 86% worldwide, according to a study by Phishlabs. Just this past summer, the city of Atlanta,…

University seeks student input for future shuttles to suit commuters

September 11, 2018 Alongside the first year of a Downtown Pittsburgh Playhouse comes changes for more than just Conservatory of Performing Arts students. Student shuttles from campus to Oakland have been pulled back from 15-minute-loops to pickups every half-hour. “The university, through the president, made the decision that at least for this academic year, we…

Photography class films documentary in Montana

August 28, 2018 “Tailing History” centered around restoration of watershed When most students were winding down last semester after finals week, the specialized photography class was packing their bags for the western plains of the Montana wilds. After nearly four months of solid planning, researching and photography skill development, 11 students embarked on a week-long…

Picklesburgh draws crowds to North Shore

July 20, 2018 Follow my pickling adventure ~ Hi guys! Join me at #Picklesburgh! I'll be covering the event so you can all share in the dill-y festivities ❤🥒 @PittsburghPG — Carley Bonk (@carls_marie) July 20, 2018 Devin Moses & The Saved can be heard jamming out as you approach the Roberto Clemente Bridge! #Picklesburgh…

Rollin’ on the river: American Queen steamboat docks on North Shore

July 16, 2018 The largest river steamboat ever built departed Pittsburgh’s North Shore on Monday in a nine-day cruise back to Louisville, Ky. Passengers from the first half of the trip disembarked the American Queen about 9 a.m. Monday after it arrived in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. They had explored riverfront communities from Louisville, including…

Jerry Weber hosts Dollarpalooza record sale

July 12, 2018 Follow my Live Tweet coverage of Jerry Weber’s Dollarpalooza! Hi guys! I'm here at the Irish Center with Jerry, a Pittsburgh legend who kicked off his Dollerpalooza record sale today. Follow my live tweet through this afternoon! #JerrysRecords @PittsburghPG pic.twitter.com/Qx4zsyfogt — Carley Bonk (@carls_marie) July 12, 2018 Jerry is trying to drop…

Ice cream shops offer a way to cool down sweltering Pittsburghers

June 30, 2018 When the temperatures rise in Pittsburgh, people find relief in a visit to some of the staple ice cream shops around the city. Page’s Dairy Mart, Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream were the hot spots to cool down today with a heat index ranging from mid-upper 90s. Page’s…