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Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

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Activists Protest Inmate Deaths at Allegheny County Jail — click to enlarge Today more than a dozengathered in front of the Allegheny County Jail to protest the recent deaths of inmates and health-care issues at the facility. "In this past year alone several people have died because they did not receive the medicine they demanded," said protest organizer Julia Johnson.

The Pittsburgh Promise was supposed to get more city youths into college. So why are so many black males left out of the equation? — It's less than one month before graduation, and Obama Academy student Donald Lewis can't wait to begin college at Robert Morris University in the fall. It's been a great senior year for the 17-year-old and, overall, he's had a bright scholastic career.

PWSA hit with lawsuit over billing issues — At the end of March, City Paper reported on an increase in complaints against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. The complaints centered around sky-rocketing water bills, and as a result, one PWSA ratepayer filed a lawsuit against the authority on May 18. "There's a problem with the system.

OSHA closes complaint against UPMC over cleaning chemical, but expert says more testing may be needed — In February, City Paper wrote about a fairly new hospital cleaner called OxyCide that was being used in more and more hospitals across the country, including facilities in Pittsburgh. The chemical, which contains peracetic acid, is touted as a useful tool in cutting down on hospital infections.

Activists say Pittsburgh needs to find a place for more low-income families to call home — Written and created by Rebecca Nuttall; Produced by Ashley Murray For nearly three months earlier this year, Tanelle Robinson visited a dozen houses and met a dozen landlords. She asked the usual questions. Is the neighborhood safe? Are utilities included? Is there a park nearby?

District 9 City Council candidate Judith Ginyard stands out at forum — Two days after a shooting in Homewood drew a SWAT team to the neighborhood's streets, District 9 Pittsburgh City Council candidate Judith Ginyard drew a standing ovation at an election forum for her criticism of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and police brutality.

Chelsa Wagner takes aim at gender pay gap and opponent Mark Flaherty — Earlier today, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner gathered a group of women and men for a rally to recognize National Equal Pay Day. The event was created by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 in an effort to raise awareness about the gap between men's and women's wages.

At Second Breakfast, diners can indulge in the morning meal all day long — When local chef Thomas Wood wanted to find a way to make local organic food more accessible to city residents, breakfast seemed like the perfect meal to focus on. "Breakfast is what I've always enjoyed cooking [for] most for my friends," says Wood.

Despite conviction, prison, former Pittsburgh City Councilor Twanda Carlisle wants another shot at public service — When life-long Homewood resident Victoria Young thinks of former Pittsburgh City Councilor Twanda Carlisle, she fondly remembers the time they spent singing in the church choir together. "Her and her mom are wonderful people," Young says today. "She's such a wonderful person."

Pittsburgh Public Schools board candidate Lynda Wrenn commits to closing opportunity gap — District 4 school-board candidate Lynda Wrenn says Pittsburgh Public Schools has an equity problem. If that problem continues, she says, it could hurt more than just the students and families in "bad schools," and damage the district's reputation as a whole.
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May 28, 2015

The Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project is headed to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's office to deliver a list of demands.

May 28, 2015

Mother of Frank Smart says her son died because he was denied medicine in Allegheny County Jail

May 28, 2015

Mother of an Allegheny County Jail inmate who says her son isn't receiving adequate medical care

May 28, 2015

Protest at the Allegheny County Jail against the recent deaths of inmates

May 20, 2015

OxyCide followup:OSHA closes complaint against UPMC over cleaning chemical but expert says more testing may be needed…

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