Daily Archive: May 1, 2013

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Community Calendar 5-1-13

College Success 101 ConferenceMAY 2—The Pittsburgh College Success Collaborative will host the College Success 101 Conference from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The one-day conference is designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors in Pittsburgh Public Schools and the surrounding area for the college admission process. For more information, call 412-715-6243 or visit http://www.collegesuccess101.org.

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Arts & Culture calendar 5-1-13

Thursday 2Pittsburgh ExhibitThe August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix” Exhibit from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibit is designed to herald the contributions of artists, musicians, dancers, sports and literary figures to Western Pennsylvania’s African-American Culture. Visitors will be given the opportunity to create a video collage of the region’s story from their perspective. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.

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Peduto: Dedicated to community- driven solutions

BILL PEDUTO Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto said he deserves your vote in the upcoming mayoral primary because he is dedicated solely to a vision of a revitalized city that works for all its residents.“I have no real social life, I’m not married, and I have no family other than my mom. I still play a little hockey and I travel a lot, but most days you’ll find me meeting with people in a church basement or talking with a community organization in some part of the city,” he told the New Pittsburgh Courier editorial board. “For 20 years I’ve had my hands on building out the East End and I want to do the same for the whole city, but it has to be driven by the communities, not by what developers or Downtown wants.”To assist in that, Peduto said he would create an entrepreneurial department inside the Urban Redevelopment Authority to support small business creation. He also envisions a campus in Homewood, centered on the former Holy Rosary School and the Carnegie Library that would take advantage of the potential pool of currently unemployed talent and agencies like the Community Empowerment Association that could teach them the roofing, plumbing, plastering trades needed to restore the neighborhood’s housing stock.