Top Pittsburgh news: Library breaks record; rabbi honored for heroism during shooting; more

Top Pittsburgh news: Library breaks record; rabbi honored for heroism during shooting; more
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By Hoodline - Published on January 31, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh breaks record with nearly two million digital book checkouts

There’s no denying the allure of a physical book — that distinct smell of the pages, which changes depending on a title’s age, the sound  of a new spine cracking, the satisfying feel of flipping a page. 

Read the full story on Pittsburgh City Paper.

Pittsburgh Promise hopes coaches in schools will boost eligibility

Going into the future, the goal is to get an even greater number of students to take advantage of the scholarship.

Read the full story on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Violent crime dips in Pittsburgh in 2019 amid decline in homicides, but trouble spots remain

Non-violent shootings inched upward in 2019, and both violent crime Downtown and ethnic intimidation cases rose.

Read the full story on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Pittsburgh rabbi honored during Values in Action event in Cleveland

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers received the Rescuer of Humanity award for how he stood in the face of evil during the shooting at his synagogue in 2018.

Read the full story on WKYC.

How racism became a public health crisis in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s city council voted to declare racism a health crisis, following precedents set by Madison and Milwaukee. Here’s what it means—and what it doesn’t.

Read the full story on CityLab.


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