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Pittsburgh Labor Day parade returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade is coming back. "We're excited to announce that organized labor will be BACK on the streets of Pittsburgh for the 2022 Labor Day Parade!" the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council said on Twitter. The parade is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5. Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade usually draws about 200,000 people every year and is one of the biggest in the country. It was canceled in both 2020 and 2021. The Labor Day Weekend of Service will also continue, kicking off with a blood drive on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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Waiting Child: Isaac

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Isaac, 15, loves Star Wars and sports! He's a Waiting Child. This program is coordinated with the Three Rivers Adoption Council. For more information on SWAN, including post-permanency services, visit or call 1-800-585-SWAN (7926).        
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Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg presents the 15th Annual Sounds of Summer in August

Looking for a way to relax and connect with your community in Pittsburgh this summer? Join Hosanna House for the 15th Annual Sounds of Summer in Wilkinsburg. The Hosanna House, one of Pittsburgh’s most treasured community centers, is known for its history of rebuilding the city’s eastern borough of Wilkinsburg after the economic distress and displacement of the community after the steel industry’s decline.
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Delta Foundation falls behind on tax returns and still owes vendors two years after pledging to dissolve

After unexpectedly having to cancel Pittsburgh Pride 2020 because of the pandemic, the Delta Foundation said it would shut down operations as a nonprofit organization. Two years later, the foundation has yet to file dissolution documents with the state, is behind on its federal tax returns and hasn’t repaid thousands of dollars owed to artists and other enterprises who planned to participate in the canceled Pride 2020. This comes after years of financial controversy and criticism from within the LGBTQ+ community in Pittsburgh.

Organizers announce plans for Little Italy Days in Bloomfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The annual Little Italy Days festival will soon be back in Bloomfield.Liberty Avenue from Ella to Gross Streets will transform into the city's largest heritage festival from Aug. 18-21."Little Italy Days is coming back for the 20th year, and it's going to be a fantastic day of entertainment and Italian pride," said recent KDKA retiree Paul Martino, who will emcee the event.Organizer Sal Richetti said they expect thousands to attend like last year. Richetti said after visitors indulge in the savory and sweet Italian foods, they can support local businesses."This is Christmas for Bloomfield businesses," said Richetti. "This...

Crackem app helps promote black-owned breweries at Barrel and Flow Fest

There are more than 9,000 small and independent craft beer breweries in the country, and less than 1% are Black owned. In support of small businesses and the black community, mobile app Crackem has officially partnered with America’s first Black arts and craft brew festival to celebrate and give exposure to Black owned breweries and industry influencers during the upcoming Barrel and Flow Fest.

Westmoreland happenings: Peach festival, turkey dinner, ethnic food sale

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Pittsburgh celebrates Black Philanthropy Month with $10 million initiative

August was designated as Black Philanthropy Month in 2011, created by Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network to commemorate the United Nations International Year and Decade for People of African Descent. As part of this worldwide celebration, 16 arts and cultural organizations across Pittsburgh have been selected to receive a combined $10 million of support through a partnership between The Heinz Endowments and the Ford Foundation, all administered by the POISE Foundation.

Home Care Agency Ordered to Pay $1.4M in Back Wages and Damages

Pittsburgh-based agency paid 218 workers straight time when the law required it to pay overtime rates and tried to hide the wage theft. Everest Home Care LLC, a Pittsburgh-based home care agency, and owner Bhuwan Acharya must pay 218 employees more than $1.4 million in back wages and damages for not paying overtime wages. The company then manipulated records to hide the wage theft, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ray Nell Jones: How much would you give to save a life?

If only we could ask that question three years ago, June 13, 2019 — the day before Stanlee Allyn Holbrook took her own life. She was one of Pittsburgh’s many young and single mothers, all of 26 years old with three children in the backseat of her SUV, when she suddenly stopped and left her vehicle atop the Homestead Grays Bridge. She stepped to the edge — and the next step was a 50-foot fall to her death in the Monongahela River.

Marshall Township to hold community day Aug. 27

School may have started in North Allegheny, but summer fun will still be going strong at Marshall Township’s Community Day to be held Aug. 27 at Knob Hill Community Park, located off Knob Road. The event will run from 4 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., closing with a fireworks...

Ghouls For Good Fundraiser Happening This Week

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a fundraiser event later this week. The 7th annual Ghouls for Good fundraiser will take place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the 11th Frame Bar and Grille Back Alley to kick off fundraising efforts for the annual Ghouls for Good Costume Shop.

Can Pittsburgh Save The Planet?

Visiting Pittsburgh in 1930, R.L. Duffus could hardly contain his disgust. “Quiet valleys have been inundated with slag, defaced with refuse, marred by hideous buildings,” the journalist wrote for Harper’s. “Life for the majority of the population has been rendered unspeakably pinched and dingy.” In a further twist of the knife, the Harper’s headline wondered: “Is Pittsburgh Civilized?”

Local food banks seeing spike in demand driven by inflation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - As grocery store prices keep rising, the demand is growing for local food banks and pantries.Inflation has more people filling up bags and boxes with food onsite at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's warehouse. Beth Burrell, the organization's communications director, said that their current numbers are close to what they were seeing at the beginning of the pandemic. "Now since food and everything else is on the rise, this really helps a lot with other expenses I have to put out there," said Terry Letner, who stops at the food bank about once a week.In July 2022,...

Old friends gather at International Village

McKeesport’s International Village kicked off Tuesday night, and a few gray clouds couldn’t keep the masses from lining up for their favorite worldly fare or dancing the night away to tunes from cultures around the globe. The ethnic food, music and dancing festival continues from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Renziehausen Park’s Stephen Barry Field and Andrew J. Jakomas Blue Top Pavilion, and it will be held rain or shine.

2 San Rocco festivals ... and a guide to help you pick

CENTER TWP. − Failing to settle their differences, two San Rocco Festa groups will host separate Italian festivals this weekend, at the same times and in the same township (Center). The San Rocco Cultural Committee and the San Rocco Foundation both also plan to have separate processions through the streets of Aliquippa on...

Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population

Ever Castillo just opened what he suspects is Pennsylvania’s first Honduran restaurant outside of Philadelphia. His chosen location — Coraopolis — was until recently known mostly as a sleepy river town 10 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, hemmed in by water, trees, and steep hillsides. But a burst of redevelopment has coincided with an influx of Latino residents, returning the town to something more resembling its early 20th century past, where incoming workers from Italy and the Balkans contributed to decades of vibrant growth.

On Family and Food: Meet Our New Food Editor, Kristy Locklin

I come from a long line of great cooks. For generations, the women on my mom’s side of the family have helmed their respective kitchens with joy, grace and ease. Grandma Wano lived above the old Jenny Lee Bakery, so every visit to her McKees Rocks apartment started with Cinnamon Swirl Bread aromatherapy.