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TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin resident remembers steel industry

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin resident remembers steel industry

By Dylan Stone and William Taylor

March 4, 2019


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The steel industry was central to the economy of Pittsburgh for decades, and its collapse took a toll on the region’s economy and cost thousands of jobs. William Sharkey experienced this firsthand. A 66-year-old resident of Rankin, Sharkey currently works with General Electric, and shares his experience as a steelworker by doing tours of the Carrie Furnace in the Spring and Fall seasons.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carl’s Cafe builds success

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carl’s Cafe builds success

By Nehemiah Brazil III and Jhaunea Sherer

March 4, 2019


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Carl Lewis used to flip houses in Pittsburgh — but since opening Carl’s Cafe at 337 Fifth Ave. in 2012, he’s turned to flipping burgers.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | UnSmoke Systems Artspace brings community art to Braddock

TPN x Nazareth Prep | UnSmoke Systems Artspace brings community art to Braddock

By Jayanna Smith and Amara Bailey

February 22, 2019


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UnSmoke Systems Artspace is one of Braddock's most popular art galleries, and is booked for the next year and a half.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carrie Furnace: National landmark, graffiti hotspot

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carrie Furnace: National landmark, graffiti hotspot

By Katie Donohue and Riyan Russell

February 22, 2019


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Carrie Furnace was one of the world's top steel furnaces. Today, it is home to some of Pittsburgh's most thriving graffiti.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin residents remember 1957 Christmas Eve fire

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin residents remember 1957 Christmas Eve fire

By Savon Wilson, Kiara Chew and Myeir Northern, Contributing Writers

February 22, 2019


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A massive fire destroyed 40 homes in Rankin on Christmas Eve in 1957. Many current residents can still remember the flames.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin Christian Center central to community life

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin Christian Center central to community life

By Lamont Bolton and Juanaya Green

February 22, 2019


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The Rankin Christian Center has been a central part of residents' lives for more than 100 years – and it's still a community fixture.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin partners with neighbors to tackle litter

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin partners with neighbors to tackle litter

By William Dank and Jabriel Johnson

February 22, 2019


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In the neighboring towns of Braddock and Rankin, residents and community leaders are taking steps to beautify the streets – but it's a long process.

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Woodland Hills Girl’s Rugby faces difficulty amid success on the field

TPN x Nazareth Prep | Woodland Hills Girl’s Rugby faces difficulty amid success on the field

By Najjah Cobb and Alaya Fancher

February 22, 2019


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Students from Woodland Hills worked hard to put together a girl's rugby team, but now, they face what they call a lack of support from the school. (Contributing Writers)

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