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Representatives for the Latin American Studies Association presented their plans to turn the building on 4338 Bigelow Blvd. into a new Latin American Cultural Center at Tuesday’s OPDC meeting.

Community members discuss proposed Latin American Cultural Center on Bigelow

By Allison Radziwon, For The Pitt News January 27, 2021
Representatives from the Latin American Studies Association presented their proposal to renovate the building on 4338 Bigelow Blvd. into a Latin American Cultural Center at the Oakland Development and Planning Corp.’s public Tuesday meeting.
U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

U.S. Steel fires spark community backlash

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer June 25, 2019
Air quality groups in Pittsburgh are fired up over a string of fires — including a recent incident on June 13 — at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works, located about 30 minutes south of Oakland.
Dave Smith, outreach coordinator of the Clean Air Council, speaks at a Tuesday afternoon press conference about air pollution in the Mon Valley.

Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant

By Jon Moss, News Editor June 20, 2019
Activists with Pittsburgh’s Breathe Project met outside the U.S. Steel Tower Tuesday afternoon and declared “enough is enough,” calling for an independent audit of U.S. Steel’s troubled Clairton Coke Works plant.
U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer May 14, 2019
Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.
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