Pittsburgh Olympians

Pittsburgh Olympians

The Olympic Games occur every four years. Usually. The year 2020 threw the entire world for a loop.  Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic the International Olympic Committee was forced to postpone the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. As the world becomes vaccinated and the virus contained, the games will be moving forward. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be hosted in Tokyo, Japan, in the

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Best Places to Watch Fireworks in the Burgh

Best Places to Watch Fireworks in the Burgh

Pittsburghers LOVE fireworks. Zambelli Fireworks has been in business here for more than 100 years, making fireworks displays a must-see event. No matter how many times you’ve seen them before. There is really no bad place to catch a fireworks display in the Golden Triangle area, but we have some favorites. As a word of caution, wherever you choose to take in the dazzling display,

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The History Behind the Holiday: Independence Day

The History Behind the Holiday: Independence Day

Independence Day, better known as “the fourth of July,” celebrates America’s separation from England. Many people believe that July 4th, 1776 is the date that the Patriots won the Revolutionary War. But that is not entirely true. Furthermore, some Americans don’t even know why the original 13 colonies wanted independence from Britain. Therefore, Popular Pittsburgh has put together a short explanation of the history behind

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Remembering Three Pittsburgh Police Officers

Remembering Three Pittsburgh Police Officers

Richard Poplawski was born on September 12, 1986, and for all intents and purposes was born with the deck stacked against him. He continued to play that losing hand all the way to a death sentence for murder.  Poplawski’s life seems like a recipe for disaster that unfortunately led to the killing of officers Eric G. Kelly, Stephen J. Mayhle and Paul J. Sciullo III

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If you’re new to Pittsburgh, you must have these things on your to-do list

If you're new to Pittsburgh, you must have these things on your to-do list

Pittsburgh has been rated as one of the top 5 cities in the USA for having an active lifestyle. Thus, if you have newly moved to the city, there’s a lot that you can explore! Placed amidst a number of rivers and dotted with innumerable art galleries, museums, and parks, this city has a lot at its disposal in terms of adventure and outdoor activities.

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The River Islands of Pittsburgh

The River Islands of Pittsburgh

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya. Bermuda, Bahama com on pretty mama. Kelargo montego, baby why don’t we go to Fourteen Mile Island…wait. That’s not how the 1988 song Kokomo by the Beach Boys goes, but we do have islands in the Pittsburgh area, and although they may not be tropical paradises, they have interesting histories. The Allegheny River has the greatest number

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Donnie Iris – King Cool of Rock n’ Roll

Donnie Iris – King Cool of Rock n' Roll

While Elvis may have been The King, Donnie Iris has established himself as Pittsburgh’s King Cool of Rock and Roll. For more than five decades Donnie Iris, who grew up in Ellwood City with the name Dominic Ierace, has been entertaining fans, and he continues to rock on. The son of Samuel and Carrie Ierace, Donnie was born on February 28, 1943. He learned to

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The Johnstown Flood of 1889

The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Nearly a century and a half ago, a catastrophe befell the citizens and visitors of an area in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Johnstown Flood of 1889 has become a tragic slice of American history. The events leave anyone who decides to explore this piece of history astonished by the engineering malpractice that led to the incident and the lack of justice that followed. On May 31,

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Walking Grandview Avenue

Walking Grandview Avenue

Walking Grandview Avenue is a great way to get to know Pittsburgh while enjoying some mild exercise. The distance from the Monongahela Incline to the end of Grandview Avenue is a little over a mile. In that mostly level trip, you’ll see why beautiful photos of the city are relatively easy to acquire here. As an added bonus, the views are truly magnificent in person!

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Pittsburgh – Ready for Its Closeup

Pittsburgh – Ready for Its Closeup

Location. Location. Location. This adage is usually spouted by real estate agents when emphasizing how important of a factor location is to a property. Location is also crucial for filming a movie, and over the decades, Pittsburgh has proven a great place for cinematographers. The city and region have been the setting for numerous films since the birth of the industry, but there was a

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