Mayors of Pittsburgh

Mayors of Pittsburgh

The records for leaders in Pittsburgh go back to the year 1794 with George Robinson as the first of eight Chief Burgesses of Pittsburgh. George, it seems, had a run in with the law when he was arrested by General Irvine’s troops, under the direction of President George Washington, for rebel activity during the Whiskey Rebellion. The Whiskey Rebellion happened in 1794 after passage of

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CCAC Adapts to Changing Times

CCAC Adapts to Changing Times

“Characteristically, community colleges have had the adaptability and flexibility to respond to their regions’ needs,” said Dr. Quinton B. Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County, who has been at the helm of CCAC since 2014. “We have embraced a partnership with business and industry to identify and develop programs to train our students for the future workforce. I have charged our Vice President of

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14 Activities to do With Kids This Summer

14 Activities to do With Kids This Summer

There are approximately 14 weeks of summer, give or take a few depending on the calendar, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and this summer is going to be like no other. Schools were dismissed in March, so kids have already been home for several months even before their summer vacation began. Moms and dads have been serving double duty not only as parents, but

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Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

Is Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishing the Health and Lives of Pittsburghers?

It’s no secret that Pittsburgh is not the sunniest of places to live. According to Current Results Weather and Science Facts, Pittsburgh annually receives 45% of sunshine. The number measures “the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground.” While we know that dark, dreary days affect our mood and mental health, making us want to curl up and stay in

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10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

10 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

With shopping in person not as enjoyable as it once was, you might want to consider letting “your fingers do the walking” and shopping online for your Father’s Day gifts this year. Here are some great ideas for gifts to show your dad, grandfather, or that special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him. Cigars Oddly, it was a female, Demi

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Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

Likes and Dislikes about Social Distancing

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, but the cloud of COVID-19 that has overshadowed the world is like no other we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Even a pandemic such as this has some bright spots. Here are some things we like and dislike about social distancing. Likes Dislikes Less Traffic We like less traffic. Rush hour and weekend traffic has been

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Boost Your Immune System

Boost Your Immune System

We all know to wash our hands and keep our distance from those who are sick to keep healthy. However, all those precautions take place outside our bodies. What can we do on the inside to keep from getting sick and to boost our immune systems? Two of the greatest influences on our immune system are our behaviors and our nutrition. Taking some simple steps

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Avoid the Quarantine 15

Avoid the Quarantine 15

It’s been over two weeks since Governor Wolf issued his stay-at-home order for Pennsylvania. However, many of us had already been sheltering in place or under quarantine orders before his official order was issued. Gyms and many parks in the area are closed, which means a fair number of Pittsburghers aren’t able to get out and exercise like we used to. What does that mean?

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Community Support Beats Community Spread

Community Support Beats Community Spread

With the Coronavirus raging, we’re hearing a lot about “community spread” and how it passes along the virus. At Popular Pittsburgh, we know that we’re all in this together, and our greatest tool for beating this disease is practicing community support, helping those that we can in our community. Our web provider Chroma Marketing Essentials developed this useful resource to help their clients and the

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Quarantined Pittsburgh

Quarantined Pittsburgh

The term “quarantine” comes from the Italian term quaranta giorni, meaning 40 days, and that was the amount of time ships arriving in Venice during the 14th century had to be isolated in port to stop transmission of the plague. Although it may seem foreign to us in the 21st Century to talk about quarantines, but with the COVID-19 infecting the nation, it’s helpful to

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