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Washington, Nunn, Litman, Palmer, Page, Filoni

Milt Washington, 81: Washington was the long-​time owner of Allegheny Rehabilitation Housing Corp. — one of the largest black-​owned businesses in Pennsylvania. He was a man with a tremendous work ethic, and his success in providing low-​income housing and in several other businesses he owned allowed him to become a committed civic leader as well.…

Molded Tooth Staggered Gear and Worker, 1913

The Mesta Machine Company churned and smoked on more than 20 acres of land along the Monongahela River.

Richardson, Hamlet, White, McNally, Patrick, George, Crudele, Walker

Kathy Brittain Richardson is the 15th president of Westminster College. She comes to western Pennsylvania from Mt. Berry, Ga., where she was provost and professor of communication at Berry College. A native of Douglasville, Ga., she earned a bachelor of arts in communication and religion/​philosophy, summa cum laude, from Shorter College, a master’s…

Smart City

Certainly, it’s not great news that Pittsburgh didn’t win a $50 million federal Smart City Challenge grant to redesign its transportation system.

Gould, Kolar, Paris, Winter, Cardille, Oelschlager, Mosites, Williams

Rodney S. Gould, 93 Gould captained the undergraduate Cornell crew team where he later earned a law degree. He flew 35 World War II combat missions over Germany as a B-​17 Bomber navigator. He was vice president of the Blaw-​Knox Company and later Dravo Corporation and was very involved in community affairs, chairing…

Heinz, 1903

The H.J. Heinz company was founded in 1888, and by the turn of the century had a vast processing plant on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Murray, Alexander, Wolfenstein, Mickle, Levin, Legato, Gordon, Snyder, Pavlovich, Dauler, Anderson

John Murray Jr., 82 From 1988 to 2001, Murray was the high-​profile President of Duquesne University, who led the Catholic institution through a major revitalization, raising more than $200 million during his tenure. The former dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Murray was Duquesne’s first lay president and continued teaching…

McElwaine, Assad, Frizzell, Bagley, Sferra, Armony

On June 1, Andrew McElwaine becomes the senior program director for sustainability and environment at The Heinz Endowments, where he will be responsible for environment grantmaking and building the foundation’s sustainability– related work. McElwaine returns to Pittsburgh from Washington, D.C., where he was president and CEO of American Farmland Trust. McElwaine previously served…

Doors Open Pittsburgh

On the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, Pittsburghers will have the opportunity to see and experience a variety of the city’s most interesting architectural buildings.

A Question of Value

Pittsburgh Quarterly invited the heads of the region’s top independent schools to address, in 150 words or less, the following question: What is your value proposition for students and families?
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