My dad likes to reminisce, and after most of our 22 family members had moved to the living room after a holiday dinner to nap or watch sports, I learned how the desire for farm fresh eggs connected my parents to both the city of Pittsburgh and their rural roots in Tionesta, for…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Recollections of a different time
It was the early 1960s, and it was a different time, recalls John “Jack” Mascaro. Like many of his fellow baby boomers, the young student showed up to his engineering classes at the University of Pittsburgh sporting a sweater and a tie, while his professors wore suits. It was a time when engineering…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A new era (and a new home) begins at the Swanson School of Engineering
There is a relationship that regular patrons have with Johnny’s Restaurant in Wilmerding that is a lot like the one shared by old married couples. They promise each other not to be the first to go, because the survivor will be lost until the end. And after a yearlong hiatus, Johnny Fusilli is…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A dining respite in Wilmerding
It was a dreary fall day when, on a friend’s suggestion, I visited the George Westinghouse Museum in Wilmerding. It is housed inside the former Westinghouse Air Brake offices, a gray stone building with a hint of the medieval, appropriately named “the Castle.”

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Our history pages are thick with Mellons, but it was Westinghouse who changed the course of the country
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