Thomas Buell Jr.

Thomas is a freelance writer and communications consultant living in Ben Avon. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Tom has lived in Boston and Seattle but finds that his roots have grown deep in Pittsburgh. He came to town in 1987 to join the news staff of The Pittsburgh Press, where he worked until it closed in 1992.

Global City: The Vietnamese are Here

Father Dam Nguyen presides over the flock at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Sorrowful Virgin in the South Hills town of Whitehall. Several in the congregation share his Vietnamese heritage, and more often these days he finds himself given the joyful task of presiding at the marriage or baptism of one of their children or …

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