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2010-04-19 12:33:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh's largest attended Jewish community event of the year takes place Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21, with festive and family-oriented celebrations of Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha'atzmaut. Organized by the United Jewish Federation and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh, the celebration will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the JCC, Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill and Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m....

2008-07-09 03:00:16

By Jeremy Boren, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 9--Saving trees from the chain saw could become a little easier in Pittsburgh. Legislation introduced Tuesday to City Council would give homeowners a month's notice to lodge a protest before city foresters remove hundreds of trees citywide identified as "structurally unsound." The proposal is a reaction to public outcry over the city's plan to remove 555 suspect trees from Squirrel Hill and other eastern neighborhoods. City officials...

2008-07-09 00:00:16

Homeowners should be informed and given the right to lodge a protest before city foresters remove trees from shady Pittsburgh streets, according to new legislation announced today in City Council. The proposal, introduced by Councilman Bill Peduto, is partially a reaction to public outcry over the city's plan to remove 555 trees from Squirrel Hill and other eastern neighborhoods because they were deemed to be "structurally unsound." City officials put a moratorium on the tree removals in...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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