Monessen Rising

By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Monessen Midtown Redevelopment Project is starting to attract some out-of-state interest.
R. Randy Lee, an attorney from Staten Island, N.Y., pitched his vision to transform the city’s downtown area into a cultural hotspot Monday evening to Monessen Council.
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Monessen

By Shawn Crosby
Split decision, split ideas…what would Constantine do? A new Coke Plant? The Mill will re-open? Reality is the most important factor. Where we are and where we want to be. Now to be fair, I have got some new information since penning this, which I will cover in my next in line …

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Artist Relocation in Monessen PA

Artists win when they relocate
Are you an artist looking for a better lifestyle?
An artist relocation program can be the answer.
It’s working for Paducah, Kentucky, one of America’s first, modern, relocation programs for artists. A booming art scene and stable economy make Paducah a…

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With the purchase and razing of a certain 1852 East Village townhouse still fresh in some people’s minds Door To Door Realty proudly introduced the new face of 532 East 5th Street. Our original plan was to renovate and refurbish the townhouse that once stood on that spot but as we proceeded it became ap…

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Recently a small group of writers and literary organization administrators gathered at 4 St. Paul’s Café & Gallery for a great and rare opportunity. Monica Valenzuela, Director of Development and Community Programming at the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI), hosted a free, informal information session specifically geared toward the emerging literary artists and writers in our area.

As part of COAHSI’s mission, Ms. Valenzuela seeks to serve individual artists by providing information on resources to help further their artistic endeavors. On January 10th the writers in attendance were treated not only to a morning with Ms. Valenzuela but an up close and personal meeting with Eleanor Savage, a Program Officer at the Jerome Foundation.

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Perusing Nathan Kensinger’s photographs of Staten Island might be enough to convince anyone, particularly the entire world besides Staten Island, that New York City’s ‘other’ borough is fated for eternal stepchild status. Check out his images of the long-defunct No…

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