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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The underside of the Charles Anderson Bridge.

‘Concerning’: Anderson Bridge in Oakland plagued by ‘poor’ ratings for nearly a decade

By Neena Hagen and Jon Moss February 1, 2022
Soaring high above Junction Hollow, the Charles Anderson Bridge ferries more than 20,000 vehicles between Oakland and Schenley Park every day.
OPDC at its Tuesday night meeting over Zoom to discuss developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal.

Oakland residents, Mayor Gainey talk Oakland Crossings at public meeting

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 26, 2022
During Tuesday night’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. community meeting, Mayor Ed Gainey met with Oakland residents who shared their thoughts on the Oakland Crossings proposal.
The entrance to The Eatery in Litchfield Towers.

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2021

By Natalie Frank, News Editor January 11, 2022
Despite Pitt’s desolate campus after students flocked home for winter break, there was no shortage of action in the Oakland area.
Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

Oakland Crossings vote delayed as Mayor Gainey reviews proposal

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer January 10, 2022
The City Planning Commission will delay its vote on legislation enabling the Oakland Crossings project as Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced Monday that he will take 30 days to review the project.
Mayor-elect Ed Gainey speaks at a post-election party at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 2.

Opinion | Gainey’s election will improve livability for women of color

By Nithya Achanta, Staff Columnist November 17, 2021
Gainey’s objectives will be beneficial to every Pittsburgher, but many of his plans will specifically help Pittsburgh’s women of color.
Jacob Santiago, left, a first-year media and professional communications major, and Trinity Johnson, a first-year biology major on the pre-med track in the courtyard of the William Pitt Union.

Students react to Gainey’s election as first Black mayor of Pittsburgh

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 12, 2021
Students shared their reactions to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 2 municipal election, which included Pittsburghers choosing Ed Gainey as the City’s first Black mayor.
Students slowly made their way in and out of polling stations to vote in Pittsburgh’s historic municipal election on Tuesday.

Pitt students react to Nov. 2 municipal election

By Katie Cassidy, Quentin Tan, and Millicent Watt November 3, 2021
Students slowly made their way in and out of polling stations to vote in Pittsburgh’s historic municipal election on Tuesday, in which voters selected Ed Gainey to become the first Black mayor in Pittsburgh’s history.
The City-County building in Downtown.

Incumbents, Democrats win big in general election

By Katie Cassidy and Quentin Tan November 3, 2021
The Pitt News compiled results from Tuesday’s municipal election — which included mayor, City Council and County Council seats and judicial positions — as of 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. To learn more about the candidates, read TPN’s election guide.
State Rep. Ed Gainey announces his win in the Pittsburgh mayoral race on Tuesday night at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.

Ed Gainey elected Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor in landslide election

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 3, 2021
Ed Gainey, a progressive Democrat, will become the first Black mayor in Pittsburgh’s history after winning the general election in a landslide on Tuesday.
The Nov. 2 general election takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will decide several municipal appointments.

Your guide to the Nov. 2 municipal election

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 27, 2021
Pittsburgh voters will be able to decide several municipal appointments — including the new mayor — when polls open for the Nov. 2 general election.
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