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Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

By Rebecca Johnson and India Krug

October 5, 2020

Mayor Bill Peduto said at a roundtable last Thursday that reforming the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requires investing more in the police force rather than defunding it. No protest organizers were included as panelists at the event.

Pitt students, faculty express concerns over City arrest in unmarked van

Plainclothes police in an unmarked van arrested Matthew Cartier, a protest marshal helping to clear traffic for the Black Lives Matter march through Oakland, outside of Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 21, 2020

For Eric Macadangdang, the arrest of a protest marshal by City police officers outside Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday is a safety concern for all Pitt students.

SGB promotes March For Our Lives

SGB President Max Kneis discussed the upcoming March For Our Lives event Saturday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Members of Student Government Board supported the March For Our Lives rally Tuesday, with President Max Kneis supported calling it a way for young people to show civic engagement. “I think it’s a really important issue for young people to be involved with,” Kneis said at the public meeting....

Editorial: Peduto’s Amazon optimism dangerous for City

Mayor Bill Peduto is optimistic about the possibilities Amazon could bring to Pittsburgh. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto is gazing into Pittsburgh’s future as a possible home for Amazon’s HQ2 wearing what appears to be a pair of rose-colored glasses. The proposition of a $5 billion economic bolster sits untouched in the distance, a prize Pittsburgh and 19 other cities are ruthlessly racing toward ...

Pittsburgh Women’s March focuses on elections

Two marchers cheer while passing through downtown Pittsburgh during Sunday’s Women’s March. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Madison Hook | Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

Chants of “All love, no hate! That’s what makes America great,” projected through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh Sunday as citizens joined together to take part in the second annual Women’s March. For some, the day was about walking for someone else. Gerard H. Weiss, 73, of Washington...

Peduto promotes Pittsburgh community initiatives

Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about his plans for the community at Chatham University Thursday night. (Photo by Salina Pressimone | Contributing Editor)

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

Mayor Bill Peduto prioritizes building up Pittsburgh communities, and thinks Amazon might soon be able to help with this growth at a local level, he said Thursday night. “What will make Pittsburgh competitive is talent produced locally and incredible affordability,” he said. “With those two th...

Pittsburgh among finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters

A new Amazon pickup location opened on Oakland Avenue in October. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 18, 2018

Amazon announced 20 cities Thursday that the company is considering as a location to build its second headquarters — and Pittsburgh is on the list. The online retail giant received more than 200 proposals from cities across the country, narrowing it to 20 cities, which will pose some serious compe...

Peduto names Gilman chief of staff, triggering District 8 special election

City Councilman Dan Gilman, pictured speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally last year, will be Mayor Bill Peduto's new chief of staff. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

December 19, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto named City Councilman Dan Gilman his new chief of staff, vacating a seat in Pittsburgh’s eighth district, which includes part of Oakland. Gilman, who has served on city council since 2013, will begin working at his new position on Jan. 3, the first day of Peduto’s second term...

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