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Pandemic to affect City economy for next five years, Mayor Peduto says

Mayor Bill Peduto predicts Pittsburgh City Government will feel the financial effects of the pandemic for the next five years.
April 16, 2020
Mayor Bill Peduto predicted Pittsburgh will be feeling the financial effects of the pandemic for the next five years, despite the City’s $85 million reserve budget mentioned during a Thursday press conference, which focused on the City’s fight against COVID-19.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.
November 10, 2019
The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

Editorial: City leaders must be transparent in gun control battle

Three bills introduced in December by Erika Strassburger and Corey O’Connor meant to ban assault weapons and accessories contained parts of ineffective and outdated laws.
January 29, 2019
If City leaders hope to try their hand at overturning decades of court precedence, City residents deserve to know more about their plan than waiting to “find out.”

Editorial: Peduto to release Amazon bid: too little, too late

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently announced the City’s plan to release its Amazon bid to the public, after months of refusing and claiming it contained trade secrets.
November 14, 2018
Peduto will release Pittsburgh’s Amazon headquarters bid on Thursday, but he should have done that a lot earlier. Pittsburgers deserve to know about major, local economic developments.

Pitt announces commencement speakers

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto (left) will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, while appellate attorney and partner at Kellogg,
Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick law firm, David C. Frederick (right), will speak at the master’s, professional doctoral and doctoral degrees graduation. (Images via University of Pittsburgh)
April 17, 2018

Pitt graduates receiving their University diplomas this month will hear from two Pitt alumni who have led prominent careers in public service since their own commencement ceremonies. Pitt will host...

March for matter: Community comes together for science

Protesters march down Forbes Avenue during Saturday’s March for Science. (Photo by Kenan Meral | Staff Writer)
April 15, 2018

Citing an “attack on science and science finding,” Dana Kellerman went to Washington, D.C., last April to join the first March for Science. One year later, Kellerman, a 52-year-old resident of Fox...

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger talks to reporters after greeting friends, family and staff at her victory party after winning Tuesday's special election (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)
March 6, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the...

District 8 candidates debate housing, Amazon

The four candidates for Pittsburgh City Council District 8 spoke at a debate at Chatham University Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor)
January 29, 2018

The corporate relations manager of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stood on stage at Chatham University Sunday afternoon and sang: “one of these things is not like the other.” Rennick Remley wasn’t...

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2017

Water floods down the stairs in the William Pitt Union Sunday morning. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)
January 8, 2018

December 13 — Former Pitt professor Carol Stabile published an article in Ms. Magazine claiming there was widespread harassment and discrimination within the University's communication department in...

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)
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...

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