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City government cracks down on graffiti

City government cracks down on graffiti

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor As warm weather approaches, Mayor Bill Peduto is looking for more than just flowers and sunshine to make Pittsburgh look beautiful. The mayor announced on April 4 the reinstatement of the Graffiti Task Force that was disbanded one year ago. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the mayor has […]

City to crack down on South Side parties

City to crack down on South Side parties

By Julian Routh | News Editor Pittsburgh officials have called on a California-based hospitality company to help take back control of nightlife in areas including South Side. In a plan outlined by the Responsible Hospitality Institute called the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan, the city intends to implement a number of changes to nightlife procedures in […]

Peduto orders changes to city parking

Peduto orders changes to city parking

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order last week to revoke unrestricted parking passes given to city officials during previous administrations. Pittsburgh budget analyst Mike Sterelic said the parking passes allow city officials to park at meters without paying. City officials have designated employee parking areas in […]

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

By Julian Routh | News Editor On the fifth floor of the City-County Building on Grant Street, within feet of Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, the most diverse Pittsburgh City Council in the city’s history operates. There are four councilwomen – Natalia Rudiak, Deborah Gross, Darlene Harris and Theresa Kail-Smith – for the first time ever […]

South Side notices big drop in crime, 911 calls

South Side notices big drop in crime, 911 calls

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Crime rates have decreased in the South Side since Mayor Luke Ravenstahl instituted a new police program in the area, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Police. The effectiveness of the program, called “saturation detail,” where the number of police officers on duty in the area was […]