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Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

08/29/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger |  Editor-in-Chief One month. Three stabbings. Four victims. The news coming out of Pittsburgh’s central business district hasn’t been very good lately, to say the least. A wave of violence has taken downtown by its throat and squeezed; summer in the Steel City hasn’t been kind. Around 11:40 a.m. on Aug. […]

Queer Eye even more inclusive, but there’s still work to be done

<em>Queer Eye</em> even more inclusive, but there’s still work to be done

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 03/21/19 Grab a box of tissues, because the Fab 5 made an emotional return to Netflix on March 15 in the third season of Queer Eye. Making the move from Atlanta and surrounding towns, season 3 moves northwest to Kansas City, Missouri. A new set of “heroes” undergo some major […]

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 officials field questions from residents

City officials field questions from residents

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the concerns of Pittsburgh residents at his first “Mayor’s Night Out” in Beltzhoover Monday night. Peduto and a panel of city and community officials gathered in the Warrington Community Center to listen to the comments, criticisms and compliments of Beltzhoover inhabitants. The mayor and […]

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 […]

Task force to create jobs for Pittsburgh youth

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke This summer, youths who are Pittsburgh residents and meet certain criteria will have a much larger selection of job opportunities due to the expansion of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order Tuesday to assemble a task force on summer youth employment opportunities. […]

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 […]

BRT system to link city to Oakland

BRT system to link city to Oakland

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Mayor-elect Bill Peduto is supporting a plan to institute a Bus Rapid Transit system that will connect Downtown Pittsburgh to the heart of Oakland. According to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the idea to link the two areas has been in discussion for over two decades. Downtown and […]

Duquesne evaluates city school math grant

By Marie Jubert | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne is part of a collaborative effort to evaluate the effects of an $8 million grant received by Pittsburgh Public Schools to boost middle and high school math programs. The grant, provided by the National Science Foundation, will be awarded over the course of five years. The research […]

New grocery slated for Market Square

New grocery slated for Market Square

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne students and Downtown residents will soon have a new option to buy groceries within walking distance. After a year of negotiations, developers and Pittsburgh officials have finalized plans to bring a market to the Thompson Building in Market Square, the first grocery store Downtown since the Rosebud Fine […]