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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 […]

Peduto sworn in, promises ‘city we deserve’

Peduto sworn in, promises ‘city we deserve’

By Julian Routh | News Editor In the warmth of Heinz Hall on Monday afternoon, Pittsburgh was ushered into a new era. The new era, deemed “The Next Pittsburgh,” began when 49-year-old Bill Peduto took the oath of office to become the city’s new mayor, taking the reins of a city that had been in […]

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 […]

Clean Sweep: Peduto wins mayoral election

Clean Sweep: Peduto wins mayoral election

In the late hours of Election Day, Bill Peduto was the champion of Pittsburgh. By 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening, during Peduto’s election night party, the 49-year-old held a wrestling championship belt, given to him by an audience member, high over his head in triumph. It signified that he had finally won, and that the […]

Seven years of Ravenstahl ends with debate over character

Seven years of Ravenstahl ends with debate over character

By Julian Routh | News Editor It was not too long ago that Luke Ravenstahl was on top of the world. As international leaders gathered in Pittsburgh for the G-20 Summit in late September 2009, the 29-year-old mayor was getting credit for putting the city on the map. Citizens took notice, and in November, he […]