Politics - Local

Murrysville to vote on $13 million-plus capital improvement plan

Last week, Murrysville held a public hearing on the five-year plan, which does not require a tax increase.

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Mt. Lebanon Commission seeking new municipal manager

The resignation of Steve Feller, who is taking a job at a nonprofit, takes effect Oct. 15.

3 days ago

Ross commissioners table car dealership plans

Commissioners previously approved combining two vacant lots into one but could not agree with the developer on the details.

1 week ago

 “This council is bringing a knife to a gunfight, period,” James Ellenbogen said.

Allegheny County Council toothless, some members say

Current and former council members spoke Tuesday of their experiences under the chief executive-council form of government.

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 Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is nearing the end of his second term.

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to headline comedy event in Homestead

Mayor Michael Nutter, a DJ before he entered politics, is the top draw for Allegheny County’s annual Candidates Comedy Night.

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Pa. Democrats consider renaming Jefferson-Jackson dinners

The spring fixture takes its name from presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, champions of the common man — but also slaveholders.

2 weeks ago

 Community members attend the Monroeville council meeting Tuesday to listen to plans to build a mosque.

Mosque construction OK’d by Monroeville Council

The unanimous vote clears the way for an 8,419-square-foot Shia Muslim worship center at 351 Old Haymaker Road.

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 In June, City Council was prepared to introduce legislation that would have re-branded the program as the Pittsburgh Group Violence Reduction Initiative and delivered more funding for outreach and social service programs. The bill was withdrawn at the request of Mr. Peduto’s administration.

Pittsburgh police still tweaking stalled anti-violence program

First-year Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay is still at work on overhauling a violence prevention initiative the city began in 2008.

3 weeks ago

Dormont looks to storm water user fee

Council created a storm water authority, responsible for collecting the fee and using proceeds for improvement projects.

3 weeks ago

 Elsie Hillman “was about people and what was fair.”

Many believe Elsie Hillman’s impact on the community will be long-lasting

“The best thing that Pittsburgh can do is to emulate Elsie’s heart,” said Esther Bush, president and CEO of the local Urban League.

3 weeks ago

 Elsie Hillman stands with Ronald Reagan at an Allegheny County Republican event.

Elsie Hillman: A stunning rise from volunteer to grande dame of Republicans

Hillman, who had been a nurturing force in a party that increasingly grew away from her, died Tuesday.

3 weeks ago

 Paul Klein.

Dems nominate Duquesne University professor for District 11 county council seat

The nomination vote virtually guarantees Paul Klein of Squirrel Hill a full term on council in the seat formerly held by Barbara Daly Danko.

3 weeks ago

 Heather Arnet.

Democrats officially nominate Arnet as candidate for state Senate seat

Ms. Arnet will face Republican Guy Reschenthaler in a November special election.

3 weeks ago

Donaldson's Crossroads Sewage plant set for facelift

A new plan for the 50-year old Peters township plant would increase capacity by about 45 percent.

4 weeks ago

Collier commissioners say no to rezoning proposal

They denied a request by Woodville Associates to rezone 24 acres of land for a townhouse plan.

4 weeks ago

Mt. Lebanon starts awareness campaign for drivers, bikers — and walkers

The commission held a meeting to address developing a safer environment for all three.

4 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus ntroduced the legislation.

Noise ordinance for Pittsburgh neighborhoods headed for passage

The new law extends protections to all residential properties, whereas the existing law covers only residential zones.

1 month ago

 Rep. Dan Frankel talks about the stalemate with the state budget in Harrisburg. He spoke at  the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Democratic leaders warn of consequences if Pennsylvania budget impasse isn't resolved

The budget impasse could stanch the flow of $33 million per month to human services providers, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

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