Politics - Local


Mt. Lebanon to extend consent order on sewers

Communities required to to develop a wet-weather control plan in conjunction with Alcosan.

about 21 hours ago


 Glassport Mayor Rosemary Bradley.

Spur-of-the-moment decision to run lands her in mayor's seat in Glassport

Rosemary Bradley, 72, knows of no other female Glassport mayor since the borough was founded in 1902.

about 21 hours ago


Rudiak announces candidacy for city controller

Natalia Rudiak, 35, of Carrick is a two-term council member.

1 day ago


 City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak

Pittsburgh councilwoman Rudiak considering run at incumbent controller

Natalia Rudiak is circulating nominating petitions to challenge City Controller Michael Lamb’s re-election bid.

1 week ago


 Former City Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle.

Carlisle can run for city council, but as a felon, can she serve?

Nothing bars candidates like Twanda Carlisle from seeking an office, even if they aren’t eligible to hold that office.

1 week ago


 Kevin Carter, who is running for city school board in District 8.

Candidates line up for 3 vacant Pittsburgh school board seats

Six newcomers — two in each race — want the Democratic Party endorsement.

1 week ago


 County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, left, and Controller Chelsa Wagner

Fitzgerald vs. Wagner: Why the feud?

The county executive and controller were allies, but their personalities and philosophies have clashed.

1 week ago


Soroka appointed as Allegheny County finance director

Ms. Soroka replaces Warren S. Finkel, who retired last years after 45 years with the county.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

'Code for America' fellows aim to make Pittsburgh more transparent

The goal is to “strip away” political machines and open the process to more small businesses, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh public art advocates urge funding ordinance update

“The Pittsburgh ordinance is severely limited,” said Carolyn Speranza, an artist and leader of PGH4ART campaign.

2 weeks ago


Monroeville sets its sights on several grants

Storm sewer lining and a new traffic signal are among the items the grants would fund.

2 weeks ago


Drop-offs on Justabout Road in Peters called a hazard

Repeated repaving on Justabout has resulted in storm water inlets that are far below the road surface.

2 weeks ago


Allegheny County considers Pittsburgh homeless shelter for young adults

A report indicated a need for a drop-in center for homeless young adults in or near Downtown Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


 Former state Rep. Jesse White.

Former state representative Jesse White's mother sues him, claims credit card fraud

The mother says Mr. White forged her signature to cash credit line checks and made numerous charges.

2 weeks ago


 Twanda Carlisle just before she pleaded no-contest to 17 counts of corruption and ethics violations. She then resigned her seat on Pittsburgh's City Council.

Ex-Pittsburgh councilwoman convicted on corruption charges weighs new run

Twanda Carlisle filed a letter of intent notifying the Allegheny County Democratic Committee that she would be seeking its endorsement.

3 weeks ago


Dormont votes next month on zoning laws

Code would allow some businesses, such as pawnshops, tattoo parlors, adult stores, firearms shops only north of Potomac on West Liberty Ave.

3 weeks ago


Ross public works building plans advance

The new public works building and salt storage facility will hold 6,000 tons of salt.

3 weeks ago


South Fayette will seek new proposals for former Star City site

After only one proposal to lease the site, South Fayette will accept proposals to buy the former movie theater complex for redevelopment.

3 weeks ago


Retired lawyer-chemical engineer from Squirrel Hill to run for Allegheny County Council

Democrat Caroline Mitchell, 68, will challenge incumbent Barbara Daly-Danko of Regent Square in the May 19 primary.

3 weeks ago


Wagner amends campaign finance report

Mark Patrick Flaherty, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Chelsa Wagner in the May primary election, said she filed an incomplete report.

3 weeks ago


City council may extend deadline for early discount on real estate tax bills

Incorrect information sent to the city by the school district resulted in a mailing delay.

3 weeks ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said she raised $110,000 in January.

Allegheny County politicians' financial reports show some healthy war chests

Latest reports show that those with little opposition have plenty of money on hand.

3 weeks ago


Peters council delays action on gas drilling ordinance

The township will form a working group to gather information and make recommendations to council on the drilling of gas wells.

4 weeks ago


South Fayette again accepts proposals for Star City site

South Fayette continues to look for a developer for Star City property to take the burden off township taxpayers.

4 weeks ago


Penn Hills planning director, 'dreamer' to retire

Howard Davidson has seen much change during the nearly 40 years he has worked for the municipality.

4 weeks ago


Action on South Fayette Pinnacle Point plan postponed

The 92-home open space plan is proposed on Old Oakdale Road about 1 mile from the South Fayette School District campus.

4 weeks ago


Mt. Lebanon approves trap-and-euthanize deer cull

Mt. Lebanon hires Wildlife Specialists of Wellsboro, Pa., for trap-and-euthanize deer cull effort.

4 weeks ago


 “These authorities have enabled our region to achieve many strides in economic development, but they run on taxpayer money,” Chelsa Wagner said in a statement.

Allegheny County controller threatens legal action to audit four authorities

Controller Chelsa Wagner is getting no cooperation from the Airport, Port, Sanitary and the Sports and Exhibition authorities.

4 weeks ago



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