Politics - Local

 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.

about 9 hours 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.

1 day 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days ago

Ross Township ponders pension plan switch

The township hopes to save money by offering plans such as a 401(k) to new, nonunion employees and then possibly to all workers.

1 week ago

Commonwealth Financing Authority funding redevelopment projects in North towns

$3.4 million in casino revenue from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism program is funding multiple projects.

1 week ago

Blocked culvert in North Huntingdon brings unwanted water

The blockage prevents a stream from flowing to its natural channel behind houses along Alder Drive.

1 week ago

Subdivision of duplexes planned for Penn Township

The planned subdivision includes seven moderate-income duplexes that would house 14 single-family units.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald greet President Barack Obama Tuesday after he arrives at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald, Peduto get ride of a lifetime with the commander in chief

President Obama invited Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to ride with him from the airport.

1 week ago

 President Barack Obama shakes hands with well-wishers Tuesday after giving a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Obama defends Iran deal, national security record in Pittsburgh address to VFW

The president said the Iran deal and the resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba were examples of “a new kind of leadership.”

1 week ago

County controller’s office a landing ground for Ravenstahl’s appointees

Controller Chelsa Wagner has hired at least five former Ravenstahl workers, including Public Works assistant director Kevin Quigley.

2 weeks ago

Allegheny County Democrats set date to choose state Senate nominee

The special election is set for Aug. 1; the 37th District seat became open after the resignation of Matt Smith.

2 weeks ago

Irwin residents discuss various community initiatives

Starting a neighborhood crime watch and rebuilding a local playground were just two ideas proposed at last week’s Irwin council meeting.

2 weeks ago

Wilkinsburg considers regulating Internet room rentals

At a July 8 meeting, Wilkinsburg officials considered using zoning laws to regulate Internet-based room rentals.

2 weeks ago

New ordinance would require apartment inspections

At the Irwin council meeting, opinions were split on an ordinance that would require third-party inspections of homes and apartments.

2 weeks ago

New party leader expresses optimism

Lorraine Petrosky of Unity has been named chairwoman of the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee.

2 weeks ago

GOP nominates Reschenthaler for Pennsylvania Senate in 37th

Guy Reschenthaler resigned his Jefferson Hills judicial position immediately before accepting the nomination

3 weeks ago

Moon hires new manager

Dawn Lane was hired July 1 at a salary of $100,000.

3 weeks ago

Jeannette's new manager 'feels loyal' to hometown

Attorney Michael Nestico, Jeannette’s new city manager, says he’s ready to tackle the town’s many challenges.

3 weeks ago

Judge affirms West Jefferson Hills' firing of former superintendent Terry Kinavey

Five years after the firing of Superintendent Terry Kinavey, Judge Alan Hertzberg upholds the decision of West Jefferson Hills school board.

3 weeks ago

BJ's Brewhouse & Restaurant coming to South Hills Village

A 7,500-square-foot BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant received final approval to be built at the South Hills Village mall.

3 weeks ago

Neighborhood problems aired in Ross

Concerns about contaminated water and parking woes were among the concerns residents discussed with Ross commissioners at a meeting Monday.

3 weeks ago

Dormont council looks to fire inspections for commercial structures

Council authorized the borough to advertise for amendments to the ordinance approved in December establishing the program.

3 weeks ago

Allegheny County Council candidates speak out at forum

Squirrel Hill's 14th Ward Democratic committee hosted the event, prompted by the opening created by the death of Barbara Daly Danko.

3 weeks ago

 Barbara Daly Danko

Democratic candidates for Danko county council seat to appear Wednesday

Four Democrats want the nomination for Allegheny County Council to replace Barbara Daly Danko, who died before the primary but won anyway.

3 weeks ago

 City Controller Michael Lamb, shown here at his campaign headquarters in April, had some harsh words for Mayor Bill Peduto's administration today.

Pittsburgh-Allegheny County payroll system to be ready by end of the year

The controller had harsh words for the Peduto administration for filing a lawsuit against the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

3 weeks ago

 City Councilman Corey O'Connor said the ordinance, backed by the nonprofit Pittsburgh United, a coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions, will produce “benefits for workers, benefits for businesses and benefits for the public health of the region.”

Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.

4 weeks ago