Politics - Local


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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago


Subdivision of duplexes planned for Penn Township

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

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Wilkinsburg considers regulating Internet room rentals

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

1 week 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.

1 week ago


New party leader expresses optimism

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

1 week ago


GOP nominates Reschenthaler for Pennsylvania Senate in 37th

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

2 weeks ago


Moon hires new manager

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 weeks ago


Collier to consider rezoning proposal for townhouses

The proposal calls for 140 townhouses on 24 acres that used to be the Woodville State Hospital property.

3 weeks ago


Former West Mifflin Area School District manager says he will pay back district

Former administrator Phil Martell is now being accused of “double dipping,” or billing two organizations for the same trip expenses.

3 weeks ago


Peters Township school board signs new contract with bus drivers and raises salaries

Board members questioned why worker rates varied for different sport events, and the tabled action on 3 percent raises for some employees.

3 weeks ago


 County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the county courthouse.

Outgoing Allegheny County councilwoman pushes changes

The Republican asked the group studying county government to consider several options, including eliminating the part-time council.

4 weeks ago


 Ed Kress, R-Shaler,

Allegheny County Council considers independent seat

Ed Kress, R-Shaler, said such a seat would reflect the growing number of voters who identify as neither Republican nor Democrat.

4 weeks ago


Auditor general reforms include management of pensions by Pennsylvania

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale delivered a series of “realistic and responsible reforms” to the governor Tuesday.

4 weeks ago



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