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Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

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My upcoming story on Pittsburgh's University Preparatory school.

Locals endorse Philly judge for Supreme Court — This year's primary election falls on May 19, the same day as Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Kevin Dougherty's birthday. On that day, he hopes voters will select him as the Democratic nominee for State Supreme Court in November's general election.

Reaching a Consensus: Indecision holding up Sheraden school sale — Every year, Pittsburgh Public Schools spends close to $1 million to maintain 19 vacant school buildings throughout the city. But for residents of the West End, the sale of these closed school buildings is about more than reducing the school district's operating costs.

Mayor's education taskforce releases recommendations — After a year of meetings, the mayor's education taskforce released a report today including 18 recommendations on ways the city and public schools can collaborate. "One year ago today we were fighting about school closings. We were fighting about teacher evaluations," said Mayor Bill Peduto.

City's Black History Month exhibit honors young leaders — Posted By Rebecca Nuttall on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM Video produced by Rebecca Nuttall and Ashley Murray This year, in recognition of Black History Month, the City of Pittsburgh honored leaders who are shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

New community policing initiative proposed by council — Improving police/community relations throughout the city has been a common thread during Mayor Bill Peduto's first year in office. This goal has featured prominently in local protests against police brutality, and it was a major factor in the selection of newly hired Police Chief Cameron McLay.

Challenger to announce candidacy in District 9 council race — District 9 Councilman Ricky Burgess is set to face at least one challenger in the primary election in May. Tomorrow, Stanton Heights entrepreneur Andre Young plans to officially announce his candidacy for the District 9 seat at Westinghouse Academy, his alma mater. "I chose Westinghouse because education is the foundation," says Young.

Despite some concerns, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets high marks for freshman year — It's the week before Christmas and Mayor Bill Peduto is at a senior high-rise in the Hill District. After some gentle prodding, a room of senior citizens talks him into singing "Jingle Bells." Moments later, he goes into the room next door, where more residents of the K.

High Priority: Why your choice for the Pa. Supreme Court may be the most important vote you cast all year — On a particularly cold morning last week, more than 50 people filled the gallery of the Allegheny County Courthouse where Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff announced his plans to run for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Former Pittsburgh Steelers (Woodruff's old teammates) stood shoulder-to-shoulder with local lawyers and politicians.

1200 marchers take part in MLK Day event — About 1,200 people marched from Oakland to Downtown Monday night during a rally to "Reclaim MLK." They made their presence known with their numbers and their voices. Produced by Ashley Murray "From Ferguson to NYC stop police brutality." "Fists up. Fight back." "The people united will never be defeated."

Left Behind: Pa. ranks low in pre-K services for low-income students — Last August, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Pittsburgh to announce a grant competition, offering a total of more than $200 million for early-childhood education. That same month, Mayor Bill Peduto formed a blue-ribbon task force to focus on early learning and to make recommendations for the state's application.
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Feb 11, 2015

RT @LonelyThanos: I'm not sure how adding Spider-Man prevents me from obtaining less than the zero Infinity Stones I already don't have.

Feb 11, 2015

The Guardian:13yrold boy killed by drone "America sends them to kill terrorists but they always kill innocent people"

Feb 03, 2015

Councilman Burgess, Mayor Peduto announce Safer Together Pittsburgh community partnership with dept. of public safety

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