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City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

Beginning next week, City of Pittsburgh residents will have access to three regular meetings on Mayor William Peduto’s public schedule including meetings with City Council leadership, department directors, and Act 47/ICA overseers.

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Artist Vanessa German brought tears to the eyes of many Pittsburghers on Monday–and then all to their feet–with her amazing spoken word performance at the inauguration of Mayor Bill Peduto. In addition to being a performance artist, German is also a visual artist and many know her for those ubiquitous “Stop Shooting. We Love You” signs, as well as for her sculptures.

Mayor William Peduto to Fill Vacancies in Public Safety Ranks

Mayor William Peduto to Fill Vacancies in Public Safety Ranks

The City of Pittsburgh’s public safety department will soon see an increase in the number of its rank and file employees.

Mayor Peduto Asks Governor Corbett to Keep City Under Act 47

Mayor Peduto Asks Governor Corbett to Keep City Under Act 47

In a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Mayor Bill Peduto requests that the City of Pittsburgh remain under Act 47 state oversight. Mayor Peduto states in the letter that time is need for his “new administration to work with the Act 47 Coordinators and Pittsburgh’s Intergovenmental Cooperation Authority to craft on final recovery plan – an exit plan from Act 47 that will leave our city truly fiscally sound.”

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Inaugural Speech: “The Next Pittsburgh”

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Inaugural Speech: “The Next Pittsburgh”

Today, I have taken an oath to lead the city we share, the city we love, and the city that has shaped — and continues to honor — essential aspects of the American character:

Hard work.

Deep values.

A spirit of personal independence, balanced with a sense of community.

Inaugural Ceremony of Mayor-Elect Peduto Moved to Heinz Hall Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Inaugural Ceremony of Mayor-Elect Peduto Moved to Heinz Hall Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Due to public safety concerns in light of frigid winter weather conditions forecasted for Monday, January 6, 2014, Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto announced today that his Inaugural Ceremony, previously planned to take place outdoors on the portico of the City County Building, will be moved indoors to Heinz Hall. Seating for the program will begin at 12:00 pm, and the Inaugural Ceremony will commence at 1:00 pm.

Peduto Transition Committee Announces Inauguration Day Activities

Peduto Transition Committee Announces Inauguration Day Activities

The Transition Committee of Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto, Building a New Pittsburgh, released details today regarding the schedule of activities for Inauguration Day on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Help Find a New Home for Wholey’s Smiling Fish

Help Find a New Home for Wholey’s Smiling Fish

Do you know a good home for a 100 foot long fish? Well, an iconic 100 foot long smiling fish sign, that is. The Wholey’s smiling fish sign has been part of the Pittsburgh landscape for nearly a quarter center. Now, the building that it’s on is about to become condos and the sign needs a new home.

Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men

Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men

The Christmas carol “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” speaks of “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.” As believers in Pittsburgh — and billions worldwide –ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ tomorrow, all can admire his words of peace and brotherhood. The love and light that this message inspires is always in need in a world that can sometimes appear dark and short on hope.

May your tomorrow be filled with peace and may there be good will to all.