Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review

BY: - March 28, 2023

City officials said that 10% of the property review was completed so far, with a goal of completing the review by next March.

Summer Lee swearing-in

Pa. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee celebrates Black achievement during ceremonial swearing-in

BY: - February 19, 2023

'We are going to have to decide what our country is going to be, and who it is going to be for,' Lee said.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey orders review to make sure city’s big nonprofits are paying fair share in taxes

BY: - January 24, 2023

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Ed Gainey signed an executive order on Tuesday directing the city of Pittsburgh’s finance and law departments to review all tax-exempt properties in the city, to ensure their tax-exempt status meets the state’s legal requirements.  “In the City of Pittsburgh, 34 percent of the property is designated as tax-exempt, that is, the […]

Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge to reopen at the end of December, less than a year after collapse

BY: - December 21, 2022

'This is not just a city of Pittsburgh celebration or victory,' Mayor Ed Gainey said. 'This is a state victory because we got it up quicker than ever before.'

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence

BY: - June 28, 2022

By Ladimir Garcia PITTSBURGH —  Following a string of mass shootings that have shaken the nation this year, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is urging state lawmakers to take action on gun reform. During a Monday news conference, Gainey joined a slate of community leaders to press for change at the state level. “We are begging […]

In Pgh, Maria Montaño is the first openly transgender woman to serve as a mayoral spokesperson

BY: - February 15, 2022

Montaño previously served as a communications specialist with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Longtime Pgh organizer La’Tasha Mayes announces bid for Ed Gainey’s House seat

BY: - January 20, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The campaign to fill Mayor Ed Gainey’s state 24th House District seat  for the remainder of this year’s legislative term is well underway. La’Tasha Mayes, a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice and founder, president, and CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, is the latest candidate to […]

Pgh Mayor-elect Ed Gainey puts controversial transit project on hold

BY: - December 8, 2021

The action comes as the multi-modal vision of Hazelwood Green becomes more uncertain.

Election 2021: Dems show signs of strength in Pittsburgh and its suburbs | Analysis

BY: - November 7, 2021

Democratic Allegheny County Councilors swept their races this year, including three contested elections.

Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position

BY: - October 14, 2021

Constables serve eviction papers. Former journalist Jacob Klinger wants to use the job to help those in trouble.

Is Pgh City Council poised to wield more clout ahead of mayoral transition?

BY: - October 6, 2021

With Mayor Bill Peduto officially a lame duck, some members of council want to retake control of areas of city government where he ruled

Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid

BY: - July 20, 2021

The city will earmark $7 million for an initiative aimed at strengthening Black businesses and neighborhoods.