Lawmakers and Homewood residents came together Wednesday night for a community meeting to try and find a way to stop the violence.
It’s a 25-state bus tour over a 100-day period and today the bus stopped in Pittsburgh in East Liberty in the Kingley Association parking lot.
It was a strong showing of support for Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Bill Peduto from elected officials, labor unions, and community leaders — what Peduto calls a new coalition for a new Pittsburgh.
State Rep. Ed Gainey calls this planned gun buyback initiative a way for the community to fight back against violence.
The Labor Day parade is a tradition here in Pittsburgh. With 60,000 people expected to either watch or participate in the downtown event, the parade is much more than celebrating labor. It’s about politics as well.
Led by Allegheny County councilman John DeFazio who chairs the County Elections Board, that board is expected to file a lawsuit to block the state’s new voter photo ID law.
Six years ago, Ed Gainey, an aide to Mayor Ravenstahl, came within 94 votes of defeating long-time incumbent State Representative Joe Preston. Now he’s back for another try, and Gainey has sharpened the rhetoric against his adversary, saying Preston condoned the use of forged signatures to get on the ballot.
A coalition of groups came together in support of Jordan Miles. He is the Homewood teenager and former CAPA student who said he was beaten up by three plainclothes Pittsburgh police officers two years ago.