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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 […]

This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board

BY: - May 5, 2022

University of Pittsburgh professor, and anti-violence expert, Richard Garland says he's the man for the job.

Pgh voters pick replacements for ex-Reps. Gainey, Wheatley in special Pa. House elections

BY: - April 6, 2022

Democrats Martell Covington and Aerion Abney will serve out the unexpired terms of now-Mayor Ed Gainey and his top aide Jake Wheatley.

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

Pgh Mayor Gainey, state leaders call for more access to syringe exchanges

BY: - February 6, 2022

State law currently prohibits most syringe exchanges. Bills now before the state House and Senate seek to change that.

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 […]

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As officials make pitch, Pittsburgh in the running to host 2024 RNC | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 10, 2022

New Mayor Ed Gainey and Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald are among those trying to lure the GOP to the Steel City 

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey during his swearing-in ceremony on 1/3/21 (Pittsburgh City Paper photo).

Taking the reins, new Pgh Mayor Ed Gainey addresses questions of police-community relations

BY: - January 4, 2022

Pittsburgh's first Black chief executive promised 'a city where affordability isn’t a luxury, and a city that is prepared to lead into the future.'

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.

Defeated Dem Pgh mayor hopeful Tony Moreno is now running as a Republican

BY: - June 30, 2021

Moreno was registered as a Republican between April 2018 and August 2019.

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‘We carry each other, we help each other’: These Pa. moms lost sons to gun violence. They want Harrisburg to help | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2021

New legislation would give a financial hand-up to Pa. families living with the cost of gun violence.

In Pgh., reformers call for decreased police funding, more community investment

BY: - June 22, 2021

“The safest communities are not the ones with the most police. The safest communities are the ones with the most resources,” one local advocate said.