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Were You There in 2005? Join p2PAC this Eve for a Post-Election celebration

We shared this photo yesterday on the p2PAC Facebook page and in the email blast.  Here is Bill Peduto addressing the folks at one of the first Progress Pittsburgh events that we hosted at the Church Brew Works in March of 2005. In the past 8 years, Progress Pittsburgh has grown from a happy hour…

Trick or Treat: Even Pittsburgh Dad is looking for Mayor Luke

Happy Halloween! From the Pittsburgh Dad Halloween video…

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Quiet Storm Update

The closing of the current location of the popular restaurant, the Quiet Storm, where I’m sure several of the first meetings of Progress Pittsburgh were held has created quite a stir among Pittsburgh vegetarians.  The following update was posted on the Quiet Storm facebook page earlier today… HEY VEG COMMUNITY SIMMER DOWN. I’m looking for…

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Email from Fitz: It’s Official – Bill Peduto Might Run for Mayor

[View the story “Reaction to Peduto Filing Paperwork to Run for Mayor of Pgh” on Storify] Reaction to Peduto Filing Paperwork to Run for Mayor of Pgh see the email from Fitzgerald here – http://progresspittsburgh.net/?p=2057 Storified by progresspgh · Thu, Sep 27 2012 08:12:05 From the Twitterverse Peduto in for Pittsburgh Mayor; Fitzgerald Endorses Him…

Mayor Ravenstahl and Diversity – Competing Press Releases & Headlines

a look at some of the recent headlines around Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and diversity in the City of Pittsburgh [View the story “Mayor Ravenstahl and Diversity – Competing Press Releases & Headlines” on Storify] Mayor Ravenstahl and Diversity – Competing Press Releases & Headlines a look at some of the recent headlines around Mayor Luke…

14th Ward Ind. Dems Endorsements for Primary 2012

Here is the press release from the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club on their endorsements for the spring 2012 primary elections.  (We noticed they have a new website too – looking forward to following their new blog). 14th WARD CLUB BACKS MURPHY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Gainey Endorsed for State Representative The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club has endorsed Patrick…

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No More Pop at Phippps

Phipps conservatory is banning soda pop because it makes kids fat.  Here is the press release they sent out today. Phipps Takes Firm Stand against Childhood Obesity and Boldly Eliminates Soda from its Cafe Pittsburgh’s premier public garden “walks the walk” when it comes to healthy foods.    Pittsburgh, Pa. – In a bold move, Phipps Conservatory…

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Propel Pittsburgh is back again…

From today’s Post-Gazette - Ravenstahl shakes up youth panel – Mayor Luke Ravenstahl continues to show his commitment to young Pittsburgh by talking about the Propel Pittsburgh commission. This time the mayor is removing himself from the commission and making it smaller 15 people instead of 35. While I would love to be excited about the…

Press Release From Mayor Ravenstahl’s Office on Winter Weather Alert

Image via Wikipedia With large storm predicted for Pittsburgh – the mayor’s office sent out this press release on Monday afternoon. MAYOR URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today urged residents to prepare for snow, sleet and freezing rain tonight and tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, precipitation will…

This Just In…City of PGH Joins Facebook

Image via Wikipedia Just got an email from Joanna Doven – the press secretary for the mayor of Pittsburgh. Is the Mayor’s Office ready for this kind of technology Here is an email about this new technology but no link to the new Facebook page?  This email also came in just the text format –…

Pgh Org Participates in Sunlight Foundation’s Panel On Open Government

Image by justgrimes via Flickr The Sunlight Foundation is an organization and a campaign to use technology to bring more transparency to government. Last week the Sunlight Foundation kicked off their Public Equals Online campaign with a panel discussion at the Google Headquarters in Washington DC. Panelists included: Jake Brewer, engagement director of the Sunlight…

Democratic chair makes a mockery of the Democratic committee

Over at Slag Heap, Chris Potter wrote a piece about Tonya Payne’s quixotic write-in campaign and the resulting challenge to her status as chair of the City Democratic Committee.  (Readers may recall that voters in city council district 6 chose to replace her with P2PAC-endorsed candidate Daniel Lavelle.) In the Spring, Tonya Payne (illegally) used…

Getting It Done

Trash Talk One complaint that we hear from time to time is that poor neighborhoods often get the leftover trashcans from other neighborhoods.  One example taken earlier in the year (Kevin Acklin used this particular example in the second mayoral debate, back in October): a trashcan behind the Homewood-Brushton YMCA labeled “Bloomfield”. Here’s a photo…

More on Ravenstahl weakening (with another map)

I had a request to produce a map that’s similar to the last post, but to look at how Ravenstahl’s vote % changed from the primary election to the general election. This first map (a reproduction from the last post) shows how Ravenstahl performed in this election versus how he performed in the 2007 general…

Ravenstahl weakening? With map

There’s been a little back and forth over whether the mayoral results show that Ravenstahl has weakened.  The argument that Luke 55% showing was something to be embarrassed by was made in the MSM by Jon Delano and Rich Lord.  Ravenstahl supporters point to Luke winning every city ward, as evidence of broad-based support. Potter says that it…

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