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Pittsburgh residents comment on the recommendation to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Schenley Park

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor October 12, 2020

UPDATE (10/12/2020): As of Oct. 11, Mayor Bill Peduto has recommended to remove the statue. It has been taped and wrapped. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Art Commission has unanimously voted to remove...

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

A car drives over the Roberto Clemente Bridge into downtown Pittsburgh. Photo Date: March 29, 2019. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Gage Goulding)
John Blinn, News Editor April 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Mayor Bill Peduto has signed legislation to regulate firearms. Mayor Peduto signed the regulations on Tuesday and the bills were approved by the Pittsburgh City Council last week. The...

Pittsburgh named No. 1 city for small businesses

Bridges and buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh reflect off the city's mirror-like rivers on an early spring morning. Photo Date: March 29, 2019 Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Gage Goulding)
Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh is the best place to launch a small business, according to Citimart ratings. The ratings were based on 56 other U.S. cities. According to Citimart, Pittsburgh ranks first in...

Mayor Bill Peduto enforces safety polices for autonomous vehicles

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John Blinn, Assistant News Editor March 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH- With a constant presence of autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto has issued policies for the continuation of testing and development of these self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Roughly...

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto meets with the Dalai Lama

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Ryan Giacobbi, Contributor March 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mayor Bill Peduto met with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader known as “His Holiness,” in Dharamsala, India Wednesday. Mayor Peduto was invited to attend the meeting by Dr....

Pittsburgh Police increase security at local mosques following deadly New Zealand mass shooting

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Gage Goulding, News Editor March 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Officials in Pittsburgh have increased security at local places of worship following a deadly mass shooting in New Zealand. City officials released a statement Friday morning stating that...

Mayor Peduto announces $2 million plan to upgrade child care facilities

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Gage Goulding, News Editor February 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mayor Bill Peduto announced a $2 million fund to upgrade child care facilities. The City of Pittsburgh Childcare Quality Fund will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Feb. 19....

Police officer promoted in the City of Pittsburgh

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John Blinn, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh's Bureau of Police Sergeant, John Fisher, has been assigned to the administrative branch with the position of commander. His promotion ceremony took place on Tuesday at 1 p.m....

Tom Wolf inaugurated as governor for second term

Gage Goulding, News Editor January 16, 2019

HARRISBURG (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) -- Gov. Tom Wolf was inaugurated as the governor of Pennsylvania for a second term on Tuesday. In a ceremony held in Harrisburg, the 70-year-old Democratic politician...

Pittsburgh Police to establish new domestic violence unit

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Jess Zaccarelli, Contributor January 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH - This year the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police plans to establish a new investigations unit that will focus on domestic violence cases using a $500,000 donation from the Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation. The...

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