Thursday, April 25, 2013
Runners should arrive early for the extra security measures and attendees will see K-9s that detect explosives along the course.
Pittsburgh and marathon officials held a news conference Thursday morning to ensure safety at the May 5 race. "I feel it's important to emphasize the actions being taken to ensure the safety for runners and spectators," Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "We're making sure the terrible acts in Boston don't deter the spirit of the marathon in Pittsburgh." "The show is going on. It's going to be a great day. It's going to be a safe day," said Patrice Maramoros, director of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss told runners to arrive to the race early. "There will be things in place that weren't there before," he said. He said attendees could expect to see K-9s along the course that detect explosives. He …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
State Sen. Wayne Fontana might consider a run for the office of Mayor for the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
State Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline, might consider a run for mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Fontana, 62, told the Tribune-Review he would consider a run if he gains enough political support. Supporters are said to be circulating petitions. Current City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced last week that he would not seek re-election. To read the full article, and see who the other mayoral candidates are, click here. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is expected to make an announcement about his political future within the next few days, according to several Pittsburgh media outlets.
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is expected to make a major announcement regarding his political future in Pittsburgh, according to several local news outlets. Media reports speculated that personal issues, or strain from a federal investigation of spending in the Pittsburgh Police department might be contributing factors in his announcement, although that has not been confirmed. KDKA reports that a press conference is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. A report from WPXI noted that the mayor has recently been absent from planned public appearances for city business and campaign events. Ravenstahl announced his bid for re-election last Tuesday, according to the report, and will run against Bill Peduto and City Controller …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Post-Gazette reports that Ravenstahl received information from the FBI that led him to fire Harper. To read the full report from the Post-Gazette, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A coalition of more than 750 mayors has joined forces with more than 700,000 Americans and more than 100 gun incident survivors to call for action after the Sandy Hook shootings.
At the memorial service on Sunday evening for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, President Barack Obama said: “If there is even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that has visited Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that—then surely we have an obligation to try.” A bipartisan coalition of more than 750 mayors—including seven local ones— has joined forces with over 700,000 Americans and more than 100 survivors of deadly shootings, including the mass shootings mentioned in Obama's remarks to urge the president to put forward an agenda that is rooted in common sense and will make it harder for dangerous people …