Even combined, Darlene Harris and John Welch needed thousands more votes to beat incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto, allowing him to heartily win Tuesday’s Democratic primary race. As results came in Tuesday evening, Peduto — who spent more than $603,000 on his primary campaign — stayed strong with more than 65 percent of the vote. “To those who were critical of our agenda, go back into the neighborhoods and listen to the people,” Peduto said.
After a contentious race, Anthony Coghill emerged the victorious Democrat in the race for Pittsburgh City Council’s District 4 seat with more than 50 percent of the vote. In a statement, he thanked his opponent Asheligh Deemer for the work she's done as current council member Natalia Rudiak's chief of staff. Coghill vowed not to underestimate his Republican opponent, Cletus Abate, who ran unopposed.
It was a day that belonged to the winners: Peduto. Coghill. County council's Palmosina. Sheriff Mullen. City school board's Udin. County spokeswoman Amie Downs called Tuesday "relatively quiet, although we have dealt with a few issues that are typical for any Election Day." Several election workers didn't show up. Some voters needed to use emergency ballots. And a judge of elections didn't show up ... because he was in jail.
Explore the #Pixburgh photography exhibit, including interactive stations with Wigle Whiskey and Penn Brewery (read: there are samples) about Pittsburgh's pre-prohibition past. There will also be snacks, Blue Sparrow food truck and a cash bar.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $15
The Incline Likes
The Pittsburgh Penguins are seven wins from a second straight Stanley Cup. Heading into tonight's Game 3, they are tied 1-1 in the conference finals against the Ottawa Senators, the embodiment of boring … tedious … painful … sorry, defensive hockey, and they are doing everything they can to suck the life out of the Penguins. The Senators can’t suck the life out of Dave Lozo's column, however, as today he focuses on the race for the most valuable player honor. Who is more deserving? Fleury or Malkin? Let's break it down as best we can while looking at what each player has done through two-plus rounds.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church opened in 1908 as — you can probably guess — a Catholic church. Many decades later, the Strip District church was shuttered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and reborn as Altar Bar, a nightclub and music venue. Altar Bar closed last year, and the building has been empty since. Its next chapter? It's becoming a church again, the Post-Gazette reported.