Businessman Anthony Coghill won his bid for Pittsburgh’s District 4 council seat on Tuesday, after three failed prior attempts. He bested a little-known Republican opponent and in the process ensured council’s continued Democratic monopoly. Soon after the results were in, Coghill said he was eager to get to work. He also said he believes his relative lack of political experience and business background will be assets once in office.
In the highly publicized Bellevue mayoral race, first-time candidate Emily Marburger won with nearly 58 percent of the vote, per unofficial results. The now-mayor elect was spurred to action by her disappointment in President Donald Trump's election and campaigned on her status as a “lifelong Democrat.” Her opponent was Bellevue council member Tom Fodi who had a successful write-in campaign for the Republican ticket. Read more about the race, Marburger’s plans and why she’s “almost grateful” that Trump won the presidency last year.
Citing 'grassroots energy,' Independent Mik Pappas ousted longtime incumbent Ron Costa, Sr. for district judge, WESA reported. The Democratic Socialists of America endorsed Pappas, an attorney. "That's what kind of this response to 2016 is all about, channeling all that grassroots energy that's out there," Pappas told the station. In other Election Day news, Pennsylvanian voters approved a constitutional amendment on property taxes and in Pittsburgh, city workers can take on new jobs, the Post-Gazette reported.
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When: November 8, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Homer Simpson is the larger-than-life subject in prolific Pittsburgh artist Jeremy Raymer’s latest mural, located in Lawrenceville. In the piece, Homer reaches across a two-story house for his favorite food: A pastel pink box of donuts. You're gonna need to find this spot for a photo.
Uber renewed its support of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh by funding the organization’s annual transportation budget for 2018. That’s in addition to a $5 million commitment over five years to national efforts for sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives that the company announced earlier this week. Catch up here on the local partnership.