Tony Ceoffe http://wesa.fm en Post-Election Day Wrap Up http://wesa.fm/post/post-election-day-wrap <p>It may be no surprise that Bill Peduto is now Pittsburgh mayor-elect. But some may be surprised that Peduto celebrated in Homewood last night as the results were tallied.</p><p>According to 90.5 WESA's Mark Nootbaar and Kevin Gavin, the Homewood location could be an attempt to show a focus on neighborhoods that Peduto feels have been ignored by previous administrations. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:24:36 +0000 Nick Frost 19385 at http://wesa.fm Post-Election Day Wrap Up Deb Gross Clinches District 7 City Council Seat http://wesa.fm/post/deb-gross-clinches-district-7-city-council-seat <p>District 7 has been without a City Council representative since Patrick Dowd vacated the seat in July to serve as executive director of the new nonprofit Allies for Children.</p><p>Though it seemed like it could have been a close race between Democrat Deb Gross and Independent Tony Ceoffe, her party's nomination and the endorsement of now mayor-elect Bill Peduto served as enough to push Gross over the top.</p><p>In the end, Gross was able to carry the district with more than 60 percent of the vote.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:21:37 +0000 Liz Reid 19345 at http://wesa.fm Deb Gross Clinches District 7 City Council Seat Five Candidates Vie for Open Seat on Pittsburgh City Council http://wesa.fm/post/five-candidates-vie-open-seat-pittsburgh-city-council <p></p><p>The race for the District 7 Pittsburgh City Council seat looks to be wide open heading into the election Tuesday.&nbsp; Five candidates are vying for the spot vacated by Patrick Dowd in July.&nbsp; Politically, the candidates are as diverse as the district.</p><p>A Democrat, a Libertarian, and a handful of independents all want to represent District 7, which runs from the Strip District to Highland Park and includes Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Polish Hill, Friendship, Morningside, and Stanton Heights. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Strip District Redevelopment</strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:36:00 +0000 Liz Reid 19206 at http://wesa.fm Five Candidates Vie for Open Seat on Pittsburgh City Council