Ed Gainey http://wesa.fm en State House Races Yield Results Both Narrow And Wide http://wesa.fm/post/state-house-races-yield-results-both-narrow-and-wide <p>The races for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have come to a close. Some were neck-and-neck, and others — not so much.</p><p>In District 20, incumbent Adam Ravenstahl of Pittsburgh’s North Side held off challenger and Avalon public school teacher Tom Michalow with just 52.26 percent of the vote. Ravenstahl, the brother of former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, will take on Republican Tom Fodi in the fall.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 03:39:09 +0000 Michael Lynch 29574 at http://wesa.fm Mixed-Income Housing a Cornerstone of East Liberty Redevelopment http://wesa.fm/post/mixed-income-housing-cornerstone-east-liberty-redevelopment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.tcbinc.org/">The Community Builders</a> held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday at the site of the new East Liberty Place South development.</span></p><p>The building will feature 52 units of mixed-income housing, as well as 11,000 square feet of commercial space. Thirteen of the one- and two-bedroom apartments will be priced at market value, with a tenant income cap of $55,000-75,000, depending on family size.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:50:27 +0000 Liz Reid 19255 at http://wesa.fm Mixed-Income Housing a Cornerstone of East Liberty Redevelopment How to Get Guns Off the Streets? Allegheny County Officials Have a Plan http://wesa.fm/post/how-get-guns-streets-allegheny-county-officials-have-plan <div class="field-item even"><p>Elected officials at three levels in Allegheny County have announced tentative plans for the creation of a gun buyback program, in which residents would be paid to drop off illegal guns at the county sheriff's&nbsp;office.</p><p>State Representative Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) said he understands that criminals won't turn in their own illegal guns, but he said family members might hand them over if they can do so anonymously and for a&nbsp;reward.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Noah Brode 2148 at http://wesa.fm