Meet Your New Mayor – Bill Peduto’s Excellent Adventure @ Manor Theater – Mon. 11/11

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Last Tuesday, we went to the ballot box and Bill Peduto was ellected to be the next mayor of Pittsburgh.  One of the reasons why I think Peduto is a great choice for Pittsburgh is the amount of time he spends studying other cities .

I  have personally had the opportunity to learn about cities that are similar to Pittsburgh through GLUE (the Great Lakes Urban Exchange).  GLUE was founded by a Pittsburgh native and a Detroit native with the purpose of bringing together folks from rust-belt cities, cities that are all struggling with similar post-industrial revolution problems.  I’ve attended GLUE conferences in Buffalo, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh and had the opportunity to learn about how other cities are tackling problems that Pittsburgh is also trying to deal with.  [Some of the GLUE supporters continue to share articles and ideas on the GLUE Facebook page here.  We are working to put together a future GLUE conference – keep an eye on the GLUE Facebook page for details]. [Read more…]

Politcal Game Night

With just 4 weeks left until the 2008 Primary, Pittsburgh has become a hot bed of political events.  Pittsburgh is also home to the the oldest continuous independent democratic club in the US.  Saturday night is their annual event – this year it is political game night.  Great trivia and I guarantee you will see some of your favorite elected officials there for the fun.

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club Presents Political Game Night

Saturday March 29th, 7:00 pm
Schenley Park Skating Rink

Test your political savvy with original adaptations of your favorite game shows: Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune! Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!

Featuring: Chris Moore (KDKA radio and WQED television talk show host) and Allen Kukovich (member of the Pennsylvania house and senate for 27 years).

Games start at 8:00 pm.

$15 in advance ($20 at the door).

Are you too young to be President? Tickets just $10 for those under 35 and for students and limited income.

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