Violence at the Peace over Pittsburgh mural - Kyle Holbrook was putting the finishing touches on the Peace Over Pittsburgh mural which had been damaged in a renovation of the busway bridge above, when he heard the gunfire and then saw a young woman on the sidewalk, who later died of her injury. The mural, including this section focusing on Egyptian families by Ernest Bey was rededicated the day after the shooting in a solemn event. Find out more about what's happening in the East End by picking up Print at one of our retailers. Never miss another issue by subscribing to Print today.
From the November issue...
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence lobbies for change
Dan Leger, who was shot by a gunman who murdered 11 other worshipers in a Squirrel Hill synagogue, is a member of Congregation Dor Hadash. In response to the shooting his congregation's social action committee formed Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence to lobby for changes in the gun laws.
On the eve of the commemoration of 5 years since the attack, the group held an event at which members and the general public could create videos to their legislators or write letters telling their stories of gun violence. Above, Leger talks to the video camera to tell his story.
Now the couple, and the birds, are waiting on a decision.
See the full story in the November 16 edition of Print.
Phipps scales back Mellon Park garden center plan
Four years after Point Breeze residents pushed back on a Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens plan for a major expansion of the garden center in Mellon Park, Phipps' CEO, Richard Piacentini was back before the neighborhood with a smaller version. What he heard from Elizabeth Seamans who had spearheaded the opposition was "Thank you. This looks lovely."
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Water rates will still rise
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority had filed to increase rates by nearly 70% over the next three years, but was challenged before the Public Utilities Commission by the offices of the consumer advocate and small business advocate as well as Pittsburgh United on the major increase.
A settlement between the parties will allow the PWSA to raise rates by 16% in 2024 and not again until 2026, for which it has to reapply for a rate increase.
Read about your water bills and more in the November issue of Print.
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