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Its beginning to look a lot like winter - The hills at Frick and Mellon parks are lined with tracks left by sleds, saucers, and snow tubes. Despite the cold  people are getting out to race downhill, then climb back up. There has also been an increase in the local snowman population, though it seems to thin as the sun shines. 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 January issue...

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New city council members take their seats

It was a day of pomp and ceremony with honor guards and oaths of office as Pittsburgh City Council members and the new city controller took the oath of office on Jan. 8.

Councilwoman Barb Warwick, seen above taking the oath of office as her son, Alfie Swartzbaugh holds the U.S. Constitution, called the members with whom she served for the last year, "A badass team," then listed their accomplishments, member by member.

 

"We have to be bold, think big, and rise up – above cynicism, above division, above pessimism, above intimidation, above retribution, above coercion, above provincialism, above self-absorption, above opportunism, above negativity, above being victims, and above the myopia that has plagued our politics,” said newly-elected Councilmember Khari Mosley from District 9.

Read more in the January 18 edition of Print.

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Gainey touts lower rates of gun violence

Mayor Ed Gainey, speaking to a gathering in Shadyside, talked about the significant decreases in violence on Pittsburgh's city streets. Homicides were down in the city by 32% and nonfatal shootings dropped by 48% in 2023 from 2022. Gainey said when he reaches out and asks the community for information, "my phone starts blowing up." Then he passes those tips to the police. City Police Chief Larry Scirotto said he focuses every day on how to reduce violence in Pittsburgh.

Read more about the East End by checking out Print on the newsstands. 

Steel City Squash is down three mural finalists 

Steel City Squash is looking for an artist to make a statement on a very large "canvas," a 28-footwide by 34-foot-high wall at the entrance to the club’s Larimer Education and Squash Center.

After the organization put out a request for artists to apply to create a mural, it received 27 submissions which have now been narrowed down to three. Those three finalists are very different from each other. One works with welded metals, another in ceramics and the third paints. Their presentations to the Larimer Consensus group were such that Cynthia Howard suggested hiring all three.

Read about more about the muralists ideas in the January issue of Print.

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