Stories tagged: "Pittsburgh"


SEINFELD -- "The Shower Head" Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza  (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
‘Seinfeld’ Actress Estelle Harris, a Former Western PA Resident, Dies at 93

Harris, who played George Costanza's mother on the iconic sitcom, was born in New York, but raised in suburban Pittsburgh.

President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh's East End. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Visits Collapsed Bridge, Touts Infrastructure Law in Pittsburgh

The bridge collapse — which caused no fatalities but prompted rescuers to form a human chain to retrieve people from a precariously perched bus — offered Biden a striking example of what he has declared is an urgent need for investments in the country's infrastructure.

A commuter bus sits upright on a section of a collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.  Police reported the span, on Forbes Avenue over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park, came down around 6 a.m. There were no initial reports of injuries, Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.  (Greg Barnhisel via AP)
Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Biden Visit

The bridge collapsed hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to press for his $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance.

Ed Gainey speaks to supporters at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts after winning the election for mayor of Pittsburgh during his election night returns watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Democrat Gainey beat Republican candidate Tony Moreno. Gainey will become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Gets First Black Mayor in Ed Gainey

History was made in Pittsburgh as voters elected Democrat Ed Gainey the first Black mayor of Pennsylvania's second-most populous city.

Pennsylvania state House Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Pittsburgh, right, talks with Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019, at the statehouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania state lawmakers were sworn in on New Year's Day. The House welcomed 42 new members and seven new senators took the oath of office on Tuesday after winning election in November. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Pittsburgh Is Closer to Having Its First Black Mayor After Ed Gainey Unseats Bill Peduto

Pittsburgh's incumbent mayor conceded the primary election Tuesday to challenger Ed Gainey, who would become the city's first Black chief executive if he wins the general election in November.

In this 2018 file photo, a makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Lawsuit: NRA’s Rhetoric Spurred Deadly Synagogue Shooting

Shooter Robert Bowers "was not born fearing and hating Jews. The gun lobby taught him to do that," the lawsuit says.

This is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny Official Mail-in General Election Ballot in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
2,000 Mail-In Ballots in Allegheny County Won’t Be Counted. Here’s Why.

The mail-in ballots could make a difference in the 45th state Senate District race, where incumbent Democrat Jim Brewster and Republican Nicole Ziccarelli are separated by a few thousand votes.