Peduto steps into office with the promise of a new age

Jan 07, 2014 664

On the night of Nov. 5, fresh off a landslide victory in the Pittsburgh mayor's race, Bill Peduto wound his way through a packed Homewood auditorium, his presence announced loudly by a high school drum line. On stage, to the roar of an enthusiastic audience, he evoked the Italian immigrant roots of his family. "It's good to be home," he said.

"This is where my family started nearly a hundred years ago, where a young woman named Margaret Antonacci walked these streets, my grandma, and where my family started with a dream of putting a business on Homewood Avenue.

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