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The New York Times honors Sophie Masloff

The New York Times honored beloved Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff after she died in hospice earlier this week at 96. 

Masloff, a Pittsburgher for her entire life, was the first female and first Jewish mayor of the steel city from 1988 to 1994. 

She was known for her unsophisticated public speaking style delivered in Pittsburghese, but she also helped to bring innovation to Pittsburgh during her mayorship. 

Mayor William Peduto released a statement and he calls Masloff “a trailblazer camouflaged in grace and humor” and says she “personified Pittsburgh -- She was kind and approachable, but you dared not underestimate her.”
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