(49 posts)

Why Pittsburgh just endorsed 8 police reforms that ‘can’t wait’

You’re probably hearing a lot about #8CantWait. So what exactly is it? (📸: @campaignzero) Eight use-of-force policies championed by reformists have been endorsed by Mayor Bill Peduto, with some already in effect here. The mayor’s backing of the so-called “8 Can’t Wait” reforms comes after blistering criticism of police actions at a protest here on […]

Uncategorized / June 5, 2020

The procrastinator’s guide to Pittsburgh’s 2020 primary: Snail-mail edition

And (some of) the candidates are… (📸: Incline illustration) Updated: 12:09 p.m. June 2 What a long, strange primary it’s been.  And because so much has happened in the last (*checks notes, bulges eyes*) two months, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that an election was even happening. In a way, it kind of wasn’t.  In this […]

Uncategorized / May 18, 2020

Highlighting the Helpers: The food bank workers at the center of a hunger storm

Volunteers at a food bank event at PPG Paints Arena in April. (📸: Courtesy of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank) The images were stunning and daunting and grim.  Hundreds of cars waiting for emergency food in Duquesne. The same at the Butler County Fairgrounds, and PPG Paints, and the airport weeks later.  During this pandemic, […]

COVID-19 / May 14, 2020

Meet the Pitt researchers working to end the COVID-19 pandemic

(📸: Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) Updated 3:34 p.m. May 5  When Pitt announced last month that its researchers were working on a COVID-19 vaccine and seeing promising results, we held our collective breath. Some of us did celebratory handstands, others made GIFs or imagined the new, intolerable heights Pittsburgh pride might […]

COVID-19 / May 4, 2020

Highlighting the Helpers: Feeding seniors — body and soul

Volunteers with the In Service of Seniors program. (📸: Courtesy of In Service of Seniors) Deborah Trammell has been helping Allegheny County seniors for more than a decade. She’s never seen anything like this. “They need food,” she told The Incline by phone. “It’s just a dearth of food.”   A longtime volunteer with the In […]

COVID-19 / May 1, 2020

10 ways to use your stimulus check to support Pittsburgh — if you can spare it

Give back to the city that you love. (📸: Incline file photo) Stimulus checks are going out — you may have received yours already.  And what Pittsburghers do with that money really matters as local businesses struggle with the economic impacts of this pandemic.  According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in […]

COVID-19 / April 28, 2020

Highlighting the helpers: No car? No problem. This Pittsburgh hotline is here to help.

From left: Community Delivery Hotline founder Shanon Williams, volunteer driver Sarah Samm, and volunteer operator Adam Morton. (📸: Photos submitted) Help is out there.  But what if you can’t get there?   Shanon Williams, founder of The Wellness Collective, has created the “Community Delivery Hotline” to bring essential items to Allegheny County residents who might otherwise […]

COVID-19 / April 21, 2020

Pittsburgh ‘porchraits’: The family photo you can’t get out of

Family life on lockdown. (📸: Pati Livengood) The year is 2020 and the front porch is the new outer edge of American life.  Holed up in our homes during an historic pandemic, fresh air is now at a premium, open space — even just a sliver of it — newly prized.   Enter porch picnics, porch talks, porch […]

COVID-19 / April 9, 2020

Highlighting the helpers: Student newsletters for pandemic times at Carlow

News travels fast. Courtesy of Carlow University As the makers of a newsletter, we’d like to shout-out another newsletter — actually three of them. Carlow University RAs Michaela Pry, Emma Wilson, and Brooke Gallagher are using newsletters they created to buoy students during the pandemic. This includes a number who were unable to return home and […]

COVID-19 / April 3, 2020

It’s o-fish-al: Meet the 2020 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry

St. Sava really tipped the scales. (🎨: The Incline illustration) They are the champions.  Thirty-one opponents and thousands of votes later, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport has won the 2020 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket, capping an unusual and abbreviated fish fry season with a resounding victory. More than 2,410 votes came in […]

Brackets / April 3, 2020