The debate for District 8
A debate with the four candidates running for the vacant District 8 city council seat on Sunday revealed more commonalities than differences between them, the Post-Gazette reports. The candidates largely echoed each other on subjects including snow removal and the city's troubled water system before an audience of over 200 at Chatham University’s Eddy Theater. Differences did emerge on the subject of keeping Pittsburgh affordable. And while the candidates may have been largely unified in terms of talking points, the race for District 8 has newly revealed fissures in the city's Democratic Party as Mayor Bill Peduto backs an independent candidate over his party's official nominee.
A mass shooting in Fayette County overnight Sunday left four people dead and one wounded. KDKA reports the shooting took place at Ed's Car Wash in Melcroft at around 3 a.m. The suspected gunman, identified as 28-year-old Timothy O’Brien Smith, was on life support as of Sunday evening after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was not expected to survive. Police also confirmed that the O'Brien Smith was wearing body armor at the time of the shooting. And while authorities have yet to confirm a motive, family members suspect it may have been domestic in nature.
A byline strike at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has ended four days after it began amid contentious contract talks between the union representing 150 newsroom employees at the paper and the paper's ownership company. The ending of the strike at 11:59 p.m. Sunday capped a tumultuous month at the venerable Pittsburgh newspaper. And while union representatives said the strike had achieved its objective of raising awareness of their ongoing contract negotiations, they also said the matter is far from settled and more labor actions are possible if ownership doesn't alter its approach.
Think of it like a Shakespearian open mic night. At "Monologue Madness," anybody can perform their favorite Shakespearean verse in an informal and fun evening celebrating the Bard’s most famous and most obscure works. Attendees can come with a reading prepared, choose a monologue from the host or simply sit back and listen.
Where: Te Café at 2000 Murray Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: January 29, 2018 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
The Incline Likes
Pittsburgh's food scene is often talked about. But what about its bar scene? Good Food Pittsburgh put together this list of can't-miss happy hour deals in the city, from Federal Galley to Hidden Harbor, where the best in city drinks are easy to find — and often for a better deal than you might imagine.
It's time to celebrate our latest Who's Next class and we want you to join us. The class, Who's Next: Fitness, is comprised of 17 people working to make Pittsburgh a happier and healthier place. We're throwing a happy hour event in their honor on Wednesday at Highmark Stadium, and you can purchase tickets here to join the festivities.