Erika Strassburger — a well-funded, well-connected and heavily endorsed independent candidate — will fill Pittsburgh’s vacant District 8 City Council seat. Her camp claimed victory around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the special election to replace her former boss, Dan Gilman, who is now Mayor Bill Peduto's chief of staff. Strassburger defeated her nearest opponent, Democratic nominee Sonja Finn, 2:1, with about 64 percent of the vote. "There are lots of projects I’m ready to tackle, from brick and mortar projects to stormwater to green infrastructure projects. But it’s also about the big picture and how to manage growth in District 8 and how to start to tackle issues of traffic and parking," Strassburger told The Incline on Tuesday night.
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned on behalf of Democrat Conor Lamb near Pittsburgh yesterday, speaking to crowds at the Carpenters Training Center in Collier Township and at Robert Morris University. He called on labor unions to back Lamb in Tuesday's special election to fill Rep. Tim Murphy's seat, KDKA reported. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is scheduled to stump for Republican Rick Saccone this weekend, leading up to the race for the 18th Congressional district. Hear more from Biden's remarks — in which he says Lamb "reminds me of my son, Beau Biden."
As it scouts a town for its HQ2, Amazon will visit Pittsburgh. But when? Well, nobody knows. Pittsburgh is keeping all the details secret, prompting concerns from advocates for transparent government. Several local sites are expected to be under consideration, the Post-Gazette reports, including the former Almono site in Hazelwood, the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill District, the World Trade Center at Pittsburgh International Airport, the former J. Allan Steel site on the North Side and the former River Walk Corporate Centre on the South Side.
At Carnegie Library's Side Hustle Series, hear from some drivers who have made working for Uber and Lyft work for them. Find out what’s needed to become a driver, some pros and cons, and tips and tricks.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland – South Wing Reading Room at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: March 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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At work, these 11 young leaders are shaping Pittsburgh’s businesses and board rooms as accountants, entrepreneurs, recruiters and more. After work, they’re in the community and making a difference through volunteering. Meet our Business & Finance class of Who's Next, presented by S&T Bank. Read about the honorees' work, and meet them at a happy hour in their honor on March 28.
It's like Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day — but in reverse. Pittsburgh entrepreneur Erica Peterson, founder of Moms Can: Code and a Who’s Next honoree created “Bring in Your Mom to Work Day” to fight agism and sexism in the tech industry, and it's coming up on Thursday. Learn more about how to bring your mom to work and what to show her. But warning: she might bring your baby photos.