Warm up by drinking hot, boozy drinks and donating cold-weather gear to a clothing drive for the PNC YMCA. Get your ticket to join us.
Dozens of former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffers have signed their names to a letter condemning an editorial on racism and President Donald Trump that appeared in the paper on Martin Luther King Day. The statement opposing the piece was submitted as a letter to the editor and includes the signatures of Mayor Peduto's Communications Chief and Pulitzer Prize winner Martha Rial and more than two dozen others. At issue is the editorial's apparent defense of Trump against accusations of racism. But the decision to run the piece was made by the paper's publisher, underscoring a divide building in the Post-Gazette newsroom and others nationwide.
Nearly a year since the Women’s March on Pittsburgh and the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional March/Rally, women in local politics have their focus set on the upcoming 2018 election and getting more women to run for office and elected. From candidates to activists to elected officials, we checked in to hear about what did and didn't work in 2017, what's next, and why this is just the "first wave."
Once a haven for crime and nuisance bars, Pittsburgh's East Ohio Street is getting new attention from developers interested in the North Side street and its commercial potential. But that attention has also raised questions from preservationists about the future of the historic locale. Those questions have only intensified with plans to demolish one of Pittsburgh's oldest buildings in the 600 block of East Ohio. As TribLive reports, that building is one of the last commercial structures left from the North Side's days as canal port. It's also now at the center of a community debate about what should happen to it and where East Ohio Street goes from here.
In the context of President Donald Trump’s administration, Duquesne University is hosting a Human Rights Film Series to examine the most critical abuses of human rights in the world today. The film series begins with a screening of 13th, a Netflix original documentary directed by Ava DuVernay that explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.
Where: Room 105 of College Hall on Duquesne's Campus (Bluff)
When: January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Citing a need to do a better job of addressing snow and ice on city streets, Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday said it's time to do more to improve the process in the future, KDKA reports. Four steps have been proposed. They include investing in more road salt and liquid calcium chloride, working with our Department of Innovation and Performance to better field residential complaints, working with the Department of Public Works to get more drivers on the streets and accepting proposals for a redesign of snow removal routes to make sure they are being addressed in the "smartest, most efficient and most productive manner."
It's winter and time for the Winter 2018 edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, which kicked off Monday, with more than 80 restaurants participating, Good Food Pittsburgh reports. From Monday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 21, enjoy a variety of three-course menus with various price points, from $20.18 lunches to $35.18 dinners. Good Food Pittsburgh put together a road map for those interested and a list of the 10 dishes they're most excited to try. Bon appétit.