Medical marijuana dispensary Solevo in Squirrel Hill starts selling to patients in Pittsburgh today, reported the Associated Press. Thursday was the first day for legal medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania as the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary opened in Butler. Diana Briggs was the first buyer, spending $178 on a month's supply to reduce her 17-year-old son Ryan's seizures, per WTAE. Only patients and caregivers are allowed in the dispensaries with state-issued cards.
For at least a year, the FBI investigated the ties between Pittsburgh police and B-Three Solutions, a technology company. Then-Police Chief Cameron McLay also launched an internal investigation to see if there were inappropriate ties and payments for unfinished projects, PublicSource reported. Earlier this week, police officer Souroth Chatterji filed a federal lawsuit saying that a top public safety official tried to stall his career and end the investigations. Read more about what happened, the status of the FBI investigation and what officials are — and aren't — saying.
The story of the Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map involves a bad sense of direction, a love of Pittsburgh and two things that are as Pittsburgh as it gets — fried fish and tech. Here's how the popular map got started and has changed since then. Plus, we made a map of the 32 contenders in the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket to help with your research before you vote. Don't forget to vote by 10 a.m. Monday.
Travel back to the roaring '20s at History Uncorked. Snap speakeasy selfies in a themed photobooth, enjoy live jazz music, dance to DJ Mad Maxx, enjoy food and beverage samples and explore the new American Spirits exhibition. Be sure to dress the part in 1920s-inspired attire.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $65
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One year ago today, Colony Cafe opened, allowing visitors to have a coffee or a drink while petting cats. And in its first year of business, Colony has been the site for multiple proposals, a sorry-you-were-laid-off party and nearly 100 cat adoptions. Read more about what to expect in year two of the cafe, as well as more about Black Cat Market, a Lawrenceville cat cafe that will open as soon as next month.
Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog starts today, and what better way to celebrate than making your own dining tour of Chinese restaurants in Squirrel Hill? Here's a roundup from the Post-Gazette of where to go and tips for ordering. And don't miss the Lunar New Year kickoff at the JCC Pittsburgh on Saturday.