So far this season, the landslides have caused havoc on roads, homes and hillsides at a cost of $12 million to the city, the Post-Gazette reported. But the city only budgeted roughly $1 million for landslide remediation so that means looking at other options like state funds, diverting money from other areas and more. While landslides aren't rare for Western Pa., Maura Kennedy, the city’s director of permits, licenses and inspections, told the PG that "to my knowledge, there’s never been a season like this."
You know that feeling when you're done with work for the day and excited to head home....but then so is everyone else and now traffic is at a crawl? Us too. It's all about bad layouts, bad drivers and stoplights with bad timing, one expert told Pittsburgh Magazine. Here's his list of the six worst areas for traffic. Speaking of traffic, if you are driving on I-279 today, expect delays, per TribLive. Here's why.
The 2018 primary is officially less than a month away, and things keep changing. On Sunday, Ray Linsenmayer announced he was dropping out of the PA 17 race for U.S. Congress and throwing his support to Conor Lamb, WTAE reported. Lamb is now the only Democrat in what once was a field of three. Keep track of who's running where with this list of candidates and here's how to have election 2018 updates sent straight to your inbox.
This four-course pizza and beer dinner from Michigan & Trumbull and Allegheny City Brewing features four pairings, even including a dessert pizza. If you haven't tried Michigan & Trumbull yet, here's what to expect from this Detroit-style pizza hotspot.
Where: Federal Galley at 200 Children's Way (North Side)
When: April 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $51.99 (tax and gratuity are included)
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It's wedding season, a.k.a. Pittsburgh cookie table season, so we dug into the history of our city's sweetest tradition. It turns out, finding the true origin of the custom is as challenging as making the perfect pizzelle. Whether you're a newcomer to Pittsburgh wondering what we're even talking about or whether you've been eating from cookie tables at every family wedding for years, this tale unveils a lot about Pittsburgh's generosity and spirit. Let us explain (and offer some etiquette tips).
She wanted to give confidence to girls of color and combat the negative stereotypes that she heard growing up. So Erica Pullen, who grew up in Penn Hills and is a Carlow University alumna, wrote a children's book "Believing in Myself." “This book is to motivate and encourage little girls that they can be all that they can be regardless of what area they go into life,” Pullen told the New Pittsburgh Courier. And she's returning to the area for a book tour with stops in the East Hills, Hazelwood, North Side and Hill District this week.