It's been 43 years since Pittsburgh public school teachers went on strike. After a marathon 14-hour negotiation session that lasted until late Tuesday night, the teachers' union and district officials reached a tentative agreement, TribLive reported, avoiding a strike after the possibility had loomed during the past few weeks. We looked back at the last teacher strike in 1975. Turns out it was a fractious affair that included a judge ordering the teachers back to work, the teachers violating that order, padlocked union offices and infighting, as well. It also occurred against the backdrop of a nationwide recession. This is the story of the Pittsburgh teacher strike of 1975.
Conor Lamb is the Democrat running to replace former Congressman Tim Murphy in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. So why was he just endorsed by an LGBT group in the 17th district? Well, the short answer is that Pennsylvania's court-ordered redrawing of the state's congressional district map has left a lot of things up in the air, and under the newly proposed map (which is now being challenged by Republicans) the 17th would be more favorable territory for Democrats than it is currently. According to the Post-Gazette, Lamb has remained mum on any plans he may have for the 17th. But the PG says that regardless of the special election's outcome, "Lamb is widely expected to run" there, a scenario made all the more plausible with his latest endorsement.
After months of its North Shore perch being empty, the Mister Rogers statue has returned, the Post-Gazette reports. The “Tribute to Children” monument was closed for the summer to allow a maintenance upgrade to its concrete base and the statue was removed during that time. It was back in place on Tuesday, making a beautiful day in the neighborhood all the more lovely.
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 young philanthropists making an impact in Pittsburgh through Who’s Next, a series presented by S&T Bank. Your ticket includes light bites from Choolaah Indian BBQ, beer, wine, and samplings from Threadbare Cider and Stateside Vodka, as well as your chance to meet The Incline’s Who’s Next: Philanthropy class, sponsored by PNC YMCA and Moxie.
Where: Moxie office (Alcoa Building, 9th Floor) at 611 William Penn Place (Downtown)
When: February 28, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $25 for public | Free for Who's Next: Philanthropy honorees
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The date has been set for the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival 2018. According to Good Food Pittsburgh, the dumpling festival will be returning to Kennywood this year on Sunday, Sept. 23. Last year the event included more than 40 vendors from the Pittsburgh area served up "all styles of pierogies, from classic platters served with sauerkraut and kielbasa, to new takes on the famous dish, like Pierogi Mac & Cheese, Pierogi doughnuts, and pierogi-inspired ice cream," Good Food adds. And if that wasn't enough, there will also be roller coasters.
Nominations are currently open for our Who's Next: Style class. This means fashion designers, hair and makeup artists, costume designers, interior designers and anyone with a sense of style you want other people to know about. If you know someone you think should be in the running, let us know before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Read more about Who's Next and Who's Next: Style and nominate someone stylish here. And remember, this time, style points are everything.