An 1870s-era Strip District building owned by Heinz History Center could face demolition, freeing up space for the museum to expand. But, Preservation Pittsburgh contends, that would destroy a building that contributes to “the overall architectural heritage of the city.” The History Center envisions using the vacant space for loading and unloading objects in the short-term and for a museum expansion in the long-term. We dove into the plans, the controversy, and the history of the 148-year-old building.
More than a week after the polls closed in the special election for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, Republican candidate Rick Saccone called his Democratic opponent, Conor Lamb, to concede. The call followed days of legal wrangling, ballot reviews and ballot tallying as Republicans held off on admitting what many already knew — they had suffered a narrow but bruising defeat. But does Saccone's concession having any bearing on the outcome or the review processes already underway? In short, no. And what is the actual significance of a concession? Here we examine that question while also looking at concessions as political gestures and symbolic bookends. We also look at what this particular concession means for a special election race in southwestern Pennsylvania with arguably much broader implications.
Although Philly and Pittsburgh have legal exceptions, needle exchange programs in Pennsylvania are technically illegal due to the state's drug paraphernalia laws, Billy Penn reported. But support for these programs and efforts to make them legal across the state continue to grow as a way to combat the opioid epidemic. Advocates as well as academic and government leaders have all expressed their support to change the laws. Here's how that could happen.
If staying up late isn't your thing, this party is for you. Design Crush and DJMB will host the In Bed By 10 dance party, which will raise money for SisTers PGH.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st Street (Lawrenceville)
When: March 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $5
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Mark your calendar for August. A new fashion exhibit coming to the Heinz History Center will include costumes from "Black Panther" designed by Ruth E. Carter, the Post-Gazette reported. The display, "Heroes & Sheroes: A Ruth E. Carter Costume Retrospective: will showcase costumes from throughout her career including outfits from "Selma" and the "ROOTS" revival. Read more about how Pittsburgh became a stop for the exhibit.
They’re the ones with the quirky Pittsburgh knowledge. The people who know the great places to go. Your friends who plan the biggest events in the city. For our upcoming Who's Next class, a series presented by S&T Bank, we're honoring rising stars in the city's tourism industry. But we need your help — tell us about the under-40 Pittsburghers we need to know. And don't forget to join us to celebrate Who's Next: Business and Finance on March 28.