Escape the winter weather with hot, boozy drinks like mulled wine, and help fellow Pittsburghers by donating cold-weather clothing drive for the PNC YMCA. Get your ticket to join us.
Amazon announced Thursday that it's narrowed the applications for its HQ2 down to 20 finalist sites, including Pittsburgh. Mayor Bill Peduto praised the multiple organizations that worked on Pittsburgh's bid following the announcement, WTAE reported. Unlike other cities, Pittsburgh has denied requests to release the contents of its bid to Amazon. Per WTAE, Amazon will make it's final decision sometime this year.
Upheaval continues at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following the publication of a controversial editorial on Trump and racism that appeared in the paper on Monday. The editorial, put in at the behest of Publisher John R. Block, was assailed by critics, including current and former employees of the paper, who have called it both “disastrous” and an “abomination.” The column was also criticized by members of Block’s own family, who submitted a letter to the editor objecting to its content. That letter appeared in the Post-Gazette on Thursday. But it’s Block’s refusal to publish similar letters, one from the labor union representing Post-Gazette newsroom employees and one signed by 28 former employees, that has further fanned the flames. The resulting dynamic has been deemed "a civil war" inside One of America’s Great Newspapers.
Originally, President Donald Trump said his visit to North Fayette was all about supporting Rick Saccone. But after questions about the taxpayer-funded trip, Trump said the visit was about tax cuts and economic reform, the Post-Gazette reported. Trump's remarks did revolve around tax reform, but the president also tweeted his support for Saccone in the congressional special election for Pa. District 18. Per the PG, Trump plans to visit again before the special election.
Join the annual one-day conference on race relations created by the Black & White Reunion and hosted by the Metro-Urban Institute at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Admission includes breakfast and lunch, speakers, workshops and more. Reduced admission is available for students, seniors, groups of 10 or more and low-income attendees. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration will be open at the door. Attendance is capped at 750. The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is wheelchair accessible. Registration and breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary at 616 N Highland Ave (East Liberty)
When: January 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $30
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When there's snow in Pittsburgh, there are residents in need of volunteers who live nearby to clear their sidewalks and walkways through the Snow Angel program. But the volunteers and residents in need don't always live in the same neighborhood. Here's which neighborhoods need more help and how to volunteer before the next time it snows.
The owners behind Cure, Morcilla and East End Brewing Company are teaming up for a new restaurant in East End's tasting room in Larimer. Per Good Food Pittsburgh, the menu includes dishes that will pair well with beer including vegetarian options and a list of cured and slow-roasted meats. Look for it to open this spring.