Today is the deadline to register to vote for the special election in Pittsburgh City Council District 8. It's also the deadline for registered voters who need to change their address or party affiliation, TribLive reported. To register or make changes, voters can go online or go to the Elections Division office on the sixth floor of the County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave (Downtown) by 5 p.m. See our coverage of the March 6 special election here.
It was a close one, but the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Philly's first Super Bowl win. As you'd expect, Philly fans spilled into the streets celebrating with fireworks and even a Mummer, Philly.com reported And while Steelers fans may still feel conflicted about supporting the Eagles, remember that thanks to them, the Steelers are the only team with six Super Bowl wins.
Austin Davis will be sworn in today as the state representative for the 35th Pa. District after winning a special election last month. He'll be the first African American from Western Pa. elected to the state House from outside of the City of Pittsburgh, the New Pittsburgh Courier reported. Davis said he's ready to get started and will continue to focus on campaign priorities as well as issues he heard while talking to voters including addressing the opioid crisis and protecting programs for seniors. And since he won a special election to finish former Rep. Marc Gergely's term— Davis is also gearing up to run for re-election this year.
See the unveiling of photographs by Charles “Teenie” Harris set in Homewood and hear about Homewood history with Charlene Foggie-Barnett, Teenie Harris Archive Specialist, Carnegie Museum of Art. The Teenie in Everyday Society event is free, with advance registration online.
Where: Everyday Café at 532 N. Homewood Ave. (Homewood)
When: February 5, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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A dedication ceremony to introduce the new forever stamp with Mister Rogers on it is March 23, the Post-Gazette reported. The ceremony will be at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland where the first episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was made. And yes, you can go — or watch the Facebook live.
After being released from UPMC's Rehabilitation Institute last week, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has movement in his legs again, ESPN reported. Shazier also has a "regular walking routine." But he's not walking on his own and needs the help of a walker or other person, NBC's Michele Tofya reported. The linebacker was injured while making a tackle against the Bengals in early December and then underwent spinal stabilization surgery.