Warm up by drinking hot, boozy drinks and donating cold-weather gear to a clothing drive for the PNC YMCA. Get your ticket to join us.
Sonja Finn won the nod from the Democratic committee to be the party's candidate in the special election for city council District 8, the Post-Gazette reported. Finn bested Erika Strassburger with a vote of 27 to 20. Marty Healey, the third candidate, recieved no votes. Strassburger, who had the support of Mayor Bill Peduto and Chief of Staff Dan Gilman, said she'll run as an independent. The special election is March 6.
The Steelers said they wanted another shot at the Jaguars. Then some of them seemed to be looking past the Jags at the AFC title game in New England. Whoops. The Steelers lost to Jacksonville, again, at home Sunday ending their season. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 469 yards and five touchdowns and still, at times, looked awful. The defense was terrible. The special teams were not special. So what went wrong? We tried to figure it out.
Protestors told the Post-Gazette they plan to return at noon today for a second day of protests outside of Pizza Milano following an altercation on Friday. Per a video posted to social media, Jade Martin went into the restaurant where the manager Mahmut Yilmaz, 41 told her to leave, argued with her and tackled her to the ground, hitting her head on the floor. Yilmaz has been charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, WPXI reported. Martin will face charges of defiant trespass and disorderly conduct. Protestors gathered outside Pizza Milano on Saturday after the video was posted online.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater is hosting a day of performances and activities to celebrate the civil rights leader's legacy. Braddock Library, BOOM Concepts, New Voices Pittsburgh, Centre for Creative Reuse and Assemble PGH will bring family-friendly activities. At 2 p.m., host Dustin Gibson will take the stage, introducing performances from Blak Rapp Madusa, Hope Academy, Nick Daniels - The DANA Movement Ensemble 2.0, Alumni Theater Company and Dreams of Hope. Here are five more ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Pittsburgh.
Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater at 5941 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: January 15, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Pay what you wish
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Martin Luther King Jr. visited Pittsburgh multiple times as he rose to national prominence as a Civil Rights leader. On his first trip, he was 27 years old and spoke to youth groups at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District, per Pittsburgh Magazine. He returned several times, and his last visit was to speak to a packed auditorium at the Pitt student union. He ended his speech with optimism, saying “I still believe in the future. Our goal is freedom, and we’ll get there because the goal of America is freedom."
If you live in Pa. District 35 and need an absentee ballot for the special election on Jan. 23, absentee applications are due at 5 p.m. Tuesday, per the Allegheny County Elections Division. Find the request form here and return it to Elections Division, 542 Forbes Ave, Room 609 (Downtown). The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Voters can also complete their ballot on the spot. Absentee ballots are due 5 p.m. Friday. Candidates are Democrat Austin Davis and Republican Fawn Walker-Montgomery.