The Nite Rider launched nearly a year ago as a way to avoid South Side parking and still go to bars with no parking costs and no parallel parking. However, the shuttle's been on hiatus since December as city leaders revamp its mission. And the Nite Rider returns on St. Patrick's Day with free rides from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday and five stops. Read more about what worked and what didn't in the shuttle's first year and find out what days you'll likely be able to ride it in 2018.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.’s office said the February arrest of a woman outside a North Versailles entertainment complex “does raise concerns,” reported the Post-Gazette. Video of the arrest was posted to Facebook on Thursday and viewed more than 1 million times. In it, North Versailles Police Officer Christopher Kelly was telling several black teenage girls to leave North Versailles Stadium 18 Theater for “causing a disturbance” while Melanie V. Carter filmed it. Kelly then arrested Carter. The manager in the video, Jason Bauer, was fired Friday and defended his actions to the PG.
Bad weather typically means low voter turnout and Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 36 degrees and scattered snow showers, TribLive reported. But experts are still expecting high voter turnout given the attention to and funds dedicated to Tuesday's special election in the 18th Congressional District. The 18th district includes parts of Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. In Westmoreland County, about 30 percent of eligible voters are expected to cast ballots, per TribLive.
Point Park University's Department of Community Engagement is teaming up with The Light of Life Mission for an art installation, documentary viewing and panel discussion about the opioid epidemic in the Pittsburgh area. The art installation will include real-life belongings and personal items of the local homeless population. In addition to the art installation, the evening will include a viewing of the documentary "Eye of the Needle" and a panel on the subject of opioid addiction.
Where: 200 Lawrence Hall at Point Park University at 201 Wood St. (Downtown)
When: March 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Even though Pittsburgh doesn’t have a citywide composting program, that doesn’t mean you can’t compost — yes, even if you live in an apartment building. We talked with the experts to learn how to recycle your food scraps and why it's so important. Whether you want to do the work yourself or outsource it to a local company, here's a beginner's guide to composting.
Introducing Fresh Fest '18 — Pittsburgh's first black beer festival which will bring 15 black-owned breweries from around the U.S. to Threadbare Cider House & Meadery on August 11. It was created by Day Bracey and Ed Bailey aka the duo at Drinking Partners podcast as well as Mike Potter, who is launching online magazine Black Brew Culture. The fest will also include 10 local brewers who are partnering with black artists, entrepreneurs and small business owners to collaborate on a beer. Learn more about plans for the festival — and why it’s so important.