The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency begin Friday. By then, The Sprout Fund plans to announce the recipients of its 100 Days of US grants, awarded to Pittsburghers who have ideas about how to make the city better during the president-elect’s first few months in office. You have until noon today to both like the concepts you, well, like, and donate money via CrowdRise so some of those ideas can become realities.
The city opened applications for a new full-time role in the Department of Public Safety: victim assistance coordinator. The hire will aid victims of crimes, domestic violence and natural or man-made disaster in Pittsburgh and work on police policy and trainings and educate the community, according to the job description. But some of that work sounds like it would overlap with the Pittsburgh-based Center for Victims, according to the center's leader.
Mayor Bill Peduto has an opponent: the Rev. John Welch, a past Peduto supporter who is dean of students at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. "We’ve won ‘most livable city’ twice, but the numbers are in on African-American poverty," Welch told Chris Potter of the Post-Gazette. Welch said he considers Peduto a friend, but the election is about the office — not the man. You can keep track of everyone who's gearing up for the May and November elections here.
|What||Join this Pop Craft workshop to learn how to screen print on fabric. The price includes everything you need, plus you can bring one extra item to screen print (or you can buy a natural tote bag there). It's 21+ and BYOB. Light appetizers provided.|
|Where||Spool at 816 E Warrington Ave. (Allentown)|
|When||January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.|
The Incline Likes
For all their playoff success — the most postseason appearances, most playoff wins and most Super Bowl victories among them — the AFC title game has seen nearly as many Steelers failures as triumphs. Pittsburgh is 36-23 all time in the playoffs and 6-2 in the Super Bowl, but just 8-7 in the AFC Championship, with a chance to fall back to .500 if they lose at New England on Sunday. With that, we thought we’d continue our round-by-round ranking of the Steelers in the playoffs by revisiting all 15 championships. (Check out our rankings of Wild Card games and Divisional Playoff wins, too.)
Dave Lozo’s weekly look at the Pens pictures life without Kris Letang, questions the age of some ‘old-timers’ and celebrates Evgeni Malkin’s return to form. Read on to find out who's the Player of the Week ... and who's Player of the Weak. (And, btw, if you love Pittsburgh Penstravaganza!, you can sign up here by clicking "Follow This" for it to be sent directly to your inbox each week.)