Election Day is looming, and for those of you unsure about your options, we've created this handy procrastinator's guide to help. We've recapped local races, from Peduto's uncontested mayoral run to the only disputed city council seat, to the school board and state judiciary. Do your research this weekend so you're ready for Tuesday.
In addition to the candidates on Tuesday's ballot, there are yes or no questions that you have to be prepared for. One — about making it possible to eliminate property tax — is statewide. Another — about Pittsburgh employees having part-time jobs as coaches or instructors at public schools or universities — is for the city of Pittsburgh. And if you live in Monroeville or Bethel Park, you have four more questions too. Here's what you need to know so you can answer on Tuesday.
On one block of Amanda Avenue in Carrick, officials recorded 3 overdoses in 11 days. Neighborhood-wide, overdoses run, by some measures, two to three times the citywide rate. As a result, the Post-Gazette is now calling Carrick the center of the region's opioid epidemic. But why Carrick? Why now? Everyone wants to know. Few hold the answers.
Kick off your weekend with some food truck fare at The Truck Yeah Round-Up, featuring Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Franktuary, Nakama and Pgh Po'boy, along with a dozen local beers and two wines. Get ready for the evening by checking out our Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket.
Where: Pittsburgh Food Park at 1923 River Front Dr. (Millvale)
When: November 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
Apparently Pittsburghers love McChicken more than Pitts-burgers — or at least, they order more of the McDonald's chicken sandwich than the Primanti Bros. classic on UberEATS. In honor of National Sandwich Day today, UberEATS released the figures showing which sandwiches its customers order the most. The McChicken reigns supreme in Pittsburgh, but who else made the list?