Supporters of Martin Esquivel-Hernandez say today could be his last in the U.S. He's an undocumented immigrant who was living Pittsburgh before he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last spring. Last week, an immigration judge said no to his request to stay in the U.S. due to fears he'd be harmed in Mexico. A rally is planned for 5 p.m. in the South Side to ask ICE to “actually respect the city’s wishes and bring Martin home.”
A Pennsylvania Senate committee today voted to advance a bill that bans abortions in most cases after 20 weeks. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Michele Brooks, allows for exceptions only when a physician deems a woman's life is at risk. Want to know where your Allegheny County senator and rep. stand on abortion access? Consult our list.
On Friday, Mayor Bill Peduto told The Incline about his disappointment in Uber over the past year. This included CEO Travis Kalanick's decision to serve on a Trump advisory council (he's since resigned) and the company's decision not to pitch in with Pittsburgh's Smart City Challenge application. An Uber spokesman reached out to us the next day to respond. Here's what he said.
As part of Sembène – The Film & Art Festival, City of Asylum will screen the documentary "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket." RSVP required.
Where: City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at 40 W. North Ave. (North Side)
When: February 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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As you may have heard, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl again, and in the process continued to tie and erase Steelers records. For now, Pittsburgh's record for most Super Bowl wins in one franchise’s history is safe. But that could change next year, according to oddsmakers who are already favoring the Patriots to win in 2018. So what about the Steelers?
Italian food + a quick lunch = What's not to love? Piada Italian Street Food opened its first Pennsylvania location in Oakland, reported Next Pittsburgh. It's a spin on the assembly-line concept to make wraps using an Italian flatbread called a piada. Learn more about them here.