While the #MeToo movement put a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, one local group wants to bring more attention to sexual harassment in schools. The Black Girls Equity Alliance, formed from the research arm of Gwen's Girls, will speak to the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors at its public hearing tonight and ask for more collaboration to improve the district's prevention and response to sexual harassment. Read more about how the alliance started and what they are asking of the school board.
A new deep dive by The Intercept takes a closer look at Veolia, the company which had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh around the time that lead levels rose in the drinking water in both cities. And while the piece is an indictment of Veolia's involvement and private control of public utilities in general, it also focuses on the Trump administration's push make it easier for private companies like Veolia to control public water systems while also seeking to cut federal funding for water protection.
Progress is being made at the site of a road collapse on Route 30 in East Pittsburgh with a new retaining wall taking shape there weeks later, WTAE reports. Debris continues to be removed. But not everyone is satisfied. "It took 'em a long time to get to it because the road had been buckling way before that, so I think that's something that should have been handled a long time ago," resident Stacey Hines told WPXI. In the meantime, PennDOT plans to hold a briefing this morning to discuss the status of the project.
Whether you're learning to skate or easing back into it, check out this go-at-your-own-pace session. It provides an opportunity to feel out the skatepark without pressure, plus staff will be on-hand if you want some tips.
Where: Switch & Signal Skatepark at 7518 Dickson St. (Swissvale)
When: May 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Good Food Pittsburgh knows good wine, too, and proves it with their new Ultimate Pittsburgh Local Winery Guide. Pittsburgh's wine scene is growing — and changing alongside the city's demographics. And with patio season here, what better time to dig in and scout out these local vintners or plan your own tour, à la "Sideways."
Summer is near, and that means it's time to start planning your adventures. And if you're like us, live music will factor heavily into that equation, meaning you need to know who's coming to town and when. The Post-Gazette has it covered with its guide to Pittsburgh entertainment this summer. It includes everything the Pittsburgh music lover needs to know from what festivals are on tap to outdoor concerts to dance, stage and movies. So check it out, get excited and mark your calendar.