The great solar eclipse of 2017 is over, which means it's time to turn our eyes, not toward the sun, but to 2024. In April of that year, Erie will be in the path of totality, which is great news. The less great news is that you can't book a hotel room quite yet. Alternative option: Stay in Pittsburgh, which will experience a near total eclipse.
More than a week after violent clashes in Charlottesville, state Democratic lawmakers gathered Monday in Pittsburgh to renew their push to see Pennsylvania’s hate crimes law expanded. The expansion being championed by Pittsburgh's Rep. Dan Frankel would extend protections to include new groups of potential victims. On Monday, Frankel told a crowd at Freedom Corner the time has come to try again: "Passing comprehensive hate crime legislation in Pennsylvania is one way to add substance to our expression of outrage."
PWSA is currently conducting digs across Pittsburgh to find lead service lines. But as Allegheny Front reported, the authority is not replacing all of them. "If [the homeowners] prefer to change their line — otherwise we can’t do a partial replacement," a PWSA engineer told the radio program. But as PWSA decides where to make full line replacements, homes with children won't be prioritized, according to TribLive. Meanwhile, PWSA and its former contractor Veolia Water North America are still playing the blame game over who's at fault for switching key chemicals, per Pittsburgh City Paper.
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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film "Dirty Dancing" with a party at Harris Grill where "Nobody puts bacon in a corner."
Where: Harris Grill at 5747 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: August 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Earlier this summer, we turned to the experts to explain why it feels like everyone in Pittsburgh knows everyone. (There are a few reasons.) Then, we asked you for your craziest connections, and they didn't disappoint — from Pittsburghers in Texas to meeting your half brother, here are the stories you shared.
The Pittsburgh Pierogi fest is back this year, bringing everything from Rogicones to pierogi waffles with fried chicken. The festival began in 2013 and expanded over the years, outgrowing its venue at Stage AE, the Post-Gazette reported. This year, it will be held Sept. 24 at Kennywood Park, where 5,000 pierogi fans are expected to attend.