State lawmakers who represent the city in Harrisburg, as well as Mayor Bill Peduto, are on board with a plan to put the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority under state oversight. The bill may have some as a surprise to Peduto, but his spokesperson told The Incline "he welcomes all oversight and assistance for PWSA, including calls for oversight by the PUC." This is why Pittsburgh's nine reps. are in favor of the plan.
Demolition of the remaining building at Penn Plaza is apparently underway, as the city and developer continue mediation over a legal dispute about the controversial East Liberty development. Photos taken Wednesday show crews dismantling an apartment building off Penn Avenue that was once home to low-income Pittsburghers. The Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition, as well as former residents, plan to protest at noon today at the site.
Sidney Crosby went into Wednesday's NHL Awards with the chance to join an elite list of superstars to win the Hart Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy — NHL MVP and playoff MVP — in the same season. Only Wayne Gretzky, Guy LaFleur and Bobby Orr, twice, have done that. But he got shut out, losing both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award — MVP voted by the media and players, respectively — to Edmonton wunderkind Connor McDavid. We ran down what could have been a historic night for Sid, and tried to figure out why he didn't win.
|What||The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting outdoor yoga accompanied by the Pittsburgh Cello Quartet. Bring your own mat. Class is first-come, first-served. No pre-registration is available.|
|Where||Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||June 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
|How much||$5 students | $8 members | $10 general public|
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Marc-Andre Fleury was officially selected by the Vegas Golden Knights (yep, real name) in the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday night, ending his 14-year career with the Penguins. It's a sad day for Pens fans, and our resident Pittsburgh sports homer DJ Gallo dedicated his weekly column to saying goodbye, good luck and thank you to Pittsburgh's nicest champion.
For nearly three months, Pittsburgh police have kept a 24-hour watch over hundreds of Civil War-era cannonballs found in Lawrenceville, reported TribLive. The cannonballs were found by contractors building apartments on the site of a former arsenal. And it turns out the cannonballs are property of the federal government and that means the city and the developer can't dispose of them.