You may have noticed that your neighborhood bikeshare dock is, well, missing. It is, but not for any nefarious reasons. Healthy Ride is in the midst of launching its 2.0 pilot, which means new docks and a new rent/return system. It's pretty simple — once you get over the fact that the docks are gone.
Dr. Robert Capretto was once against medical marijuana. Now, he's one of the investors in a company that recently received a permit to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Squirrel Hill. He, as well as other experts including state Sen. Daylin Leach, discussed medical marijuana and how it will work in Pittsburgh next year. The takeaway: there's *a lot* of security involved.
State officials have traveled the state for three hearings as they decide on and submit a winter heating assistance plan to the federal government. Currently, the state plan would cut funds by 25 percent. Officials made a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, reported the Post-Gazette, where about a dozen people testified about the importance of the program and what could happen if cuts happened as planned — too cold homes, broken pipes and deaths from unsafe heating methods.
The fifth annual Deutschtown Music fest features 200 bands, 28 stages, eight outdoor stages, more than 20 food vendors and a beer garden. Performances, ranging from rock to pop to Celtic, are free.
Where: Various locations in the North Side
When: July 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to July 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
How much: Free
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Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings are back after a brief vacation and this edition focuses on ... not trying to trade away all the city's sports stars. No, Starling Marte doesn't have to be dealt when he's back from suspension. No, there may not be any better players in the Pirates system than Andrew McCutchen. No, the Penguins don't need to run Phil Kessel out of town. No, you don't have to wish new assistant Mark Recchi an early exit just because he's also a short, round sniper who wins Cups. Here are this week's rankings, with an All-Star finish. It's good to be back.
Next time you're on the tram at Pittsburgh International Airport, pay attention to the voice on the loudspeaker. You might just hear Rick Sebak. He's one of multiple Pittsburgh-famous to record information about the city and safety instructions, reported TribLive. In his recording, Sebak gives a shoutout to multiple neighborhoods, innovation and, of course, Mister Rogers.