One of Pittsburgh’s representatives in the state house will again introduce a bill that would extend the state’s discrimination protections to LGBTQ people. But unless Rep. Dan Frankel and other legislators can convince Speaker Mike Turzai to refer the bill to a committee that will put it up for a vote, it’s likely to suffer the same fate. “Ultimately I’m optimistic in the longterm that we’re going to get it done,” Frankel said of the Fairness Act. “This year will prove to be a challenge.”
Meetings with more than 400 Pittsburgh residents informed a new report on the needs of the city’s most vulnerable communities and recommendations about how to address the issues. The report, commissioned by the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition and compiled by the Homewood Children’s Village’s Office of Research and Evaluation, covers six topic areas: public safety, affordable housing, family outcomes, businesses and organizations, education and employment. Officials and leaders from the nonprofit stressed that the report is just the beginning of the process.
Pittsburgh, you can drink the water again (since yesterday). And turns out, no one was ever in danger during a roughly 42-hour flush and boil water advisory from PWSA. But this doesn't mean everything is great for PWSA, the authority is still dealing with a poor public perception, lead and an upcoming investigation into what happened to cause this advisory.
|What||Join PublicSource for an evening with J.D. Vance, author of 'Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.' The No. 1 New York Times bestseller was identified by the Times as being one of “six books to help understand Trump’s win.”|
|Where||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm|
|How much||$25-$50 | $10 students & military | $150 to attend 6 p.m. private reception|
|What||See "Groundhog Day" with drink specials, such as sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, and a free beer tasting. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie is at 8 p.m.|
|Where||The Oaks Theater at 310 Allegheny River Blvd. (Oakmont)|
|When||February 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm|
The Incline Likes
Come celebrate not celebrating this Hallmark holiday with friends, lovers ... and future exes. Knob Hall Winery PGH is extending its happy hour and will do wine tastings. (Much love to our event bank sponsor S&T Bank.) Btw, if you love Incline events, you can sign up here to get email updates about our latest parties.