A pencil is not a weapon inside a Pittsburgh public school. That’s the crux of an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas ruling that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld Monday. And according to Cheryl Kleiman, a Pittsburgh-based staff attorney for the Education Law Center, it’s a decision that sends a message to districts across the commonwealth: "The era of school districts’ unbridled discretion to use the weapons possession statue to discipline students for behaviors in schools is over."
When players take to the ice for Game 4 of the Pens-Caps series tonight, Sidney Crosby won't be there. After being cross-checked in the head Monday night, Crosby is out with a concussion, the fourth of his career. After tonight, it's day-to-day on Crosby's status, coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Tuesday. And so in this week's Pittsburgh Penstravaganza!, Dave Lozo asks (himself) hard questions about the Pens' chances without their captain.
After months of silence since creating an affordable housing trust fund without funding it, Pittsburgh City Council is poised to approve an increase to the realty transfer tax to supply up to $10 million a year, the Post-Gazette reported. Councilman Daniel Lavelle, the architect of the fund, said he expects a majority of members to support the legislation. Predictably, not everyone is on board with this idea. "In a year where we’re generating $37 million in surplus dollars, that someone is actually talking about raising taxes in the City of Pittsburgh is just a ridiculous conversation," City Controller Michael Lamb told the paper. The debate begins anew next Wednesday.
|What||See students from the Duquesne University Theatre Arts Department perform three, one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw: "How He Lied to Her Husband," "Shakes Versus Shav" and "Dark Lady of the Sonnets."|
|Where||Genesius Theater at 600 Forbes Ave. (Bluff)|
|When||May 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm|
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Know an intrepid attorney or legal expert who’s making a difference in Pittsburgh? Tell us about them for our upcoming Who's Next: Law class. We'll assemble a list of the standouts and honor them with a happy hour that you can attend, too. Nominate those under-40 legal stars here.
Could Pittsburgh become the first industrial city in the U.S. to run on 100 percent clean and renewable energy? That’s Eva Resnick-Day’s vision. She’s a Sierra Club Pennsylvania organizer working locally on Ready for 100, a national campaign that asks cities to switch to 100 percent clean energy sources by 2035 at the latest. Tonight, she'll kick off the campaign with an event for volunteers. Learn more here.