Gisele Fetterman arrived in the U.S. as an undocumented child nearly 30 years ago. She was never under the DACA program, but would have been had she arrived a few years later. With that in mind, she told The Incline that she views the president’s DACA wind-down as an assault on the immigrant community and worries about what might be coming out of the White House next. Also concerned about the immigrant community, protesters gathered at Republican congressmen’s offices across the state Wednesday — including that of Rep. Lou Barletta, Sen. Bob Casey’s most high-profile challenger thus far — in defense of DACA.
Next week marks one year since Uber rolled out its pilot program allowing Pittsburghers to ride in self-driving cars. In that time, Mayor Bill Peduto has gone from outspoken advocate of self-driving cars to publicly criticizing Uber — to now moving forward. Read about why the mayor thinks Uber is improving its relationship with the city and what he expects from all five self-driving car companies.
For about two-and-half weeks, residents in Squirrel Hill have found neo-Nazi and white supremacist stickers and business cards in Squirrel Hill, the Post-Gazette reported. And on Tuesday, the FBI told the PG that they're aware of the issue and are asking people to report anything that crosses the line of free speech and is threatening. Bradley W. Orsini, security director for Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and a retired FBI agent, echoed that, saying "... Our goal is to make everybody aware. If they see something, say something. Report it.”
Join us in celebrating The Incline's 1st birthday and meet more than 150 young Pittsburghers making the city better, as we honor a year of Who's Next classes and recognize our newest group: Who's Next: Health. Dance to the beats of JRod and DJ Bamboo, and enjoy local spirit samplings and a photo booth. Your ticket also includes beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres — and supports our local journalism. Your presence is worth a present, so the first 200 people to buy a ticket get a swag bag at the door. An after party with Thrival Innovation + Music Festival and cash bar start at 9 p.m. A huge thanks to The Incline’s bash sponsors S&T Bank and Thrival.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: September 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $40
Discover Fineview on an evening walk with Venture Outdoors. The moderately paced hike will follow sidewalks, staircases and side trails winding four to six miles through the North Side neighborhood.
When: September 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $12 | $8 for members
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The Pittsburgh bands and rappers you’re adding to all your Spotify playlists. Teachers and professionals connecting young ears with old sounds. As part of our Who’s Next series, The Incline wants to honor the young musicians making an impact in Pittsburgh’s music scene. This is your chance to shine a spotlight on everybody from aspiring symphony flutists to punk band drummers, acoustic guitar stars, rappers, concert promoters, DJs, music teachers and more. Nominate now.
Remember back in June when there were sightings of Anthony Bourdain across Pittsburgh? He was at Squirrel Hill Cafe, Grandma B’s in the Hill District and more. Well, mark your calendar for 9 p.m. Oct. 22. That's when the Pittsburgh episode of "Parts Unknown" will air on CNN, Pittsburgh Magazine reported. And word is that the theme of the episode is "Pittsburgh Old and New."