After months of speculation that Braddock Mayor John Fetterman would be launching a bid for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, reports say an official announcement is expected today. And while Fetterman has yet to confirm any of those reports, the recent announcement of upcoming meet-and-greets in Philly and Braddock may have done it for him. But if Fetterman does declare his candidacy, some in the Democratic Party are eager to embrace him as an unconventional asset in what is expected to be a heated 2018 gubernatorial race.
Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday submitted Pittsburgh's 2018 budget to council and simultaneously asked the state to remove Pittsburgh from Act 47 Financially Distressed status. The city has been under Act 47 — and state financial oversight — since 2004, and while Peduto had previously championed the Act 47 designation as a critical tool in helping the city regain its financial footing, he said the time has come to move on and to independently apply the lessons learned over the past 14 years, the Post-Gazette reports.
A 40-member delegation from LG, many of them from the company’s South Korea headquarters, arrived in Pittsburgh this week to discuss possible collaborations with local universities, per the Post-Gazette.The company, a leading supplier of automobile information and entertainment systems, is said to be looking into what's available in terms of university research, start-up collaboration and potential investment opportunities here.
|What||Gather with other young professionals at United Way’s Hoodies for the Holidays Wrap Party to wrap a hoodie, write a note of encouragement for a student, grab a drink and play trivia. The event is designed to help local kids dream big and stay warm.|
|Where||Heinz Field, East Club at 100 Art Rooney Ave. (North Shore)|
|When||November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm|
|How much||$30 or a new college hoodie (with tags)|
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With so many new restaurants opening in Pittsburgh, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. In order to help, Thrillist compiled this list of the best new restaurants in the 'Burgh. There are few surprises here, but all are guaranteed to make your mouth water.
Attention Pittsburgh-area Swifties: Taylor is returning to Heinz Field, as part of her reputation world tour next year, so you should probably start planning now. She's got a new blockbuster album, legions of devoted fans and new poetry to share. But seriously, if you're interested, you should probably draft up a game plan sooner than later. Tickets are gonna go fast. You can start here.