John Welch launched a campaign for mayor in January, running on the slogan “Building One Pittsburgh.” He’s made elevated levels of lead in Pittsburgh’s water a central part of his campaign, along with affordable housing and inequality. If elected, he would be the city's first black mayor. But as Welch paints himself as the left-of-progressive choice to Mayor Bill Peduto, detractors point to his personal views on issues like abortion access and bike lanes, ideas more expected from fellow candidate council member Darlene Harris. You probably already know Harris and Peduto. Meet Welch.
A longtime elected official who’s dubbed herself a community advocate instead of a politician, Darlene Harris has no yard signs, no campaign finance reports and a one-page campaign website in her run for Pittsburgh mayor. But her supporters and those who work with her describe her as hard working and a familiar face who isn’t above tackling issues like filling potholes, pruning trees, towing abandoned cars and tending to full trash cans. So who are Harris' supporters?
Ottawa held a 1-0 lead for most of Game 1 in the Eastern Conference final Saturday night, and their first-period goal almost held up, until Evgeni Malkin was at the right place at the right time to tie the game with just over 5 minutes to play in regulation. Again the Pens were outshot, allowing 32 shots in regulation, but it was one of the Senators 3 shots in overtime that did it, as Bobby Ryan's breakaway backhander went past Marc-Andre Fleury to seal Game 1. Fleury had 30 saves, but it wasn't enough.
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|What||Check out the Neighborhood Flea for vintage wares, furniture, music, art and more. Plus, there will be food trucks and various workshops. Bonus points if you buy mom something nice.|
|Where||The Neighborhood Flea at 2300 Penn Ave. (Strip District)|
|When||May 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|What||Local photographer Ryan Heggerty and others paired up with second to fifth graders at the Allentown Learning Engagement Center for a "then and now" photo project of their community. See the photos at this open house. Go back to see the images on display at Allentown businesses from May 20 to June 20.|
|Where||Allentown Learning Engagement Center at 827 E. Warrington Ave. (Allentown)|
|When||May 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|What||Come to hear a mix of old, new and unusual songs from the Bachelor Boys. Btw, you can ask questions and chat with the band.|
|Where||James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)|
|When||May 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.|
|What||Explore the #Pixburgh photography exhibit, including interactive stations with Wigle Whiskey and Penn Brewery (read: there are samples) about Pittsburgh's pre-prohibition past. There will also be snacks, Blue Sparrow food truck and a cash bar.|
|Where||Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)|
|When||May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|What||Practice yoga while flutist Jenny Steele from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays calming music. The class is first come, first serve, so arrive early.|
|Where||Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|What||It's the start of a three-day festival with 15 local bands between Friday and Saturday and a vintage market on Sunday. Go for music, art, yoga and more.|
|Where||The Abbey on Butler Street at 4635 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)|
|When||May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to May 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.|