Today's the day, voters: It's time to get to your polling place and cast your ballot in the Allegheny County primary. Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, there are important races for you to vote in, from school board to several judgeships. Not sure who will be on your ballot? Step one: Check out a sample, then consult our Procrastinator's Guide to today's primary. We even have 140-character bios for the candidates for those who may reading this while approaching the voting booth. (No judgment.)
If you're a Democrat in Pittsburgh, you'll get to cast your ballot for the person who — barring a unprecedented successful general election challenge — will be the city's next mayor. We have a Procrastinator's Guide for that race, too, with information about incumbent Bill Peduto, Councilwoman Darlene Harris and Rev. John Welch. Read more about the race, Harris' supporters and questions about Welch's progressive bona fides.
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|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 pm to 8:30 pm|
The Incline Likes
For the seventh installment of our Meet City Council series, The Incline chatted with Deborah Gross, who represents neighborhoods in District 7 including the Strip District and Lawrenceville. Gross said she knows each of her neighborhoods wants to be unique, but to keep it that way, it's all about affordability. That includes affordable rents for businesses and residents, she said. Plus, Gross said adding childcare is key. Read more of our Q&A with Gross.
In non election news, the Penguins won last night, finally breaking Ottawa's frustrating-as-heck defense to level the series at one game apiece. And yet, there's worry in Pittsburgh. The Pens played most of the game with just 11 forwards and five defensemen after Bryan Rust was knocked out (perhaps literally) on a hit by Dion Phaneuf a few minutes before Justin Schultz was rammed into the boards, leaving with an apparent shoulder injury. Predictably, the team listed both as 'undisclosed injuries', adding to the list that includes Patric Hornqvist, who was scratched in warm-ups. It's to the point of ridiculousness with all these injuries, and at some point the Pens won't have enough healthy bodies to keep winning. And yet, a 1-0 shutout. The Penguins may win the Eastern Conference final, but first, they'll have to survive it.