In December 1948, a 24-year-old man named Earl Fleeger got drunk and decided to take a Pittsburgh trolley for a joyride. What remains of his trip? The tracks on Fleeger’s North Side route were at some point covered in asphalt, but a portion has partially emerged on Jacksonia Street at Buena Vista. And there’s one other remnant of the trolley system in the city that particularly bothers Councilmember Dan Gilman: the old metal poles. Find out what his plan for them is.
During cardiac arrest, “the heart stops and the brain starts dying,” and if blood isn’t restored to the brain in about four to six minutes, “You’re toast,” Leonard Weiss, a command physician with Pittsburgh EMS, said at the biannual citywide public safety meeting Wednesday. About 3,100 people in Allegheny County have an app now that can help them step in and start CPR even before emergency workers arrive. Download PulsePoint here.
GARY JOHNSON WON! KIND OF
During a count of absentee and other paper ballots Thursday, Libertarian Gary Johnson won. But Allegheny County election officials planned for that to happen, of course, as they “ran 22,500 sample paper ballots through five optical scanning machines,” Aaron Aupperlee reported in the Tribune-Review. “We are checking that the machines read each oval that is filled in correctly and tabulate them correctly so that the intended result is correct,” Mark Wolosik, head of the county Elections Division, told Aupperlee. Spoiler alert: The machines passed the test.
Beginners to advanced yogis welcome at this Halloween-themed, yoga class taught by Lauren Shaffer with live music from CJ Hoffman. Also, there will be black lights. And neon body paint.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (East Allegheny)
When: October 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: $10 to reserve a spot
THE INCLINE LIKES
Today’s your deadline to tell us Who’s Next in Communcations. We want to hear about young, dedicated, under-40 professionals in advertising, corporate communications, marketing and public relations. Who’s Next is our chance to recognize those up-and-coming dynamos, just like our sister site Billy Penn has done for hundreds of Philadelphians. Nominate someone here. More chances to recognize awesome Pittsbughers to come.
PITY THE FOOL
Traveling into the South Hills on the T, you’ll fly through Allentown. But business owners and community leaders want you to be able to stop, hang out and enjoy the shops that call the neighborhood home. Thursday, they took to the street to hold signs and pop bottles of champagne as commuters passed by, all in the hopes that they would come back, Katelyn Sykes of WTAE reports.