Pittsburgh City Council is on recess until Aug. 24. What's your assignment for the next month? Request a public hearing! It's really simple — and you can ask for a hearing on basically anything. We'll walk you through how to do it.
Pittsburgh school police arrested more than 1,800 juveniles over the past four school years, the vast majority of whom are black, PublicSource reported. During that same time period, officers "filed charges 3,400 times for cases that occurred on school grounds," according to the outlet. Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said Pittsburgh Public Schools has a plan in place to reduce removals, but advocates say enough isn't being done.
The Sugar and Spice Ice Cream boat was destroyed by a heavy current this weekend as its owners prepared to sell ice cream at the Three Rivers Regatta. "You could see it start to take on water and you just realized, you need to walk away now. Within not even a minute, (the current) just took it down," co-owner Kevin Heenan told TribLive. Heenan and his wife Lori also own the Sugar and Spice Ice Cream truck (which was in the final four of our Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket), so for now, they're sticking to selling ice cream on land.
Cocktail contestants will create beverages that play into Smallman Galley's Sandlot-themed menu. Sample those drinks by local bartenders, cast your vote in the crowd favorite category, and say hi to the judge from The Incline! The winning drink gets a spot on Smallman Galley's menu.
Where: Smallman Galley at 54 21st St. (Strip District)
When: August 1, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. to August 2, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
The Incline Likes
It's the first day of August, and we're headed into the home stretch of summer. But it's also time to start thinking about the 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon. Online registration opens at 9 a.m. for the 10th year of the race. The price will increase as race day gets closer, but for now it's the same as it was the first year — $65.
As the days of summer dwindle, teens are preparing to head to college for the first time and, hopefully, finishing up their summer reading assignments. So what are they reading? According to WESA: Carnegie Mellon students each year read late professor Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture," while Carlow students are reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Both schools provided their selection reasoning.