Braddock Mayor John Fetterman told The Incline back in February that he'd be open to taking another run against Sen. Pat Toomey. But Fetterman may not wait until 2022 to run for another office. City & State Pennsylvania reported that Fetterman is considering challenging Lt. Gov. Mike Stack in the 2018 primary. Fetterman declined to comment, but former Gov. Ed Rendell thinks it's a great idea.
Less than a month ago, contract talks between Point Park University officials and the labor union representing its full-time faculty members appeared to be going nowhere fast. There was talk of a strike and a preemptive push to hire temporary faculty to replace those full-timers should they walk off the job. But this week, after 17 months of negotiations, it was announced that a tentative deal had been reached, just in time for the start of the fall semester. Just how that deal was reached, however, remains a mystery for now.
Sure, Pittsburgh has several companies working on self-driving cars. But now one company, Near Earth Autonomy, is upping the ante and has developed technology for Airbus's Vahana, an electric, self-piloted vehicle. The tech is all about helping the vehicles land on their own, which is about the trickiest part of a vehicle that pilots itself, Near Earth's CEO told The Incline. But first, he said, companies have to create the vehicles from scratch. NBD.
On the Calendar
Thursday night is bingo night at Franktuary. In addition to the classic game, guests can snack on BOGO franks, compete for prizes and shout "BINGO" really loudly (everybody's favorite part). It's free to play.
Where: Franktuary at 3810 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: August 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join us in celebrating The Incline's 1st birthday and meet more than 150 young Pittsburghers making the city better, as we honor a year of Who's Next classes and recognize our newest group: Who's Next: Health. Dance to the beats of JRod and DJ Bamboo, and enjoy local spirit samplings and a photo booth. Your ticket also includes beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres — and supports our local journalism. Your presence is worth a present, so the first 200 people to buy a ticket get a swag bag at the door. An after party with Thrival Innovation + Music Festival and cash bar start at 9 p.m. A huge thanks to The Incline’s bash sponsors S&T Bank and Thrival.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: September 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $40
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If you’ve been waiting to kick those New Year’s fitness resolutions into gear, there’s no time better than ... September. Monthly subscription service ClassPass announced Tuesday that it’s coming to Pittsburgh next month. Fitness fans can get 10 classes per month for $60 (or five classes for $30 or three classes for $20). More than 8 local cycling, yoga, barre and pilates studios have signed on so far.
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