After three failed attempts at the seat, Anthony Coghill was sworn in Wednesday as the newest member of Pittsburgh City Council. Council Members Theresa Kail Smith and R. Daniel Lavelle held onto their districts, and Bruce Kraus was also reelected by council as its president, TribLive reported. Mayor Bill Peduto was sworn in for a second term and outlined his goals for the city to achieve by 2030 including pre-K for all children and removal of PWSA's lead pipes, per KDKA. Meanwhile in Monessen, Who's Nexter Matt Shorraw was sworn in as the city's youngest mayor, per the Observer-Reporter.
If you work, live or play Downtown, you’ve probably had to walk somewhere in the frozen hellscape that is Pittsburgh right now. With the frigid temperatures only getting worse, we created a guide to help you take advantage of the city’s semi-public spaces and cut through warm buildings when you can, because in this weather, even shaving off a few outside steps helps. We'll walk you through each (warmer-than-outside) step.
Nonprofit organization Women for a Healthy Environment is giving free water filters to PSWA customers, as well as offering educational workshops in the areas at high risk for lead exposure, WESA reported. The workshops include how to prevent lead exposure and how to install the free filters. Catch the next one on Jan. 18 at Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center.
It's Friday Jr., so celebrate with a wine tasting. Sample Bersotti wines from Italy's Piedmont region at Lidia's first monthly wine tasting of 2018.
Where: Lidia's Pittsburgh at 1400 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: January 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $25
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For about two weeks, we've tested your knowledge about all things Pittsburgh news in 2017 from tech to food to politics to sports. And it's all led up to the final event: A trivia night at East End Brewery's tap room on Friday. Come escape the cold, and join us at 7:30 p.m. (tomorrow!) for trivia, beer and prizes. Get your ticket here — and help support our local journalism, too.
It's part experimentation, part embracing change and lots of trial and error. Blacksmithing is more than meets the eye, Next Pittsburgh found while visiting Barefoot Forge, a blacksmith shop in Allison Park. The shop specializes in rings of Damascus steel, and you — yes, you — can try your hand at this growing maker trend.