In 2005, the vast majority of families living in poverty in Pittsburgh — 75 percent — were headed by single moms. In 2016, that number is even higher. What can be done? The Women and Girls Foundation talked Wednesday about what these families need: better and increased access to childcare and transportation.
In May, city council President Bruce Kraus proposed a controversial ordinance “prohibiting the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement.” But it still hasn’t come up for a vote. And the circus is back in town.
MAYOR, CHIEF TO ADDRESS MCLAY DEPARTURE RUMORS
City Mayor Bill Peduto and police Chief Cameron McLay will hold a 10 a.m. press conference to address rumors that McLay may resign, KDKA reported. “About a month ago, rumors began swirling that [McLay] was interviewing for other jobs, possibly in San Francisco,” per WPXI. Peduto told the Tribune-Review on Thursday, “He deserves the opportunity to speak about his own decisions and being able to do so face-to-face instead of just chasing the rumors.”
The winners of Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and The Good Peoples Group's first Up and Comin' grant initiative perform. "Grants have been awarded in amounts between $500 and $1,700 for emerging musicians, songwriters and noise artists whose work demonstrates the breadth of creativity that is central to the city's culture," organizers said. Rapper Bird hosts.
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)
When: November 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
THE INCLINE LIKES
With the longest curse in American sports now officially dead and buried, the question becomes who’s next? Could it be the Pirates? It was last time. The Cubs won the 1908 World Series, and The Pirates won the following year. The game was a doozy. And just how long ago was The Cubs’ last World Series win? U.S. Steel was only seven years old, milk cost seven cents and Pittsburgh was H-less.
And they’re with The Incline. We’re hosting an election night party at The Foundry Tap & Table on the North Shore. Come play Cards Against Humanity’s 2016 Election Game, eat free appetizers, watch the results trickle in and have some well-deserved drinks. Find out more here.