In early 2014, Pittsburgh City Council voted to create a land bank, a program that takes blighted property and vacant lots and returns it to the community — and tax rolls. Now, nearly three years later, the land bank’s board has released draft policies and procedures proposed to guide the mission, and it wants public feedback.
Either Bernard Lindstrom, the interim executive director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, is still negotiating his contract or he's out. If you ask PWSA's spokesperson, it's the former. But Pittsburgh City Council member Deb Gross told TribLive, "They did everything they could to get him to stay" past his six-month contract. "He said, 'No.' " In either case, PWSA's interim director of engineering is in charge of authority operations at the moment.
Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis appeared in court Wednesday, and all the charges against him following an alleged fight in the South Side last month were dismissed, KDKA reported. The hearing lasted about two hours, and "District Judge Kevin Cooper ruled that there was insufficient evidence for the case to go to trial," per TribLive. Revis, a former Pitt player, is from Aliquippa.
The Mattress Factory is turning 40, and the North Side art museum is celebrating by offering a tour of its archives. The $15 ticket includes two drinks and appetizers.
Where: The Mattress Factory at 505 Jacksonia St. (Mexican War Streets)
When: March 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
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For our fifth Who’s Next class, we’re spotlighting under-40 pros working in kitchens, catapulting Pittsburgh into the national food scene, opening restaurants and making food more accessible to the people who live here. If you know someone who should be included, nominate them here by 5 p.m. today. We’ll assemble a class of the standouts in the food field — and throw a party for them thanks to event bank sponsor S&T Bank that you can attend, too. In the meantime, be sure to get your tickets for our Who's Next: Technology happy hour on March 30 at Wigle Whiskey.
The Penguins aren’t a dynasty, yet. Especially not after getting thumped by cross-state rival Philly 4-0 last night. But another Stanley Cup win for Pittsburgh would be good for all of hockey. Winning teams are fun to watch and easy to hate, and that means more rivalry games and more casual fans tuning in. Read more on this theory and the rest of this week's Pittsburgh Penstravaganza here.