The #BringMartinHome campaign, a grassroots effort turned high-profile case to save undocumented immigrant Martin Esquivel-Hernandez from deportation, grew from five people to hundreds of supporters. They came to rallies and wrote letters to and made calls to ICE officials, supporters said. Efforts to bring Esquivel-Hernandez home ended Tuesday, when he was deported, but organizers say the father of three “sparked an immigrant rights movement” in Pittsburgh. And their fight isn't over.
Late Tuesday, Nadar Khalof, Kholoud Alteara and their children finally arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport. The family fled civil war in Syria, the Post-Gazette reported, and, unable to return to that war-torn country, settled on moving to Pittsburgh. This week, they became the first refugees from Syria to arrive in Pittsburgh following President Donald Trump's executive order that banned travel and resettlement from that country. "We’re really relieved because we’re here," Khalof, through a translator, told the paper.
Using data from Uber drop-offs on Valentine's Day 2016, the ride-sharing company made a list of the top ten restaurants for Feb. 14 (aka next Tuesday, in case you need to be reminded). The most popular spot? Meat & Potatoes. See the rest of the list here. And before you take an Uber to your romantic dinner (or not to dinner), join The Incline for happy hour.
"A Salute to First Responders," an exhibit dedicated to African-American police, fire and EMS, will be on display in the lobby of the City-County building all this month. Thursday's opening reception will feature remarks by Mayor Bill Peduto "and other individuals involved with the city’s Black History Month celebration as well as refreshments and musical entertainment by Bobby Short," per a Facebook event page.
Where: City-County Building at 414 Grant St. (Downtown)
When: February 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Here's why the NHL divisional setup is stupid — the Penguins, who hold the third-best record in the Eastern Conference and fourth-best record in the NHL, would open the playoffs today on the road. Why? Dumb luck.
Tonight, The Incline is sponsoring trivia at East End Brewing Company's Taproom in the Strip. Come for an evening of challenging questions, fierce competition and beer-filled entertainment. There will also be food from La Palapa Mexican Kitchen. It's free to play, so form your team and come play for a chance to win prizes. Get the details here.