Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday night that the city is aware of "potential right wing protests this weekend" and though no permits have been filed, public safety resources are being readied. "While we must respect First Amendment rights, let me be clear: those spreading hate, fear and violence are not welcome in our city," Peduto said. TribLive spoke to InfoWars' Millie Weaver, who is helping plan the gathering at Google in Larimer: "We're just basically standing up for free speech in America," she said.
Cleaners who were fired from the Ellis School, as well as state Rep. Ed Gainey and members of the union SEIU 32BJ, gathered outside the tony institution Monday morning to protest the decision, WTAE reported. As The Incline previously reported, seven cleaners say they were given two-weeks notice after the company they worked for lost its contract with Ellis. Their union, SEIU 32BJ, claimed the new cleaning company had hired workers at a lower hourly wage. Ellis issued a new statement in light of Monday's protest, saying in part, "Our former cleaning service could not meet our expectations and we exercised our legal right to end that relationship."
The state Senate slipped into spending bills a provision that would allow agencies like the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to replace lead services line on private property. But as state Sen. Wayne Fontana told the Post-Gazette, House Speaker Mike Turzai could easily take the language out. "A number of members definitely have that question about why it would be in the fiscal code," a spokesman for Turzai told the paper.
Hike about two to three miles, and take stops along the way for yoga at this mid-week Venture Outdoors outing. Yoga instructor Jessica Sikora will lead the activities.
Where: Schenley Park at 101 Panther Hollow Road (Squirrel Hill)
When: August 15, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $16 | $10 for members
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There was a time when a dumpster fire was simply a fire in a dumpster. But the phrase has been adopted to describe really awful things like entire years. You probably know what we're talking about if you use Twitter. Now, thanks to the good people at the Western Pa. Regional Data Center, we know where there have been literal dumpster fires in Pittsburgh since the beginning of 2013. Check out the trashy map.
The Workingmen’s Beneficial Union, a German social club in Spring Hill, closed nearly two decades ago. Now, as WESA reported, it will reopen its doors as an event space and brewery. Owner Bill Brittain plans to open the 15,000-square-foot space in October. “Historically [this] was a really community-oriented space so we’re going to try to continue that legacy,” he told the radio station.