Hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered for a short march and more than an hour of speeches in Oakland on Saturday to defend science. President Trump wasn't mentioned by name, WESA reported, but many speakers expressed concerns about possible cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies. People also spoke through some very clever signs, including one that said "Science is like magic but real."
... and about councilmember Darlene Harris, who is running for mayor. Last year, a cyclist filmed an altercation with a driver who told the man to “Stay in the damn bike lanes! What the hell do you think we put them there for?” Although the driver's face isn't shown, the license plate matches that of Harris' vehicle, Pittsburgh City Paper reported. At the WTAE mayoral debate last week, Harris used her closing statement to complain that bike lanes didn't come up during the forum. They probably will in the next.
Negro League players including Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson and Cumberland Posey were honored this weekend as the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council rededicated a series of murals on the North Side. "This is part of our history. It's part of American history, it's not just black history," Gibson's great grandson Sean said at the ceremony, according to TribLive. You can see the murals at the "Corner of Hope" at Wilson Avenue and W Burgess Street.
On the Calendar
|What||Join us at Studio AM to honor the winners of Who's Next: Food. Your ticket includes an array of hors d’oeuvre from executive chef Steve Morehouse, beer and wine from Market Street Grocery, drinks from Arsenal Cider House and spirit samplings from Liberty Pole Spirits and Golia. You'll also have the chance to meet up-and-comers in Pittsburgh's dining and food scene. Special thanks to Who's Next sponsor S&T Bank.|
|Where||Studio AM at 225 E. 8th Ave. (Homestead)|
|When||April 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm|
|How much||$20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Food honorees|
The Incline Likes
As Natalia Rudiak's time as a councilwoman comes to an end, she pointed to successes in all of District 4's neighborhoods and wholeheartedly backed her chief of staff to continue the work she started. The Incline sat down with Rudiak in March as part of our Meet City Council series, where we discussed District 4's challenges, what Rudiak is proud of and why she's not running for reelection.
It's official: Your Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Washington Capitals in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second year in a row. The Caps topped the Toronto Maple Leafs in OT on Sunday night solidifying the match up. "Follow this" to have the latest news on the Pens in the playoffs sent directly to your inbox.