Mayor Bill Peduto announced Friday that he has appointed Scott Schubert as chief of police. Schubert, a 24-year veteran of the force, has served as acting chief since Cameron McLay resigned in November. "Chief Schubert is not only respected within the Police Bureau, but across our neighborhoods as well," Peduto said in a statement, adding that he's the "right person ... to keep implementing the city's commitment to community policing measures." Schubert's appointment will be submitted to Pittsburgh City Council for approval on Tuesday.
Thousands of people would like to see the Pittsburgh International Airport become the Fred Rogers International Airport to honor one of the city's most beloved figures, if a Change.org petition is to be believed. But alas, while the sentiment was appreciated by the Allegheny County Airport Authority, a spokesperson told The Incline, "At this time our focus is on continuing to advance 'Pittsburgh International Airport' as a global aviation leader."
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A number of Pennsylvania wineries will gather at the David Lawrence Convention Center for Pittsburgh's Wine on the Three Rivers event. Sample wine from wineries including Bee Kind Winery, Nectar Valley Winery and Starr Hill Winery and purchase your favorite bottles. Three-hour sessions begin at 10 a.m. and end at 8 p.m.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)
When: January 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10
The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition celebrates the Lunar New Year with an afternoon of performances at the Jewish Community Center. "In addition to the activities inside the JCC, two teams of lion dancers will be visiting and blessing our merchants on Forbes and Murray from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.," according to the event's organizers.
Where: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh at 5738 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: January 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
It's time to celebrate "the most overlooked holiday in the United States." There will be ice luges, a live radio broadcast, beer and liquor specials and groundhog hats.
Where: Harris Grill at 5747 Ellsworth Ave (Shadyside)
When: January 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to January 29, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
If there's a song in your heart, let it out at Pittsburgh CLO's open-mic night. You can bring your own sheet music or browse their selection. Make sure to bring cash to tip the piano player (and bartender, if you need some liquid courage). 21+.
Where: CLO Cabaret at 655 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: January 28, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
How much: Free