So, sure, Le’Veon Bell broke the franchise’s single-game playoff rushing record against Miami. That's not exacrtly a surprise, given the way his year has gone and how everyone knew that running the ball was going to be the key to winning this game. But that Bell did it before the end of the third quarter was certainly a surprise. Also of note: Ben hurt his ankle. EMS treated almost 40 people, many of whom thought they had frostbite. And, yes, Joey Porter was arrested in the South Side last night, Pittsburgh police said.
Urban farms, mobile farmers markets and community: Pittsburghers have plans to fight food deserts, and they may get funding to do so through UpPrize, an innovation challenge. The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Cooperative will build a farm and open a food co-op in Homewood, while Pangea Community Foods is starting a mobile farmers market. One big complication? House Republicans.
Bill Peduto’s chief of staff chairs the URA. He asked developers to donate to his boss’ mayoral campaign.
The Post-Gazette reports: "Pittsburgh’s top development official [Kevin Acklin] has asked developers to contribute to Bill Peduto’s campaign, in a series of calls the administration contends were devoid of deal-making, but which others said are at odds with the spirit of reform the mayor once championed." Read more here.
The Everyday Café in Homewood, part of the Bible Center's Oasis Project, is launching evening hours. There will be a "special after-hours food and drink menu available." The cashless cafe supports entrepreneurship in the neighborhood.
Where: Everyday Café at 532 N. Homewood Ave. (Homewood)
When: January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
When it comes to Pittsburgh landmarks, most of the reviews on Yelp are, well, pretty tame: PNC park has a great view. It’s exciting to have the fountain turned on. Bridges help people get where they want to go. But there *are* a few that stood out for their strange reasons behind low ratings. Here are the results of an unofficial Incline survey of Yelp reviews for some of Pittsburgh’s most famous spots.
Start your week off by giving someone you know an honor they deserve: Nominate an under-40 community leader or activist for our third Who's Next class, sponsored by S&T bank. You can do that here. (Plus, check out our latest Who's Next class of 19 people who are shaping Pittsburgh's political scene.)