“We haven’t finished the work that we started,” Peduto said when he announced his bid for reelection at his annual holiday party, held Wednesday night at Nova Place on the North Side. Peduto told reporters that his focus for 2017 would be the affordable housing trust fund and a Pre-K trust fund and “creating opportunities for both of those initiatives to take place.” So who will challenge Peduto this time around? No one else has declared — yet.
Eight Carnegie Mellon students have some ideas — ambitious ones. For their senior capstone course, the Ethics, History, and Public Policy students researched the best ways the city and community can utilize more than 27,000 vacant lots in the city to “deter the negative side effects of gentrification, especially displacement of low-income residents, while also promoting broader equitable development goals.” Find out what their plans look like, and be sure to check out their placemaking decision tree.
A portion of the Internet this week got very, very mad that Sidney Crosby didn’t win the Lou Marsh Trophy, a very prestigious award given to the best Canadian athlete each year that you had absolutely never heard of until now. Instead, it went to Penny Oleksiak, who won four swimming medals at the Rio Olympics. But Dave Lozo doesn't think either of them should have won. Guess which "American hero" he wanted to see take the trophy.
It's a Christmas classic that should be watched in ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be prizes for the best ugly sweater worn by a woman, the best ugly sweater worn by a man, and the best couple in ugly sweaters.
Where: The Hollywood Theater at 1449 Potomac Ave (Dormont)
When: December 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Why not head over to The Commoner, where you can get one of seven drinks inspired by the holiday classic? Pick between a classic eggnog served in a moose mug, the S#!T*R’s Full! or your only chance to get a jello shot at the Downtown bar. (It's classy af and served with a fork. Don't worry.) This is just the first of ten holiday sweets and spirits we'll feature through 2017. Stay tuned for more — or sign up here to have them sent to your inbox.
Check out Pittsburgh's ice cream and vegan food, Pittsburgh Magazine's Hal B. Klein tells us in his end of year wrap-up. So, of course, Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Apteka made the list. Which other restaurants? Read on.