The Penguins played better in two games in Nashville than they did in Pittsburgh, but they lost both road games, outscored 9-2, leaving the Stanley Cup final tied at two games apiece. The only way to explain that? Hockey is weird. And also, Pekka Rinne was terrible in goal for the Preds in the first two games and was much better at home, saving 50 of 52 shots. As the series returns to Pittsburgh, it's important to remember the Penguins still have home ice advantage. Only, given recent history, that might not mean all that much. Here's a look at the numbers, and why Game 5 will likely decide the Cup.
Pittsburgh City Council member and Democratic mayoral candidate Darlene Harris didn't get enough votes to get on the November ballot as a Republican. Neither did Phil Kessel or Mickey Mouse. But Harris was the closest, earning 229 of the needed 250 votes. Here's what it takes to become the nominee using a write-in campaign, and what party leaders, experts and candidates think of this tactic.
With no discussion, a Pa. House committee voted to approve a bill that would put Pittsburgh’s troubled water and sewer authority under state control. The bill — introduced by two Allegheny County lawmakers, Republican Mike Turzai and Democrat Harry Readshaw — is expected to get a vote on the House floor this week. Mayor Bill Peduto has expressed a willingness to welcome additional oversight of PWSA, but said he would not support privatizing the authority.
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Try selections from food trucks while drinking Grist House beer and listening to live music. Trucks scheduled to attend include Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, Mac & Gold, Man Beast BBQ, Pittsburgh Po Boy, Bull Dawgs and (Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck semi-finalist!) Sugar & Spice.|
|Where||Heinz Lofts at 300 Heinz St. (Troy Hill)|
|When||June 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
The Incline Likes
It all started with that question. Kelauni Cook, 28, moved to Pittsburgh about a year ago and dove into the city's tech scene. But that question nagged at her. So she pitched it as a small session during Inclusive Innovation Week. From there, it turned into an event with 80 attendees, a flood of emails and an idea that's become practically a full-time job. Learn more about Black Tech Nation and how Cook is starting it right here in Pittsburgh.
Buying a home for the first time isn't like "House Hunters." You don't see three houses and then *poof, 30 minutes later* you're tearing down tacky wallpaper and drinking wine. The first step in the process is picking a neighborhood, which in a city with 90 may be the hardest part. Next Pittsburgh helped out by running down four of the best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh (plus one township) for first-time buyers. Fair warning: You're not the only one who can read this article.