Pittsburgh City Council is considering a resolution that asks the departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works to take steps to provide free tampons and pads at city facilities including recreation centers, park shelters and swimming pools. “When you’re using a public facility, we want to make sure as a council … that we’re doing everything for girls using our facilities to feel safe," said Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, who's co-sponsoring the resolution with Councilman Corey O'Connor. An exact cost hasn't been determined, but the initiative could be open to sponsorship, an O'Connor aide said.
For $1.28, "Snail Mail Congress" will mail a message you've composed to your senator or representative in Congress — paper, stamp and everything. Software developer Ryan Epp said he was inspired to create the service after Sen. Pat Toomey became unreachable by phone during the Betsy DeVos' confirmation process. “If Pat Toomey had picked up the phone I clearly wouldn’t have done this," Epp told Mark Dent of Billy Penn.
“Now I like bike lanes, but not that many people use them, but we all rely on clean and safe drinking water,” Pittsburgh mayoral candidate John Welch said in a recent ad. “So for me it is a matter of priorities, and we can see now that [incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto's] priorities are not our priorities.” Bike Pittsburgh, however, says the lanes serve a public-health need. “Pitting one against the other is bad policy," the advocacy group's executive director told City Paper. (You can sign up here to have this and other bike lane news sent directly to your inbox.)
Join us at Wigle Whiskey to honor Pittsburgh's up-and-coming dynamos working in technology! Your ticket includes complimentary mini-tours of Wigle accompanied by a tasting, two drink tickets, food from AMPD Group restaurants, and a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Technology class. Special thanks to event sponsors S&T Bank and Uber.
Where: Wigle Whiskey at 2401 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: March 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Technology honorees
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Nationally, Uber users regularly leave phones, rings and keys in the ride-sharing vehicles, according to the company. Here in Pittsburgh, something that didn't even crack the top ten nationwide earned the No. 1 spot: hats. While that may seem a bit unusual (until you consider Pittsburgh's sports love and the caps that come along with it), hats don't even compare to the items on the weirdest lost things list like "Valuable Nordic walking poles" and a dog sweater.
The Penguins have precisely no shot at the top seed, but it's still crucial that the team finishes second in the Metro, Pittsburgh Penstravaganza! columnist Dave Lozo writes. That's why the next seven games are really, really important. Read about that, Marc-Andre Fleury’s future and the Player of the Week (and of the Weak).