Mayor Bill Peduto and other Pittsburghers gathered Saturday to "March for Truth" and the tenants of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from. "Pittsburgh is the shining example of what the Paris agreement is all about," Peduto said, according to Next Pittsburgh. The mayor got into a very public war of words with Trump about the president's use of "the citizens of Pittsburgh" to justify the decision. Meanwhile, dozens of people gathered for a “Pittsburgh, not Paris” rally — in D.C., near the White House — to thank Trump.
Decals that state "Pittsburgh Police Supports Pride 2017" on police vehicles have the support of Chief Scott Schubert but not the union. FOP president Bob Schwartzwelder told WPXI the decals are "biased" and could open the city up to litigation from "radicalized groups" that want similar treatment. Schubert, however, defended the Pride decals: "The FOP is sending a message that has the potential to do reprehensible harm to progress we've made to ensure there is inclusion with all members of the community."
If President Donald Trump fires Reince Priebus, will the chief of staff's replacement come from Western Pa.? It's possible. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, Aliquippa native David Urban's name has been floated as a possible successor. Bloomberg describes Urban, a powerful lobbyist, as the mastermind behind Trump's unexpected win in Pennsylvania.
|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||Join The Incline for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Cappy's Cafe. Enjoy $3 import bottles all night, and every time the Pens are on a power play, cheer them on with $3 Fireball shots. Go Pens.|
|Where||Cappy's Cafe at 5431 Walnut St. (Shadyside)|
|When||June 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm|
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TechShop is planning to close its Pittsburgh's location, but local members are hoping to raise enough money to keep it open. TribLive reports that the city's TechShop needs "$360,000 a year from a partner or partners to stay open." VP of Marketing Mike Catterlin is hopeful that can happen.
Today is the start of Negroni week. Not only does that mean you're encouraged to drink a very good cocktail, but you can also attend an event that benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at Smallman Galley. That's just one of the food events you shouldn't miss this month, according to Good Food Pittsburgh. Check out the complete list.