After nearly three days off Pittsburgh roads, self-driving Uber vehicles returned to the streets late Monday, the company said. Uber pulled the cars on Saturday following a crash in Tempe, Ariz. City officials talked to Uber on Monday and both sides stressed their commitment “to keep lines of communication open should further traffic incidents happen."
In the race for District 4's City Council seat, it's roofer Anthony Coghill versus Natalia Rudiak's chief of staff, Ashleigh Deemer. Coghill's campaign is built on a "back to basics" approach — public works and public safety being No. 1 — while Deemer is hoping to build on the progress Rudiak has made (like moving toward universal pre-K) while also investing in capital needs. Meet the players in the only competitive City Council race.
Allegheny Health Network, along with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, have launched the Design the Chip Challenge to find the best design for a portable and secure way for patients to bring their medical histories with them to the emergency room and to streamline the registration process. It's a step to improve customer service in health care, said Dr. Paul Porter of AHN. “I find it baffling that Sheetz is a better customer experience than most hospitals.”
What if you could watch a movie about zombies, metal bands and Hitler while playing bingo? Neo Trash Video and band Only Flesh are making that dream a reality with a screening of "Hardrock Zombies" that will also feature trivia and a performance by Only Flesh.
Where: The Smiling Moose at 1306 E Carson St. (South Side)
When: March 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Local businesses, from a vegan cafe to a grocery store, are helping to reinvent Allentown. The business vacancy rate in the Pittsburgh neighborhood was 17 percent in November, down from 40 percent in July 2014, TribLive reported. "People still have a negative perception of the neighborhood," Siena Kane of the Hilltop Alliance said. The group's next task is making sure the businesses can stay.
Good Food Pittsburgh has a rundown of Pittsburgh-area breweries that have already opened this spring or are preparing to open this year. The list is a beer drinker's dream and your liver's nightmare. There are nearly 20 (20!) breweries on the list, from the forthcoming Couch Brewery in Larimer to Spring Hill Brewing, which plans to open later this year. Prepare yourself (and your liver).