Pittsburgh community organizers on Thursday pressed the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to place a moratorium on water service shutoffs in the city, citing an increased risk of lead exposure when service is eventually restored. The board agreed to launch an exploratory committee to look into the matter. Meanwhile, PWSA reports more than 1,600 shutoffs at residences and commercial properties across the city so far this year, nearly three-quarters of the total seen in all of 2016.
It's finally football (pre)season, and the Steelers will kick off against the Giants tonight at 7 p.m. Well, not all the Steelers. But if you're excited for the Josh Dobbs and Fitzgerald Toussaint era, this game is for you. Our resident ranker of things DJ Gallo gave us 10 reasons to watch the game tonight. No Ben, no Le'Veon, no James Conner and probably no real sense of what the secondary will look like, but still. Football. Is. Back.
A Pittsburgh man was arrested on a felony charge Thursday for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who fatally overdosed in North Fayette Township a year ago, WTAE reported. Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said some people seek out drugs with the lethal fentanyl because "they think they can get a better high." He added that he'll continue to use a felony charge against alleged dealers in fatal overdose cases.
Code & Supply and Uber are pairing for a presentation with Uber software engineers followed by a Q&A. The event starts with networking, food and drinks. The presentation is at 6 p.m. Self-driving vehicle ride alongs are sold out. General admission tickets are available to the public, but registration is required.
Where: Uber ATG at 50 33rd St. (Strip District)
When: August 11, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
The Downtown building that was once home to Kaufmann's and later Macy's has seen better days. And while renovations take place inside the structure, the 3RM group wants to ensure that the grand old window displays get a facelift, too. Per KDKA, the company is enlisting artists to display their works in the windows. “I figured it was a perfect opportunity to showcase some of Pittsburgh’s local talent," 3RM's Michael Anthony told the TV station.
Juliet Forrest recently celebrated her eighth birthday in North Park with an Alexander Hamilton-themed birthday party, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Why did this small child have a party with a founding father theme? Because she loves the musical "Hamilton," natch. According to the Monitor, Forrest's birthday also featured "pin the cannonball on King George," except in this case King George was Jonathan Groff.