From new hires to veteran employees, Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus wants all city workers to attend a more robust sexual harassment prevention training. He plans to introduce legislation to city council within a few weeks to make the training mandatory. Kraus' chief of staff, Neil Manganaro, also tells The Incline what's on deck for council this year and what role members might play in everything from the removal of Oakland's controversial Stephen Foster statue to Pittsburgh's Amazon HQ2 bid.
A mix of freezing rain and snow left area roadways a mess on Monday, and today could bring more of the same if a lingering winter weather advisory proves accurate. That advisory is in effect until 7 this morning, Patch reported, with more snow and freezing drizzle expected overnight. But fear not, intrepid commuter: The weather will continue to warm, if not dry out, this week with a high near 60 expected on Thursday. But even with those warmer temps, Pittsburgh's winter aesthetic will likely remain: City Paper says the city's frozen rivers will take some time to thaw out.
After a terrible performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this season, one in which he threw no less than five interceptions, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethelisberger wanted a shot at redemption. On Sunday, at Heinz Field, he'll get it. But Big Ben should be careful what he wishes for, as the Jaguars defense remains one of the toughest in pro football and the stakes for both teams are as high as they get.
Meet up with fellow Pittsburgh young professionals for a mid-week networking happy hour hosted by the American Marketing Association. Make new connections over appetizers and a cash bar. It's like LinkedIn but irl.
Where: Pork & Beans at 136 6th St. (Downtown)
When: January 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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In other Steelers news, wide receiver Antonio Brown was back at practice Monday for the first time since suffering a calf injury against the Patriots on Dec. 17, NBC Sports reported. In another encouraging sign, Brown also posted video of himself working out with former NFL receiver Chad Johnson over the weekend. Brown, a star receiver who led the NFL with 1,533 receiving yards despite missing the final two games of the season, is expected to be ready to play against Jacksonville on Sunday — just in the nick of time.
Weeks after the closure of Pittsburgh's famed James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy under what are still slightly muddy circumstances, James Street's former owner, Kevin Safter, has a new music venue under his command, the Post-Gazette reports. The new club, The Stage at Karma, will be located at the former Devils & Dolls at 1713 E. Carson Street on the South Side. It's a two-room, multi-level venue with a capacity of 200 in the front barroom and 350 in the showcase room. Saftner and a partner will be booking a variety of styles at the new club, everything from jazz, soul, R&B, jam, rock and electronic he’d been doing at James Street, before it closed in November, the PG added.