On Tuesday evening, a crowd of roughly 150 people gathered in the rain to show support for Martin Esquivel-Hernandez — who was deported to Mexico yesterday — and his family. They held signs and candles and chanted “Not one more deportation” in both English and Spanish. Members of Esquivel-Hernandez's family spoke, including his wife, Alma, who told those assembled, "ICE was successful in dividing us, but they could not separate our souls and our hearts."
Last week, roughly 100,000 people in Pittsburgh were under a boil water advisory for nearly two days. Now, the city is looking into how that happened. Mayor Bill Peduto’s office released a statement yesterday outlining an investigation into the advisory, an audit of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority itself and another study of one long-time complaint from PWSA customers. Read a rundown here.
Pat Toomey basically just got reelected. But his vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education already has some angry Pittsburgh constituents looking to 2022. Could his Democratic challenger be ... John Fetterman? Maybe! The mayor of Braddock told The Incline he "certainly would be honored and certainly would like the chance to a get a crack" at running against Toomey.
Bierport is inviting you to "remember what life was like when your only responsibility was coloring inside the lines" at its coloring night. The store will provide the coloring pages and crayons.
Where: Bierport at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
Pittsburgh’s City-County Building turns 100 this year. Sure, you’ve seen Council Chambers, the portico and grand gallery. But The Incline got a behind-the-scenes tour of lesser-known spots, from the top of the portico to the sub-basement. Watch it here.
U.S. News and World Report is out with a list of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and Pittsburgh is on it. Our city comes in at No. 58 because of a "rise in job opportunities," "cheaper housing market" and "strong sense of community and independence." Pittsburgh is ranked above Philadelphia (77) and below Harrisburg (34). Yes, Harrisburg.