Newsletter for Monday, Oct. 17
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
At Pittsburgh Food Day, a Sunday Supper for 500 outside the City-County Building. (Photo via @innamo.)
WHAT LIFE IS LIKE IN WESTERN PA. FOR FAMILIES FLEEING SYRIA
Nearly 140 Syrian refugees have resettled in Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties over the past year. Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review talked to one family now living in Crafton Heights after they fled war-torn Aleppo. “I’m working at my very good job now. My son goes to school every day,” dad Motab told Prine. “More people want to help me. I’m looking at myself as an American now.”
ALBRIHGT, ALBRIGHT, ALBRIGHT
Madeleine Albright, who served as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, met with Hillary Clinton supporters in Pittsburgh Sunday morning. KDKA’s Jon Delano sat down with Albright, who told the TV station of the election, “Pittsburgh is key in so many ways, as is Pennsylvania.” Albright said the Democratic nominee for president supported her appointment to Bill Clinton’s cabinet. “So I’m very grateful to her.” Use The Incline’s Decision 2016 calendar to keep track of all political stops in and near Pittsburgh.
FAMILY SUES UPMC OVER MOLD INFECTION
The family of Dan Kreig, who died after a stay at UPMC Montefiore, is suing, claiming he developed a mold infection at the hospital that contributed to his death, WTAE’s Jackie Cain reported. “I want them to be accountable and I want them to fix everything that they do wrong,” Kreig’s nephew Jesse Kreig told the TV station. Dan Kreig died in July 2016, three months after he was hospitalized at UPMC Montefiore. UPMC declined to comment on ongoing litigation.
Talk with TeenBloc and the community about pushout and how girls can create solutions and take preventative measures.
Where: Homewood Library at 7101 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood)
When: October 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
THE INCLINE LIKES
THE GOSSIP IS *SO* MUCH BETTER IN NEW YORK
Some gossip courtesy of Page Six’s Ian Mohr: Allan Block, CEO of the company that owns the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Toledo Blade, dined recently with his wife and some friends at “white-hot eatery Le Coucou.” There, the New York Post gossip columnist claimed, the table was discussing Donald Trump’s debate performance when staff asked the party to pipe down. “Block wondered, ‘Perhaps it would be OK to speak vocally were it concerning Hillary Clinton’s performance?'” a source told Page Six. As The Incline previously reported, Block’s twin brother John, editor-in-chief and publisher of the P-G and the Blade, had some face time with Republican presidential nominee.
Right now in a building connected to the Carnegie Museum, there are “200,000 snakes, frogs, turtles, toads, salamanders and lizards … suspended in tanks and jars of alcohol,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Diana Nelson Jones reported. Thanks to a recent grant, the Carnegie Museum will be able to get new tanks and jars for the specimens and to make some of them available to the public. Director of Science and Research Stephen Tonsor told Amanda Waltz, who visited the Alcohol House earlier this month for Next Pittsburgh, “It’s unfortunately the case that we’re moving to an era where this is more like a mausoleum documenting what life used to be.”
And they’re with us: The Incline is hosting a free (!) presidential debate watch party at Troy Hill’s Scratch Food and Beverage. There will be $8 cocktails and candidate-themed drinks for $2.50, one of which may or may not be served on fire. Find out more here.