First, congrats to all the Pittsburgh marathon and half marathon runners. Second, props to all the creative Pittsburghers who woke up early and brought their wittiest signs as encouragement. From beer to food and farts, naturally, check out some of the best signs we spotted along the course, with a special appearance from yours truly.
In the latest installment of our Meet City Council series, R. Daniel Lavelle of District 6 said he still has work to do. That's why he's running — unopposed — for reelection next week. (Yes! The primary is next week. OMG.) "I look forward to serving another four years, so I can make progress on a lot of the issues that I've begun to fight for," he told The Incline. See what made his list of pressing issues.
Is Mayor Bill Peduto just getting started? Will he get the chance to keep at it? Next Tuesday's primary will tell, but the incumbent told the Post-Gazette, "'The stars are aligned' for the city to 'swing big. That’s the job of a mayor [and it] doesn’t go by a timeline.'" P.S. Don't miss your chance to hear from all three mayoral candidates at our forum with WESA on Tuesday.
Teachers from Schenley High School, which controversially closed in 2011, will participate in a panel with author Jake Oresick, who wrote a book about his alma mater. The school building is now home to high-end condos, so expect an interesting conversation.
Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
Last week, WYEP held a contest to find "the worst song ever." So what qualifies? Anything by Nickelback, obviously. Also, there are some common elements — popularity, and the lyrics have to be bad in some way or another, per the station. Plus, sometimes, being catchy is just, well, irritating. So which songs get under Pittsburgh's skin? Read on, but don't blame us if the songs are stuck in your head all day.