Pittsburgh’s primary is tomorrow, May 16. It's too late to register, or switch your party registration. But it’s not too late, registered voters, to confidently strut into your polling place Tuesday, knowing that you’ve at least seen the names of all the candidates that will be on your ballot. To help you do that, we've put together The Procrastinator's Guide, featuring races for mayor, City Council, County Council, sheriff and more and 140-character bios for the candidates.
While they declined to make a selection in the most recent presidential election, opting instead to make a pros and cons list, the Post-Gazette editorial board was able to make an actual endorsement in Pittsburgh's upcoming mayoral election: Bill Peduto. The board did so while also lamenting "[t]he lack of a vibrant two-party system in the city," which they called "troubling." Peduto's challengers, Darlene Harris and John Welch, raised valid criticisms, the board writes, but they conceded, "Mr. Peduto has done a good job."
A Pittsburgh police officer who was seen on video kicking a man in the face during a May 7 arrest has been placed on desk duty "pending the outcome of investigations," the department said in a statement Friday. Officer Raymond Toomey claims the man he arrested, Nathan Stanley III, was reaching at his waistband, as TribLive reported, and Toomey feared he had a weapon. But according to the police report, officers didn't find a gun.
Local photographer Ryan Heggerty and others paired up with second to fifth graders at the Allentown Learning Engagement Center for a "then and now" photo project of their community. See the photos at this open house. Go back to see the images on display at Allentown businesses from May 20 to June 20.
Where: Allentown Learning Engagement Center at 827 E. Warrington Ave. (Allentown)
When: May 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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After a rough seven games with the Capitals, there was some thought a series with Ottawa would be, dare-we-say, easier. And yet, after one game (and one OT loss) the Penguins find themselves down in a playoff series for the first time this season. Rich Miller takes a look at what went wrong in Game 1, and shares five things the Penguins must do tonight to even the series, from beating the Senators' neutral zone trap, to scoring first, to getting the puck to Sid in hopes he breaks out of his scoring funk.
Problem: You really want to try Gaucho, Morcilla or another hot-but-hard-to-get-into restaurant in Pittsburgh, but can't seem to snag a table. Here's a pro-tip, courtesy of WESA: Wait until the Pens are playing. The wait at Gaucho in the Strip District falls to about five minutes, for example. Another benefit? You can meet every other person in this city who doesn't care about hockey (yes, they're out there).