Rep. Tim Murphy, a Republican congressman who represents the southern Pittsburgh suburbs including Mt. Lebanon, canceled a Tuesday event at Duquesne. A Murphy spokeswoman said: “Duquesne staff brought to our attention at the last minute that organizations not affiliated with the university were planning to disrupt the discussion and campus security was unable to guarantee the safety of all involved.” And this is what Duquesne said happened.
On Tuesday night, Gisele and John Fetterman hosted an event at their home to release new data on the economic benefits of immigration from the Partnership for a New American Economy. “This is the first time that immigrant contributions have been researched and documented to this level,” she said of the partnership’s Map the Impact project, which was updated this week with breakdowns by Congressional district and metro area.
Assistant Steelers coach and former player Joey Porter pleaded guilty to summary disorderly conduct on Tuesday, per the Post-Gazette. The plea came with a $300 fine. Other charges against him were withdrawn. He had been arrested in the South Side on Jan. 8 following the Steelers-Dolphins game, and Pittsburgh police released footage of the incident that you can watch here.
|What||Your ticket includes complimentary food and beverages from local favorites and a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Community Leaders and Activists. These young leaders are being recognized for the difference they're making in Pittsburgh. Food and beverages will be provided by Casellula Cheese & Wine Café, DR Distillery, Market St. Grocery and more. Special thanks to bank event sponsor S&T Bank.|
|Where||Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons; Suite 102 (Allegheny Center)|
|When||February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm|
|How much||$20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Community Leaders and Activists honorees|
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It's been open less than a week, but three of the cats you saw in our preview of Colony Cat Cafe have already left the building with new owners. But don't worry: The cafe has new cats from Animal Friends for you to cuddle and play with during your visit — just make sure to plan ahead; spots are booking fast. After all, more adopted cats = the cafe's goal.
After a weekend of social justice innovation, nine teams took the stage Monday to pitch their ideas for Pittsburgh. For two of the teams — both new to startup weekends — their ideas revolved around travel and the confidence that comes with going somewhere new or knowing where to explore. Mayor Bill Peduto stopped by as a guest judge and told the audience that ideas like the ones at the event have to be part of change in the city. “We have a moral obligation to make sure that economic change comes with societal change,” he said.