The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh used to set aside about $10,000 to pay for transportation of women and children who needed the shelter. But they don't have that cost for 2017 thanks to a donation from Uber. The ride-sharing company will offer rides to the shelter and rides to various appointments for women and children staying there.
So, uh, Ben Roethlisberger is maybe not coming back next season? The Steelers quarterback said as much during an interview Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. “I’m going to take this off-season to evaluate, to consider all options,” Roethlisberger said on the Cook and Poni Show. “To consider health, and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season, all those things.” What can the Steelers do if Big Ben does retire? Pray.
The new Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security at Pitt aims to be the go-to place for discussions about solving cyber problems. First up is a Feb. 2 panel about Russian hacking and the U.S. election. The institute is led by David Hickton, who took the lead in some major cybercrime cases while he was U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. (He resigned after the presidential election.) Interested in the discussion? Make sure you RSVP.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents BACHBOOMBOX, "an interactive performance exploring musical and cultural relationships between classical music and hip-hop." Performers include Shad Ali, Langston Kelly, Joy KMT and Rachel Smith, while visual art duo Magic Organs hosts. A ticket is required.
Where: BOOM Concepts at 5139 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested
The Incline Likes
Runners, take note: The course is changing for the Pittsburgh marathon and half marathon on May 7. Due to construction, the courses will have fewer bridges — specifically the sister bridges — and more sports a.k.a courses near Heinz Field, PNC Park and PPG Paints Arena. And if you're running the half marathon, there's also one less hill to go up.
In the days after the November election, The Sprout Fund gave people in the Pittsburgh region the opportunity to apply for grant money as part of its 100 Days of US initiative. Last week, the nonprofit announced the 25 individuals and groups that now have a collective $120,000 to make a difference. Many of the projects focus on making sure such vulnerable communities are supported during Trump's presidency.