A precautionary boil and flush advisory was lifted for 7,000 PWSA customers in eastern and central Pittsburgh on Tuesday, several days after a water main break in East Liberty left officials concerned about possible contamination. The advisory was lifted after two rounds of testing confirmed that the water in these areas was safe to drink. Repairs to the water main at the center of the advisory were completed Tuesday morning, and PWSA customers along Centre, roughly between South Negley and South Euclid avenues, had their water restored late Tuesday morning.
Council Member Dan Gilman will become Mayor Bill Peduto's next chief of staff, the mayor confirmed Tuesday. The announcement came just weeks after Gilman was re-elected to his District 8 council seat and just days after Peduto’s current chief of staff, Kevin Acklin, announced he would resign to return to the private sector. Here's what happens next: Gilman’s move sets up a special election for his council seat (representing Oakland, Point Breeze, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill) and two candidates declared interest within hours of the announcement, one of which Gilman already endorsed.
The city will now regulate bullhooks and other tools used on animals, following a 6-3 vote by city council on Tuesday, the Post-Gazette reported. It was a controversial discussion, one that inspired more than an hour of public comment, including from members of the Syria Shrine, which puts on an annual circus. There were clowns! There was yelling! Now, the decision will head to the mayor's desk for review. Council also approved a measure that would increase the realty transfer tax to bolster affordable housing, the Trib reported.
Over the past few months (with help from readers), we've been tracking all the places where self-driving cars are cruising the streets of Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods. We took that data and then compared it with information showing bus routes to build a comprehensive map. As Carnegie Mellon University students have researched and transit advocates have stressed, self-driving vehicles could address areas underserved by public transportation.
Dress up as your favorite holiday — any holiday, even Old Rock Day, May Ray Day, or Bicarbonate of Soda Day (all real things) — for this festive gathering called "Happy Everything." Play pub games, snap selfies in a photobooth and enjoy food and drink specials.
Where: Hambone's at 4207 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
From self-driving cars to startups, 2017 was a banner year for tech in Pittsburgh. But how much do you actually know about notable local tech accomplishments in the past year? It's time for the second of our 2017 Pittsburgh news quizzes, so put on your thinking cap on (and your search engine away), and test your tech knowledge here.
The TBS show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” stopped by Bridgetown Taphouse in Ambridge this week to tape an episode of the show. The host interviewed a panel of seven people, including a steel worker, a hospital staffer and a vegan chef, seeking to find out if they feel their interests are being represented in national politics, the Beaver County Times reported. It's not known yet when the episode will air.