A precautionary boil and flush advisory remains in effect for thousands of homes in central and eastern Pittsburgh as crews work to repair a water main break at Centre and South Negley avenues that disrupted water pressure and raised the odds of contaminants entering the local supply. Officials with the PWSA say no contaminants have been found in the water and that test results are pending. Officials say they should know by 5 p.m. today if the tests are clean and if the advisory can be lifted, WESA reported.
As cities nationwide struggle to grow or maintain ridership on public transit systems, Pittsburgh has a ridership rate that’s 92 percent higher than the national average, City-Metric reports. But how has Pittsburgh managed this? For one, Pittsburgh has shown a willingness to collaborate, experiment and face challenges directly. As a result, the city is now an example for others to follow. Whether they will or not remains to be seen.
On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on his promise to veto legislation containing newly proposed abortion restrictions in Pennsylvania that he called "a vile assault on women’s ability to make their own decisions about their own health care," WHYY reports. Senate Bill 3 represented one of the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation. But even with Wolf's veto, that might not be the end of it. Lawmakers could still attempt to override Wolf's veto, however unlikely the success of that effort may be.
At Soup for Change, enjoy a free bowl of hot soup, along with important conversation. The event provides Pittsburghers with an opportunity to begin a dialogue about homelessness and poverty in our region. Up to 80 participants can attend, and each will be paired up with a stranger to discuss these issues.
Where: Market Square holiday market at 2 Market Square (Downtown)
When: December 19, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Jonny Goood was 21 when he started with the Pittsburgh Police. But the role never stuck. He's now 30 and a musician touring with pop superstar Lady Gaga after stints with the likes of The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, Wiz Khalifa, Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas and more. He also has a rising solo career. You may wonder how he made that leap. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has the story. It's one worth reading — and worth listening to.
The year 2018 is just around the corner, and, luckily for us, that means so are these new Pittsburgh eateries. A slew of openings are scheduled across the city in the coming year, everything from Indian BBQ to new French offerings to speciality cheese shops, per Good Food Pittsburgh. So while it may be too early to tell what kind of year 2018 will turn out to be, it's not to early to start planning your food orders.