What's behind the Mon River's strange and chocolatey hue in Pittsburgh? Hint: It has nothing to do with chocolate and everything to do with what's happening upstream. Experts tell The Incline that vast and highly-entwined ecosystems often reveal themselves in the colors of the city's rivers. But even they acknowledge that while not uncommon, this week's manifestation was particularly impressive.
Mayor Bill Peduto won't face any Republican challengers in the fall, but he may face two independents, the Post-Gazette reported. Khalid Raheem is an activist running for the New Afrikan Independence Party; James Rack lives Downtown, doesn't appear to have a working phone and already lists his occupation as "mayor." The deadline to challenge the candidates' petitions is Tuesday.
There are still more than 50 games left in the Pirates' season but even after Thursday's 6-0 win, let's face it, they're done. The Cubs are good again, and the window for Pittsburgh to take advantage of a winnable division is pretty much closed. So, our resident sports ranking expert DJ Gallo took a look at who should take the brunt of the blame. Is it Andrew McCutchen's fault? Starling Marte? Neal Huntington? Check out the list, so you know who boo next time you're at the ballpark.
Enjoy sweet treats and the sweet sounds of live music at this two-day ice cream-and-music festival, which supports students involved in Omicelo Cares. Featured musicians include Emerson Jay, Funky Fly Project and Anqwenique.
Where: Market Square at Market Square (Downtown)
When: August 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to August 5, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
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Leave it to Pittsburgh to refuse to let the lack of an ocean stop us from some maritime fun. For four decades, Pittsburgh’s Regatta has brought nautical spectacles to Pittsburgh’s three rivers — and this year’s event adds an air component. Will it fly?! Will it float?! Find out this weekend; the Regatta runs today through Sunday, Downtown. Here are 10 reasons 'You Gotta Regatta.'
Once Mr. Small's Skatepark, space along the Allegheny River in Millvale will soon become a food truck park, the Post-Gazette reported. It's still pending borough council approval, but plans are for a daily rotation of up to six trucks plus a bar with 30 craft beers and a beer garden deck, as well as outside tables, bike racks, fire pits and games like corn hole. If all goes well, it will open this fall. P.S. Earlier this year, we asked readers like you to vote in a bracket to find the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck. Here are the results.