Lawrenceville resident Tony Ceoffe tells City Paper that he is “seriously considering a run” to fill the District 7 city council seat set that will be vacated by Patrick Dowd next month. Dowd announced Monday morning that he would be resigning from council in July to head up a new non-profit focused on children's issues.
As was expected, Gov. Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 818. As we've noted in previous coverage, the bill prohibits health insurers from offering coverage for abortions for anything other then rape, incest or the life of the mother, on state-run healthcare insurance exchanges.
The state Democratic party has noted today is Gov. Tom Corbett's birthday (he'll be 64) — and used the opportunity to take a shot at him on their blog. In the post, it says, "Happy Birthday Governor Corbett.
City Councilor Patrick Dowd will be leaving his elected post to lead a newly established children's advocacy group, Allies for Children, this summer. "This is just a new form of public service," Dowd said at a press conference held this morning at Downtown's CAPA arts school.
Venturing downtown this weekend? Remember, it's Pride weekend and the Three Rivers Arts Fest.
Cycling advocacy group BikePGH launched the I with the hopes of making it easier to find stolen bikes by taking photos of owners with their rides, as well as the bike's identifying information and serial numbers for a private database. And so far, it's working.
Sidewalk bins coming to Lawrenceville, Oakland, Shadyside, the Strip and Squirrel Hill in coming weeks.
Putting a new spin on the lunch break, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater yesterday introduced Friendship to the midday dance party. On Wednesday, the artsy work crowd from the East End neighborhoods descended on Penn Avenue’s Quiet Storm restaurant for Beats n Eats Volume I.
DJ Nate da Phat Barber manned the turntables in the vegan/vegetarian restaurant’s lounge, playing mostly hip hop and house music.
If you plan to ride the bus this weekend, take note: Pride events take place Downtown AND the Port Authority is implementing routine service changes to 70 routes. For Pride, Port Authority has announced several detours and temporary stop changes.
A new documentary, Free Angela and All the Politcal Prisoners, directed by Shola Lynch screens in Pittsburgh on Thu., June 13. "Angela" is, of course, Angela Davis, an iconic crusader for civil rights in the late 1960s and early '70s, particularly for politcal prisoners.
We take a look at the Arts Fest's Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. See Program Notes.
Changes include planned bus-stop eliminations
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If you like your metal with a healthy dose of symphonic bombast, the event for you this weekend is the release show for a new EP from locals Second Empire. The four-piece, which has been around since 2011, is releasing a five-song EP that mixes shredding guitars, strong and sincere vocals and some strings and tuneful percussion and the like.
Three Rivers Arts Festival ends this weekend
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Paintings and installations predominate
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