Weekly News Roundup

Published On April 11, 2014 | By Elisabeth Petras | PGH News

You’ve made it through another week and now it’s time to catch up on the Pittsburgh news you’ve missed. The President is coming to the Burgh, Pittsburgh continues to build its reputation as a desirable location for film productions, and there are big future plans to transform the city! Scroll down to read more about the articles we’ve shared this week.

Exciting developments are in the works for our fair city! In addition to these transformative projects the city’s also considering plans to add bike escalators into our hills. With so many changes in the works, check out this cool site showing how we’ve transformed over the years.


If you’ve ever wondered how much to tip for what, this handy guide breaks down everything you need to know about tipping. The article advises you on everything from whose salaries depend on the tips to what demographics give the most money.



In more political new’s we’re happy to see Mayor Peduto continuing to take steps to get involved in the city, but he’s not the only politician whose attention is on Pittsburgh. According to early reports, President Obama and Vice President Biden will visit our area on Wednesday.


The Pittsburgh entertainment industry continues to make the news. With the development of Pittsburgh’s new docuseries, the city’s unique landscapes will be showcased to Hollywood. Even though we’ve been named the “Hollywood of the East” by major news outlets we still have a lot of work to do to stay competitive with other cities. On the music side, this week Girl Talk released Broken Ankles and the new album is available for free download.


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