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General Election. Allegheny County voters have already returned well over 200,000 mail-in ballots. That’s more than 30% of the turnout in 2016, and there is still more than a week left to vote. With many readers’ votes cast and their minds already made up, the Pittsburgh City Paper General Election Guide for 2020 is only focusing on local races that likely will be close enough where every vote will matter. Even those cast at the last minute. In fact, those ballots cast by undecided, independent-minded voters will likely decide the races CP has highlighted. Each of the races in this guide has been forecasted by election experts to be among the closest in the county and state. CP isn’t including every race in the area since many are unlikely to be close. These state legislature races are truly the races to watch this cycle. And there is potentially a lot riding on the votes in these districts. The Democrats need to ﬂip nine state House seats if they are to
control the House come 2021. CP has highlighted three swing districts in the county. Whether they ﬂip or remain in Republicans’ hands could be paramount in deciding which party controls the state House, since several seats in the Philadelphia area are more likely to ﬂip too. There is also an outside chance of the Democrats ﬂipping the state Senate, which would give them a trifecta as Gov. Tom Wolf (D-York) occupies the governorship. That would mean potentially big changes for the state, including bills to potentially raise the minimum wage, legalize recreational marijuana, and provide nondiscrimination protections to all LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. The Democrats need to ﬂip four state Senate seats and defend all their current seats. The Allegheny County seat highlighted in this guide (Senate District 37) is likely the most difﬁcult to defend, and that is why it merited inclusion. So, if you are still undecided on who to support, read up, and then go vote by mail, early in-person at county satellite election ofﬁces, or on Election Day (Tue., Nov. 3) at the polls.
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Democratic candidate. Served as the Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement under Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and as a member of the National Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under President Obama. Born and raised in Bangladesh, she would be the first woman of color in Pennsylvania’s history to serve as a statewide executive. NAME OF CANIDATE
Republican candidate. Dauphin County Controller who previously worked in the office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General investigating Medicaid fraud. A Harrisburg native, he is a member of the city’s NAACP branch and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #78.
Wants to use auditing and effective cost-cutting to tackle the cost of health care, including tackling price gouging by pharmaceutical companies. Believes Pennsylvanians’ values are “under attack” from Trump and the Republican-dominated state legislature. Wants to prioritize working families and help create a “level playing field” for Pennsylvanians.
Believes in transparent government and aims to curb government spending. Wants taxpayers to be able to know how their taxes are spent, and eliminate an “honor system” of state agencies not making their contracts public.
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Green Party candidate. A native Philadelphian, she is secretary on the Board of Directors for the City of Philadelphia Health Centers. Previously worked as an analytical chemist. Previously served as an inspector of elections at her polling place.
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JENNIFER MOORE Libertarian candidate. Has served as auditor of Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County since 2017. Serves as Eastern Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. Graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
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Focused on how pollution and other environmental concerns affect the community, especially low income populations. Supports the Green New Deal. Told the Penn Capital-Star that there might be a COVID-19 cure “less invasive” than a vaccine.
Believes that Pennsylvania needs an independent auditor to monitor government spending. She doesn’t have a candidate page, and her Facebook page does not list her platform.
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U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT 17 Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District includes all of Beaver County, parts of Cranberry in Butler County, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, Castle Shannon, Carnegie, Crafton, Ingram, all of Western Allegheny County, Oakmont, Verona, most of Penn Hills, and all Allegheny County municipalities north of the Allegheny River, with the exception of Pittsburgh’s North Side. Rep. Conor Lamb is the incumbent.
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The Democratic incumbent was first elected in an upset special election in early 2018. Lamb won re-election in the newly drawn 17th district in November 2018. Graduated from Central Catholic NAME OF CANIDATE High School in Pittsburgh and the University of Pennsylvania. A Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor. Lives in Mt. Lebanon.
Republican challenger and Fox News contributor who lives in Ohio Township and grew up in Western Pa. Army veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart for his duty in NAME CANIDATE Afghanistan. HasOF written several books about his time in the Army. Said last year the idea of independent women is “nonsense.”
Acknowledges flaws in the Affordable Care Act, but supports keeping the law and fixing it. Says if Republicans are successful in repealing it, health care costs will go up for most people, especially those with pre-existing conditions. Says Republicans in the Senate are stopping any fixes passed by the House.
Says Americans should have “the freedom to choose a health care plan that fits their needs.” Wants to replace ACA with a Republican-backed bill claiming to protect pre-existing conditions. This bill would be subject to current GOP-backed court challenge that would do away with those protections if successful, and offers fewer protections than ACA. The bill would also allow insurers to exclude coverage for maternity care, mental health, and substance use treatment.
Supports natural-gas drilling, aka fracking, and opposes any ban on it. Backs methane leak reduction along pipelines and carbon emissions technologies at power plants. Lifetime score of 85% from the League of Conservation Voters.
Supports fracking industry; alleges Joe Biden and Lamb won’t protect industry. Claims over 100,000 oil and gas jobs in Western Pa. would vanish under Biden (there are only about 26,000 fracking jobs in the state.)
Says Congress should be focusing on passing another coronavirus relief bill instead of trying to confirm a Supreme Court justice this close to the election. Criticized the Trump administration for low PPE supplies early in the pandemic. Called for multiple investigations into Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, formerly a COVID hotspot.
Advocated several times in May that the state needed to reopen during the coronavirus shutdowns. Did not mention economic relief then. Criticized Gov. Wolf’s reopening plan, claiming Wolf was waiting for a vaccine before allowing business to reopen. In September, said coronavirus relief should be “directly tethered to the actual virus itself.”
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If you were thinking ahead about voting this cycle, you might have already applied for and received a mail-in ballot for the Pennsylvania General Election. However, just because you received a mail-in ballot, that doesn’t mean you are locked into voting that way. If you would rather vote in-person on Election Day, but you have already received a mail-in ballot, just bring your full mail-in voting packet to your Pennsylvania polling place. There, poll workers can officially void that mail-in ballot, and then get you ready to vote at the voting machines. It’s that easy. Just remember to bring the ballot and the pre-addressed outer return envelope to your polling place. You need both of those things to void your mail-in ballot. If you don’t have your mail-in ballot and pre-addressed outer return envelope, and still want to vote at the polls, then you will have to vote via a provisional ballot, which are among the last votes to be counted. •
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Supports Gov. Wolf’s push to immediately raise Pa. minimum wage to $12/hour, then up to $15/hour over six years. Wants to increase investment in career and technical training programs. Backs incentive programs to grow small and minority-owned businesses.
Said in May that “now is not the time” to raise the state minimum wage, which is currently at $7.25 an hour. Also says his experience in the Marines taught him to promote “better schools, good-paying jobs, and our way of life.”
Says we need a “fair tax system to continue to fund essential state programs, such as education and human services.” Believes there are too many loopholes to the state’s high corporate income tax. Supports efforts to provide property tax relief for seniors.
Believes corporate tax should be eliminated for new businesses for their first 10 years and would cap corporate tax at 3-4%. Opposes any effort to raise income or sales tax. Says “we don’t have a revenue problem – we have a spending problem.”
Backs the PA CARES Plan that would provide $2.6 billion in funding to colleges, schools, frontline workers, nursing homes, small businesses, historically disadvantaged communities, local EMS and first responders, and landlords and renters. Says “we’ll only succeed in defeating COVID if we put politics aside and focus on a bipartisan recovery.”
Said in June that Allegheny and Washington counties were treated “kind of unfairly” during the COVID-19 shutdown. Criticized Gov. Wolf’s shutdown orders. Hasn’t mentioned specifics about economic relief. Says the government must move cautiously and in a spirit of cooperation when confronting COVID-19.
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Pennsylvania’s 37th State Senate District covers Mt. Lebanon, Whitehall, Jefferson Hills, South Park, Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Peters, Sewickley, Leetsdale, Aleppo, Thornburg, Rosslyn Farms, and Western Allegheny County, excluding Coraopolis. State Sen. Pam Iovino is the incumbent.
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Democrat who ran in 2018. Runs a nonprofit that collects partly-used crayons from restaurants and recycles them for use by children in low-income communities. Worked in the TV and NAME OF CANIDATE film industry for more than 15 years. Grew up in New York and graduated from Columbia University. Lives in Marshall.
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Supports ensuring affordable, accessible, quality health care for all Pennsylvanians, including women’s reproductive rights. Backs expanding Medicaid. Wants to pressure large corporations to control the cost of pharmaceuticals. Supports legalizing recreational marijuana. Wants to increase state funding to combat the opioid crisis.
Says it’s not the government’s responsibility to ensure Americans have health care. Believes the private sector has given the U.S. the “most innovative and life-saving health care in the world.” Supports telemedicine and promoting preventive care, which he says should lower costs. Opposes legalizing recreational marijuana.
Calling for the Pa. state legislature to grant nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ across the state. Touts endorsments of LGBTQ rights groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the Steel City Stonewall Democrats.
Believes governments should not intervene in businesses and organizations that discriminate against gay people. Touts endorsment of the Pennsylvania Family Council, a statewide anti-LGBTQ group that opposed same-sex marriage.
Criticized former House Speaker Mike Turzai for his effort to allow all construction companies to operate early during pandemic in April, saying the one-sentence bill lacked nuance. Also said Wolf’s restrictions needed more transparency. Says the pandemic shows the need for better health care policies.
Backs Turzai’s opposition to Gov. Wolf over coronavirus measures, including wanting to end Wolf’s emergency declaration order. Criticizes Wolf over transparency of the state’s COVID orders. Says orders have been successful at keeping hospitalization rates low.
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Believes current health care system is too complicated and expensive. Supports eventually moving to a health care policy that provides universal coverage without out-of-pocket costs. Wants transparency for prescription drug costs. Sees reproductive rights and postpartum care as important parts of health care coverage.
At a debate in 2018, Mizgorski said she supports Medicaid but added “We need to weed out fraud and cut wasteful spending so we can have those dollars go to those who need it.” Her current campaign website does not mention health care.
Supports stronger rules and regulations around fracking, including facilities’ proximity to homes and schools. Believes companies should share more information with the public on the hazardous chemicals being used in fracking. Wants to create a plan for retraining workers phased out of the fracking industry. Opposes government tax breaks to petrochemical companies.
Has not specifically made a statement on natural-gas drilling, but voted in favor of a bill providing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks to petrochemical companies, which refine natural gas. Environmental focus is mostly on access to clean water and boosting solar energy. Periodically hosts glass recycling events.
Wants to prioritize relief for frontline workers and small businesses. Believes testing capacity should be expanded and include rapid-testing sites. Wants to make childcare widely available and affordable, especially for families whose circumstances have changed during pandemic.
Voted to expand testing and PPE supply, but also voted to reopen the state in April, when cases and deaths were still relatively high. Pushed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendation that schools not play sports in Pennsylvania. Voted to make CARES Act untaxed money.
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The incumbent Republican first elected in 2018. A graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Gaydos started her own information publishing company in 1994. Served as Director of the PA NAME OF CANIDATE Private Investors Network. Grew up in Allegheny County, and lives in Aleppo.
Supports increasing the state’s minimum wage above $7.25 an hour to ensure “families who are working 40+ hours a week are making a wage that can meet their bills.” Owns a consulting firm for development therapy. Says she understands the struggles of small business owners.
Opposes higher business taxes. Before politics, held a career investing in successful start-up businesses. Supports career and technical education to help Pennsylvanians find new jobs.
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Says health care is a human right, vows to seek out evidence-based, sciencebacked information to make health care decisions. Wants to protect the Affordable Care Act, saying seniors, children, and working families rely on its protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
Says reforms such as tele-medicine and free-market competition in insurance sales should reduce health care costs and increase access. Introduced legislation to create transparency for costs of prescriptions. Supports the state’s prescription assistance program, PACE.
Supports paid family and sick leave for all workers, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Says testing capacity should be expanded to ensure “anyone that wants a test, can have a test.” Says local nurses, health care workers, grocery store clerks, all front line workers, and small businesses need more support.
Signed a letter in May asking county District Attorneys to ignore Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure orders early in the pandemic, joining staunch conservative politicians including state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Cranberry). Said in May the closures were “scaring people” and “doing too much damage to the economy.”
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PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER OCTOBER 21-28, 2020
Men’s Virility Restored in Clinical Trial; 275% More Blood Flow in 5 Minutes A newly improved version of America’s best-selling male performance enhancer gives 70-year-old men the ability and stamina they enjoyed in their 30’s. America’s best-selling sexual performance enhancer just got a lot better. It’s the latest breakthrough for nitric oxide – the molecule that makes E.D. woes fade and restores virility when it counts the most. Nitric oxide won the Nobel Prize in 1998. It’s why “the little blue pill” works. More than 200,000 studies conmrm it’s the key to superior sexual performance. And this new discovery increases nitric oxide availability resulting in even quicker, stronger and longer-lasting performance. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study (the “goldstandard” of research) involved a group of 70-year-old-men. They didn’t exercise. They didn’t eat healthy. And researchers reported their “nitric oxide availability was almost totally compromised,” resulting in blood now less than HALF of a man in peak sexual health. But only mve minutes after the mrst dose their blood now increased 275%, back to levels of a perfectly healthy 31-yearold man! “It’s amazing,” remarks nitric oxide expert Dr. Al Sears. “That’s like giving 70-year-old men the sexual power of 30-year-olds.”
WHY SO MUCH EXCITEMENT? Despite the billions men spend annually on older nitric oxide therapies, there’s one well-known problem with them. They don’t always work. A very distinguished and awarded doctor practicing at a prestigious Massachusetts hospital who has studied Nitric Oxide for over 43 years states a “demciency of bioactive nitric oxide… leads to impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation.” In plain English, these older products may increase levels of nitric oxide. But that’s only half the battle. If it’s not bioactively available then your body can’t absorb it to produce an erection. Experts simply call it the nitric oxide “glitch.” And until now, there’s never been a solution.
NEXT GENERATION NITRIC OXIDE FORMULA FLYING OFF SHELVES Upon further research, America’s No. 1 men’s health expert Dr. Al Sears discovered certain nutrients mx this “glitch” resulting in 275% better blood now. He’s combined those nutrients with proven nitric oxide
boosters in a new formula called Primal Max Red. In clinical trials, 5,000 mg is required for satisfying sexual performance. Primal Max Red contains a bigger, 9,000 mg per serving dose. It’s become so popular, he’s having trouble keeping it in stock. Dr. Sears is the author of more than 500 scientimc papers. Thousands of people listened to him speak at the recent Palm Beach Health & Wellness Festival featuring Dr. Oz. NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath recently visited his clinic, the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. Primal Max Red has only been available for a few months — but everyone who takes it reports a big difference. “I have the energy to have sex three times in one day, WOW! That has not happened in years. Oh, by the way I am 62,” says Jonathan K. from Birmingham, AL.
HOW IT WORKS Loss of erection power starts with your blood vessels. Specimcally, the inside layer called the endothelium where nitric oxide is made. The problem is various factors THICKEN your blood vessels as you age. This blocks availability causing the nitric oxide “glitch.” The result is difmculty in getting and sustaining a healthy erection. How bad is the problem? Researcher shows the typical 40-year-old man absorbs 50% less nitric oxide. At 50, that drops to 25%. And once you pass 60 just a measly 15% gets through. To make matters worse, nitric oxide levels start declining in your 30’s. And by 70, nitric oxide production is down an alarming 75%. Primal Max Red is the mrst formula to tackle both problems. Combining powerful nitric oxide boosters and a proven delivery mechanism that defeats the nitric oxide “glitch” resulting in 275% better blood now. There’s not enough space here to fully explain how it works, so Dr. Sears will send anyone who orders Primal Max Red a free special report that explains everything.
MORE CLINICAL RESULTS Nutrients in Primal Max Red have logged impressive results. In a Journal of Applied Physiology study, one resulted in a 30 times MORE nitric oxide. And these increased levels lasted up to 12 hours. “I measured my nitric oxide levels, you can buy a test kit from Amazon,” reports 48-year-old Jeff O. “Monday night I showed depleted.”
A new discovery that increases nitric oxide availability was recently proven in a clinical trial to boost blood ﬂow 275% Then he used ingredients in Primal Max Red and, “The results were off the charts. I mrst woke around 3 a.m. on Tuesday very excited. My nitric oxide levels measured at the top end of the range.”
FREE BONUS TESTOSTERONE BOOSTER Every order also gets Dr. Sears testosterone boosting formula Primal Max Black for free. “If you want passionate ‘rip your clothes off’ sex you had in your younger days, you need nitric oxide to get your erection going. And testosterone for energy and drive,” says Dr. Sears. “You get both with Primal Max Red and Primal Max Black.”
HOW TO GET PRIMAL MAX To secure free bottles of Primal Max Black and get the hot, new Primal Max Red formula, buyers should contact the Sears Health Hotline at 1-800-488-9008 within the next 48 hours. “It’s not available in drug stores yet,” says Dr. Sears. “The Hotline allows us to ship directly to the customer.” Dr. Sears feels so strongly about Primal Max, all orders are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. “Just send me back the bottle and any unused product within 90 days from purchase date, and I’ll send you all your money back,” he says. The Hotline will be open for the next 48 hours. After that, the phone number will be shut down to allow them to restock. Call 1-800-488-9008 to secure your limited supply of Primal Max Red and free bottles of Primal Max Black. You don’t need a prescription, and those who call in the mrst 24 hours qualify for a signimcant discount. Use Promo Code NP1020PMAX116 when you call in. Lines are frequently busy, but all calls will be answered.
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WHAT IS YOUR VOTING PLAN? BY TERENEH IDIA // CPCONTRIBUTORS@PGHCITYPAPER.COM
N MY MID-TEENS, when I went out to
trick or treat with gusto, my costume was “hobo,” which is probably a poor term to use. But the idea was a 1920s person riding trains and living off the land, misrepresented and romanticized in movies like Sullivan’s Travels. A freedom that came from the loss from the Great Depression. You have nothing, so nothing to lose, maybe even nothing to gain, but at least you can be on your own, making your own way. This year, voting feels like we are all making our own way. There is no real Election Day 2020. Election Day was last week, today, tomorrow, and through whatever day the last ballots will be counted. Before 2020, unless I was traveling, voting meant walking a few blocks, checking to see if my dad beat me to the polls — yes, always, except one time, and I yelled it out loud in the polling place: “Hot damn, I beat my dad here for the ﬁrst time!” — then doing the thing, getting the sticker, and being very proud of myself for it all. What is your voting plan? Has it replaced the usual mid-to-late October question of, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” I miss trick or treating.
No, I miss the free candy. I miss the joy of voting, too. The ceremony, the community, the feeling of getting something worthwhile for the effort. I requested a ballot for the November General Election, and I got rejected because it was a duplicate. I had forgotten I asked for mail-in ballots for future elections as well. But I had fun worrying myself all about it until the ballot showed up. Then more questions arose. Do I or do I not mail in my ballot? Is my ballot, my ballot? Is that my name on the ballot? When I ﬁll it out, do I drop it off or mail it? If I mail it, where? How long do I wait to see if it arrived? Was it counted? My ballot was mailed and vote recorded all within the same week. I worried for nothing. I want to make this really clear. I love to vote. Nerd alert — on my 18th birthday, the ﬁrst thing I did was walk down to Grant Street to the City County Building and register to vote. And now we are bombarded with messages like “Vote or Die,” which, as someone pointed out on Twitter, is disingenuous because many of us “Vote AND Still Die” at the hands of statesponsored violence. People invoke the
name of honored ancestors and civil rights icons like John Lewis who represents many Black Americans and other marginalized people who were brutalized, or even died, to vote. Their belief in the American experiment motivated their drive. Their belief, expressed by Langston Hughes in the poem Let America Be America Again:
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O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath, America will be! In 2020, do we share this belief? I posted a selﬁe of myself dropping off my ballot and tagged a friend who was mailing “I Voted” stickers to friends. A way of getting some of that missed community back. My eyes do not look happy in that image. They look as if I am conducting a much needed chore. Maybe just like a chore, if it is not done, the garbage will pile up, attracting roaches and whatever else. So all I can think is: Vote. Anyway. And. Also. Do. All. The. Other. Things. We need to take out the garbage.
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ATIE AND RACHEL Saul Rearick
share much of their life together, both as a married couple and as arts professionals. Now the two have opened KURATEDpgh, a new gallery in Aspinwall created to increase the visibility of Pittsburgh artists. Located in a former medical supply store at 405 Freeport Road, KURATEDpgh recently opened with a selection of pieces by nine artists working in ﬁne arts and ceramics. Rachel understands that it may seem risky opening a gallery in a time when many businesses are struggling, but she and Katie felt an obligation to support local artists affected by the pandemic. She has witnessed this ﬁrsthand as the Arts and Culture Manager at Pittsburgh International Airport, saying that program — designed to expose local artists to world travelers — was put on hold. “We have toyed around with the idea a little bit,” says Rachel. “In some way, getting our sleeves rolled up and doing this was almost a response to the pandemic because in my ﬁeld, I saw so many artists losing opportunities to engage with the public. I think the pandemic, in a way, encouraged us even more to do it.” As both arts producers and collectors, they wanted to introduce more people to the idea of acquiring collections, whether it’s paintings or functional ceramic pieces. Guests are free to visit the gallery and see the work in person, or view it online. “People are spending more time at home now, so they’re more interested in what their space looks like,” says Rachel. The gallery adds to several projects that the two women have taken on. In the past, they have shown their respective work in collaborative exhibitions — Rachel works in printmaking and painting, Katie in jewelry and installations — and they have also curated shows together. They even have a website (rkrearick.com) outlining their mission of working together. KURATEDpgh serves another purpose
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Katie and Rachel Saul Rearick, owners of KURATEDpgh
“FOR US, BEING A SAME-SEX MARRIED COUPLE, WE’RE REALLY FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE TO HAVE REPRESENTATION FOR WOMEN, PEOPLE FROM THE QUEER COMMUNITY, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.” as a way for the women to create spaces that are “inclusive and speak to equality and being welcoming to everyone,” says Rachel. “For us, being a same-sex married couple … we’re really focused on making sure to have representation for women, people from the queer community, and people of color,” says Rachel. “That’s really something that’s important to us.” Katie, who teaches at Waynesburg University and founded the Allegheny Metals Collective, hopes to also showcase jewelry at KURATEDpgh with a dedicated wall space or exhibition. As they prepare to settle in Aspinwall, the two Stanton Heights residents share a laugh over not being overly familiar with the neighborhood and say they look
KURATEDPGH 405 Freeport Road, Aspinwall. kuratedpgh.com
forward to engaging with and building partnerships with the area’s restaurants and other establishments. “We hadn’t spent that much time in Aspinwall, and now were like, ‘Why haven’t we been over here?’ There’s so much going on and it takes seven minutes to get here,” says Rachel. “We really want to connect with the surrounding businesses and community to make it a more robust experience for people who are coming.” In addition to the gallery, both women
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plan on maintaining their full-time jobs. Rachel says the airport has begun to “rebound a little bit” after a signiﬁcant drop in traffic, and they plan on bringing exhibitions back soon. Katie says “everything is full steam ahead on campus” at Waynesburg University, where she has been teaching the arts to smaller or split-up, in-person classes. Even as the pandemic leaves many things uncertain, Rachel and Katie are ready to welcome visitors and potential art buyers to KURATEDpgh, albeit at a limited or appointment-only capacity so everyone can social distance. “I’m looking forward to settling into the gallery and gradually bringing in a wide variety of media and styles to exhibit,” says Katie.
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Take a shot when … • You see a fly. Any fly, it doesn’t even have to be on screen. • Anyone describes Pennsylvania as the “keystone” of the election. • Every time someone you’re watching with yells an expletive. • There is a concession speech or resignation. • No results come in because there are thousands of mail-in ballots that still need to be counted.
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TAKEOUT REVIEW: HAPA HAWAIIAN GRILL BY MAGGIE WEAVER // MWEAVER@PGHCITYPAPER.COM
’VE NEVER LOOKED at a can of SPAM
and thought, “Wow. That looks appetizing.” There’s something about the phrase “canned meat” that brings the same feeling of disgust as Jell-O salads; they’re two words that shouldn’t — and can’t — be made into something I want to eat. But Hapa Hawaiian Grill, a pandemicopened Hawaiian eatery located near PPG Paints Arena, easily proved me wrong. The musubi, a classic Hawaiian snack that takes inﬂuence from traditional Japanese sushi — wrapping nori around a thick slice of SPAM, scrambled egg patty, and rice — marked the ﬁrst time I’ve called SPAM delicious. The canned ham was lightly browned from the grill and matched nicely with mild egg. Neither had any stand-out ﬂavors, which made the addition of nori, savory with a subtle sweetness, the perfect balancer. SPAM isn’t the only thing Hapa
HAPA HAWAIIAN GRILL 1334 Fifth Ave., Downtown. hapahawaiiangrill.com
Hawaiian has on its long menu, though the musubi was one of my favorites. The comprehensive list covered a wide range of traditional island eats, many taking cues from Asian cuisines. I paired my musubi with tuna poke, banana lumpia, and a cuisine staple, the mixed plate. I was a big fan of the Hawaiian mixed-plate tradition because it allowed me to try multiple entrees without having to order a full serving of just one. I ﬁlled the plate with kalbi, Korean-style barbeque short ribs, chicken katsu, Japanese-inspired fried chicken, and kalua pork and cabbage. Every meat on my plate — complemented with potato mac salad and rice — had a strikingly different ﬂavor from the one next to it. The kalbi, soaked in a
special ginger soy sauce, was deep, rich, and savory. In comparison, the chicken katsu, breaded in panko, fried, and dipped in a tangy tonkatsu sauce (like a mix of barbeque and ketchup) was mellow. The traditional Hawaiian kalua pork and cabbage were juicy, punching with the acidic ﬂavor of pineapple. Spice kicked through my ahi tuna poke, a simple bowl of raw ﬁsh with onion, tomatoes, and an unidentiﬁed, but very hot pepper. Though the spice was enjoyable, it masked the ﬂavors of the tuna a bit too much for my taste, and I added a bit of rice from my mixed plate to calm the heat. The lumpia were almost like a dessert, crispy spring roll wrappers encasing a pleasantly sweet banana. Aside from poke bowls, traditional Hawaiian eats are hard to ﬁnd in Pittsburgh. Hapa Hawaiian is one of the few establishments that shows off all sides of the cuisine, from poke to SPAM, and they do it with excellence.
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SEVEN DAYS OF MUSIC THU., OCT. 22 (IRL) BACKYARD MUSIC MAKERS. 5-6 p.m. Millvale Community Library, 213 Grant Ave., Millvale. Free. millvalelibrary.org/programming
Want to learn how to play music, instead of simply listening to it? Every Thursday, the Millvale Community Library hosts guitar lessons through Backyard Music Makers. Several guitars will be available on-site for use, but folks are strongly encouraged to bring their own if they have one. Workshops are also recorded and posted to Facebook for those unable (or wary) to attend in person.
doesn’t mean the hall’s resident theater company, Stage 62, is unable to perform. With the Music Hall as a backdrop, hear Stage 62 play an open-air concert of songs “from the stage and screen” on a fall Sunday afternoon.
MON., OCT. 26 (MUSIC TO STREAM) PITTSBURGH RELEASES ON BANDCAMP Did you know you can browse music by location on Bandcamp? Find a new local favorite by going to the “Search and discover music” > “browse all” > “browse by tag” > “Pittsburgh.”
TUE., OCT. 27 (MUSIC TO STREAM) BILLY STRINGS. Search “Billy Strings” on YouTube.
Back Alley Sound
FRI., OCT. 23 (IRL)
Today would have been the first of two Billy String concerts at the Roxian Theatre, rescheduled from earlier this year at the onset of COVID-19. But here we are, still unable to have in-person, indoor concerts at so many venues. So instead, check out the bluegrass guitarist’s YouTube channel. In addition to music videos, there are full-length sets, cover videos, and more.
MR. SMALLS CAFE STREET SERIES. 5 p.m. Mr. Smalls Theater, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. Free. facebook.com/MrSmalls
For the sixth week in a row, Mr. Smalls Theatre is bringing live music outside of the venue to Butler Street. Performing is Back Alley Sound and Big Blitz. Seating is first come, first serve, and street capacity is 80 people. Can’t make it Friday? The music continues on Saturday with Byron Nash, Different Places in Space, and Friends of Acousticafe, featuring Dru, Amy Melissen, and Sadie Freund.
SAT., OCT. 24 (IRL) MURDER FOR GIRLS. 4-7 p.m. Hollywood Gardens Bar, 169 Pinney St., Rochester. Free. facebook.com/mrdrforgirls
Join melodic garage rock band, Murder for Girls as they perform outside at Hollywood Gardens Bar. Bring a chair, hear some tunes, and have some socially distant fun.
SUN., OCT. 25 (IRL) SONGS FROM THE STEPS. 2 p.m. Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. carnegiecarnegie.org
The Music Hall may be closed, but that
WED., OCT. 28 (MUSIC TO STREAM) EDGING THE AFTERTIMES. Crank it Up (Remastered). austinmeyers.bandcamp.com
Originally released Jan. 3, 2007, experimental noise band Edging the Aftertimes has released a remastered version of Crank it Up. “Just in time for the end,” reads their Bandcamp page.
These listings are curated by Pittsburgh City Paper music writer Jordan Snowden. Email your latest music happenings today to firstname.lastname@example.org
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SEVEN DAYS OF ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT THU., OCT. 22
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ARTS TALK Public Art and Communities Symposium: Creative Placemaking to Address Community Public Health, a two-day virtual event presented by the Office of Public Art in collaboration with Neighborhood Allies, will address innovative ways artists can help their neighbors respond to public health issues. The Zoom event will feature national speakers including actress Anu Yadav, Lead Fellow Faith Bartley from Philadelphia’s The Village and the People’s Paper Co-op; and Pittsburgh artists including Alisha Wormsley, Njaimeh Njie, John Peña, and Molly Rice. 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Continues Fri., Oct. 23. $15 (one-day) or $25 (two-day). opapgh.org/events
MON., OCT. 26 LIT Award-winning novelist Laila Lalami is the latest writer to visit Pittsburgh virtually as part of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures’ Ten Evenings series. In her newest book, Conditional Citizens, Lalami shares her personal story of becoming a U.S. citizen from her start as a Moroccan immigrant, speaking candidly about white supremacy. 7:30-9 p.m. $15. ($10 students.) Virtual event is available online for one week. pittsburghlectures.org
TUE., OCT. 27 FILM
FRI., OCT. 23 VIRTUAL FEST The finale of this year’s Pittsburgh Humanities Festival @ Home — a monthlong festival of conversations presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and moved online because of the pandemic — is perhaps the most exciting. Boaz Frankel’s “Don’t Google This -- Offline Curiosity in an Offline World” was selected from an open call of participants, giving anyone the opportunity to present at the festival. Don’t miss the recent Pittsburgh transplant’s presentation and see “the surprising things that happen when we try to answer a question without a computer.” 7 p.m. Free. facebook.com/CulturalTrust
SAT., OCT. 24
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you watch the folks at Steel City Improv get their hands, er, voices on one of their favorites. The improv artists will reimagine an episode of a famous soap opera with a new sure-to-be hilarious script during Dubs Of Our Lives, an event perfect for streaming virtually at home. Just like how you watched the original. 8-9 p.m. Free. twitch.tv/steelcityimprovtheater
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WED., OCT., 28
FALL FEST Even dogs can join in on the fun at the Fall Fest & Market in the recently remodeled The Terminal in the Strip. In addition to a variety of local vendors — including City Grows, Threadbare Cider, and Millie’s Ice Cream — there will be a costume contest for kids, adults, and yes, even your four-legged friends. 11 a.m.-
COMEDY If you grew up thinking your parents’ soap operas were hokey, just wait until
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Fans of horror movies are in luck with a double-feature showing during The Oaks Theater’s Classic Horror Film Festival. George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead kicks off first at 6 p.m., followed by the comedic horror flick A Bucket of Blood at 8 p.m. $8 for one movie, half off second movie with purchase. Masks are required. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. theoakstheater.com
DANCE Point Park University conservatory dance students aren’t letting the lack of a physical audience stop them from performing their best this season. Collaborating with seasoned professionals in the faculty department, the students will stream ChoreoLab1, showcasing the university’s internationally known dance program virtually. 7 p.m. Continues through Sun., Nov. 1. $5-15 (Pay what you can.) playhouse.pointpark.edu
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IN The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: No. GD-20-7135, In re petition of Janelle Renee Washington parent and legal guardian of Koby Mehki Washington Moore for change of name to Koby Mehki Washington. To all persons interested: Notice is hereby given that an order of said Court authorized the ﬁling of said petition and ﬁxed the 10th day of November, 2020, at 9:45 a.m., as the time and the Motions Room, City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, as the place for a hearing, when and where all persons may show cause, if any they have, why said name should not be changed as prayed for.
IN The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: No. GD-20-3321, In re petition of Colleen M. Jones parent and legal guardian of Daniel Michael Cotto for change of name to Daniel Michael Jones. To all persons interested: Notice is hereby given that an order of said Court authorized the ﬁling of said petition and ﬁxed the 16th day of November, 2020, at 9:45 a.m., as the time and the Motions Room, City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, as the place for a hearing, when and where all persons may show cause, if any they have, why said name should not be changed as prayed for.
IN The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: No. GD-20-10294, In re petition of Armina Stewart parent and legal guardian of Jessica Zakaryan for change of name to Jessica Zakaryan Stewart. To all persons interested: Notice is hereby given that an order of said Court authorized the ﬁling of said petition and ﬁxed the 17th day of November, 2020, at 9:45 a.m., as the time and the Motions Room, City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, as the place for a hearing, when and where all persons may show cause, if any they have, why said name should not be changed as prayed for.
IN The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: No. GD-20-6752. In re petition of Gianna Elizabeth Dudra for change of name to Gianna Elizabeth Leseck. To all persons interested: Notice is hereby given that an order of said Court authorized the ﬁling of said petition and ﬁxed the 23rd day of October, 2020, at 9:45 a.m., as the time and the Motions Room, City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, as the place for a hearing, when and where all persons may show cause, if any they have, why said name should not be changed as prayed for
IN The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: No. GD-19-3237, In re petition of Lavisha West parent and legal guardian of Rayshan Todd Dion Gibson for change of name to Rayshan Todd Dion West. To all persons interested: Notice is hereby given that an order of said Court authorized the ﬁling of said petition and ﬁxed the 29th day of October, 2020, at 9:45 a.m., as the time and the Motions Room, City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA, as the place for a hearing, when and where all persons may show cause, if any they have, why said name should not be changed as prayed for.
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Sealed proposals shall be deposited at the Administration Building, Belleﬁeld Entrance Lobby, 341 South Belleﬁeld Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213, on November 10, 2020, until 2:00 P.M., local prevailing time for: PGH. ALLDERDICE HS
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Project Manual and Drawings will be available for purchase on October 12, 2020 at Modern Reproductions (412- 488-7700), 127 McKean Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. The cost of the Project Manual Documents is non-refundable. Project details and dates are described in each project manual.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS ACT (GESA) PROPOSALS INCLUSIVE OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING UPGRADES
Sealed proposals shall be deposited at the Facilities Design and Construction Offices, School District of Pittsburgh, Service Center, 1305 Muriel Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 on December 7, 2020, until 2:00 P.M., local prevailing time for: IMPLEMENTATION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES ON A PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING BASIS AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH
Requests for a copy of the RFP and all communications including questions to District relating to this RFP shall be in writing to Aldo Mazzaferro, Director of Technical Services, by email at Aldo@theECGgroup.com copying Michael Carlson (Michael@theECGgroup.com). Project details and submission requirements are described in the RFP. We are an equal rights and opportunity school district. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER OCTOBER 21-28, 2020
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