Ringo Starr in Pittsburgh + free meals for first responders

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Hello, Pittsburgh and happy Monday! Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable weekend. This Steelers game Yesterday against the Bengals was a real headache…I could feel the collective ‘sigh’ of relief from all corners of Steel Town when Boswell’s final kick went through the posts . 1-0! Now, let’s cover what’s happening in town.


Wet; a morning thunderstorm. High: 76 Low: 57.


Here are today’s top stories in Pittsburgh:

1) A Sewickley woman remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks by honoring Pittsburgh area first responders. Josie White was living outside of New York on September 11, 2001, and the memories are still vivid, even 21 years later. After the attacks, Josie tried to help others as a way to cope. She volunteered her time and helped in any way she could to offer support, including cooking for first responders. After moving to Sewickley, she began feeding the firefighters at the Pittsburgh train station where her brother worked. This led to the creation of 911 Dinners, an initiative where volunteers prepare delicious home-cooked meals and deliver them on 9/11 to police, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel in the city and beyond. Yesterday, volunteers as young as 12 got together to deliver meals. Josie said the reaction she got from first responders was extremely grateful.

(WPXI Pittsburgh)

2) Beatles legend Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band entertained a cheering crowd at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night. And that’s been a long time coming, as the former Beatles drummer and his new bandmates had to postpone that show three times due to the pandemic. It was only fitting that the concert would ultimately take place in the month of September, as it was the same month that the Beatles played their one and only show in Pittsburgh almost 58 years ago to the day on September 14, 1964 at the old Civic Arena. Although he didn’t perform all of the Beatles’ top hits, he did include “Yellow Submarine”, “Octopus’s Garden”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “Act Naturally” and “What Goes On”, in the set list.

(TribLIVE)

3) A local man was hospitalized after being shot and crashing his vehicle into a house in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Allegheny County dispatchers said emergency crews were called to the 200 block of Charles Street in Knoxville around 9:25 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a man with a grazed gunshot wound in a wrecked vehicle that had hit a house. They believe he crashed his vehicle into the house during the shooting. The victim was taken to a local hospital and an investigation is ongoing.

(WPXI Pittsburgh)

4) Travel between Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood and downtown may be more complicated over the next two years due to infrastructure renovations. The Smithfield Street Bridge is undergoing an $8.49 million rehabilitation. The bridge will remain open for most of the project, but traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction. In addition, the use of a sidewalk will be closed during the project. Work during the project will include steel repairs, spot painting, replacement of the existing sidewalk in two of the four spans, replacement of the deck epoxy surface, repairs to the concrete deck and repairs of the concrete and masonry substructure.

(Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

5) Kennywood is making headlines in the amusement park industry after restoring the fan-favorite “Kangaroo” ride. The park received the Publisher’s Pick Renaissance Award at the 2022 Golden Ticket Awards after reopening the attraction earlier this spring. The kangaroo debuted in 1962 and quickly became a fan favorite for its simple fun and appeal to a wide range of visitors. The ride inspired the introduction of the park’s mascot, Kenny Kangaroo, and was the last such ride in the world when it was retired following the 2020 season. After receiving numerous calls from park visitors to bring back the classic ride, Kennywood has partnered with Premier Rides to modernize and restore the ride. Now riders can experience an improved ride with a new theme, lighting and dedicated logo for the very first time.

(CBS Pittsburgh)


Today in Pittsburgh:

  • North Hills Coin Club – Northland Public Library (6 pm)
  • History of Italian Cinema: Obsession (Visconti 1943) (7:30 a.m. pm)

From my notebook:

  • Visit Pittsburgh: “🏉 Steelers Nation is ready. 💛🖤 There’s a lot to celebrate today, with the Steelers entering their 90th season, their 16th under Coach Tomlin and Game 1 with Mitch Trubisky leading the offense. Six is ​​good, but seven would be better! (Visit Pittsburgh through Facebook)
  • City of Pittsburgh: “Today the city of Pittsburgh remembers all of our family, friends and first responders we lost 21 years ago on September 11, 2001” (City of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: “Phipps is looking for people with friendly smiles and extraordinary customer service skills to enhance our customers’ experience! Join us for open interviews September 13 and 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn more: https://www.phipps.conservatory…” (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens via Facebook)
  • Pittsburgh Trail: “Today we are launching our 2022 Trail Fund to support our hard-working trail crews. Our goal is to raise $20,000. @Trekbikes donated this Fuel EXe 9.8 to help us reach that goal. trailpittsburgh. rallyup.com/trailfund2022/” (Pittsburgh Trail via Facebook)
  • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: “Harris Theater’s lineup this month ranges from classics – like Charlie Chaplin and the Three Stooges – to the latest independent films, like Senegalese thriller Saloum. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show. 🎟️🎟️🎟️ ▶️ TrustArts .gold…” (The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust via Facebook)
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: “It’s almost fall! It’s time to break out the fluffy sweaters and decorative water bottles. For families and caregivers with young children, this season also offers endless learning opportunities. Check out these fabulous fall activities. (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh via Facebook)

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That’s all for today. I will see you soon!

Rachel Tasker

About me: Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania and stopped at Erie and State College before moving to Pittsburgh in 2020. She has a background in a bit of everything…from newsroom work from media and public health to the 2016 presidential election in Washington, DC and the 2019 Super Bowl where (surprise!) Tom Brady won… AGAIN. She loves good coffee, bad reality TV, attending local events and trying new dishes in the 412. She resides in the South Hills.

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