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 Opinion    October 4, 2016

No stop on the Hilltop

The Port Authority began detouring all inbound light rail traffic and bus traffic from the South Hills Junction along Warrington and Arlington avenues on October 3 and will continue through October 22 while track is being replaced near Station...

 Opinion    May 14, 2013

Peduto for Mayor

South Pittsburghers, along with the rest of the city, have an opportunity they haven’t had since 2005: to choose a new mayor without having a sitting mayor in the race. Along with having to decide which of the four Democratic and one Republican...

 Opinion    May 14, 2013

Rudiak for Council

Natalia Rudiak has earned the privilege of having the opportunity to be on the ballot in the November General Election on the Democratic ticket. Over the last four years she has demonstrated an ability to bring an intelligent thought process to City...

 Opinion    May 7, 2013

Two many in one block?

Recent developments in the council of Mount Michener should give the subjects pause to reflect on what has happened in their little fiefdom on the hill. In recent months, Council President Billie Michener and her band of followers dismissed two long-...

 Opinion    July 10, 2012  
 Opinion    November 22, 2011

Respect the process

South Side and South Siders are often looked at with envy by people in other neighborhoods throughout the city. The rest of the city is now looking at South Side to see how it handles the process of exploring a Neighborhood Improvement District. In...

 Opinion    November 8, 2011

Don't forget to vote

Today is Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Voter turn out is expected to be low because of the off-year election, but there are still important choices to be made. This year, Allegheny County voters will elect a new Chief Executive, Controller, Co...

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 Opinion    February 19, 2008

The process works

Companies planning to locate or develop property on the South Side should take notice of events of the last month in the neighborhood. Twice in the last month Councilman Bruce A. Kraus called special town meetings to allow residents and business...

 Opinion    November 6, 2007  
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 Opinion    April 24, 2007

More laws aren't the answer to bar problems

If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Today, Councilman Jeff Koch is expected to present the latest version of his “bar legislation” to City Council. This time, although he has his numbers correct, he is still operating under the...

 Opinion    March 27, 2007

‘Midnight' reorganization not the boro's best day

Otto von Bismark once said, “Laws are like sausage, it is better not to see them made.” Although law wasn't made, certainly history was made in a like manner last week at the Mount Oliver Borough Council meeting. The March meeting went too late...

 Opinion    January 30, 2007

City commission was right, South Side needs more help

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission's decision against the proposed legislation to limit the number of bars throughout the city in Local Neighborhood Commercial districts shouldn't be seen as a defeat for the residents of South Side. The legislation,...

 Opinion    January 16, 2007

Revolving door spins on Zone 3 commander, again

The revolving door to the Zone 3 police commander's office has once again turned bringing in newly named Commander Lawrence Ross III while pushing out Commander RaShall Brackney. In the shuffling of police supervisory personnel, Commander Brackney...

 Opinion    January 16, 2007

Zoning isn't the way to win the bar war

On Tuesday, Jan. 23 the Pittsburgh Planning Commission will consider making a change to zoning in Local Neighborhood Commercial (LNC) districts that among other things would place limitations on the number of liquor licenses that could be located in...

 Opinion    October 17, 2006

Huge sucking noise is closer than you think

I write you today as a native son, born and raised here, hoping to alarm enough people into action. In 1996, the Presidential race consisted of Clinton, Dole and Perot. Most candidates offer one or two good ideas amidst a plethora of poor ones and Ro...

 Opinion    October 3, 2006

Councilman Koch should have listened

City Council has all but collectively turned its back on residents of the South Side Flats and Slopes. In the preliminary vote taken on Wednesday Sept. 20, and the final vote on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Councilman Motznick, from Carrick, was the only...


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