Brian O'Neill


 In February 1993, Mayor Sophie Masloff announces she will not run for re-election: "I love this city, and I loved being able to help the people who are so much a part of my life."

Brian O'Neill: Sophie shrewdly summed up city

Sophie Masloff mastered the art of being underestimated.

1 day ago


Brian O'Neill: It's still too rocky to begin new housing at arena site

The Penguins and Hill District leaders are searching for agreement on developing former Civic Arena property. They’ve got a ways to go.

5 days ago


Brian O’Neill: State official’s purge ends a lesson to kids

The governor’s special adviser on higher education exits and an excuse mill is shut down.

1 week ago


 Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick, left, with Tim Bendig, whose company, In Person Productions, represents pop culture celebrities.

Brian O'Neill: Tim Bendig's pop culture nostalgia is old-fashioned business

A Whitehall man has learned how to profit from his own love of pop culture nostalgia. (And he gets to hang out with Eddie Munster.)

1 week ago


 Heather Pencak, left, and her husband, Joe, of New Kensington walk their English bulldog, Champski, toward the gate at PNC Park Tuesday. The Pencaks and Champski were among the many pet owners and pets who visited Pup Night at PNC Park Tuesday.

Brian O’Neill: Picky eaters or not, a big night for the dogs

Most dogs will eat anything, and some will chase trucks, so it’s little wonder they dig treat trucks.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: There's one good sign that commutes may not have to be such a drag

A daily message along Greentree Road brightens the route for some motorists.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Corbett’s in danger of falling off party cycle

Gov. Tom Corbett hopes not to break cycle in which political parties take turns holding Pennsylvania governor’s seat for eight years.

3 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Bucs get a boost in fans, who now look to payroll

PNC Park's attendance on pace to match metro area's population, but how will Pirates' spending compare?

3 weeks ago


 Ventriloquist Bob Rumba has a case full of characters and a closed mouth full of voices.

Brian O’Neill: Multi-faceted Rumba — one entertaining guy

’Twas late one afternoon during the Three Rivers Arts Festival that I first saw him

4 weeks ago



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