Brian O'Neill


Brian O'Neill: Motorists, bicyclists creep toward truce on city’s busy streets

It’s getting a bit like an old Western, only instead of the farmers against the cattle ranchers, it’s the cyclists against the motorists.

2 days ago


Brian O’Neill: School volunteers show help equals hope

It’s a great library now, this little slice of wonder in Manchester PreK-8 that had been all but barren.

5 days ago


Brian O'Neill: All we ask is a modicum of decorum

A call to recognize "Random Acts of Rudeness" reveals a deep yearning that we all respect basic etiquette.

1 week ago


Brian O’Neill: Something stinks about how people act in public now

This page regularly runs “Random Acts of Kindness.” Might we get just as many letters if we went with “Random Acts of Rudeness”?

2 weeks ago


 Mayor Sophie Masloff in May 1989.

Brian O'Neill: Sophie Masloff was thinking young with tax cut

Mayor Sophie Masloff’s wage-tax cut is still with us, and so are more young workers.

2 weeks ago


Brian O’Neill: Militarization of police has its hidden costs

Events in Ferguson remind us of the G-20 and how a city withholds details of new gadgets and weaponry.

3 weeks ago


 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month ago



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