Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Health care legal squabble is just sick

Lawyers forget someone in local health care debate -- the vulnerable ones affected.

1 day ago

 George "Pat'' Fallon and wife Rose Pavlik Fallon.

Brian O'Neill: Reminders keep coming of a soldier’s sweet song

What did your daddy do in The War? That’s a question we baby boom boys often asked in grade school but which rarely comes up anymore.

5 days ago

Brian O'Neill: Budget impasse is long-running joke on us

The state budget impasse is kind of like a sitcom, only longer.

1 week ago

 Ah, lovely old historic North Side homes. Servants not included.

Brian O'Neill: This old house needs dusting. Where’d the servants go?

The charms of a big, old city house are real. But do lower the bar for cleanliness, unless you have the servants that once came standard.

1 week ago

 Hillary Rodham Clinton, with her husband, former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea.

Brian O'Neill: Presidents fade, but ‘The Simpsons’ endure

By now there are millions of voters who can’t remember a time before the Bushes, the Clintons and “The Simpsons.”

2 weeks ago

 In June 1998, this was the North Shore. Plenty of parking lots, but not much happening.

Brian O'Neill: Maligned ex-mayor Tom Murphy looks better, just like his city

With nearly a decade’s hindsight, it’s time to give Mr. Murphy his due: He saw what post-industrial Pittsburgh could be, and got it in gear.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh could use more trains like this.

Brian O'Neill: Addition of Amtrak train is up in air

Pittsburgh sure could use another Amtrak train, but it’s up in the air.

3 weeks ago

 The Elks' Carnival Fair Grounds in Recreation Park, Allegheny City.

Brian O'Neill: What was baseball like in Pittsburgh in the 1800s?

Baseball was also played on the North Side in the 19th century, but a tad differently.

3 weeks ago

 A view of part of the Pittsburgh skyline, Heinz Field, PNC Park and the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers.

Brian O'Neill: Vital rankings tied to more than Pittsburgh sports

It’s great to be a great sports town, but don’t view that as the most important ranking.

4 weeks ago