With strict rules and strong support, single men living at the Allegheny Y are finding a path to stability.
If a Pennsylvania state representative has a groundhog’s back, does that mean we’ll have seven more months of budget impasse?
Some scattered thoughts on old stories and new
John Morris, an artist who moved to Pittsburgh from Brooklyn a decade ago, sees the city in unconventional ways, which is always a tonic.
Check out the stats at the Carnegie Library: e-books are popular, but the good old book on dead wood is alive and well.
“There’s no lead in our water,” said James Good, executive director of PWSA.
Stained glass windows from an old Lithuanian parish are going to grace a new church in Nigeria, with a little bit of help.
With Pennsylvania’s polarized politics, primaries are becoming the real elections. The bloody internal fights bring out the worst.
Pennsylvania has 18 congressional districts and every artfully drawn one of them is designed so the incumbent needn’t worry.
The best kind of do-gooder: The Snow Angels program links people who can’t shovel their walks with able-bodied folk who can. Spots are open.
Should Pittsburgh follow California’s lead and wean itself off fossil fuel investments? Yes, no, maybe?
Turnpike tools increased 6 percent this year.
Move over, Trump: Absurdity in politics is hitting new heights in the Pennsylvania Capitol, where dysfunction is the new normal.
The fine print in that new city parking meter app? Says that some folks in Georgia are in charge. No need to panic, however.
I wish my readers all good things, but this year I have specific presents in mind.
Sure, Steve “The Joker” Miller deserves his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But can we petition to keep his lyrics out of it?
Should solo Parkway North commuters be able to use the HOV lane if they pay for the privilege?
When a city authority decided that East Enders clamoring for an ice rink in an old armory were right, it turned down more lucrative offers.
I liked it better when Trump was just a reality show host. He was on once a week and you could either watch “The Apprentice’’ or not.
Even granting that the HOV lane isn’t open 24/7, there’s clearly room for growth — and maybe a new source of funding.
Brian O'Neill: For the love of the game or parking spots, people of Shadyside can live with an ice rink
The support for an indoor rink in the old Hunt Armory has as much to do with opposition to apartments as support for ice.
The brainchild of Mike Diven from Brookline, Cubans will meet local boxers for friendly competition on the Clemente Bridge in July.
Barb Kline, at 71, is still on the job at Nied’s in Lawrenceville. What’s her secret to good health? “I drink a lot of water and I pray.”
A developer’s serious plan for the festering Garden Theater block has broad support. A few neighbors object to the size. Cue the molasses.
You run the comfortable old lies through your head. Age is just a number. Getting older beats the alternative. None of those bromides work.
Michael C. Alexander heads Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail, and he’d like to see more trains chugging out of Pittsburgh.
The local delegation landing in Havana today is pursuing many links. Why not showcase a Pittsburgh landmark with a sporting match?
Don’t worry unless you think you have no worries, a new study suggests.
Since 1980, Pittsburgh’s housing-price index has risen 218 percent, as close a match to the nation’s 237 percent increase as you can get.
More safety on the streets is what we all deserve, regardless of how we travel.
ICA has too much in common with Britain’s House of Lords.
He made his living as an arborist, but there are writers with advanced degrees who don’t have Mr. Connors’ ear for the American language.
The investigation of former Mayor Luke Ravenstal went on, and on. Nothing happened. He’s entitled to privacy, but what was it all about?
City and ICA are in a contest of wills that’s doing no one much good right now, except lawyers.
My back alley got its Hollywood-style close-up this week, as part of “American Pastoral.” It’s a window on the huge film world here.
Residents want to make sure Panther Hollow doesn’t go from a quiet, hear-the-birds-chirp kind of neighborhood to bus thoroughfare overnight.
Lawyers forget someone in local health care debate -- the vulnerable ones affected.
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.
The state budget impasse is kind of like a sitcom, only longer.
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.
By now there are millions of voters who can’t remember a time before the Bushes, the Clintons and “The Simpsons.”
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.
Pittsburgh sure could use another Amtrak train, but it’s up in the air.
Baseball was also played on the North Side in the 19th century, but a tad differently.
It’s great to be a great sports town, but don’t view that as the most important ranking.
Insincere nods to pedestrians “where everything else is planned around moving and storing cars” made me realize we have it pretty good.
The point of ICA oversight of city finances is long gone, but it is not.
City is tired of ICA’s budget oversight, perhaps for good reason.
Another failed attempt to develop the key spot where The Edge restaurant once stood. But logic is with it, long-term.
Mr. Shuck, an obsessive-progressive local news consumer, compiles the daily email newsletter “Eat That, Read This.” He’s powerful already.