Brian O'Neill


Brian O'Neill: Ironically, ICA is its own waste of funds

The point of ICA oversight of city finances is long gone, but it is not.

about 23 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto works to get a state oversight committee to release its grip on the city’s casino cut —  one of those only-in-Pittsburgh stories that we ought to be watching.

Brian O'Neill: State oversight of city has grown wearisome

City is tired of ICA’s budget oversight, perhaps for good reason.

4 days ago


 Will Mount Washington, seen in the background, someday have a hotel?

Brian O'Neill: Hope still rises for hotel atop Mount Washington

Another failed attempt to develop the key spot where The Edge restaurant once stood. But logic is with it, long-term.

1 week ago


 Adam Shuck: he reads and links for you

Brian O'Neill: Adam Shuck, the news junkie with a healthy obsession for summarizing Pittsburgh

Mr. Shuck, an obsessive-progressive local news consumer, compiles the daily email newsletter “Eat That, Read This.” He’s powerful already.

1 week ago


 Photo, taken in Market Square, of Pitt volleyball team from left to right, starting at bottom: Kate McCartney, Jenna Jacobson, Mariah Bell, Adeline Ellis, Mariah Genitsaridi (holding camera), Ellie Watkins, Angela Seman. Middle row left to right: Hanna Markewycz, Jenna Potts, Amanda Orchard, Kamalani Akeo, Lindsey Campbell. Third row left to right: Andrea Beck, Stephanie Williams, Kelsey O'Neill, Craig Dyer, Kellen Petrone Last row left to right : Kadi Kullerkann, Madi Maisel, Dan Fisher.

Brian O'Neill: Loop around the Golden Triangle makes for a special Pittsburgh morning

A five-mile oval in a leisurely 94 minutes makes for a special view.

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane during a news conference Wednesday.

Brian O'Neill: The rambling Kathleen Kane should resign

Just when you thought Harrisburg politics couldn’t be more bizarre, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gave a speech Wednesday.

2 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Those who are unplugged feel deserted

There are still people who want only to put pens to paper, computers be damned.

3 weeks ago



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