Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Pension mess rooted in bad 2001 bill

Shortsighted pension boost 14 years ago set the stage for the mess that needs to be addressed in Harrisburg now.

about 12 hours ago

 As previews roll at the Dependable Drive-In in Moon Township, lights from nearby businesses give off a faint glow behind the trees.

Brian O'Neill: Drive-ins make nice story that's more than nostalgia

No need to just be nostalgic about drive-ins when you can still go.

4 days ago

Brian O'Neill: Pittsburgh’s population challenges stand out

Had Pittsburgh played by Sun Belt/​Drought Belt rules, folks in Peters and McCandless and past the airport would be residents paying  taxes.

1 week ago

 Hugo Garcia, a Pittsburgh boxer, takes a break from preparing for the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Brian O'Neill: Local boxer takes a roundabout route to pursue Olympics

Pittsburgh Irish sell burritos to send teen named Garcia to Ireland so an Olympic gold medal boxer can train him to qualify for U.S. team.

1 week ago

Brian O'Neill: Call goes out to mayoral descendants

Roundup of all Pittsburgh mayoral descendants is a herculean task.

2 weeks ago

Brian O'Neill: Bankers remain too big to jail

The Joe Graziano case shows that the real crime is how easily banks get away with committing them.

3 weeks ago

Brian O’Neill: Faithful family takes landslide in stride

The hill behind your house slides you right out of your home before you can make your first mortgage payment.

4 weeks ago