I’m endlessly amused by the oft-repeated belief that Pittsburgh is run by a “Democratic machine.”
Note to city school board: This column exists because another columnist got fired for plagiarism.
Meet the guys of Ferdinand the Bull, a Pittsburgh folk group that could afford a national tour because they are such good couch guests.
This past Friday I sat on a North Point Breeze porch to hear how the man made the children in a modest Pittsburgh neighborhood feel special.
Though this work isn’t “green,” Democrats should embrace what is very good news for the working class the party is supposed to represent.
Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, is a leader of the bipartisan effort and he’s getting plenty of blowback from the state’s powerful casino
What makes Pittsburgh sports fans so cohesive? Might it be same colors across the sports trinity? That might be the effect, not cause.
I found myself thinking of the 1993 movie, “Striking Distance,’’ where Bruce Willis plays a river rescue cop.
Casualties of war aren’t limited to those who die in battle and on Monday, one such man along with his crewmates, will be honored.
The Department of Environmental Protection secretary may have been on the side of the angels, but he made a gaffe all too familiar.
One family hangs on in shrinking Cornell school district and another seeks excellence in neighboring Moon.
It sounds like a simple idea: Add a second or even a third daily passenger train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
To better serve the Democratic convention in Philly, our legislators seek to loosen LCB laws — but button them back up when the pols leave.
Of course, the distressed counties of Appalachia went for Trump. But so did Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland.
Way back in December, I wrote that Donald Trump would fade away as GOP contender. Bob bet me lunch I was wrong. (He enjoyed every bite.)
Neighborhoods at either end, Panther Hollow and The Run, look for better not worse in solution to transit corridor.
How great is it that the state authority designed to oversee Pittsburgh now needs oversight?
Aaron Stubna, ever active, is building up a movie house, off the beaten path. Installing a microbrewery is a good move, too.
It seems Pittsburgh’s 18 miles of busways may put the city in the “driverless” driver seat with Uber.
Lainey, a city high schooler, introduced Hillary Clinton at an event Monday. ”I think government can be beautiful,” she says.
Pittsburgh Rock ’n’ Roll Legends or many in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees — all once played in an Oakland club called The Decade.
Here’s cold comfort for Allegheny County property owners: Indiana County’s reassessment is a great big fat mess.
There’s something about watching an old movie set in the future with your kid. Most of your life is in the rearview mirror; hers is ahead.
The bright high-schoolers at the YMCA Youth & Government convention in Harrisburg should be an inspiration to our grown-up lawmakers.
Employees have said they will walk off the job this morning, calling for an end to unfair labor practices with the union.
That unconscionable mass murder seems to be getting less attention than the loss of Wendy Bell’s job.
Arrivals and departures on The Pennsylvanian rose from 85,590 to 94,075 last year. Add another train and the numbers would surely rise.
Many a North Sider would just like something, anything on this block of decaying, boarded buildings. Molasses rules, though.
You’ll have to decide whether this sequel is yesterday’s equal, but I’m confident of this much: I’m barely scratching the asphalt.
I asked readers to name the dumbest traffic designs in town. Emails and comments flooded in like rush-hour traffic on the Parkway East.
Eminent domain seems like cruel work. But Jim Broadbent is a gentle man who, on the state’s behalf, struck decent deals with homeowners.
Eleven Irish boxers will compete tonight against Pittsburgh athletes, in the third annual feat of goodwill that defies the odds.
Pittsburgh is competing in Smart City Challenge for transportation. 50 million smackers. In the meantime, give me the worst traffic makers.
The Central Catholic student and athlete died 20 years ago. His spirit and love of life lives on, however, in a wider community.
As a state rep gets ensnared in the business, it’s worth saying again: The state should just make them legal and take a cut of the action.
For Bill Gandy, the Allegheny City Historic Gallery is a labor of love, though what we’ve lost can’t help but summon pain.
Robert Hanna bought 300 acres in 1769 because it was near water and the Forbes Road. Hanna’s Town didn’t last long, but it lives on today.
The sylvan suburb, a walker’s paradise, wants to promote safety. It’s nice that they tag drivers, too.
Why the city was slow to cash your property tax check, Part 2: The school district wonders why there can’t be a better way, and city agrees.
I, like thousands of city homeowners, wondered why my property tax check wasn’t cashed Feb. 10. Here’s why.
“The Last Baby Boomer:The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool,” a novel by Latrobe’s Chris Rodell, gives us boomers a a good-humored humbling.
Dream the big dreams, folks. Feel the buzz of Bernie if you like. But don’t expect this election to make a gerrymandered U.S. House embrace
Ms. Barbee, 30, is an artist in Lawrenceville with a relentless drive to be interested in everything and everybody, and her work shows it.
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.