Slots, poker, horse racing, dog racing, lobbying. Meet the Rooneys. (Trib, Conte and Prine)
50% politics, 40% sincere gut instinct, 10% nefarious URA plot. (P-G, Steve Mellon)
It feels as though somebody threw down a gauntlet declaring that the name East Allegheny be banished from history, lest the intransigent forces that enabled Barbara Burns ever again hold sway o’er the land. (P-G, Vivian Nereim)
Bob O’Connor said churches should be able to decide whether or not their buildings must become historic landmarks. Only he was wrong. Only he might have been right. (P-G, Abra Metz–Dworkin)
Did anyone else read this Matt H post about the Housing Authority entitled Good vs. Evil? It’s a start. Everyone around the old Canasta table seems to be in agreement that there are Issues at HACP, but danged if anyone will circulate any details. The Comet heard rumors of 52-inch plasma screens gracing the office walls — which would not at first blush appear to help fulfill the mission of providing for dignified housing for all city residents.
That’s about it, though. That and a seeming overemphasis of representation emanating from Northview Heights.
The Housing Authority board still lacks any representation by a city council member as required by law, much like the Stadium Authority and the Parking Authority. Unsurprising then that oversight issues would develop at all three; surprising that there persists a holdup in making the appointments. Isn’t it about time for a remedy to this situation?