January 2, 2018 — Wilkinsburg council held its reorganization meeting after members took oath of office, those who were elected in fall 2017 and those continuing terms. The borough council now has eight members, Marita Garrett who represented the first ward having resigned to serve as mayor. Council will appoint a first ward resident to […]
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“Open to all’ does not mean “open to all.” Marita Garrett told security at her inaugural reception to instruct me to leave (with implied threat of force). I said, “the invitation on Facebook says ‘open to all’.” Marita said, “Not you, we have given you too many chances already. Out!” What is this about? Who […]
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2017/07/16/Community-Auto-donated-cars-better-llives/stories/201707160132 Brian O’Neill: Cars for zooming ahead in life BRIAN O’NEILL Pittsburgh Post-Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org 12:00 AM JUL 16, 2017 Lesley Broff’s father was rightly wary of this deal on a used car, because any deal that sounds too good to be true generally is. But as a mental health peer counselor, Ms. Broff had been […]
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/07/16/High-school-is-not-enough-but-think-twice-about-college/stories/201707160127 High school is not enough, but think twice about college JEFF NOBERS JUL 16, 2017 We often hear people say college isn’t for everybody. True. And the reality in our region and nationally is that college may not be for most people, at least when it comes to learning the skills and technologies necessary […]
Allegheny County changed the reporting format for election results for the May 16, 2017 election. The staff in the Elections Division office were as surprised as I was to see the new format. Of course, the redesign is supposed to make the data more accessible to casual users. But turnout is miscalculated across the county by […]
The first sign of the May 16, 2017 primary election was red-on-white “Rasul Aquil Judge” and the biggest sign to appear before election day was candidate Marc Taiani’s white-on-blue. Of the three candidates for magisterial district justice (MDJ ), incumbent Kim Coles-Hoots had the fewest signs. The term of office is six years, so the last primary […]
This is respect — A member of the Wilkinsburg Arts Commission asked borough council member Pamela Macklin to meet to discuss a council vote that hadn’t gone the way the Arts Commission expected. Pamela replied, “Yes, I will meet to discuss; but I don’t think you are going to change my mind.” This is disrespect — Three […]
Election results in the table below are as of the close of precinct reporting . There is a tie for 3rd ward borough council, 4-year seat. Today (May 19), the board of returns is sworn in to verify provisional ballots (if any), compare count of voters on the tallies to count of electronic votes cast, […]