People in the upper Allegheny Valley when Harmar was forced to shut down by Dan Onoraldo & Steve Bland, have been having a rough time getting around. We who live in Harrison Twp. on down to Tarentum and us who need to access Pittsburgh Mills have been completely shut off of service on weekends and midday evenings and nights. This has been a living nightmare with the loss of the 5 Natrona and only having inbound service M-F and outbound service M-F with P10 Allegheny Valley. The only bus we have to Pittsburgh Mills is poorly operated by Westmoreland Transit M-F which requires another fare. For us who can't afford a 2 zone fare we have to take a P 10 Allegheny Valley to either 4th and Corbett in Tarentum or walk down and up hill to get a 1 Freeport in either Tarentum, Springdale, then get off at Waterworks and transfer to another 1 Freeport or a 71B Highland Park or a 91 Butler Street. Harwick has always had no service during the above times also. I live in Sheldon Park and with the above if I have to be in Crafton Ingram Shopping Center by 10AM I have to get a bus at 6:54AM M-F and say I get back to Tarentum at 8:34PM I don't walk into apartment until 9:50 PM then have to get up at 4:45 AM and start walking at 5AM to get a 1 Freeport at 6:51AM then don't get back until 9:50PM. If I miss the 1 then I don't get home until 10:50 PM. For us who want to go to Oakmont we have to do the above and transfer in Harmar at Burger King to the 78/P78 M-F only for no service on weekends. With not having a zone 2 pass we have to transfer on Frankstown to a 77 Penn Hills to Robinson Blvd./Giant Eagle to a 79 East Hills to East Busway to another bus to town. To get to Pittsburgh Mills we must walk or take a P 10 to get 1 Freeport to New Kensington only on Monday thru Fridays to get a 14J to and from. PAT zone 1 monthly is $97.50 zone 2 monthly is $146.50 or cash base is $2.50 or zone 2 $3.75 plus $1.00 for transfers. WCTA Cash for zone 1 is $1.75 zone 2 $3.50, zone 3 $5.25 with free transfers to WCTA routes only, and not good on same route for return trip. No stops in Allegheny County except Pittsburgh Mills so transfer to 14J must be made in New Kensington where 1 Freeport picks up. WCTA monthly's cost $56.00 Zone 1 zone 2 $112.00 zone 3 $168.00 . People up here think Harrison Twp that is Natrona Heigts and Natrona, Brackenridge Tarentum, Creighton are in Westmoreland County when they are in deed in Allegheny County. The Allegheny river seperates both County's in the middle of it somewhere above Oakmont north. Community Market is over priced as Giant Eagle is and with the Wal Mart's Sam's and Pittsburgh Mills being off limits to us along with Save A Lot being in the back of New Ken we can't get to them, therefore we run out of food before next months Food Stamps come in. Springdale Cheswick and the rest of us are facing loosing 1 Freeport on Sundays if services are cut do to State lack of dedicated funding for all Pennsylvania Mass Transit systems, AMTRAK, Greyhound, Trailways, Highways, Bridges, Access, shared Access, Penn D.O.T. and Rails to Trails as early as July 1, 2014. Just past Highlands Mall Towne and Country, Butler's the Bus and Westmoreland Transit don't link to PAT so those areas in Westmoreland, Armstrong Allegheny and Butler County's are without service over to Vandergrift, Lower Burrell, then same with from above Freeport Road there's no services over hills to Route PA 8 to Butler with Myers Trailways down to Etna. I realize most of you want to blame PAT and just sit back and take services for granted however that must stop. We must get our voices heard and fast or deal with far less services.
some warming stories here, thanks
If we want to stop the fracking we must stop buying their product.
Build a rocket mass heater in your home that burn miniscule amounts of wood that can heat a house for several days, burn near 100% efficiency, produce very little if any particulates (only carbon dioxide and steam). By the way the carbon released when you burn wood is offset if you grow back what you've burned (which is extremely easy to do with rocket mass heaters, in fact the trees will do it for you since all you need to burn are small twigs and branches).
Build a biogas digester and use the methane that is generated to cook with. Why compost in a way that just releases the nitrogen and carbon away into the atmosphere when you can let microbes create methane and use that for cooking fuel.
Grow/raise as much of your own food as possible and buy organic food from as close to home as possible and plant things like fruit and nut trees, encourage wild perennials and other no-fuss foods like nettles and sunchokes.
Insulate your houses. A majority of your gas or electric is spent on heating, reduce your bill and reduce the power this industry has over our elected officials.
We can break this industry, save our homes, and save our communities but we have to approach it in the correct way and we have to stop being part of the problem.
As a white woman , i grew up in Perry North of the N. Side. I left N. Side for 20 years then moved to Manchester and stayed for 2 years. Several of my neighbors whom were in the late 50's and mid 60's would refer to me as a whitie or a honky. I didn't let it bother me, it told the rude people, i go where i want to go and do what i want to do, when they pay my rent, clean my apartment, purchase my food, then they can tell me where i should live and what i can and cannot do.!
What do you say when someone moves into your apartment? Keep your junk in your room where I don't have to see it. Don't steal my food and beer from the refrigerator. Pay your share of the rent and utilities. And remember when your friends come over, they don't own the place.
Remember that and everybody gets along.
" ... oddly knowledgeable diner patron ..." Good one. Maybe he's one of those Pittsburgh college grads who decided to stick around.
PURE GENIUS - I give this 2 crucifixes up!!
A very beautiful design is made by an architecture proper ways of 2-d and 3-d colouring.Perfect spot for this type of design.Great work by this architecture.
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Pittsburgh's always been a patriotic bunch. Whatever the woes and troubles of the day, there's a consistency to the Burgh's love of Red, White and Blue.
One of the things that punctuates true patriotism of the city however, is what is seen every day, 365 days out of the year: the kaleidoscopic array of colors of her people. While there's good, bad & ugly reasons Pittsburgh (and our entire country, for that matte,r) has such human diversity--any history with humanity as an element is all these things--the 'Burgh is, in my opinion, a rising star in her ability to embrace cultural, religious differences. While like our country as a whole, still has a way to go in equity, and still has race & other problems, the spirit of Pittsburgh is a good one, I think. All one needs to do is look at her art.
I can't wait to see what happens next, in Pittsburgh!
You are absolutely right, my emotions got the best of me. My apologies. Please feel free, and encouraged, to delete my previous rants. I didn't mean to question the sincerity of your article. I am sorry for my ignorance and immaturity.
@ freeportsoccer554: I’m going to ask you to stop posting in this vein, and will delete future comments of this ilk. If you've got a personal grievance against someone in a photo here, that's your business. But this isn't the place for it. As it says in our comments policy, "If you want to use the internet to settle personal scores, you might want to try starting your own blog."
As for your concerns about our journalistic process: A photo essay isn't really geared to determining who the "real" lesbians are in a gathering (and as a previous commenter noted, we actually made no representation about the sexuality of anyone involved). All we were trying to do is capture the flavor of an event, based on what the people involved in it were doing. We chose this image -- which was not posed, by the way -- because we felt it summed up much of the spirit of Pride.
Naturally, I would feel bad if we credulously ran a photo of somebody trying to clown an event. But nothing in this image suggests that's what was going on, and in any case, cameras don't peer into people's souls. In fact, I'm unsure how we would "check our sources" in this context: Demand to know a photo subject's personal history? Request high-school transcripts? Consult with online commenters?
I WILL say I am perturbed by the extraneous apostrophe in "I'm her's," however.
Anybody who stands for anything knows that this girl stands for nothing. She's a joke, she has been since highschool. As a lesbian, who is proud of who I am, I'm very offended by this.
who needs a label to say what love is and who can love who??.. Lesbian, bi, gay, straight. Love is love. And where does it say that she has to be a lesbian?.. Hmm that's right check your sources please :)
Total joke! Check your sources!
lol Sources should be checked before pictures are posted, the girl on the right isn't even a lesbian! She is making a mockery of the entire community and you just helped her!
I wanted to go see Adam Lambert but when I heard that he had a keytar player in the band I just couldn't do it. Some prejudices are still alive.
Meanwhile all the other patrons who are able to eat dinner without screaming or throwing shit all over the place wonder why you don't take your kids to Eat'n Park where you won't be ruining the experience for others who are spending good money on a meal out only to leave with a stress headache of their own.
Hang in there, Charlie. Like Steeler fans who grew up during the 80's and early 90's, when they finally cover all the bases and make it to the Series, you'll be among those who waited 33 years for '60, which remains the toughest moment in Baltimore history.
Dude, getting reprimanded for using the word "fart"? Sounds like Nutting drinks the same Kool-Aid that the Scaifes (Tribune-Review) do...I won't give the Pirates my money -- for anything. I kind of have the same love-hate relationship with the Yankees -- I worked in the front office from '84 to '92 (no, we weren't very good then, but nothing like these under-achievers)...you tend to always love the uniform, the stadium, the experience of your first baseball team, but the business of baseball is pathetic...The Angels sign Pujols & Hamilton in consecutive years? A fake salary cap (if you can exceed it with penalties it ain't a cap), but , more importantly, no minimum payroll. I actually read a column in the Boston Globe the other day in which they advocated for a uniformity of rules between the leagues -- and, get this, insisted that the NL add the DH! The DH is pointless. We already saw the return to "small ball" after the steroid ban and the game is just better when a manager has to consider pulling his pitcher every 9 batters. Anyway, I used to beat on Huntingdon (calling him their 12 year old G.M.) until a long-time fan asked me if I could do any better working for the Nuttings...'nuf said.
(in accordance with the tempo of the classic "Take me out to the Ballgame")
Take me out to the Pirates
Where the hell is the crowd?
Why doesn't Bob Nutting give a damn?
He won't spend money to fill up the stands
so we'll root, root root for the Steelers
Cuz football's not far away
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out
at the old ball game
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