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Re: “How the Rusyns Could Save Civilization

Someone mentioned the lemko hall in yonkers n.y. As a child we used to attend dances etc at the hall. I remember an outside platform for dancing.

Posted by Joe Peterson on 06/27/2017 at 3:25 AM

Re: “How the Rusyns Could Save Civilization

I grew up in St John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora, PA- part of Butler. I was surrounded by the culture and heard many stories of my ancestors coming to West Virginia to the coal mines then moving to Butler for the safer working conditions of the steel mills. We grew up making paska, halupki, halushki, cheregi. Adorning our Easter baskets for the church blessings with very specific items and including our best decorated pysangi. We visites St Macrenia every year. Grandma and Didi got us t-shirts with sayings like "me a Carpathian you're kidding" (which we had no idea what it meant) Mass was in "Slovak" but I think it was more regional than that. Thanks for a great article highlighting the uniqueness of our heritage

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Posted by Amy on 06/27/2017 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

This is a great tribute to our town. Very nicely written. Thank you.
How long will this be available on line to read? I'm having trouble sharing the CP longform version to Facebook.

Posted by Marilynne S. Dwire on 06/22/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

This article summarizes the plight of so many western PA towns: industrial decline resulting in job loss, misdirection and mismanagement in revitalization attempts, further population and quality of life decline..

Posted by James Fleming on 06/22/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

This might be worth reading if anyone outside of Ford City cared about Ford City.

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Posted by WhereIsFordCity? on 06/22/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Despite changing infrastructure needs in the Mon Valley, the Mon-Fayette Expressway refuses to die

This road is needed and really needs to go into Pittsburgh. All the tree huggers don't want the road. it is true the city of Pittsburgh is afraid that more businesses will got outside the city and the city wants to stop the road. whoever named this the zombie highway is a joke this road has constantly being built and there are still some steel mills that will benefit from this road. People want Pittsburgh to stay in the 1950's you go to other cities in this county and they are upgrading there infrastructure with better roads in Pittsburgh they fight everything. So maybe the rest of the country will just bypass Pittsburgh in general.

Posted by build it on 06/22/2017 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

Ruiz says "Port Authority's policies might not be enough to ensure LAW ABIDING undocumented immigrants avoid deportation". The only way they run your name is if you choose to ride but not pay... that is not LAW ABIDING. Pay for your ride and there is no problem

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Posted by Mark on 06/21/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The Steel City Sisters work to help Pittsburgh gay, homeless youth

In SanFrancisco Dr.Larry Myers, playwright/professor/activist
has ignited the PLAYWRIGHTS SANCTUARY. Focussing this ummer on homeless gay teens
Dr. Myers I mentoring new stage plays composed by this population.
His own new
streetlife drama
"Tent City Psychometry"
preciews in the bay area
Myers is from Mt Pleasant Pa

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Posted by Larry Myers on 06/21/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

Good News they are here Illegally ,they are not undocumented Immigrants,break the law get out ,try going to Mexico and live Illegally ask for medical school and welfare on Mexico's dime ,your going to jail.PERIOD. MAGA come legally we welcome you with open arms.

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Posted by eric12325 on 06/20/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

Lots of cities have similar fare policies and have made commitments protect our immigrant neighbors by not checking immigration status. That's not the job of the transit police or fare control staff.

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Posted by Craig Andrej Toocheck on 06/16/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

Or just pay the fare and don't steal from others. Every time someone "forgets" to pay the fare, the Port Authority still has expenses that the rest of us who didn't "forget" have to bear.

Posted by Joe Greenway on 06/15/2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

This is a federal dispute being blamed on a local transit agency. Instead of blaming Port Authority, why don't they go after Immigration and Customs Enforcement?

Posted by Yani on 06/14/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

U.S Will not Bend To Ilegals who have no business being in the U.S ! Dont Change our POLICY FOR Illegals who want to dodge Deportations. Stop LETTING CRIMINALS DESTROY THIS COUNTRY BY CORRUPTING LOCAL OFFICIALS!

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Posted by dee on 06/14/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “OSHA closes complaint against UPMC over cleaning chemical, but expert says more testing may be needed

The hospital where I work is switching to it.They tell me it's safe and all the complaints I read about were dropped because they were made up. Is it safe when mixed with water?

Posted by jeva5347 on 06/10/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “A new program pairing child-abuse victims with dogs helps with healing

As I envisioned what it might look like watching the dog so tender with the child or seeing the child made emotionally stronger by the dog, I could not hold back the tears. This program is profoundly beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful article.

Kristien Petersen
Lawrenceville

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Posted by Kristien on 05/31/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Congressman Keith Rothfus could be in danger as three Democratic challengers step up

You can't beat a far-right incumbent with far-left challengers. Tarasi is the only one who sounds like she might have a chance. Not my choice, but more acceptable to voters in the district.

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 05/27/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

If he's paying $500 a month rent and has been a tenant for 27 years, That's $162,000 that the owner lived off of that whole time. And I guarantee they didn't put much of that money back into the house. Why does he need to pay $49k or even $25k to keep living in his house. This is what's wrong with landlords and rental properties.

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Posted by Rayden Sorock on 05/26/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Congressman Keith Rothfus could be in danger as three Democratic challengers step up

I hope at least one of these candidates is a real progressive from the Sanders-Warren wing, not another Altmire. I heard from a few local Dems that McClelland couldn't even be coaxed into appearing at crowds that would be her natural base such as Labor Day events, etc. She did not improve her performance or fund raising in her 2nd try. I liked her, but time to move on.

Posted by Ron Magoc on 05/24/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Congressman Keith Rothfus could be in danger as three Democratic challengers step up

Erin McClelland was an excellent progressive candidate. She received an embarrassing level of support from the DCCC. I hope she runs again.

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Posted by bil_ee_d on 05/22/2017 at 9:49 PM

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