Some would blame ex-mayor Tom Murphy. He's been out of office for more than a year.
I'm fine at blaming Tom Murphy for plenty of our ills. But I can't pin all the blame on him for a fire that happened one week ago. But, it was started by a 12 year old kid who isn't on a water polo team, isn't able to play ball at the sports complex on the flat land next to the river at the bend in Hazlewood.
City: Row house should have been sealed - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review City Council President Doug Shields, whose district includes Hazelwood, said about 25 percent of the neighborhood's housing stock should be demolished.What we should have done is build new housing down Panther Hollow and have a graduate student housing there, next to the Peterson Event Center.
Hazelwood matters. The nonprofits are doing nothing with this asset. We can blame Murphy and Doug Shield for this lack of action.
Don't point many fingers Doug Shields. You've been working on Grant Street for how long?