County council budget: Unanimous, for now

County Council’s budget committee unanimously approved a $50.4 million capital budget proposal Wednesday (beating to heck my prediction for a split vote).  The allocation includes an extra $125,000 for fields at White Oak Park, a county park in Bob Macey’s district the councilman says desperately needs renovations.  It was a full boat yesterday, with […]

Racism claims against the casino are appalling

I am writing in response to the Aug. 14 article that summarized the alleged racism against the Rivers Casino by Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins (“Racism Alleged Against Rivers Casino”). I was appalled by the nature of the allegations, especially because many African-Americans I know heartily support the Rivers by their frequent attendance and […]

Racism alleged against Rivers Casino

An Allegheny County councilwoman wants answers from Rivers Casino after receiving complaints the venue is unfriendly to black promoters and patrons. In a letter dated Aug. 6, Amanda Green Hawkins, D-Stanton Heights, asked Rivers general manager Craig Clark to explain why a number of events aimed at the black community have been cut short, canceled […]