The “New” East Liberty

By Greg Godels The catchword is “gentrification”—the popular and relatively benign word for a process of displacement and neglect of poor and minority communities in favor of an urban settler class of young, well-off, and mostly white urban gentry. It is not something entirely new or original: for over half a century, neglectful displacement has […]

Fighting For Public Transit and Equitable Communities

By Molly Nichols and Casy Stelitano Between 2007 and 2013, the Port Authority of Allegheny County was faced with a severe funding crisis and cut 30% of their service, eliminating over 100 bus routes, laying off hundreds of workers and closing a garage. In just 4 years, fares went up 25%. This story is far […]