The Police Department and City Council "inched toward an agreement" on domestic violence, according to the P-G's Rich Lord.
The bureau has been unable to respond to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette requests for data on the prevalence of family abuse accusations in the force.
Meanwhile, the Burgher writes an excellent post on the need for an actual written law, rather than an internal policy, even if the police and council do manage to come together philosophically.
Councilman-elect Patrick Dowd wrote a fare-thee-well and good-luck-with-all-that Op-Ed Perspective to the School Board in yesterday's P-G.
After the "anguish" and "catharsis" of voting to oust Superintendent Thompson:
The board clung to the compass of its common agenda and conducted a genuine national search.
Emphasis our own -- but unmistakable.
Led by Superintendent Roosevelt, this board has amassed an impressive legislative record. The board -- again a by-district elected board -- voted to eliminate the problem of excess capacity by closing more school buildings than any district in America had ever done at one time.
Given that we are still in the early phase of a much longer and larger project, the reforms both of the district and the board must continue.
Translation: Shut up and close Schenley.
As it happens, it is now looking as though Schenley will close, just not on most of those particular students and parents who are kicking up a fuss at the present moment (P-G, Joe Smydo).
Two Schenley supporters, parent Jennifer England of Greenfield and 2006 graduate S.J Antonucci of the Strip District, said Mr. Roosevelt's compromise wasn't enough.
The Tribune-Review editorial board cuts to the chase:
Twanda Carlisle offered no public apology for five-fingering taxpayer money in an expansive kickback scheme. She should go to jail. For a long time.
Bang. Zoom. To the moon, Alice.