Daily Archive: May 15, 2013



New Mayor, happy year, ha, ha, ha!

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column recognizing those Black people, who served in the role of judges at every level. Several people reminded me that I had omitted two Black females and both have served in Wilkinsburg. The first Black magistrate elected in Wilkinsburg was Judge Alberta Thompson and she served until she decided to retire. The second is the incumbent magistrate, Judge Kim Hoots, who currently is serving her second term in office.



Another teen killing marks fourth this year

GONE TOO SOON—Dejour Gadsden, one of four teens killed by gun violence in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Facebook) The killing of a 17-year-old McKeesport boy Saturday in the Hill District marks the fourth homicide of an individual 18 and under in Allegheny County and the first homicide in the Hill District this year. Dejour Gadsden, 17, was shot and killed Saturday in the 2100 block of White Hill Drive in the Hill District when, according to Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, three men in black masks came to the residence of his female friend and opened fire on both of them. Gadsden was pronounced dead at the scene and his friend was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where she is expected to recover.



Lifestyles Report…Meet me under Kaufmann’s clock

DEBBIE NORRELL If you know Pittsburgh, you know where Kaufmann’s clock is. If you are a baby boomer and a native to the Steel City there is a great chance that you had someone meet you under Kaufmann’s clock. It was a popular meeting place in downtown Pittsburgh. That beautiful gold clock that loomed over the corner of Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street was the spot where people met for lunch, for a ride home or to go on a Downtown shopping spree.