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REACTIVE vs. PROACTIVE: Legislation vs. Education PART 1 of ??? by Danina DiBattista

The purpose of this blog series is to begin a conversation about the shifts we hope to see in the soon to be seated newly elected leaders of Bellevue, PA, a shift away from reactive leadership to that with a more proactive approach to governing. Though our community must still decide the outcome of some […]

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Government Dysfunction: Is there a Solution? By Danina DiBattista

What is the key to a transparent government body? Honesty with it’s citizens, and accountability for it’s actions. After last night’s vociferous meeting, it took some time to process the information that was thrown at the audience at rapid speeds. Speculation that a council member had been secretly following and photographing a borough employee to […]

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Leadership or Bullying? Bellevue’s future is in the balance… by Danina DiBattista

During the August 14th council meeting, several incidences of bullying occurred amongst council members, and between council members and residents alike. Apparently, the Finance Committee can bicker over saving the borough $40/month on a cell phone bill, but they find it uncompromisingly necessary to insist that the borough spends $2,500 on trees to line the parking […]

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Sad Announcement, by Natasha Hazelwood

I am incredibly saddened to report that my absolute favorite go-to restaurant in all of Pittsburgh will be closing its doors after dinner service tonight. Bite Bistro has become such a part of what many have been fighting for in Bellevue: a unique, genuine business that people from all points on the culinary spectrum can […]

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BYOB Ordinance Voted Down: A Response, by Danina DiBattista

On July 10th, 2012, the Bellevue council voted down an idea of running a 45 day trial period for allowing customers at BYOB establishments within this “dry” town to enjoy their libations at designated outdoor seating areas. This vote came after 3 months of vigorous debate within the committee meetings, pre-council, and council meetings. I […]

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