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Smith Holds Mock Senate for Area Students

MOON TWP., April 24, 2015 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) held a mock senate event at Robert Morris University yesterday to provide 100 area high school students with an interactive simulation of Pennsylvania Senate committee meetings and a……Continue reading »

Students agree online bullying meaner with ‘hate apps’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Whispered secrets and gossip passed around among school students is nothing new. But Internet apps that allow young people to post their thoughts, often unkind, anonymously about their peers has added a new intensity to cyberbullying. “The online bullying can……Continue reading »

“Apps of Hate” discussion at area schools – The Almanac

Middle school students from four South Hills districts met on a Google Hangout video session along with State Sen. Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) and mental health professionals to discuss the destructive nature of cyberbullying. Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan……Continue reading »

Chartiers Valley officials want to slow down traffic on Thoms Run – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Chartiers Valley School Board will pay Gateway Engineers Inc. $8,000 to conduct a traffic impact study on Thoms Run Road. The road is owned by Allegheny County and is the main road between the middle/high school campus and the primary……Continue reading »

School resource officer OK’d for WJH schools – South Hills Record

Officer Ron Porupsky will soon take his place as school resource officer at Pleasant Hills Middle School and McClellan Elementary School, through an agreement between Pleasant Hills Borough officials and the West Jefferson Hills School District is approved. The school……Continue reading »

Sen. Smith appointed to state crime commission – Observer-Reporter

State Sen. Matt Smith was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the next two years. The Senate Democratic Caucus selected Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, to serve as its representative for the panel tasked to……Continue reading »

Smith appointed to public safety commission – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

HARRISBURG — The office of state Sen. Matt Smith, D-37, Mount Lebanon, announced Tuesday he has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The commission seeks to improve public safety across the state, and Smith will serve……Continue reading »

Smith Appointed to PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

HARRISBURG, Mar. 24, 2015 – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for the 2015 – 2016 legislative session. “I’m humbled by this appointment and look forward to……Continue reading »

South Fayette officials seek funding for upgraded traffic lights – The Signal Item / Bridgeville Area News

South Fayette officials hope updating traffic lights will ease congestion in several areas. Commissioners on March 18 retroactively approved a grant application for PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program submitted Feb. 28. If the grant is approved, it would cut in half……Continue reading »

Man who stabbed Pittsburgh K-9 officer Rocco receives lengthy jail sentence – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Killing Rocco the police dog got John Rush 3⅓ to 7 years in prison. But add in attempting to disarm a sheriff’s deputy, stabbing a Pittsburgh police officer and assaulting two others, and the sentence for John Rush climbed to……Continue reading »