Luvara receives council appointment
Carnegie council voted Monday night to appoint Joseph Luvara fill the vacant council seat.
He was appointed by a vote of 3-2, with council members Richard D'Loss and Mike Sarsfield and council President Pat Catena voting in his favor. Council members Phil Boyd and Sue Demko voted against.
Luvara was one of three candidates to apply for the seat formerly held by Carol Ann Covi. Covi died last month.
Resident Joanne Zilinsky and former borough mayor Bob Heinrich also applied for the seat. Interviews with council were held June 5.
Luvara is an attorney with Flaherty Luvara Law Group Downtown and owns an Italian grocery in Bloomfield. He made an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the Court of Common Pleas in 2013.
He will take his seat in council next month and complete Covi's term, which ends Dec. 31, 2015.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.