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Pitt student passes away over weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

August 30, 2015

Victor Firman, a Pitt senior from Connecticut, died on Sunday. He was 22. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, Firman’s roommate called emergency responders to 3614 Bates St. in Oakland at 5:23 p.m.  Medics found Firman unresponsive in his apartment. He was pronounced...

Las Palmas hit with another round of health code violations

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

August 30, 2015

For the second time this summer, the Allegheny County Health Department has issued a consumer alert for Las Palmas in Oakland after the restaurant violated health codes Thursday. Las Palmas, the Mexican grocery store and food stand located on Atwood Street, faces three high, three medium, and six l...

Community members support, critique bike lane proposal at public meeting

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

August 30, 2015

Put Oakland and bike lanes in the same sentence, and some residents are bound to get upset. At the final project presentation for proposed bike lanes in Oakland, some of the more than 50 attendees were concerned that installing bike lanes along the O’Hara, Bigelow, Bayard Street corridor would elimina...

Pittsburgh City Council to refine noise control ordinance

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

August 30, 2015

By changing a few words in local legislation, Pittsburgh City Council hopes to make it easier to keep the peace. At a City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Bruce Kraus, City Council president and South Oakland representative, introduced a bill that intends to update and rework Pittsburgh’s Noise Control...

Pitt’s School of Medicine, UPMC launch center for women’s health

By Chidi Nwakpuda / Staff Writer

June 30, 2015

In an effort to promote women’s health, Pitt and UPMC have launched a new think tank for women’s health research.Pitt’s School of Medicine and UPMC launched The Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI) in June. Sonya Borrero, the director of the CWHRI, said this new group is a...

Las Palmas struck with health code violation

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

June 30, 2015

The Allegheny County Health Department has issued a consumer alert for Las Palmas for violating several health codes.Las Palmas, located on Atwood Street, is facing 19 health code violations after the ACHD inspected the grocery store and restaurant during a routine inspection on June 24. The Health De...

Bombay Curry House reopens after receiving health permit

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

June 5, 2015

After a brief closure, the Bombay Curry House is open for business — again.The new Indian restaurant in Oakland, which filled Mi Ranchito’s vacancy at 346 Atwood St. on May 29, reopened Friday after the Allegheny County Health Department issued a health permit to the restaurant. The Health Departme...

Health Department shuts down Bombay Curry

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

June 4, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated in a new article, hereCiting health code violations, the Allegheny County Health Department has shut down the Bombay Curry House in Oakland.The Department shut down Bombay Curry, located at 346 Atwood St., on June 2 for multiple infractions, according to a Health Dep...

Healthy Ride stations in Oakland

Healthy Ride stations in Oakland

By Alex Ryan / Production Manager

June 2, 2015

After weekend launch, bike share comes to Pittsburgh

After weekend launch, bike share comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexis Mazzeo and Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2015

Beneath the reflective peaks of the PPG Place Building Downtown in Market Square, Pittsburgh Bike Share launched its new Healthy Ride program Sunday morning.Roughly 50 people, including David White, executive director of Pittsburgh Bike Share, gathered in the square for a bicycle ride around Downtown. The program incl...

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