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A slide that shows side-by-side images of existing (right) and proposed views (left) of wireless antennas on the Wyndham Hotel on Lytton Avenue at Tuesday’s Development Activities Meeting.

OPDC discusses Wyndham’s plans to move hotel antennas

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer January 13, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Tuesday to discuss the repositioning of wireless antennas on the Wyndham Hotel on Lytton Avenue.
A City police officer faces a line of people.

Oakland, South Side to see increased police presence Saturday night

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021
In anticipation of the ACC Championship Game on Saturday, Pittsburgh Public Safety is allocating extra police units to the Oakland and South Side neighborhoods to deal with crowds and potential Pitt victory celebrations.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Opinion | You don’t have to live in Oakland

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist November 9, 2021
There are many places where a Pitt student can live and enjoy their college life — it doesn’t just stop in Oakland.
Healthy Ride bikes on OHara Street.

Opinion | How to maneuver through Oakland affordably

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist November 8, 2021
Every form of transportation available comes at an expense — money, stress and time — so let’s determine which is the most affordable, convenient and practical for college students.
Survivors of the Tree of Life massacre comfort each other at a commemorative ceremony in Schenley Park on Wednesday. The ceremony marked three years after the massacre.

Photos: Tree of Life massacre commemoration

By Clare Sheedy, Assistant Visual Editor October 28, 2021

Wednesday marked three years since the antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, an event which has etched itself into the surrounding community’s...

A Walnut Capital advertisement.

City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt October 19, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council amended and advanced Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan last Wednesday, moving it to the City Planning Commission.
Sheetz officials said Monday that the company is not affiliated with the posted signs and has no plans to develop at 3500 Forbes Ave.

No, Sheetz is not coming to Oakland

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 26, 2021
If you go to Pitt, you know about the “Sheetz vs. Wawa'' debate. While everyone has their own view as to which one’s better, one thing’s certain — a Sheetz is not coming to Oakland.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Tuesday night to discuss various restructuring plans on and around campus, as well as broader community opportunities.

OPDC discusses water bill discounts, stormwater management, Forbes Ave. building demolition

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Tuesday night for the Oakland community, which included a proposal to build a 210,000 gallon underground tank to collect stormwater.
The Pittsburgh chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America and Council on American-Islamic Relations hosted a “Stand in Solidarity with Palestine” rally at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard on Friday afternoon.

‘Stand in Solidarity with Palestine’ rally calls to amplify Palestinian voices, end US funding of Israel

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
A group of nearly 250 people gathered in Oakland on Friday afternoon in solidarity with Palestine. The group sang the lyrics to “Which Side Are You On?” an activist song commonly sung at many protests, while waving Palestinian flags.
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues.

PHOTOS: ‘Stop Asian Hate’ rally

By Dalia Maeroff and Zechariah Wu March 20, 2021
Around 300 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Oakland avenues for a “Stop Asian Hate” rally. Here are images of the rally from TPN photographers.
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