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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.
Fresh Perspective | Getting to Know Oakland

Fresh Perspective | Getting to Know Oakland

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
Naturally, when I committed to Pitt, I couldn’t wait to make my own memories on my parents’ old stomping grounds.
An Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday night provided updates on a new proposed development along Forbes Avenue.

New off-campus student housing, multi-purpose building planned for Forbes

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News August 26, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a community meeting online Tuesday night, providing a space to give updates on projects happening around the neighborhood as well as allowing community members to give their feedback. Clark Street Holdings presented its plan to develop a multi-use space, similar to the recently constructed Bridge on Forbes building, on the former site of the Marathon gas station at 3500 Forbes Ave.
Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition staged a February sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning, calling for fossil fuel divestment.

Oakland news roundup

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer July 25, 2020
With the fall semester beginning in just a few weeks, here is a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt.
Groceria Merante and several other Oakland businesses have altered their hours and store practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2020
After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.
A water line break earlier today affected Bouquet Gardens and the surrounding area.

Editorial: Top 10 ways to celebrate Oakland’s 233rd birthday

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 28, 2020
These are the editorial board’s top 10 suggestions for getting Oakland’s birthday party started.
The lot housing the Plant to Plate community garden is currently planned for potential demolishment along with other buildings and residences on Oakland Avenue as a part of the current Campus Master Plan.

University responds to Institutional Master Plan concerns

By Rachel Romac, Staff Writer December 6, 2019
This was the second community meeting regarding the IMP and project leaders discussed revisions to the plans for campus improvement projects that will be implemented over the next 10 to 25 years.
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