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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A carne asada burrito and a rice bowl from El Jefe’s Taqueria on Forbes Avenue.

Restaurant Review: El Jefe’s Taqueria Oakland

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
pened in July, El Jefe’s Taqueria is the newest restaurant in the former Kings Court Theater. Students should appreciate it as a Chipotle-adjacent option that is a short distance from campus with long operating hours for late night cravings.
Cars parked on a street in Oakland.

Faculty, students complain about decade-long parking waitlist, lack of available spots on campus

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Amid the closing of more University parking every year, permit applicants are waiting over 13 years for a spot.
Satire | Things Oakland needs

Satire | Things Oakland needs

By Paige Wasserman, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2022
Oakland has quite a few empty storefronts that could use some action.
Monday’s Development Activities meeting to discuss Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings.

Walnut Capital, Oakland community discuss Parcel ‘A’

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor July 12, 2022
When Jon Kamin, an attorney representing Walnut Capital, was asked how Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings is going to fit into the South Oakland neighborhood, he said the development and management firm was “very proud” of the project design.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Editorial | The top 7 best things about staying in Oakland for the summer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 24, 2022
Here are the best parts about staying near campus over the summer.
Fruits and vegetables on shelves at Forbes Street Market.

Opinion | Central Oakland has a food accessibility problem

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist March 3, 2022
Oakland residents deserve more affordable food options.
OPDC at its Tuesday night meeting over Zoom to discuss developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal.

Oakland residents, Mayor Gainey talk Oakland Crossings at public meeting

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 25, 2022
During Tuesday night’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. community meeting, Mayor Ed Gainey met with Oakland residents who shared their thoughts on the Oakland Crossings proposal.
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.
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