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Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

Groceria Merante and several other Oakland businesses have altered their hours and store practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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

Oakland is 233 years old today.

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.

University responds to Institutional Master Plan concerns

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.

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.

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers

October 24, 2019

Despite attending Pitt for the past two years, despite growing up near Pittsburgh and despite being generally active members of the community, we still don’t know what Homecoming is.

Skyvue Apartments cited in July fire safety inspection

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 17, 2019

The City is requiring Skyvue to restore its fire alarm system to an “operable condition” with no system troubles. Reinspection is slated for July 23. 

Police seeking public’s help in Oakland investigation

Photo from Pittsburgh Public Safety Media Blotter

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 8, 2019

City police detectives have released photographs of a man they are seeking information about in connection with an alleged burglary and sexual assault in Oakland.

Skyvue residents return after month-long displacement

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 3, 2019

Following an electrical fire at Oakland’s Skyvue Apartments on June 2, some tenants are claiming they were unable to move back into the building until June 28. They also said they have not received an explanation from management as to why their units were left without power for nearly four weeks, and are unsure if they will be reimbursed for rent during the period they were displaced. 

City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland

The under-construction stoplight and crosswalk outside Lawrence Hall.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 24, 2019

Oakland might look a bit different in a few years, but it will all be according to the plan.

Milling, paving operations to affect Oakland traffic

Students walk across Forbes Avenue. (TPN File photo)

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

June 20, 2019

PennDOT District 11 announced in a press release Thursday that milling and paving operations on Forbes will reduce the length of the avenue running between Craft Avenue and South Craig Street to a single lane of traffic.

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

March 7, 2019

We’ve gone and collected the mud and rainwater in that pothole and blended it with some tire rubber for the defining Forbes-Avenue experience in a cup.

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