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Oakland locals weigh in on bus rapid transit

Amy Silbermann, an employee of Port Authority, shows Pittsburgh residents a map the planned Oakland BRT route. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

June 20, 2017

Community members and local activists gathered Monday night to talk about new bus stops, or as city employee Justin Miller called them — “upgraded transit experiences.” The replicas of the Bus Rapid Transit system’s proposed new stops sat on the side of the room as Miller, an employee of Pittsb...

Beta Bites, Peter’s Pub receive consumer alerts

Beta Bites, located on South Bouquet Street, received a consumer alert for violating multiple Health Department standards. (TPN File Photo)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

June 20, 2017

Oakland restaurant Beta Bites received a consumer alert Tuesday, joining Peter’s Pub as the second local restaurant to receive the designation from the health department in June. Oakland eatery Beta Bites received a consumer alert from the county health department Tuesday. The restaurant, which...

Interactive crime map May 30 – June 6

Pitt News File Photo

By The Pitt News Staff

June 7, 2017

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:22 p.m. 3900 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police issued a citation to a non-affiliated person for disorderly conduct and violating a city ordinance. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:01 a.m. 200 Chesterfield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police arrest...

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

A bus passes by Towers on Forbes Avenue. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2017

Madeline Rigatti’s black boots press forcefully on the steel pedals of her orange Salsa Vaya, propelling the 25-year-old up a short, steep hill by her house. “I used to hate that hill,” Rigatti, who started commuting by bike in college 5 years ago, said. Weather permitting, Rigatti comm...

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

(Photo Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Library Archives)

By The Pitt News Staff

May 29, 2017

From the Great Fire of 1845 that destroyed all of Pitt’s buildings to the demolition of Forbes Field to the 2017 removal of asbestos in the Hillman Library, Pitt has had a tumultuous past. And as Pitt students, it’s important we know about the university we attend — to know that our school used to...

Digital Plaza hosts Pitt musicians

Photo Courtesy of Dave Pirozzi.

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

May 16, 2017

Bathed in a reddish, pre-sunset glow, the Forbes Digital Plaza attracts a crowd of passers-by investigating the dream pop tunes that can be heard around the corner. It’s an image that feels both distinctly Oakland and refreshing. Recently, local musicians have utilized the plaza for live concerts. The Jazz Im...

Interactive crime map April 7-April 14

TPN File Photo

By The Pitt News Staff

April 17, 2017

April 8 1:44 a.m. Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police arrested a non-affiliated person on a warrant. 2:59 a.m. 1400 Inverness Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Pitt police assisted city police with a burglary involving a student. Police arrested and referred one student for judicial action. 5:29 p.m. Fifth and Meyran avenues, ...

Point-Counterpoint: Bootleggers represents the classic bar

Opinions editor Amber Montgomery 
preparing to take a shot at the pool table at Bootleggers. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Amber Montgomery | Opinions Editor

April 14, 2017

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

Point-Counterpoint: A good time guaranteed at Gene’s Place

Assistant Visual Editor Stephen Caruso enjoying a beer at Gene's Place. Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 14, 2017

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

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