A note on our coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Print published an edition for July 16. The next issue planned will be August 13. If that changes, we will let you know in this space here and on our Facebook page.  Thanks for sticking with us. Please be safe and healthy.

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Trying to continue life while limiting the spread of Covid-19 - The farmers markets are open, but they have a different look. Masks are required and crowds are being kept to a minimum. Here Katrina Shoeman of Bloomfield, who is working the Dillner's Farm booth in Squirrel Hill, hands produce to Jane Battellino of Squirrel Hill.  Find out more about what's happening in the East End by picking up Print at one of our retailers. Never miss another issue by subscribing to Print today.

On newsstands until July 15.

Pittsburgh Public Schools will offer an online option

The Pittsburgh Public Schools have offered fully online program to any families that do not want to send their children back into a school building during the pandemic.

 

PPS has requested that parents inform the schools by Jly 20 if they don't want their children go to into the schools. All children will be issued either laptops or tablets, depending on their age, to be educated at home. 

See the full story of how in the July 18 edition of Print which was co-published with the Pittsburgh Current and is on the Current website.

Keeping cool in Mellon Park

 

With the city and county pools closed because of Covid-19 one way to keep cool in the 90-degree termperatures has been to play in the spray park at the Dan Cohen Playground in Mellon Park. for many families there has been no other way to get cool this summer.

Read more about the East End by checking out Print on the newsstands. 

Planning Commission endorses eliminating a parking requirement

 

After holding a public hearing using the Zoom computer platform, the Pittsburgh Planning Commission endorsed a zoning change that would eliminate the requirement to include off-street parking for townhouses. Advocates for the change said the requirement means that developers place housing on a garage, which pulls failies up and away from the street level, adds to the cost of new construction, and it takes away street parking because the curbcuts needed for the garages eliminate on-street parking.

The rest of the story is available in Print, on newsstands in the East End. 

Plus . . . City Council considers placing a referendum on the ballot to strengthen the Citizen Police Review Board. . .   Whatever happened to Sander & Company? . . . And our regular features: Grab-And-Go sites for children's lunches, Police Crime Blotter, Sudoku and Crossword Puzzles.

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During the weeks of the Stay at Home order, East End businesses struggled to keep themselves afloat. The following is a listing of businesses that were open and how to contact them. Despite the general re-opening, these local businesses still need your patronage.