Love, and a bit of a wind chill, was in the air - Valentine's Day skate at Schenley Park SkatingRink drew couples by the dozen with love songs, mood lighting, and a host of indoor events, to make it a great date night. 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.
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Allderdice girls, Obama boys win City League basketball
The Obama Eagles boys basketball team slayed the Allderdice Dragons, extinguishing the fire that has brought Allderdice the six previous championships. The Allderdice girls team, however, made sure the championship loving cup trophy for the girls' game was placed in their school's trophy case.
The boy's game was a back-and-forth affair with the teams separated by a single point at the end of the third. In the fourth quarter the Eagles held 'Dice to 11 points to their own 21, for a final score of 50 to 39.
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Brooklyn writer finds her history in Squirrel Hill
Julie Orringer, the author of "The Flight Portfolio", is the granddaughter of a Beechwood Boulevard grocer who raised his children, including her father, in Squirrel Hill. When she came to town last week to talk about her novel, she also spoke of visiting the neighborhood for the first time after listening to stories of her father's childhood her entire life. “It was like walking through the pages of a book I had been reading for years,” she said.
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East Liberty listens to the plans for South Beatty Street
The leadership of the Midpoint Group of Companies and Walnut Capital, two of the three companies that are partnering to build housing on South Beatty Street in East Liberty presented their plan to the community to build two buildings with 260 apartments and a six-story parking garage. The developers were chosen by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and expect heavy subsidies to include 106 affordable units, including all 40 of the senior units that will be part of the building with the garage.
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