A note on our coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Print published an edition for August 13. The next issue planned will be September 17. If that changes, we will let you know in this space here and on our Facebook page.  Thanks for sticking with us. Our plan is to keep slowly publishing as we weather this pandemic. Please be safe and healthy.

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Hundreds march against putting a police station in East Liberty - The local Black Lives Matter protest marches have focused on police brutality and as a part of that are demanding that Mayor Bill Peduto drop the consideration of moving the Zone 5 police station from Washington Boulevard in Larimer to North Euclid Avenue in East Liberty. The city needs to move the station because it floods regularly, but residents don't want the police moved back into East Liberty, where the station was located in the last century.  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 Sept. 16.

Commemorating a fragile life lost

Had Ida Spittle lived past infancy and still been alive today, she would have turned 122  on July 31. Instead she died when she was less than five months old.

 

Over the years her gravestone slid down the hillside where she is buried and came to a rest next to Kirtland Street in Point Breeze where they neighbors have taken to tending to her stone, and celebrating the birthday of a little girl who never got a chance to celebrate her own.

See the full story in the August 13 edition of Print.

Farming

Homewood

 

Even in the middle of a pandemic, a garden has to be tended. This year students spent six weeks of the Learn and Earn program working at Sankofa Community Garden in Homewood and on the last day, Zyhir Pittrell, 14, of Penn Hills saw a tomato that needed a stake, so set one up.

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

'Back to school' will be at home

The board of directors of the Pittsburgh Public Schools voted to delay children entering the schools for nine weeks, The first nine weeks of school will be conducted remotely by computer. AFter that, if the schools reopening according to the plan, children will have two days of instruction in person and three online.

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

Plus . . . In 1912 Pittsburghers fought for the right to free speech. . . The city Planning Commission gives the greenlight to Carnegie Mellon University to demolish Scaife Hall and build a new building three times its size. . .   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.