A note on our coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Print published an edition on December 17. The next issue planned will be in mid-January. 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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Is this sledding hill historic? - The Planning Commision endorsed the nomination to grant historic status to Mellon Park, which does not matter at all to Simon Passerrello-Carnevali, left, and Sam Wahila,, both 12, of Point Breeze who dragged a bike jump to the hill in the park and catch some with their toboggan . 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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Covid-19 hits local businesses

Gene Scott, above, who sells Christmas trees in Larimer is having a good year, but many local retailers are suffering as shoppers, afraid of exposure to Covid-19 in this late fall/early winter surge, are taking their holiday shopping online.

After a huge surge of cases stemming from Thanksgiving gatherings, the state has further limited how many shoppers can be in a store at any one time, but even without the state limitations, shoppers would be staying home to try to stay healthy.

See the full story in the Dec. 17 edition of Print.

Christmas goes online


Calvary Episcopal Church can't hold its Christmas Pageant in the usual way, so the director of
youth formation, Tammy Lewis, at left with Charmin the baby camel, worked with other church leaders to bring the pageant outdoors where the shepherds would be working with the animals outside. This year's flock was mostly kids of the baby goat variety. The scenes of the day were videoed and will be edited
with footage of the children at home, then posted online.

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

Judge rules Burgess can stay on council

Allegheny Common Pleas Judge Joseph James made two decisions in the case challenging The Rev. Ricky Burgess' standing on city council. First he said that the provision stating that council members could not have government jobs was unconstitutional and second he said that Burgess' job as a tenured community college professor was not a government job because it was not controlled by Allegheny County.

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

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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.