A note on our coverage during the Covid-19 pandemic: Local events are still scarce as we now are confronted with the Delta variant of Covid-19 and news is fairly light. With that in mind, Print will remain monthly for the time being. The most recent edition was published on August 18. The next issue is planned for September 16. 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 emerge from this pandemic. Please be safe and healthy.
Hockey at Hunt Armory is in the works - really, this time - The Pittsburgh Penguins have presented a plan that calls for no renovations to the armory building. Instead, for just a little over three months, the team is planning to rent a temporary rink that can be set up right on the armory's floor. The skating is planned to sart Nov. 26. 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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PPS announces another date for school opening
Between the time we printed the newspaper and when it was delivered, PPS had changed the date of the first day of school from the change it had previously announced.
Originally, schools were supposed to open Aug. 24, but that was going to be changed to Sept. 18, which was changed again to Sept. 3.
PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet blamed a shortage of bus drivers for the delay, saying the board needed the approval of the teachers union to change the start times, which was done, and to bring on new bus companies to manage the transporation issues.
Now the remaining question is, what will the schools do about the 5,000 laptops that were not returned by students last year. We hard about those also after deadline.
See the full story in the August 18 edition of Print.
B'nai Israel eyed for
B'nai Israel has been closed for nearly three decades. Now, with developers adding to the classroom building to convert it to 45 apartments, they are also considering gthe reuse of the rotunda. Sara Stock Mayo, who celebrated her own Bat Mitzvah in the synagogue is now working with Alyson Bonavoglia, the former artistic director of the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Baltimore to develop the reuse of the building, which still retains its architectural integrity. Stock Mayo took this photo when she got back into the building with the architects on the project.
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Residents speak out about spending plan for $335M Covid relief
After the federal government announced Covid-19 relief money under the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Bill Peduto presented his package of spending changes to City Council in which all $335 million coming to Pittsburgh would be spent over four years. Residents expressed their displeasure to City Council that there were no special public hearings on the plan before council took it up for a vote. After the plan was approved, Council held four meetings, the largest of which was in Larimer at the Kingsley Center. For more than two hours residents spoke out about the lack of input before the spending was adopted.
The rest of the story is available in Print, on newsstands in the East End.
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