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One of the holiday trees shines at the intersection Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street, which lit up for the first time this season at the 62nd annual Light Up Night on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Thousands gather around to celebrate 62nd Light Up Night

Written By Carson Folio, Co-Opinions Editor November 29, 2023


City police section off Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street last Tuesday during Thanksgiving break, when a safety incident occurred that led to negotiations.

How to stay safe during holiday crime

Written By Michelangelo Pellis, Co-News Editor November 29, 2023

The holiday season is here, and according to Fox Business, this brings a wave of crime as well.   The National Retail Federation found in its 2022 National Retail Security Survey that total losses...

Volunteers help individuals at the encampment location on First Avenue and Grant Street move their items after the city issued the clearing of the site last week.

City enforces clearing of First Avenue and Grant Street encampment site

Written By Cassandra Harris and Erin Yudt November 15, 2023

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh announced that a prominent homeless encampment site would need to be cleared by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7 due to a policy enacted by Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration...

A new Italian restaurant opened in Market Square last week.

Alta Via Opens in Market Square

Written By Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect November 1, 2023

A new luxury Italian restaurant with dishes ranging $7 to $65 opened next to Primanti Brothers in market square on October 27. Alta Via offers a range of handmade pastas, salads, meats and desserts.   Even...

An open storefront with a brown window on Smithfield Street.

Four empty storefronts to be filled by Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Written By Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect October 18, 2023

There are an estimated 59 empty storefronts Downtown according to what Allegheny County Representative Rich Fitzgerald said in a September press conference.  Within the coming months, The Pittsburgh...

The new Burlington opened last Friday, September 29 in the old Kaufmanns building.

Burlington opens new location next to Target and Five Below

Written By Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect October 4, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 29 Burlington re-opened its doors in Downtown Pittsburgh on Smithfield and Forbes Ave., replacing the old location on Smithfield and Sixth Ave. The store opened its doors in the Kaufmann’s...

Globe’s Point: We need more affordable eating options Downtown

September 21, 2023

Happy one month into the semester, Pioneers! While it may not feel as joyous with Mandarin Gourmet closing, we want you to celebrate nonetheless.    Yes, Mandarin Gourmet is closing. With McDonald’s...

The exterior of Cafe Momentum

Cafe Momentum offers different kind of restaurant

Written By Michelanglo Pellis, For The Globe February 22, 2023

At first glance when you walk by it on Forbes Avenue, Café Momentum may seem like any other Downtown eatery. It’s not.  “Café Momentum is an award-winning culinary facility,” states the newsletter...

Stray bullet strikes through student’s apartment window

Written By Cassandra Harris, News Editor February 8, 2023

Shots fired on 6th Ave. reaches student’s twelfth-floor off-campus apartment window Around 12 a.m. Monday, January 28, in the Chatham Building in a twelfth-floor apartment, 20-year-old Sandamini Sinley,...

Woman arrested after harassing student in Lawrence Hall lobby

Written By Cassandra Harris, News Editor February 8, 2023

Woman harasses student in Lawrence while city of Pittsburgh mayor Ed Gainey announces plans for a new “public safety ambassador” program.  In a letter to Downtown groups on Thursday Feb. 2, Gainey...

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