Looking for a job this summer? One of our neighbors on Evaline Street just landed a job through LGC Hospitality Staffing, a firm that orchestrates placement at work-sites like PNC Park and Heinz Field, among others. Specializing in the hospitality industry, LGC offers a number of full and part-time positions in the Pittsburgh area. Staffing manager Sara Vuich will work with each candidate to find them the right job, regardless of their background or work experience. Interested candidates seeking more information can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-343-5087.
Aldi has announced plans to open at 5200 Penn Avenue. Neighbors have fought long and hard to bring a grocery store back to Garfield, so this news comes as quite a victory for the surrounding communities.
No more long walks up the street to buy groceries. No more relying on jitney cabs for transportation home from the store. No more “bulk trips” to stock the pantry at faraway grocers.
Now that we’ve secured a bona fide grocery store, it’s time to celebrate this positive change. Here’s a toast to all our neighbors and community members who advocated to nourish a food desert back to good health. Cheers!
The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s annual report to members is now available for download. Thanks to our funders, partners, and members for making all of this year’s work possible.
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Come to “Out of the Box,” a family festival, Sunday, August 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Garfield Grounds behind Fort Pitt School on Hillcrest Street. Games, rides, prizes, food and fun – all free and open to the community! Sponsored by Garfield Jubilee Association. For more information, call Keelyn Young, 412-418-3431.
There will be four public meetings held throughout July on the redistricting plan for Pittsburgh City Council. You can read more about the plan and learn how to sign up to speak here. The East End meeting will be held at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206 on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm. Find out how redrawing the Council map affects your neighborhood!
The 2012 Make It Happen Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Conference will be June 2 from Noon to 5 p.m. in the Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave. Learn from successful Pittsburgh entrepreneurs as they share their story. Josh Linkner will be the luncheon keynote speaker. He rebuilds urban areas through entrepreneurship and is helping transform Detroit. A resource center will be available at the conference to help you with your start-up. Admission is free. Visit www.makeithappenpgh.org or call 412-648-1544 to register. Lunch and refreshments are included.