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News: Offensive Insignia on Subcontractor’s Truck

BGC Issues Statement on Hate Symbolism in Garfield On December 29, 2020, it was brought to the attention of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) that a vehicle - belonging to the employee of a subcontractor who was working on our office building - displayed insignia that we consider offensive, inappropriate, and in total opposition to the values of our organization. The BGC's executive director immediately got in touch with the general contractor, informing him that this display of hate symbolism is absolutely unacceptable. The architect in charge of the project was also contacted and made aware that, if the vehicle’s owner [...]

By |2021-01-15T17:38:57-05:00January 15, 2021|Community, News|0 Comments

East End Holiday Free Market For Kids

FREE Holiday market set up for children to "shop" inside for free coats, free toys, and free “gift for family” section. Open to Children in Zone 5: Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln/Lemington, Morningside, & Stanton Heights In order to make sure for social distancing we are asking for the community to register to participate in the market. REGISTER AT THE LINK OR AT THE CONTACT BELOW https://tinyurl.com/BGCHoliday2020 WHERE:  113 N. Pacific Ave Pittsburgh PA 15224 WHEN: Two Days of Free Market Hours: Friday Dec 4th (First Friday) 6pm-8pm Saturday Dec 5th 1pm-4pm To Donate Coats/Toys/Time, [...]

By |2020-11-15T20:49:29-05:00November 15, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Bulletin: Garfield Gators Youth Football

Never-ending Story of the Garfield Gators in 2020 Story by Bob Jones, B.A.S.E., Gators Football Coach Garfield - In a year of chaos and uncertainty, and with no Garfield Gators youth football, the Gator family has been able to stay engaged by following the exploits of a few of our brothers on high school and college football fields across the country. Listed to the right are 47 Gators who are currently playing football for their respective high schools, universities, and colleges. Some of our post-secondary Gators are playing, and some are not due to seasons being cancelled or pushed back [...]

By |2020-11-09T15:55:50-05:00November 9, 2020|Bulletin, Community, Youth|2 Comments

The Bulletin: People’s Indian restaurant

People's Indian: Feeding Garfield Families in Uncertain Times Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin ABOVE: Kulwant Pabla (left) and his son Harpreet are ready for the lunch rush at People’s Indian restaurant. Photo by Andrew McKeon. Garfield - In 1987, the Pabla family opened People’s Grocery store at 5136 Penn Ave. The store’s opening represented a milestone for Kulwant Pabla, who had recently moved to Pittsburgh while everyone else was busy leaving town. Building on the grocery store’s success, Kulwant and his brother, Kuldip, opened People’s Indian restaurant (5147 Penn Ave.) across the street in 1995. The rest is history, [...]

By |2021-01-07T15:53:35-05:00October 15, 2020|Bulletin, Community, Grocery Needs, News|1 Comment

Garfield Survey

Garfield Community Input Needed FILL OUT THE SURVEY! ATTN: Garfield residents, we’d love to hear from you! Garfield Technology and Wifi Survey  The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and Assemble are looking into finding access to Wifi as well as computers for the community. In reaching out, we want to get an idea of what people have and what people need. This will help us to then reach out to organizations that will able to connect us to FREE computers for YOU!   Garfield Public Safety Survey The BGC is polling residents to gather feedback on public safety issues, as well as future [...]

By |2020-07-06T22:20:03-04:00July 6, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid-19 Resources: Get Help!

IMPORTANT:  Local Help is Available during the Covid-19 Social Distancing Initiative Garfield NEIGHBORS IN NEED FUND- A fund to help individuals & families facing a hardship. Typical grants average $0-$500. Bloomfield Garfield Corporation: 412-426-5329 or email PAM@bloomfield-garfield.org APPLY ONLINE Garfield Neighbors in Need Crisis Fund Online Application:  https://tinyurl.com/GarfieldCrisisFund. Donate to the East End Neighbors in Need Crisis Fund! This fund exists to give financial assistance to people in our community who are going through an unexpected crisis.Want to DONATE to this fund?: click here and CHOOSE NEIGHBORS IN NEED GARFIELD FOOD RESOURCES: Care Packages Delivered: A volunteer service delivering packaged meals [...]

By |2021-04-15T14:18:34-04:00March 17, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save a Public Park!

Save a Public Park in East Liberty Please donate to the Enright Park Legal Fund.This legal fund will allow groups to go to court & ensure, when the new retail-office complex at former Penn Plaza Apartments opens, there is an Enright Park sitting next to it, with unfettered access for the public DONATE ONLINE or via  check or money order, made payable to Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation for "Enright Park Legal Fund", can be mailed to our offices at 5149 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224             The battle to preserve Enright Park in East Liberty continues! This fall, [...]

By |2019-11-18T19:04:53-05:00September 3, 2019|Green Initiatives|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Remembering BGC co-founder Aggie Brose

RIP Aggie Brose: tenacious Garfield advocate in memoriam A Message from the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation Board & Staff Garfield native Aggie Brose stands proud in the neighborhood she always supported. Working with the BGC for more than four decades, she always nurtured a sense of community. Brose passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Jul. 17.  Photo by Rob Larson, NEXTpittsburgh. Pittsburgh - In one sense, Agnes J. Brose is gone. The strong woman who, 44 years ago, co-founded the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, died on Wednesday, Jul. 17. But the reality is that Aggie (on a first-name basis with [...]

By |2019-08-15T18:14:18-04:00August 5, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bulletin: BOOM Concepts receives official proclamation, mayoral donation

BOOM gets big financial boost from Mayor Peduto Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin BOOM Concepts’ Darrel Kinsel (left) and Thomas Agnew accept an official proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jun. 19. The Garfield art gallery celebrated its five-year anniversary on Juneteenth, in concert with a fundraising campaing. Photo by John Colombo. Garfield - Over the last 20 years, the Penn Ave. arts district has come to be defined by the “Unblurred: First Fridays” gallery crawl. The monthly event provides visitors an opportunity to explore the avenue’s mainstay galleries and pop-up venues, while also letting them interface [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:05:59-04:00July 10, 2019|Bulletin, Community, Events, News|0 Comments

The Bulletin: ECS hosts virtual tour of ‘recycled’ Garfield school building

Students 'virtually' tour ECS ahead of first school year in Garfield Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin Jon McCann (left), CEO of the Environmental Charter School (ECS), guides students on a virtual tour of their school building ahead of its opening for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo courtesy of ECS. Garfield - On Friday, May 3, the Environmental Charter School’s (ECS) annual “Earth Night” event gave students a high tech preview of their new middle school. After gathering at the current ECS building in Regent Square, students donned virtual reality (VR) headsets and were instantly transported to Garfield, where [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:03:33-04:00June 15, 2019|Bulletin, Community, Green Initiatives, News, Youth|0 Comments
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