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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

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

The Bulletin: Waldorf School designs ‘living building’ classroom

Breaking new ground: Waldorf classroom embraces 'green' design Story by Ellen DiBiase, Bulletin contributor ABOVE: Rendering of the Waldorf School's new classroom building, looking west towards S. Winebiddle St. Read more in the September 2018 Bulletin. Graphic courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Friendship - The master plan for the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s campus is driven by the maxim that “continued success requires expansion.” Comprised of four phases, the plan involves enhancing the main Victorian-era building at 201 S. Winebiddle St. to accommodate students in grades 1-8. The plan also calls for improvements to the adjacent yellow building that houses [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:52:25-04:00September 11, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Green Initiatives, News, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Looking both ways with ‘citizen crossing guard’ Rose Parker

Volunteer crossing guard protects students from Penn Ave. motorists Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin ABOVE: Volunteer crossing guard Rose Parker remains steadfast in the face of oncoming Penn Ave. traffic. She also remains skeptical of local drivers' reaction time during rush hour. Read more in the August 2018 Bulletin. Photo by Andrew McKeon. Garfield - Rose Parker keeps her head on a swivel as she looks up and down Penn Ave. The citizen crossing guard has lots of advice, both metaphorical and literal, for dangerous drivers that zoom past her unofficial post at the intersection of N. Millvale and Penn Aves. [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:52:48-04:00September 11, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Health + Wellness, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Community Development in Garfield

Community Development Updates by Rick Swartz, BGC   Council to consider bill allowing “granny flats” City Council will take up legislation this month to allow a second dwelling unit to be added to single-family homes in a large portion of Garfield. Homeowners and homebuilders will have a two-year trial period to see if it is feasible to convert a basement, garage or third-floor attic into a second apartment, or tuck a “granny flat” into a newly-built house, as ways to make owning a home more affordable. The homeowner would need to remain the primary occupant of the house for as [...]

By |2018-07-10T15:13:59-04:00July 10, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Events, Green Initiatives, Housing, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: “Taquitos” truck returns to Garfield

"Taquitos": same truck, new flavors for Penn Ave. Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin ABOVE: Ray Quintanar (left) serves lunchtime customers from the “Taquitos” food truck at N. Winebiddle St. and Penn Ave. After waiting all year for good weather, Quintanar and his son, Fernando, brought the truck back to Garfield in March to unveil their new look and vegetarian-friendly menu. Read “Neighborhood Focus” on page 8 of the May Bulletin to learn more. Photo by John Colombo. Garfield - The “Taquitos” food truck and its new paint job - which catches one’s gaze at the corner of N. Winebiddle St. and [...]

By |2018-05-02T14:27:37-04:00May 2, 2018|Bulletin, Community, News|0 Comments

The Bulletin: “Vacants” in Garfield

Vacant, abandoned houses continue to dog Garfield neighborhood Story by Joe Reuben, Bulletin contributor Garfield - While many would say that conditions in the neighborhood have improved dramatically in recent years, Garfield remains saddled with a large inventory of vacant, seemingly abandoned houses. According to Rick Swartz, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s (BGC) executive director, his organization’s staff recently conducted a survey of most of the neighborhood’s streets, and it revealed at least 131 empty houses, many of them in deplorable condition. “There were more ‘vacants’ than what we were expecting to find,” Swartz told The Bulletin. “While a number [...]

By |2018-03-09T14:02:08-05:00March 9, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Housing, News|3 Comments

The Bulletin: Remembering Carol Peterson

Remembering Carol Peterson: friends celebrate life of local historian, rabble-rouser, underdog champion Story by Kitty Julian, Bulletin contributor Lawrenceville - On Dec. 17, Carol Peterson, a Pittsburgh icon who dedicated her life to preserving the city’s architectural history, died at age 58 after a seven-year struggle with cancer. A fierce advocate for social justice and animal rights, Peterson is remembered for her lasting contributions to local understandings of “place” and history. Some readers may also recognize her as the co-author of “Allegheny City,” the book she wrote with Dan Rooney about his old stomping grounds. An active member of the City’s [...]

By |2018-02-02T18:36:40-05:00February 1, 2018|Bulletin, News|0 Comments
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