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 – Neighborhood Focus – January 2018

Friendship Perk & Brew unlocks new potential Story by Andrew McKeon, the Bulletin ABOVE: Nick Redondo (right) enjoys a “Kodak moment” with friends and family at his new eatery, Friendship Perk & Brew (300 S. Pacific Ave.). Photo by Andrew McKeon. Friendship – A few decades ago, when Nick Redondo worked for US Air, Pittsburgh’s one-way departures far outnumbered its new arrivals. And now that his hometown has become a destination city, Redondo thinks residents old and new are thirsty for change – and for coffee and beer. His approach to quenching this new thirst: “Friendship Perk & Brew.” Punctuated [...]

By |2018-03-28T15:37:42-04:00January 9, 2018|Bulletin, Community, News|0 Comments

The Bulletin – Neighborhood Focus – August 2017

East End Fruit Cart brings fresh food to underserved neighbors Story by Andrew McKeon, the Bulletin ABOVE: At the East End Fruit Cart in Mellon Park, Jamel Haden (left) helps customers like Lando DePaulo - and his dog Lemmy - find the right fruit on a breezy July day. Haden and his two teenage co-workers use the mobile cart to bring fresh fruit to underserved neighborhoods throughout the city’s East End. Follow the East End Fruit Cart story below. Photo by John Colombo. East End – Last year, when Tim Lydon returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh after [...]

Crosswalks on Penn & Pacific Aves.

Thanks to Garfield's concerned residents for making these crosswalks at Penn and Pacific Avenues a reality in our neighborhood! Three cheers for the city stepping up and responding to all the local 311 calls for crosswalks. Photo by Minette Vaccariello.

By |2016-08-01T12:02:27-04:00August 1, 2016|Community, News|0 Comments

Multiple Job Offerings

NOW HIRING!!! Please consider the following job opportunities: 1) Immediate openings - Positions at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation's afterschool program at Pittsburgh Arsenal and Pittsburgh Woolslair. Up to $15 an hour depending on experience. 2) Immediate opening- Manage the Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s  “Everyone Graduates” high school program. Hourly rate of $16 to $20 an hour. 3) Anticipated March opening - Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center is seeking multiple individuals to assist with recruiting 14 to 21 year olds for the “Pittsburgh Summer Learn and Earn” employment program. Positions could lead to full time work throughout the summer. Openings in the West End and East End of Pittsburgh are anticipated. 4) Summer [...]

By |2016-02-16T16:06:06-05:00February 16, 2016|Community, Employment, News|4 Comments

Now Hiring: Afterschool Program Support Staff

Are you looking for a job that involves shaping young minds? Look no further because the BGC and Neighborhood Learning Alliance have just the job for you. A local afterschool program is now hiring another support staffer to attend to the academic and social needs of students from Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5 and Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5. Work afternoon hours and earn good pay while helping elementary school students boost their reading and mathematical skills. Some leadership experience is required; all candidates must pass various background checks. Click the link below to learn more about this excellent career opportunity. Job Posting - AfterschoolSupportStaff

By |2016-02-10T15:14:29-05:00February 10, 2016|Community, Employment, Training, Youth|3 Comments

The Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill Team Up for the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive & Community Service Project December 1 – December 31, 2015

Beginning on Dec. 1, two well-known and well-respected nonprofit organizations, the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, are teaming up this year for the holidays. Together, they will conduct the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive and Community Service Project during the month of December. Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used items for donation to Goodwill for the winter months when donations are needed most. Items donated will be sold in Goodwill stores to support the agency’s mission to provide job training and education to help people with barriers to gain employment. “We are so very [...]

By |2015-12-01T18:20:25-05:00December 1, 2015|Community, Events, News, Youth|0 Comments
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