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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

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: “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

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 [...]

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