Four Mile Run Stormwater Meeting, Dec 9

Join the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for an update on the Four Mile Run Stormwater Improvement Project.

WHEN: Monday, 9 December 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm
WHERE: Pittsburgh Greenfield School, 1 Alger Street, Pittsburgh 15207
Please RSVP using Eventbrite

This meeting:

Will provide an update on the progress since the June 20, 2019 public meeting. PGH2O will address the following topics and look forward to answering your questions:

  • Construction of the early action projects in Schenley Park
  • Design schedule for Panther Hollow Lake and Junction Hollow Valley
  • Status of the M-29 Outfall Pipe
  • Overall project schedule and timeline
  • Project costs and funding

For more information or to ask a question, please visit www.4mr.org.

About the Project:

Four Mile Run encompasses Schenley Park and several Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Greenfield, Hazelwood, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and the Run. These neighborhoods and the park are located within the M-29 sewershed where all of the sewers flow to the same outfall, the 29th along the Monongahela River.

To help to reduce combined sewer overflows, basement backups, and neighborhood flooding, the Four Mile Run Stormwater Project will capture and route stormwater through a natural channel that will follow the path of the historic streams that formed Four Mile Run from Panther Hollow Lake to the Monongahela River.


Greenfield’s 2019 Community Awardees

Greenfield’s 2019 Community Awardees

Congratulations to this year’s Greenfield Community Awardees — listed below — and thanks to our award ceremony MC’s, State Senator Jay Costa and Michael Bartley, seen here congratulating Person of the Year James Gregg, Jr.

Greenfield Community Association awards:
Get It Done: Mark Gaudio
Public Safety: Victoria Butch, John Tokarski

Greenfield Baseball Association awards:
Ali Myslinki
Chris Ribarchak

Greenfield Organized Against Drugs awards:
Marshall McGraw
Gabriel Rosario

Education Awards, Greenfield Elementary School:
Ilene DiSilvio

2019 Greenfield Service Awards
Business – Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
New Business – Capezzuto’s
Tim Kelley Memorial Award – Bryan McCann

Youth Recognition
James Bonacci Kenna Campbell Gwen Connor
Evan Henke Dom Rapone Brennan Rosario
Domenic Guercio Sidney Scheidlmeier

Girls Scouts Leadership
Amy Raulerson
Holly Santry

Community Service – Chris Roberts

Hall of Fame
Terry & Karen Quirin
Conicella’s Pizza

Special Recognition: Joe Pegher

Person of the Year: James Gregg, Jr.


Got It Done!

GCA Public Spaces Committee “getting it done” at the Schenley Annex (photo by David Cashmere)

The GCA Public Spaces Committee had a busy year sprucing up the parks and gardens in Greenfield. Here they are at their last-of-2019 event at the Schenley Park Annex, also known as Pat Hassett Parklet, on November 10.

Thanks for getting it done in 2019!

Stay tuned for fun events in Spring 2020.


Greenfield Community Awards on Nov 16

34th Annual Greenfield Community Awards Dinner

The 34th annual Greenfield Community Awards are coming soon.

Location: St. Rosalia Church Hall, 411 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15207
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6 pm

Tickets: $30/adult $15/youth
Limited tickets still available. Please contact Mary Ann Hatala at awards@gcapgh.org or 412-477-4995

Join your neighbors to honor these 2019 Awardees.


Greenfield Community Association awards:
Get It Done: Mark Gaudio
Public Safety: Victoria Butch, John Tokarski

Greenfield Baseball Association awards:
Ali Myslinki
Chris Ribarchak

Greenfield Organized Against Drugs awards:
Marshall McGraw
Gabriel Rosario

Education Awards, Greenfield Elementary School:
Ilene DiSilvio

2019 Greenfield Service Awards
Business – Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
New Business – Capezzuto’s
Tim Kelley Memorial Award – Bryan McCann

Youth Recognition
James Bonacci Kenna Campbell Gwen Connor
Evan Henke Dom Rapone Brennan Rosario
Domenic Guercio Sidney Scheidlmeier

Girls Scouts Leadership
Amy Raulerson
Holly Santry

Community Service – Chris Roberts

Hall of Fame
Terry & Karen Quirin
Conicella’s Pizza

Special Recognition: Joe Pegher

Person of the Year: James Gregg, Jr.


Mon-Oakland Mobility Public Process Meeting, Nov 21, 6pm

Mon-Oakland Mobility Public Process: Please join DOMI for a Public Meeting on November 21, 2019.

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure invites you to attend and participate in a Public Meeting for the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project. The meeting will include an update on the progress and current status of the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project. We will also seek feedback on specific elements of the project.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Presentation: 6:30 pm
Location: Center of Life (161 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207)

Refreshments will be provided.

Register for the meeting on Nov. 21st at 6 PM here (pre-registration is not required, and kids are welcome).

Find out more about the public process by visiting mon-oaklandmobility.com or by emailing 4milerun.mobility@pittsburghpa.gov.

Materials for the meeting will be made available in advance via the website.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Oct 26

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 26, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA, (October 22, 2019) – Communities around the country and across the Commonwealth continue to struggle with escalating drug addiction, some of which begins with easily-accessible prescription drugs.

In fact, nearly 10 million Americans have misused controlled prescription drugs, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That’s an increase of nearly 4 million from the previous year’s survey.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, Pittsburgh will have the opportunity, for the second time this year, to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in an effort to diminish devastating drug abuse in our communities.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines forgotten or left behind in the home are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Studies show that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are advised that disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, poses potential safety and health hazards.

All expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the following locations this Saturday, 26 October 2019:

  • Zone 1: 1501 Brighton Rd, 15212
  • Zone 2: 2000 Centre Ave, 15219
  • Zone 3: 830 E Warrington Ave, 15210
  • Zone 4: 5858 Northumberland St, 15217
  • Zone 5: 1401 Washington Blvd, 15206
  • Zone 6: 312 South Main St, 15220
  • Phillips Rec Center: 201 Parkfield St, 15210
  • Police Headquarters: 1203 Western Ave, 15233

For those who can’t participate this weekend, permanent drop-off boxes are located at Pittsburgh Police Headquarters and Zone 6.

For more information about the safe disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26th Take Back Day event, visit www.DEATakeBack.com.


Thanks to Make-A-Difference, Volunteers!

Painting the railings at Magee Park, 19 Oct 2019

Make A Difference Day on 19 October 2019 was a big success in Greenfield.

Volunteers from the Girl Scouts, University of Pittsburgh, and local residents turned out to spruce up Magee Park, the Ronald Street Garden and Hassett Parklet.

Girl Scouts put up doggy bag stations, 19 Oct 2019
Thank you, Girl Scouts!
Volunteers weed the Ronald Street Garden, 19 Oct 2019
Sprucing up the Hassett Parklet near the Greenfield Bridge, 19 Oct 2019
Thank you, volunteers at Ronald Street, 19 Oct 2019
Cool t-shirts!
Thanks to Pitt Make A Difference Day volunteers!

Thank you, one and all!


Swinburne Street Closing for 5 Months

Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure announced last week that Swinburne Street will be closed for about five months as the city conducts repairs related to landslides.

The $630,000 project will begin during the week of 21 October 2019. Traffic will be closed in both directions between Greenfield Avenue and Edgehill Street/Childs Street on the Greenfield-South Oakland border.

Detours will be marked. Access to the Sestili Nursery will be available.

The project will include the construction of a wall and soil stabilization.