Mary S Brown Church Building Will Be Replaced

Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church, 13 July 2019

From the congregation:

The Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church has been operating at 3424 Beechwood Boulevard for over 100 years. We are committed to staying on the site to serve the community and our neighbors going forward. After more than 15 years of research and discussion the congregation has come up with a plan to move forward and replace the failing structure.

The congregation reluctantly made the heartbreaking decision to replace the gorgeous but aging, expensive-to-maintain structure with a smaller, more efficient one.

A few weeks after their All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on 20 July 2019 the church building will be closed for deconstruction.

Stay tuned at for updates on the progress of building.

In The Run: Community March and Cookout, July 21

Residents of The Run concerned about the proposed Mobility Corridor in Schenley Park invite like-minded folks to attend their 2nd Annual Community March and cookout.

What: The 2nd Annual Community March down in The Run.

When: Sunday July 21 at noon. Cookout afterward.

Where: Boundary Street in Junction Hollow, down in The Run.

Hosted by:

Spaghetti Dinner at Mary S Brown Church, July 20

Happening on east side of Greenfield and hosted by Mary S. Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church

What: All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

When: Sat July 20, 4-7pm

Where: Mary S Brown Memorial – Ames United Methodist Church, 3424 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Regarding the June 25th Playground Incident

By now many people have seen the video of the altercation that took place on June 25th at the 4 Mile Run playground. Some online and print publications have mistakenly reported that one of the participants, Thomas D’Andrea, is a committee member in the Greenfield Community Association. This is not true. He is not and has never been a member of our Board or involved in any of our committees. He has no affiliation with the Greenfield Community Association that we are aware of other than being a resident of the neighborhood.

The GCA is a community based volunteer organization whose mission is to fund, support, develop and enhance the community. We, as a community organization, withhold expressing opinions on behalf of the entire community unless there is a clear, understanding of the facts and call for a GCA position. When incidences like this occur within our neighborhood we fully respect and cooperate with the appropriate authorities involved. When all the facts are known and the relevant judicious processes complete, the GCA serves as a conduit for communicating the findings and a forum for their discussion. In the meantime we advocate for civility, accuracy, and respect for the law, and a constructive community dialogue. Accordingly, GCA will be turning off the comment feed on its facebook page and hiding existing comments that are misinformed or offensive. The board feels social media is not the appropriate nor constructive media for advancing a fuller more accurate understanding of the event and its consequences.

Our goal is to constantly strive to make Greenfield a better place for all the residents and business owners. A constructive and informed dialogue is key to the continued success and well being of our neighborhood.

We thank the publications we have contacted for making the appropriate corrections to their stories.

— The Greenfield Community Association Board of Directors

Bad Traffic Ahead: Parkway East Closure, June 28 to July 1

Bad traffic in Oakland during the last Parkway East closure (photo from OTMA)

PennDOT has announced there will be a FULL CLOSURE of Outbound I-376 Parkway East between the Forbes Avenue/Oakland (Exit 72A) off-ramp and the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) interchange from 8:00pm Friday, June 28, through 5:00am Monday, July 1. All traffic will be detoured.

Some ramps will begin closing at 7:00pm Friday night (Blvd. of the Allies, Bates Avenue, Beechwood Blvd., and Squirrel Hill/Homestead) and a single-lane restriction will occur in the inbound direction between the bridge over Saline Street and the bridge over Bates Street.

Click here or on the image below to download the June 28 to July 1 detour maps:

Parkway East (I-376) Weekend Closure June 14-17

Pittsburgh, PA, June 11, 2019 – PennDOT District 11 has announced the full closure — weather permitting — of the inbound (westbound) Parkway East (I-376) between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) off-ramp and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp to westbound I-376 from 9pm Friday June 14 continually until 5am Monday June 17.

All traffic will be detoured.

Motorists can use the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) or Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) detour routes.  All trucks will be detoured at the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) interchange. 

Click here to download the detour map.

PennDOT detour map for June 14-17, 2019

Joint Public Meeting in The Run, June 20

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure invite you to attend and participate in a public meeting on the Four Mile Run Stormwater Improvement Project and the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project. This meeting will update attendees on the progress and current status of the projects and solicit feedback and stakeholder comment.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 , 6:00p to 8:00p

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Presentations: 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Q&A and Small Group Discussions: 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: Local 95 Union Hall, 300 Saline St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP Click Here (but pre-registration is not required!).

Public Safety Presentation, June 20, 6p

At this month’s Greenfield Community Association Public Safety meeting there will be a special presentation by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Come learn about emergency services in our neighborhood.

What: Greenfield Public Safety Meeting with Special Presentation
When: Thursday June 20, 2019, 6pm
Where: Magee Recreation Center, 745 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217

For more information, see the Zone 4 Public Safety Facebook page at

Greenfield Glide: This Sunday June 2

Greenfield Glide photo

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, June 2, 2019, race starts at  8:30a.m

Schenley Park Overlook

Come Glide this Sunday!

Registration opens at 7:00 am at the Overlook Shelter in Schenley Park. Day-of registration cost is $25 per runner and walker. Or sign up online at

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Joseph F. McCarthy, III Legacy Foundation

Gold Level Sponsors

Hough’s Taproom
Escape Room
State Senator Jay Costa

Silver Level Sponsors

Bernacki Wellness Center
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Donald W Beck, DPM

Bronze Level Sponsors

Murray Ave Apothecary
Eat n Park
Fleet Feet
Greenfield Grooming
Anya Salon

Run Around The Run, May 25

What: Fun Run and Walk down in The Run

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9am

Where: Start at the parking lot by the Junction Hollow soccer fields in lower Schenley Park