Monthly Archives: March 2018


Spring Cleanups, April 14

Picking up trash at Magee Field (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, April 14

Get ready for the Greenfield Spring Cleanups. Join your neighbors at Magee Field and down in The Run to keep Greenfield beautiful.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 9:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Two locations to choose from!  Magee Field (Lot by basketball courts) -and- The Run (The Playground)

WHAT:  Please join the GCA Public Spaces Stewardship Committee and your neighbors for our annual Spring Cleanup.  We will meet at the two locations listed above, then disperse throughout the neighborhood.

For further information, comments or questions please email us at publicspace@gcapgh.org.


Meet And Greet on April 12

J. Gough's Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

J. Gough’s Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Calling all Greenfielders! Are you curious about the Greenfield Community Association (GCA)? Want to meet some GCA members? Learn what GCA does? See how to get involved?

Stop by J. Gough’s Tavern for a meet-and-greet with some GCA leaders on April 12th from 6-8 p.m. There will be drink specials, free appetizers, and friendly GCA members to answer your questions.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 12, 2018 6-8 pm

WHERE:  J. Gough’s Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

WHAT: Meet and Greet GCA leaders.  Learn about the Greenfield Community Association.  Meet members. See how to get involved!


Greenfield Bridge Lane Restrictions, Late March 2018

Greenfield Bridge lane restriction to install the pedestrian railings, late March 2018

Greenfield Bridge lane restriction to install the pedestrian railings, late March 2018

As you’ve probably noticed there are lane restrictions this week on the Greenfield Bridge.  It’s being done so that the contractors can install pedestrian railings on the low walls at the ends of the bridge.  Here’s the official notice.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION BEECHWOOD BOULEVARD (GREENFIELD) BRIDGE

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 22, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh will be restricting traffic on the Greenfield Bridge beginning Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and extending for up to 10 workdays to allow the contractor, Interstate Fence, to install supplemental pedestrian safety railing above the wing walls of the bridge on all four corners. To safely accommodate work on the downtown side of the bridge, travel will be restricted to 1 (one) lane toward Greenfield. Pedestrians will be shifted onto the cartway using the outbound curb lane. No outbound travel lane restrictions, however, are permitted from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. workdays. Pedestrians and ADA passages will be maintained at all times. During the evening peak hours and non-work times, pedestrians will have to use the sidewalk. To safely accommodate work on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel side of the bridge, the bike lane will be closed with cyclists directed to use the travel lane to cross the bridge.

Work progress and duration are weather dependent.

If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International at 412-269-6423 or via email to Apickering@mbakerint.com.


Congratulations to New GCA Board Members

In late January, the Greenfield community voted for members of the Greenfield Community Association Board.  Congratulations to all.  The GCA Board is now:

Kristi Heidel, Board Chair
Joe Pegher
Nick Kennedy
Jesse Sharrard
Phyllis Beck
MaryAnn Hatala
Francine Smith
Karlin Lamberto
David Cashmere
Amy Goetzman
Erica Wilson

 


Vote For a Local Business

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKPgh), located on Flowers Ave in Hazelwood, has been chosen by Google to receive $50,000 in grant funding with an additional $50,000 possible if they win the most votes in online voting BY MARCH 14.

A page describing CKPgh and how to vote is here:  https://www.communitykitchenpittsburgh.org/award.

The money will help CKPgh continue and improve their efforts to provide culinary training to people with significant barriers.  They help people dealing with issues ranging from substance abuse recovery, transition from prison, homelessness, and more to get the skills and experience they need to obtain stable employment in the food service field.

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh not only trains local residents but employs them, too.  Our own GCA Board Member, Jesse Sharrard, is Nutrition & Compliance Manager at CKPgh.