Bike Share in Bloomfield Hits Bump in the Road

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Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning is in the process of installing 500 bikes at 50 bike share stations throughout the City. Each station will hold a dozen sturdy bikes, require only two parking spots, and provide residents and visitors with safe, low-cost transportation. Once installed, the stations will be maintained by Pittsburgh Bike Share, which operates the Pittsburgh’ Healthy Ride bike-sharing system which is designed to to increase public transportation options in the city.

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SNAP Dollars Go Further at the Bloomfield Saturday Market

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The Bloomfield Saturday Market has partnered with Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program to give SNAP users a $2 match for every $5 dollars spent in food stamps.

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Fresh Access program is designed to enable SNAP shoppers to use their food benefits at participating farmer’s markets,

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Bread and Salt: “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine – and thou…”

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– Quote from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Rick Easton first discovered the sublime pleasure of artisanal bread while traveling in Morocco and later learned that almost every European culture also understands what Omar Khayyám was on about when he wrote his famous poem. 

If you’ve never quite grasped the meaning of The Rubáiyát, stop by Bread and Salt, Easton’s fine new bakery and discover for yourself the lyrical qualities to be had in a hand-crafted loaf of bread.

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Tessaro’s: A Second Addition to a Bloomfield Tradition

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By Carol Fryday, Bloomfield Development Corporation

It’s a Friday night and the line at Tessaro’s is out the door. Inside expectant diners stand three deep at the bar waiting for a table while waitresses in black aprons skillfully navigate the crowd, serving those already seated at one of the booths along the wall.

Despite the usual weekend crush, Tessaro’s has always been well worth the wait, but an expansion into the building next door should help alleviate the overflow.

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Brass, beat, and summer heat

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By Carol Fryday, Bloomfield Development Corporation

Though he’s best known for Pandemic, his long-running series of raucous dance parties, Bloomfield resident Pete Spynda, is now taking the festivities from the club scene to a number of outdoor, family-friendly venues.

This DJ, concert promoter, and party-thrower, will be introducing an eclectic mix of world music to Pittsburghers of all ages with a summer of foot-stomping events.

Spynda kicks off the merry-making on May 2nd with Pittonkatonk,

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