Bigelow Baum Construction Begins

Road-Work

On June 30th the outbound lane of the Bloomfield Bridge was closed from Bigelow Boulevard to Liberty Avenue. The lane will remain closed to traffic for 44 days and is the first leg of a 13-month reconstruction project that will include the complete concrete reconstruction of the Bloomfield Bridge, as well as Bigelow Boulevard between the Bloomfield Bridge and Baum Boulevard, and Baum to Morewood Avenue. The improvement project, which will cost $12.34M,

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Bloomfield Saturday Market opens for business

Butter Hill Farm

 The Bloomfield Saturday Market opened for business on Saturday, May 30th and runs through November 7th.

Located in the heart of Bloomfield, the Market is two parts farmer’s market and one-part family-friendly festival. Market vendors offer fresh produce, cheeses, meats, oils, prepared hot and cold foods, all with an emphasis on locally-grown and produced products. In addition, the market features one or more events each week,

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City honors Christina Howell for her work in Bloomfield

Christina Howell Day

On May 14th, Christina Howell, the Bloomfield Development Corporation’s interim Executive Director, received a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council for her work with the Bloomfield Development Corporation.

Presented by Bloomfield councilwoman, Deb Gross, the proclamation, thanked Howell for  “a decade of her impactful, inspiring, and selfless efforts to her neighborhood, as well as for her undeniable role in the implementation and success of the Bloomfield Saturday Market.”

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Kathmandu Artifacts: Sharing the riches of Nepal

BoudhanathStupa by Indiver Badal 2

Even amidst the rubble, photos from the recent earthquake in Nepal are filled with color. Bright prayer flags that had flown from the tops of temples now dangle in the ruins. Female evacuees in vivid, multi-colored dress carry baggage and babies over dusty roads. And bodies shrouded in orange are lifted onto funeral pyres near the river.

So much color seems a startling juxtaposition to all the destruction,

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Ronald Andro appointed President and CEO of West Penn Hospital

Ron Andro West Penn

Allegheny Health Network has announced the appointment of Ronald Andro as the new President and CEO of West Penn Hospital. He will assume responsibilities on June 1st from Duke Rupert who has transitioned to the same role at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.

Mr. Andro joined Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in 2013, serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). While under his guidance, AGH oversaw the operational income grow from $28M to $92M in two years and the emergency department metrics improve significantly.

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