Bloomfield Goes Green

Linea Verde Green Market

With the opening of the Linea Verde Green Market in early June, residents of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy now have a full complement of neighborhood shops to sustain a hungry household.

Bloomfield’s new greengrocer carries a beautiful selection of fruits and vegetables purchased fresh each morning in the Strip District, as well as from local farmers.

Owned and managed respectively by sisters Maria Palmieri and Gina Merante, the store carries staples from Apples to Zucchinis,

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BDC T-shirt Design Contest

Help us with a new design for our t-shirts! The winner will see their design worn by hundreds of volunteers (and staff) in the community, including at the Bloomfield Saturday Market. The Winner will also receive 2 free t-shirts and a $20 gift certificate to Tessaro’s. Here are the specs/rules for entry:

  1. Must include BDC logo prominently.
  2. Must include a front and back design. Front may be small on left chest.

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Quality on the Rise in Bloomfield

Bread & Salt front door

Sometimes people are motivated to do something well. On occasion they’re even driven to produce something exceptional, which is the case with Rick Easton, whose bakery, Bread & Salt, is the latest addition to Bloomfield’s burgeoning food scene.

Easton’s crusty loaves of perfectly baked bread have inspired both a following and surprisingly, a measure of scorn. It is certainly easy to understand the former. Easton’s bread is so good that when paired with a salad and a glass of wine,

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West Penn Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Scott Croonquist CNO

West Penn Hospital welcomes Scott M. Croonquist, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as its Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Croonquist is replacing Former VP and CNO, Paula Lacher, who is retiring after serving in that role since 2011.

Since 2002, Scott has served as a Magnet Recognition Program Appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2014, Scott held multiple leadership positions, including Associate Chief Nurse Officer at the University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville,

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Bigelow/Baum Road Construction Begins


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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