Walking the Walk

Walk a mile

On September 12, dozens of men will gather in Bloomfield to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, giving these volunteers a chance to show off their gams and raise money for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. The event is being organized by Camille Goleb, with whom we “talked the talk.”

What is “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?”   It’s a walkathon with a difference. It’s fun and funny, but it’s also a great way to raise awareness in our community about sexual violence against women and to raise money for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.

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Organizers of ‘Little Italy Days’ Respond to Citizen Concerns

LID meeting 15 8 3

On Monday evening, August 3rd, well over 50 Bloomfield neighbors crowded into St. Maria Goretti church to find out how Little Italy Days organizers have responded to problems during last year’s event. Changes from 2014 event logistics were clarified during what was a heated meeting at times between supporters and critics of the event.

Issues raised included street cleaning and garbage removal after the event, public drunkenness, parking, and traffic and access issues due to closures on Liberty Avenue.

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Help Us Light Up the Holidays

holiday lights

In 2014, less than half of Bloomfield’s current holiday lights were in good enough condition to be displayed. Those that were are in extremely poor shape.

The Bloomfield Development Corporation needs your input. We’re calling on our neighbors to help us decide on the future of Bloomfield’s holiday lighting. Please help us  make our holidays bright. Email christina@bloomfieldnow.org, or call 412.681.8800 to let us know your thoughts or to get involved.

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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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