Join your neighbors from 3-6pm on Satruday, July 22, for a community event that celebrates Bloomfield! We’re taking it back to the basics with a stripped down, family-friendly, potluck-style picnic to meet and celebrate the neighbors and business owners that make Bloomfield an amazing place to live.
Bring a side dish to share and enjoy great music from Bloomfield’s own Beagle Brothers. Main dishes, water, and sodas will be provided (including vegetarian friendly options). » Read more about: Bloomfield Community Picnic 7/22 »
On Thursday, June 15, representatives for the 614 Edmond Street LLC (the developer) will present their plans to the community for a new 2-unit residence with two parking spaces in the rear. The development requires two zoning variances for which they will go before the zoning board on June 29, 2017 at 9am. the variances are for the number of stories (4 requested, 3 allowed), and reduced setback from 3 feet to 1.5 feet on either side of the parking pad.
» Read more about: 614 Edmond Street 2-Unit Residence Planned »
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Walk down Liberty Avenue in October and you might encounter some new neighbors – two sets of benches and planters installed in the block from Edmond Street to State Way. Temporarily installed by Bloomfield Development Corporation with support from Neighborhood Allies, the project’s goal is to provide community members with an opportunity to give feedback on what kind of planters and benches they would like in the neighborhood.
» Read more about: Streetscape Demonstration Project Launches! »
On Monday, May 23, staff and consultants of District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s office unveiled the results of a safety audit and plans to improve public safety infrastructure in Bloomfield.
The audit resulted in several recommendations, many of which focused on traffic coming off Penn Avenue, and the need to create a virtual checkpoint as people and vehicles enter Bloomfield. Other recommendations focused on West Penn Hospital, particularly the emergency room entrance, where there is a high volume of traffic and thus,
» Read more about: West Penn Hospital spearheads neighborhood safety improvements »
Farmer’s markets have long been the preeminent place to buy the freshest local produce, but in the last several years they are also becoming a creative way to address community needs. In addition to offering access to locally sourced food, spots like the Garfield Night Market, Lawrenceville farmer’s market, and East Liberty farmer’s market are helping to redefine the use of public space. With the addition of entertainment, family activities, and intentional social interaction, neighbors are coming to these marketplaces and finding more than just their week’s supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.
» Read more about: Bloomfield Saturday Market offers more than fresh produce »