2015 Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards

Our 2015 Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards was a great success! Congratulations to this year’s Treasures: David Stock, Mike Chen, Bill Isler, and Taylor Allderdice High School! A heart-felt thanks to all our wonderful guests, supporters, and in particular to our very generous sponsors! Each dollar made at this event helps to underwrite 47% of our

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

Preserving and Improving the Quality of Life in Pittsburgh's 14th Ward

he Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving, improving, and celebrating the quality of life in Pittsburgh’s 14th Ward. Since its establishment in 1973, SHUC has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a

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The most diverse neighborhood in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area

Squirrel Hill, five minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, combines tree lined residential streets, a bustling business district, internationally recognized educational institutions, and over two large public parks. Squirrel Hill is considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh region. Five minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill combines tree-lined residential streets, bustling business districts, authentic eateries,

Fall Issue 2015Food Friends & Fun

What’s Going On At Forward and Murray?

By Raymond N. Baum, President Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition info@SHUC.org   The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition has been working with Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilman Corey O’Connor and many others to pave the way for redevelopment of the vacant, underutilized and blighted properties at the intersection of Forward and Murray Avenues (also known as the Squirrel

Verizon Switch Station Shows Potential for Centrally Located Lofts, Office Space

By Deborah Monti   Originally built in 1926, the Verizon switch station on the corner of Forward and Murray was once a bustling office building. As the center for all phone calls that pass through the Squirrel Hill area, it was filled with telephone operators connecting calls with switchboards and repairmen who actually made house

Lights, Camera, History!

The historic space at 1922 Murray Avenue transforms once again By Chris Zurawsky   The old saying, “If these walls could talk …”, took on new meaning for Rabbi Mordy Rudolph, executive director of The Friendship Circle, during interior demolition last year at the organization’s new Murray Avenue home, in the former Gullifty’s restaurant.  

SHUC Treasure Awards 2015: Who’s Who

Written and Assembled by Meghan Poisson-DeWitt   Bill Isler Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Bill Isler’s career in education began soon after graduating from St. Vincent College when he taught sixth and seventh grade. Drafted into the army in 1970, it was his return as director of health agencies’ early childhood services in 1972 that