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Pittsburgh Releases New Bike(+) Plan

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has released its new Bike(+) Plan! DOMI uses the term “Bike(+)” to mean lightweight, low-speed vehicles without internal combustion engines, including traditional bicycles, kick-scooters, and skateboards, but also electric versions of those vehicles and other personal mobility devices. This inclusion is particularly important in neighborhoods
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Classic Lines’ Anti-Racist Reading Guide

Our beloved local bookstore, Classic Lines, has released an anti-racist reading list (reprinted below). To support one of our local businesses while learning how to combat racism, email classiclinesbooks@gmail.com to order a book, or visit the store in person! White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
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Race & Public Spaces: A Resource Guide

SHUC works with city planners to develop parks and other public spaces, and part of our Bike-Pedestrian Committee’s mission is to “ensure that our streets, sidewalks, and paths are safe…for all users.” It is essential to our mission that Squirrel Hill’s public spaces are safe for our Black neighbors. Towards that goal, we have compiled a list of resources for anti-racist city planning, as well as alternatives to calling 911.
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Black Lives Matter in Squirrel Hill

Here in Squirrel Hill, we take pride in being a welcoming, diverse community. Last weekend, many Squirrel Hill residents demonstrated their commitment to those principles by peacefully protesting against police brutality towards African Americans and other marginalized communities. These protests, like their counterparts across the country, aim to change systems of public safety to ensure
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412 Food Rescue District 8 Community Takeout Program

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Uncover Squirrel Hill are proud to be supporting 412 Food Rescue’s new District 8 Community Takeout program. This program provides a way to support local restaurants through the COVID-19 crisis by providing compensation for restaurant workers to create single-serve meals for distribution to families in need. In our local
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2021 Capital Budget Survey

Are there streets, intersections, bike lanes, or playgrounds that you would like to see improved? Fill out Pittsburgh’s 2021 Capital Budget Survey by June 19 to let the city know! The Capital Budget is used to determine spending on projects (as opposed to day-to-day operations), including flood control, complete streets, trails, housing, and more.
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Porch Party Wrap-Up

Throughout the stay-at-home order, SHUC hosted weekly porch parties to help Squirrel Hill residents connect with their neighbors from a safe distance. Our porch party series is now over, but here are some highlights: Cartographers – A Family Game Event with Games Unlimited (June 8) We had a blast playing Cartographers with Kylie Prymus from
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Save the Date: Treasure Awards Dinner Thursday, November 5, 2020

Save the Date for our Treasure Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 5, 2020! The Treasure Awards Dinner is an annual event in which we honor some of the people and institutions that are treasures of our neighborhood. Last years awards (pictured above) honored the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, the first responders from October 27, 2018,
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One Life

by Grant Oliphant, from the blog of The Heinz Endowments

For the love of God, white America, which part of this don’t we get?  Do we not see the armed cop’s knee pressing down for senseless, endless minutes on George Floyd’s neck as he begs for air? Do we not hear a helpless, handcuffed, unarmed man’s pleas for breath and mercy? Do we not register
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The Butcher, the Baker, and the Newspaper Seller

A lost documentary captures the old Jewish shopping district of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill by MARK OPPENHEIMER This article is a fascinating account of the old Jewish shopping district of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill written by MARK OPPENHEIMER. Here is the link to this incredible article: The Butcher, the Baker and the Newspaper Seller. Thank you for
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Lunar New Year 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! Squirrel Hill celebrated the Year of the Rat this year with a few Lunar New Year events! The 5th Annual Pittsburgh Community Lunar New Year Cultural Festival at St. Edmunds Academy featured music, lion dancing, martial arts, taiko drumming, and other cultural performances alongside arts and crafts activities and delicious food!
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“Run-Forward” Trail Proposal

SHUC’s Bike-Ped Committee is working to support the development of the “Run-Forward Trail” from “The Run” to Monitor Street. This trail system will connect Squirrel Hill with Greenfield, Hazelwood, and Oakland (and, by extension, Downtown). The Run-Forward Trail would improve the accessibility of the Forward-Murray area and provide access to major development nodes like SouthSide
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PWSA to Replace Lead Pipes in Squirrel Hill South and Greenfield Neighborhoods

Leading the first half of SHUC’s monthly board meeting on Thursday March 19th, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Executive Director Robert Weimer and representatives will be on hand from 6pm to 7pm at the Multipurpose Room at The Children’s Institute to explain more about PWSA’s lead line program. PWSA has since collected over 160
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The 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration: February 2-17

IN OUR 4th year of festivities, SHUC with our partners Uncover Squirrel Hill, Jewish Family and Community Services, and the Organization of Chinese Americans in Pittsburgh, will be heading to Heinz History Center this Saturday February 2nd as we welcome in the Year of the Golden Earth Pig! From 2:30pm to 4:30pm on the ground
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2018 September Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets September 22 from 6-10pm on Murray Avenue! For road closures and general information, visit our Squirrel Hill Night Market page! 1flychicken creations 3D Origami Art Studio 3R WEAR 14th Ward Democratic Committee AK Bead Company Amor de Açúcar Apothecary Muse Aria Bella
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NCJW’s Back 2 School Store Provides Kids with Supplies

By Elizabeth Waickman For the fourth consecutive year, National Council of Jewish Women – Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) hosted its annual Back 2 School Store on at The Kingsley Center in East Liberty. More than 600 elementary school children, grades K-5, shopped with volunteers for new and brand-name clothing, backpacks, school supplies and other items for
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Neighborhood Notes: A Fair in the Park Comes to Mellon Park This Weekend

By Carrie Nardini, Fair Director More than 100 fine artisans and skilled craftsmen from Pittsburgh and across the country will converge on Mellon Park September 7 – 9, for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh’s A Fair in the Park. This year, the tradition of creating a fully sensory experience continues, featuring live music, hands-on and
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2018 August Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets August 25 from 6-10pm on Murray Avenue! 1flychicken creations 3D Origami Art Studio Aiello’s Pizza Allderdice High School Apothecary Muse Aria Bella Candles Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop ARTWORKONTHERUN Assemble Batch Baxter & The Bear bel monili Berkshire Hathaway Birthday
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Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 20th

Please join us on September 20th at Levinson Hall, JCC in Squirrel Hill for our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting. Engage with our board members and committees, learn about the projects and developments happening in our neighborhood. Our featured speaker PWSA Executive Director Robert Weimar will be on hand to answer your questions about the current direction
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2018 Squirrel Hill Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets on June 23, August 25, & September 22 from 6-10pm! Sorcery Science Patrick Sheg Pottery Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary Ladybug Delightz Flux Bene Wild Helix Kibblewood Crafts Black Walnut Woodworking Trilleypads Apothecary Muse Paws in the Sand Pet Treats Eleven X
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A Preview Of What To Expect For This Summer’s Squirrel Hill Night Markets

By Camille Chidsley, Contributing Writer Kicking off Summer 2018 will be the Squirrel Hill Night Markets, open-air events designed to bring the community together in a celebration of art, entertainment, food, and culture. This year, the Night Markets have expanded their offerings: there will be 120 pop-up tents (20 more than last year), and over
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New Gear Retailer Hosts Grand Opening Festival Near Frick Park

3 Rivers Outdoor Company (3ROC), Pittsburgh’s new, independent, locally owned outdoor gear retailer, will host its Grand Opening Festival the weekend after Memorial Day, June 1-3. To highlight the company’s plan to be a gathering place and jumping off point for the outdoor community, the weekend-long event will include group bike rides and runs in
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ShuBrew’s Start-up Story Shared with Minadeo Elementary School Students

By Jennifer Petrie, Contributing Writer This month, Erika Shumaker, business Co-Owner of ShuBrew LLC talked to 5th graders at Minadeo Elementary School providing them professional advice about starting a business in the Pittsburgh area.  Shumaker told her story about starting ShuBrew, a restaurant and brewery located in Zelienople, north of the city, as a young
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New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Government, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered May 1st in Shadyside to open the City of Pittsburgh’s first ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy-owned community flower garden, located at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, will provide and expand gardening opportunities for people with disabilities or other physical limitations. Along with event
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Bike-Ped Committee April 2018 Meeting Minutes

Since the last issue of the Magazine, the SHUC Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee has continued working to enhance the safety and accessibility of Squirrel Hill’s streets for the benefit of all of our residents, visitors, and businesses.  Our activities included the following, among others: Monitor Street-Forward Avenue Sidewalk/Bike-Path – We have taken further steps in pursuit of
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