Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
In the quest to enable more empowering and delightful conversations in and about Homewood, Homewood Nation is launching a series of events under the title, "Homewood Nation Presents."
Homewood Nation Presents will include both real-life and online events offering conversations with smart people on fascinating topics.
The real-life events will take place in a variety of venues. The online events will use Google Plus as a platform for broad...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Entrepreneurs (l-r) Dwight Mayo (Transportation Solutions), Ken Ross (Artistry Greenscape), Tracey Carter (Shear Delight Beuty Salon), and Naomi Johnson (Something Borrowed Boutique) shared insights at Urban Innovation21's orientation for its business grant competition.
Opportunity knocked on Homewood's door this morning, and some two dozen entrepreneurs got out of bed to a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on February 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM||comments (5)|
Okay folks, apology time. Last time out, I said that Part 2 would cover PCRG executive director Ernie Hogan's take on the land bank, Malik Bankston's critique of Councilman Burgess' presentation at Council, and Councilwoman Deb Gross' reponses to critiques of the bill.
In short, I overpromised. Mr. Hogan and Ms. Gross will show up here later. Today's offering features some observations by Malik Bankston, executive director of Kingsley Association.
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|Posted by Elwin Green on February 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM||comments (1)|
A bill proposed in City Council last month became the subject of heated and widespread discussion last week.
The 13-page ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Deb Gross on Jan. 14 would create a Land Bank for the City of Pittsburgh with a mission "to return unproductive Real Property to beneficial re-use through a equitable, transparent, public process, there...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on February 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Alliance for Police Accountability hosted a public viewing last night of the police cam video from the arrest of Will and Beyshaud El, an arrest accompanied by a beating that left Beyshaud El unconscious.
I missed the meeting, which was titled "Be A Witness," and was held at the Homewood Carnegie Library at 6:30. But APA has now posted the video on YouTube, and here it is:
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|Posted by Elwin Green on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM||comments (1)|
For lovers of Homewood, the year 2014 has gotten off to a dramatic, intriguing, challenging start.
On January 6, Homewood artist and poet Vanessa German thrilled attendees at Mayor Bill Peduto's inauguration with a spoken word piece that brought the audience at Heinz Hall to their feet, and that made me, watching it with my wife on TV, want and wish to be the kind of neighbor, the kind of Pittsburgher, that she ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on January 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
The new Land Bank proposal, now before City Council, is not the same proposal we met about in Homewood last summer. That earlier proposal included a community review board, which would set priorities for development and would evaluate potential buyers based on how closely their plans for development matched the priorities of the affected neighborhoods.
The new proposal seems to be based on the establishment of city-wide board, whose accountability will be at-large and will n...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM||comments (2)|
I just sent this to my email list of Homewood residents:
Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Oh well!
The first monthly meeting of Block Watch Plus for 2014 is to be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the South Conference Room at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.
I ask you to make a special effort to attend this meeting, for two...
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year! Have you missed me?
That's a serious question. As Homewood Nation approaches its fourth anniversary (April 1), I am evaluating whether or not to continue the website.
That does NOT mean that I am evaluating whether or not to continue covering Homewood as mainstream media can't or won't. It means asking if a website is the best way to do that. It has been more than a month since I posted anything here, but if you haveRead Full Post »