Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on December 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Three days ago, neighbor and fellow journalist Denise Johnson caught this shot of a deer in a vacant lot across the street from her in the 7000 block of Monticello Street:
She captioned her posting on Google Plus, "Bucky the deer hiding in the cut in the Hood," and surmised, "Bucky knew that it's illegal to hunt within city limits."
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|Posted by Elwin Green on November 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM||comments (2)|
In an op-ed published by the New Pittsburgh Courier, Councilman Ricky V. Burgess calls for the City of Pittsburgh to invest $150 million in Homewood "right now."
"Homewood should be Pittsburgh’s next great working-class neighborhood," Burgess writes. "But for this to happen, Homewood needs at least $500 million. At least $150 million of that must come from the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 19, 2013 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM||comments (11)|
Odds are, anyone reading this already knows that Homewood experiences a disproportionate share of Pittsburgh's violent crime.
And you already know that media coverage of crime in Homewood helps to create a strongly negative perception of the neighborhood throughout the city.
Now comes the news that this negative perception extends beyond the city. Way beyond the city. In fact, beyond the country.
The French government has warned its ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM||comments (1)|
Unless you read the obituaries regularly, the news was easy to miss: Lou Scheimer died on October 17, two days shy of his 85th birthday.
The headline for the Post-Gazette's obituary was slighlly eye-catching...
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|Posted by Elwin Green on November 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
A campaign to raise funds for the marching band at Westinghouse High School has turned a corner.
The fundraising website Indiegogo reports that as of this writing, donors have pledged $10,861 toward a $20,000 goal for band uniforms - the first new band uniforms at Westinghouse in 12 years.
Maryellen Deckard, who created the Indiegogo campaign, says that a foundation has pledged to match donor gifts dollar for dollar, so that reaching $10,000 in pledges ef...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM||comments (3)|
Is Homewood being infested with snakes, and if so, are they dangerous?
Shawn Carter, Councilman Ricky V. Burgess's chief of staff, moved to Homewood a couple of weeks ago, and called me this morning to say that in recent weeks, he has seen numerous snakes in Homewood. They have all been dead, having been run over by vehicles, but still...
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|Posted by Elwin Green on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
The Post-Gazette reports this morning that a 22-year-old Homewood resident could receive the death penalty for his role in a murder in Sheraden on March 30.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stehen A. Zappala Jr announced that he will seek the death penalty for Michael Lyons, al...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM||comments (2)|
EIGHT YEARS AGO TONIGHT, on October 3, 2005, I wrote the first entry in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's first blog. The blog was called "My Homewood," and for four-and-a-half years, it chronicled life in this inspiring and exasperating neighborhood.
When I began, I had no idea - nor did my editor, Steve Massey, nor the Post-Gazette's web mistress, Mary Leonard - non...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
(Image by Stuart Miles, distributed by FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
Today is the 2013 Day of Giving, an annual event in which gifts to selected nonprofits are matched by donations from the Pittsburgh Foundation. To quality for matching, the gift must be between $25 - $1,000.
If you search for "Homewood" on the Day of Giving website,Read Full Post »