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Did You Show Up?

Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

by Denise Johnson


Election Day 2014 - the day when "We, the people" have the freedom to select who will represent our needs and concerns. The majority of "We, the people" (that is, the ones registered to vote) didn't show up to vote. Here's an overview:


There are 7,269 registered voters in Ward 13. On Tuesday, 2,150 of them (less than 30 percent) actually voted.

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Homewood Nation publisher appointed to Citizen Police Review Board

Posted by Elwin Green on October 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

by Denise Johnson


Homewood Nation publisher Elwin Green is a new member of the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB), appointed by District 9 Pittsburgh City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.

 

He was sworn in Aug. 26.


The CPRB is the only entity mandated by the City of Pittsburgh's Charter and city Code to receive, investigate and recommend appropriate action on ...

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Black Pittsburgh: Past and Future

Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

For some reason there has been a recent flurry of discussions on social media about the racial disparity report that was written by Ralph Bangs and Larry Davis of the School of Social Work back in 2007, as an op-ed written by the two for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Pittsburgh's shame," makes the rounds. Bangs has been documenting racial disparity in Alleghe...

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Context, context, context

Posted by Elwin Green on July 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm just going to leave this here, ok? From the office of Mayor William Peduto:

 

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2014) The governing board of the National League of Cities today chose Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city.

 

That year will also mark the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh city government.

 

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Money Flows Larimer's Way

Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on July 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Two weeks ago we were discussing, on these pages of Homewood Nation, whether or not President Obama should have made a swing through Pittsburgh’s African American neighborhoods to wave at his most ardent and unapologetic supporters as he visited the Tech Shop in Bakery Square. At the time I said that I thought that the president made frequent trips to Southwestern Pennsylvania to streng...

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An Hour With The President

Posted by Elwin Green on June 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (2)



I went into today's event at TechShop with a rough outline of expectations of how things would go with President Obama.


He did not follow my script.


He led with an announcement about the capture of Abu Khatalla, an alleged mastermind...

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Animal Rescue League Plan Sparks Controversy - Notes and Questions (2 of 2)

Posted by Elwin Green on April 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Further observations and questions regarding the Animal Rescue League project and residents' responses. Grab a cup of your beverage of choice; this is going to take a while:

In the citations below, TR = the Tribune-Review's story about the first meeting; PG1, PG2, PG3 = Post-Gazette stories following the first, second and third meetings; UMT = Urban Media Today's story, which came after the third meeting.

 

I) Altogether, the three P-G stories quote a tota...

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Animal Rescue League Plan Sparks Controversy (1 of 2)

Posted by Elwin Green on April 27, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (2)

A few days ago, the Post-Gazette published what was surely last week's best headline:

 

"Pittsburgh's East End residents growl at plan for new animal shelter."

 

The story was the last of three within six weeks about the Animal Rescue League's plan to move a couple of blocks east from its location in Larimer, to the corner of Dallas and Hamilton Avenues - and residents' responses to the plan.


The Tribune-Re...

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Homewood 2014: A bumpy start

Posted by Elwin Green on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

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 ...

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1,000 Eyes - A Proposal

Posted by Elwin Green on September 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

This post is addressed to my neighbors in Homewood...Greetings!

 

I want to propose a long-term, coordinated, community-wise response to the violence that resurged in Homewood last month.

 

I propose a campaign in which residents take a pledge to provide law enforcement with information.

 

We all know that there are people in Homewood, other than the actors themselves, who could provide the police with useful information. We also all u...

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The Homewood Chronicles

Oct. 2005 - March 2010

Reports from a community in transition

In October 2005, after a bullet came through his living room window, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Elwin Green began writing "My Homewood," the first blog on the P-G's website. For 4 1/2 years, "My Homewood" shared stories of tragedy and beauty, of perplexity and hope - stories that live again in "The Homewood Chronicles."

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