Operation Better Block has anounced the 2015 schedule for its monthly community meetings to inform residents about upcoming events, share resources, and spotlight the work of various organizations in Homewood. Meetings are open to everyone.
The Monthly Community Meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for November and December, when they will take place on...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
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.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on August 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on July 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM||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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|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on July 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on June 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM||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.
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|Posted by Elwin Green on April 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 27, 2014 at 3:10 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »