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BUSINESS: Being About It

Posted by Elwin Green on June 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Crunched for time here, so this will brief and informal...


If you are a business owner in Homewood, whether your operate your business online, from a home office, or in a storefront, and you have not yet participated in any of the meetings that are happening NOW (not the ones that happened XXX years ago) to form a Homewood Business Association, then you need to check out the process underway.


The meetings, which began last month, are being facilitated by Ma...

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BUSINESS: Business Grant Competition Winners Announced

Posted by Elwin Green on May 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Jubilant winners in Urban Innovation21's grant competitions crowd the stage of the Kaufmann Auditorium at Hill House.


by Jose A. Diaz

 

The owners of 10 Homewood businesses have been awarded a total of $100,000 in grants by Urban Inno...

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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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FEBU: "Homewood Nation Presents"

Posted by Elwin Green on March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (4)

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...

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BUSINESS: Grant Competition Announces Awardees

Posted by Elwin Green on July 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)


Neil Dorsey, owner of Dorsey's Records, which has been at the same location for 67 years, speaks at the Urban Innovations21 awards ceremony last night, as Dan Taylor, of PNCBank, listens.


Urban Innovation21, a public-private partnership created to help disadvantaged communities in Pittsburgh participate in the city's economic resurgence, announced $70,000 in grants to Homewood-based busine...

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REAL ESTATE: An alternative path to a moratorium

Posted by Elwin Green on May 23, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (5)

The demolition of houses in Homewood is a complicated story, with multiple facets, so expect a number of follow-ups to yesterday's news.

 

Like this one.

 

This is about Race Street, and me, and different ways of doing things.

 

For those who don't know already, I am chair of the Save Race Street Committee, a resident group formed in November 2008 to make our street safer and more beautiful. Early in our work, we began experiencing the value ...

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Homewood Business Grant Competition Update

Posted by Elwin Green on April 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)

The grant competition launched earlier this year by Urban Innovation21 marked another milestone today. Noon was the deadline for business owners to submit their applications for the grants, after going through four training sessions, the last of which was last week.


I haven't spoken yet with any of my classmates to learn what this proce...

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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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