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 June 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
|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 March 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on July 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 23, 2013 at 2:15 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM||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...Read Full Post »