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A Day At The Cafe

Posted by Elwin Green on September 23, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

When the young man first rushed into the Everyday Cafe today with his hand to his face, I thought he had a nosebleed.


But there was too much blood. There was way too much blood. Going all over the floor and splashing across the front of the counter as he walked dazedly in a small circle.

 

"Call 911! I need an ambulance!" Not loud, but urgent. Desperate.


His face, not his nose, was bleeding from an open wound, his one visible eye wild with ...

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Pitt Community Engagement Center Rollout

Posted by Elwin Green on July 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Those of you who have liked Homewood Nation's Facebook page may have seen this already. For those of you who haven't like our page  (a situation that you need to correct immediately!), sorry this is so last-minute. I'm working every day to get better. 

Anyway, here you go:



Deadline Day For Biz Owners To Apply For Pitt Program

Posted by Elwin Green on May 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Today is the deadline for Homewood business owners to apply for a University of Pittsburgh program designed to help them grow their businesses.


The "Community Power to Prosper" Program, launching June 6, will offer classes on strategic thinking, financial analysis, marketing and social media, among other topics. Its 13 sessions will run through November 14, with classes being held every two weeks (substituting June 27 for July 4), from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.


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Choosing Life, In Homewood

Posted by Elwin Green on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (3)

Hey friends,


You may have noticed that this website has been pretty quiet for a while. In fact, it's been so quiet for so long that you may have stopped bothering to check in here.


The first thing I'm going to say is, sorry about that. The fact is, there's a ton of stuff happening in Homewood these days, things that you deserve to know about.


So why has Homewood Nation, the website, been so quiet? Because I, Elwin Green, have been going th...

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Business Grant Competition Winners Announced

Posted by Elwin Green on February 23, 2017 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Below is the text of a press release from Urban Innovation21; I will provide more context with additional reporting later. For now, I will note that Luminaria Productions, which publishes "Homewood Nation" and has its eye on film production, is one of the winners.


ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: Urban Innovation21 is a Homewood Nation sponsor.


Since 2012, Urban Innovation21 has recognized the strong entrepreneurial spirit in the Hill District and Homew...

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ALERT: City To Distribute Water

Posted by Elwin Green on February 1, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

 

Homewood's fire station is one of 11 locations that the City will use to distribute potable water to residents affected by a flush and boil advisory issued by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority yesterday.


Fire Station 17, located at 7601 Hamilton Avenue, will be equipped with a 2,500 gallon water buffalo, and is expected to have water available at noon today. Containers wi...

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1,000 Eyes - A Public Safety Proposal

Posted by Elwin Green on January 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

In the first week of 2017, one man was killed and two injured in two shootings in Homewood.


Gregory McLeod, 28, was killed around 5 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, January 3. Three days later, on Friday, Jan. 6, this time around 9:30 a.m., two men were injured. Both were hospitalized; one reportedly in critical condition.


Both shootings were reported to emergency responders as occurring in the 7700 block of Frankstown Avenue, which runs between Brushton Avenue...

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Everyday Cafe: A Place To Be

Posted by Elwin Green on December 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A print version of this piece appears in the Dec. 22 - 28 issue of Print, Pittsburgh's East End newspaper. Pick up your copy Wednesday at Salik's Hardware, 605 N. Homewood Ave., then SUBSCRIBE for more of Homewood Nation and other East End news!


My first visit to the Everyday Cafe, Homewood's new coffeehouse, was on No...

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Developers Offer Updates On Housing Projects

Posted by Elwin Green on December 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As developers move into Homewood, housing has taken center stage and on Tuesday, Nov. 29, about 100 people attended the Homewood Concerned Citizens Coalition meeting at Homewood Carnegie

Library to learn about a slew of real estate developments.


The meeting was moderated by HCCC Executive Director Cherylie Fuller with representatives of the agencies or companies involved in building more than 100 new homes.


The projects include Susquehanna Homes, a s...

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One Hospitalized, Multiple Vehicles Damaged On Race Street

Posted by Elwin Green on November 27, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (2)

The quiet of a late Saturday night on Race Street was interrupted between 1:30 - 2 a.m. when a Cadillac Escalade going at high speed flipped over and smashed into another vehicle.

 

When I heard a loud metallic noise, I thought that the workers who empty the dumpster in Baptist Temple's parking lot had come earlier than their regular time of 4 a.m. or so.

 

Then I went outside to retrieve something from my car, and saw this:

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