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Open House Shows Off Apartment Renovations

Posted by Elwin Green on October 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, WHILE I’M WRITING.


A Homewood apartment building that once lost its Section 8 subsidy is holding an open house today to show off the renovations performed by its new owner.


The six-unit building at 7301 Hamilton Avenue was part of Bethesda Homewood, a real estate portfolio of more than 100 units that failed inspections by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for three years in a row before HUD pulled the po...

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Of the Queen, her queendom, and Homewood estates

Posted by Elwin Green on August 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey y'all -


It's been so long that it's going to take me a minute to get back into practice, to reconnect with the flow. So this is just a practice piece, and I'll keep it short.


Homewood and the rest of the planet suffered a loss last week with the passing of Aretha Franklin, at the age of 76. Just three years ago, she showed that she was still - well, a goddess, basically - when she brought down the house during the Kennedy Center's honoring of Carol King...

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Business Expo In Second Year

Posted by Elwin Green on November 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (11)

The Homewood-Brushton Business Association's second annual Business Expo will be held tomorrow (Saturday), Nov. 18, at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.


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The full-day event is divided into two major parts. A set of workshops for business owners will run from 8 am to noon. The wor...

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Black Journalists Honor Homewood Men

Posted by Elwin Green on November 17, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A photo exhibit being unveiled next month will honor men in Homewood for their service and leadership.


“American Heroes: The Homewood Project” is a photo series offering portraits and bios of 20 men, ranging from their 20s to their 70s, who live and/or work in Homewood.


The project was produced by members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Fe...

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A New Neighbor Introduces Herself

Posted by Elwin Green on October 18, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NOTE: Daren A. Ellerbee is the director of the University of Pittsburgh's Community Engagement Center, scheduled to open in Homewood next spring.



I come from a family of phenomenal women.


My grandmother was a nurse at Aliquippa hospital and ran a food bank out of her home. My mother is a recently retired social worker and has volunteered for organizations too numerous ...

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Planning Commission Meeting Could Be Critical

Posted by Elwin Green on September 27, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

A meeting of the City's Planning Commision this afternoon could be a critical turning point for a mixed-income housing development being planned for Homewood.

 

The proposed 58-unit development, dubbed Kelly-Hamilton, has been winding its way through the pre-construction process for more than a year. But sustained opposition to the development may cause the developer, Keith B. Key Enterprises (usually referred to as "KBK") to miss deadlines to apply for Pennsylvania Housing F...

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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 (1)

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 (2)

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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