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Burgess quietly quitting?

Posted by Elwin Green on March 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (376)

Homewood's City Council representative, the Rev. Ricky V. Burgess, has effectively declared his non-candidacy for a fifth term by not filing with the Allegheny County Board of Elections to run in the primary election being held on May 16.


He has not made a formal announcement.


Given that the 9th District councilman is one of Council's two longest-serving members (the other being Bruce Krause, who, like Rev. Burgess, started in 2008), his non-candidacy is ...

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"American Menu" Offers Food for Thought

Posted by Elwin Green on February 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM

"American Menu" cast members (L-R): Tajionna Clinton, Cheryl Bates-White, Karla C. Payne, Angelique Strothers, Janay Giles. Photo by Richena Brockinson, LionessPhotography.


New Horizon Theater starts off the new year and Black History Month with a Sankofa theme that ma...

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Posted by Elwin Green on February 17, 2023 at 5:50 PM


Elwin Green here, your friendly neighborhood reporter/editor/publisher.

After an unplanned, and too-long, hiatus, Homewood Nation is undergoing a redesign to relaunch. In the meantime, new content will continue to appear here. Anything you see dated prior to this post, please ignore for now. I'm afraid I ...

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OPINION: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Posted by Elwin Green on September 30, 2020 at 3:55 PM

For months now, I have done nearly all my writing on Twitter, due to issues I don't have time to discuss right now.

I'm back.

This post is not specifically Homewood-related, but it's about a bit of national news that could affect Homewood - namely, last night's verbal altercation between Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Chris Wallace (I refuse to call it a debate).

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Markets Plunge Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Posted by Elwin Green on February 27, 2020 at 6:55 PM

(Since this story is about investing, here's an investment image, showing what has happened recently with a slice of Tesla stock - not even a share, just a slice - purchased in Jan 2018 for $25.00.)

I need to do a piece (or a series?) sometime about what stock market activity means for Homewood, and for neighborhoods like it....

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The Disappearance of Donald Trump

Posted by Elwin Green on November 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM

On October 13, the night of the last Democratic debate, I wrote:


I tuned in to the Democratic debate a little late. Joe Biden was speaking - apparently, about funding a new fight against cancer - and within 60 seconds, he said, "...once we get rid of Donald Trump."


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For The Sake of Antwon...

Posted by Elwin Green on March 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The "not guilty" verdict in the trial of Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officer who shot unarmed teen Antwon Rose II in the back as Rose fled the scene of an arrest, has sparked protests and other expressions of rage and disgust.

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