Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on May 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM||comments (4)|
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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|Posted by Elwin Green on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM||comments (3)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on February 23, 2017 at 11:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on February 1, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (2)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on January 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on December 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on December 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 27, 2016 at 3:25 AM||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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|Posted by Elwin Green on November 10, 2016 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
President-elect Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters afer Hillary Clinton concedes his victory in Tuesday's election.
Don't blame Homewood.
In the first 24 hours after the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, my Facebook feed lit up with people blaming and shaming other people who voted for third-party candidates, who cast "protest votes,"...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
These things are happening tomorrow, Monday, November 7:
At 2 pm, "a discussion about housing and community development, health and environmental justice, and crime and safety in Homewood," sponsored by Masters of Social Work students at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Homewood Children's Village and Operation Better Block.
The flyer that appeared in my door a few days ago says that food from Homewood caterers will be provided, an...Read Full Post »