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|Posted by Elwin Green on April 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
UPDATE: The final version of the land bank legislation proposed by Councilwoman Deb Gross - substantially amended from the original - received final passage Monday, and has been sent to the Mayor's office for his signat...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
My friend and former colleague, Diana Nelson Jones, asked me on Facebook what I think. I have not yet read the legislation as passed, only the stories about it that I referred to in the previous post. After I've read it, I may have more to say, but here's what I have for now;
I think a land bank is basically a good idea. The degrees o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on April 10, 2014 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Pittsburgh's City Council has passed an amended version of a land bank bill that has been the subject of controversy since it was introduced in January.
The Post-Gazette account of yesterday's action by Council notes that it required some last-minute negotiating:
"...as late as 8 p.m. Tuesday, council members ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
This afternoon, The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) held a block party at The Hub, an early childhood learning center on Kelly Street.
The Westinghouse marching band was there:
Chelsea the Possum was there, courtesy of the Animal Rescue League:
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|Posted by Elwin Green on March 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM||comments (1)|
On April 1, 2010, I launched the Homewood Nation website as the successor to "My Homewood," the Post-Gazette's first blog, which began on October 3, 2005.
So, Homewood Nation is close to finishing its fourth year; and I have been writing about Homewood for nearly 8 1/2 years.
Today I posted a status on Facebook inviting people to make greater use of Homewood Nation - specifically, by using "Homewood Happenings," the community calendar.
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|Posted by Jeffrey Sanders on March 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Jeffrey Sanders is a Homewood Nation member.
Hello everyone. My name is Jeffrey Sanders. I am neither a resident of Homewood nor of Pittsburgh. Heck, I'm not even a resident of Pennsylvania for that matter, but rather a small town in Northwestern Ohio called Defiance. The fact of the matter is that my wife and I have fallen in love with Pittsburgh and plan to take up residence in the Pittsburgh area in a year or so.
You see, about three y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Lighthouse Xclusive Steppers perform at Westinghouse
Last night, students in the Lighthouse Project at Westinghouse High School put some of their newly-acquired skills on display for parents and other members of the community
Part of the Lighthouse s...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 March 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Entrepreneurs (l-r) Dwight Mayo (Transportation Solutions), Ken Ross (Artistry Greenscape), Tracey Carter (Shear Delight Beuty Salon), and Naomi Johnson (Something Borrowed Boutique) shared insights at Urban Innovation21's orientation for its business grant competition.
Opportunity knocked on Homewood's door this morning, and some two dozen entrepreneurs got out of bed to a...Read Full Post »