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|Posted by Elwin Green on January 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (2)|
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 and Hale Street.Read Full Post »
|Posted by C. Matthew Hawkins on January 1, 2017 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
As residents of Homewood Brushton plan for the community’s future development, there is much that can be learned from previous initiatives. Between the mid-1950s and the mid-1990s Homewood Brushton underwent a series of development efforts. Sometimes these efforts were complementary to each other, other times they were at odds. Each development effort was based on a different set of assumptions; each also reflected changes in local and federal policy. On top of all of that, the differen...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on December 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (1)|
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 (1)|
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 »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 3, 2016 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Unfortunately, voting isn't usually this much fun.
To my neighbors, Isaiah and Dorian:
This letter is to follow up on the conversation we had a few weeks ago about this presidential campaign, and somewhat about politics in genera...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 7, 2016 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy 6-12 is still known to most as simply "Westinghouse," and is remembered by many of its older alums as the school that prepared them for the world.
For years, the Westinghouse Commission on Recognition has celebrated some of those alums who went on to significant achievements in the world with the Wall of Fame, a series of plaques that hang in the school's first-floor hall.
On Wednesday, the number of alums so honored grew b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 3, 2016 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Homewood Brushton Business Association is presenting an event this weekend that will give folks the opportunity to sample cuisine from Homewood caterers while visiting Homewood businesses and institutions.
The Homewood Progressive Dinner, being held Saturday evening, will offer a five course meal, with ea...Read Full Post »