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Business Grant Competition Winners Announced

Posted by Elwin Green on February 23, 2017 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (2)

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...

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ALERT: City To Distribute Water

Posted by Elwin Green on February 1, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

 

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...

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1,000 Eyes - A Public Safety Proposal

Posted by Elwin Green on January 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments 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...

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Everyday Cafe: A Place To Be

Posted by Elwin Green on December 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments 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...

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Developers Offer Updates On Housing Projects

Posted by Elwin Green on December 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments 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...

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One Hospitalized, Multiple Vehicles Damaged On Race Street

Posted by Elwin Green on November 27, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments 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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Don't Blame Homewood

Posted by Elwin Green on November 10, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments 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,"...

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Monday Meetings Provide Opportunities For Engagement

Posted by Elwin Green on November 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments 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...

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An Open Letter To My Neighbors Who Are Electing Their First President

Posted by Elwin Green on November 3, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Unfortunately, voting isn't usually this much fun.


To my neighbors, Isaiah and Dorian:


Gentlemen:


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...

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Wall of Fame Gains New Members

Posted by Elwin Green on October 7, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments 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...

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