Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM||comments (2)|
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."
I've put off saying this for at least a month. But here goes.
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|Posted by Elwin Green on April 23, 2019 at 7:35 AM||comments (26)|
HOMEWOOD NATION'S NEXT ITERATION WILL NOT LOOK LIKE THIS. AT ALL. I PROMISE.
A meeting being held at the Homewood Carnegie Library next week will offer residents the chance to voice their concerns to journalists about how the neighborhood is covered by local media.
It will also offer those residents the opportunity to help change the coverage, by learning to "commit act...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on March 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM||comments (2)|
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.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM||comments (2)|
THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, WHILE I’M WRITING.
A Homewood apartment building that once lost its Section 8 subsidy is holding an open house today to show off the renovations performed by its new owner.
The six-unit building at 7301 Hamilton Avenue was part of Bethesda Homewood, a real estate portfolio of more than 100 units that failed inspections by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for three years in a row before HUD pulled the po...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on August 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Hey y'all -
It's been so long that it's going to take me a minute to get back into practice, to reconnect with the flow. So this is just a practice piece, and I'll keep it short.
Homewood and the rest of the planet suffered a loss last week with the passing of Aretha Franklin, at the age of 76. Just three years ago, she showed that she was still - well, a goddess, basically - when she brought down the house during the Kennedy Center's honoring of Carol King...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Homewood-Brushton Business Association's second annual Business Expo will be held tomorrow (Saturday), Nov. 18, at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA.
The full-day event is divided into two major parts. A set of workshops for business owners will run from 8 am to noon. The wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on November 17, 2017 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
A photo exhibit being unveiled next month will honor men in Homewood for their service and leadership.
“American Heroes: The Homewood Project” is a photo series offering portraits and bios of 20 men, ranging from their 20s to their 70s, who live and/or work in Homewood.
The project was produced by members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Fe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on October 18, 2017 at 4:55 PM||comments (1)|
NOTE: Daren A. Ellerbee is the director of the University of Pittsburgh's Community Engagement Center, scheduled to open in Homewood next spring.
I come from a family of phenomenal women.
My grandmother was a nurse at Aliquippa hospital and ran a food bank out of her home. My mother is a recently retired social worker and has volunteered for organizations too numerous ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on September 27, 2017 at 12:45 AM||comments (2)|
A meeting of the City's Planning Commision this afternoon could be a critical turning point for a mixed-income housing development being planned for Homewood.
The proposed 58-unit development, dubbed Kelly-Hamilton, has been winding its way through the pre-construction process for more than a year. But sustained opposition to the development may cause the developer, Keith B. Key Enterprises (usually referred to as "KBK") to miss deadlines to apply for Pennsylvania Housing F...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elwin Green on September 23, 2017 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
When the young man first rushed into the Everyday Cafe today with his hand to his face, I thought he had a nosebleed.
But there was too much blood. There was way too much blood. Going all over the floor and splashing across the front of the counter as he walked dazedly in a small circle.
"Call 911! I need an ambulance!" Not loud, but urgent. Desperate.
His face, not his nose, was bleeding from an open wound, his one visible eye wild with ...Read Full Post »