Homewood15208 - dispatches from the heart of Homewood Nation.
The shooting last night of Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, followed by a car chase through Homewood into Wilkinsburg, capped a week of shootings and car crashes.
Last Friday night/Saturday morning, at around 3:15 a.m., a collision between a Saturn sedan and a Lincoln Navigator drove the Saturn through a front window of the Homewood-Brushton Branch of Community C...Read Full Post »
Ever since taking office as Homewood's state representative, Edward C. "Ed" Gainey has been a strong and consistent voice against the violence that remains too prevalent in our community.
Last night, his family fell victim to that violence when his sister, Ja-nese Talton-Jackson, was shot and killed. The alert issued by Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando does not name her, pending notification of her faimily. But that has happened now.
On 1/22/16, shortly befo...Read Full Post »
Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a little while...
Homewood has become the focus of a great deal of attention by people who want to see it redeveloped. This focus has intensified both the danger and the opportunity that have been close at hand for years now.
A large part of the danger lies in the possibility that Homewood's redevelopment will follow ...Read Full Post »
Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando issued the following alert via email at 9:16 tonight:
Within the past 30 mins, Zone 5 officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 700 block of N. Lang Avenue in Homewood. The victim has been taken to the hospital. Responding officers received information that the shooters ran into a structure in the 700 block of N. Lang Avenue immediately following the shooting. Detectives from Major Crimes along with PGH SWAT are currently responding ...Read Full Post »
by Jose A. Diaz
Approximately 100 Homewood residents showed up at Community Empowerment Association on Monday night to voice their concerns about current development opportunities in the neighborhood. Billed as a “speak-out and public policy discussion on economic development in the Black community”, the meeting – co-hosted by CEA and the Eastern Regional Neighborhood Council – centered on the recent groundbreaking of the Animal Rescue League Shelter...Read Full Post »
The creation of a new headquarters in Homewood for the Animal Rescue League will be the subject of fresh questioning at a "community speak out and public policy discussion" this evening.
The $15 million project, under construction at Hamilton and Dallas Avenues,Read Full Post »
By Jose A. Diaz
Tody is the closing day for an exhibit at the Homewood Carnegie Library that helps children to learn about opera.
A partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Opera has resulted in a unique enterprise at the Homewood library. “Opera Trunk”, on display in the branch’s children’s area, is exactly what it sounds like: trunks filled with opera paraphernalia. About three days a week in the afternoo...Read Full Post »
The 7th Annual Sembene Film and Arts Festival, which began last week, resumes this evening with a showing of "Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power" (2005).
The hour-long documentary, directed by Sandra...Read Full Post »
Demi Kolke, community development manager at Operation Better Block Inc., shows off the binder of documents produced by OBB's cluster planning process.
A community planning process that began nearly two years ago will reach a highwater mark this evening when Operation Better Block Inc. presents its comprehensive land use plan for Homewood.
The Homewood Community-Driven Cl...Read Full Post »