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Operation Better Block has anounced the 2015 schedule for its monthly community meetings to inform residents about upcoming events, share resources, and spotlight the work of various organizations in Homewood. Meetings are open to everyone.
The Monthly Community Meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for November and December, when they will take place on...Read Full Post »
This is just an announcement, not a story, because this event happens this evening.
The meeting described above is the second in a series of three meetings on transit-oriented development. The first was held on November 13 at the Carnegie Homewood Library.
At that meeting, consultant Lynn Colosi, principal of Delta Development Group, Inc., led the audience of ab...Read Full Post »
by José Antonio Diaz
On Saturday, November 8, roughly 100 people came together at Community Empowerment Association for “The People’s Plan”, an interactive town hall session to address the economic growth and stability of Homewood.
Over a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, potatoes, and grits and bacon, Rashad Byrdsong, executive director of Community Empowerment Association, addressed the audience by saying that the town hall was the culminatio...Read Full Post »
Here's another flyer, regarding another meeting:
I asked Ivette Mongalo to help Homewood residents to make sense of all this. Ms. Mongalo is a principal with Mongalo-Winston Consulting LLC, which specializes in urban design and community engagement. Her firm has been engaged by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to help conduct a s...Read Full Post »
This flyer being circulated gives the basics:
The meeting continues the Community Empowerment Association's multi-year work of developing an "Urban Agenda."
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Election Day 2014 - the day when "We, the people" have the freedom to select who will represent our needs and concerns. The majority of "We, the people" (that is, the ones registered to vote) didn't show up to vote. Here's an overview:
There are 7,269 registered voters in Ward 13. On Tuesday, 2,150 of them (less than 30 percent) actually voted.Read Full Post »
by Kevin Amos
The African American Music Institute (AAMI) was the setting on October 27 for a symposium think tank as part of Jazz Week 2014. The annual Pitt Jazz Seminar brings together educators and musicians to present issues and instruction to students and community members. For the past 44 years this event has brought together a who’s who of Jazz. Homewood as well as the entire Pittsburgh region has been the foundation for many of the Jazz stars we have known and ...Read Full Post »
If you're between the ages of 12 and 18, and you have a song, a dance or a poem you want to share, the Homewood branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the place to be this Friday night.
The branch will host the CLP's Teen Underground Cafe: Open Mic Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The online announcement invites "poets, lyricists, musicians, actors and performin...Read Full Post »
"The Book of Ezra" closes on Oct. 25. Before you grab your Bible and go to the Old Testament, you should know that "The Book of Ezra" is a world premiere one-man theatre work by Leslie Ezra Smith _ and that it is well worth your time.
Autobiographical, "The Book of Ezra" is a road map for his teenage son (something Smith's absentee father never provided)...Read Full Post »
Author John Edgar Wideman was at Duquesne University Saturday for a panel discussion on a program that has created a think tank in which prisoners collaborate with those outside to study issues of common concern as a part of the national Gaultier Symposium, a two-day seminar developed by Dr. Norman Conti through his Gaultier Faculty Fellowship with Duquesne’s Center for...Read Full Post »