Homewood News

Refugees have a friend in Pittsburgh thanks to Sloane Davidson and Hello Neighbor

Next Pittsburgh May 18, 2017 Amanda Waltz After living away from her native Pittsburgh for 15 years, long-time nonprofit professional and community activist Sloane Davidson saw an opportunity to make a difference in her hometown. “I always pictured coming back to Pittsburgh,” says Davidson, who moved back with her husband in 2015. “With everything that […]

Pitt training center aims to breathe new life into Homewood, manufacturing

TribLive April 28, 2017 by Natasha Lindstrom After losing his job as the office manager of a medical practice in fall 2015, Westmoreland County’s Jerry Krajci decided to switch to a career he knew almost nothing about: advanced manufacturing. Krajci, then 36, didn’t know much about being a machinist — except that he’d be in […]

Sign-ups available for free lead-filtering water pitchers for Pittsburgh residents

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 24, 2017 Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh residents can sign up online or by phone for free lead filters to purify home tap water, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced Monday. Filters will be supplied “in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers,” although a supplier has not been finalized, the city said. The Safe […]

Pets parade in Homewood for opening of new shelter

January 23, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Linda Wilson Fuoco Five dogs and two puppies had their day today, parading down the middle of Hamilton Avenue from their old shelter in Larimer to the new $15 million shelter in Homewood that will be operated by the two merged shelters now known as Animal Rescue League/Western PA […]

New shared workspace in Homewood aims to give back to community

January 18, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Joyce Gannon Inside a freshly painted brick structure in Homewood, Nate Mitchell, a master barber, proudly shows off empty space where his future customers will sit for haircuts, shaves and styles. The salon chairs and equipment aren’t in place yet. But Mr. Mitchell, 41, who has operated The Natural […]

Homewood streets slated for nearly $1 million upgrade

January 16, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Ed Blazina Several streets in Homewood will get nearly a $1 million makeover that could include sidewalks, crosswalks, street lights, wheelchair-accessible curb ramps and other steps to calm traffic. Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority said last week it will issue a contract this spring for design work for the project […]

WTAE Editorial: What about Homewood?

January 16, 2017 WTAE President & General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III speaks on behalf of the editorial board regarding efforts to revitalize Homewood, formerly one of Pittsburgh’s great middle-class melting-pot neighborhoods. (Jan. 13, 2016)

URA grants initial approval to Homewood development

  January 13, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Mark Belko A proposed 58-unit residential development that one city councilman called the “single most important thing to happen in Homewood” in 60 to 70 years won the initial approval of the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board Thursday over the objections of some residents.Board members unanimously approved a […]

WTAE Pittsburgh Reports on Homewood

  January 3, 2017 WTAE Pittsburgh Decades after suburban flight and racial divide rendered many of Homewood’s beautiful houses almost worthless, there are signs of hope. Everyday Cafe is the neighborhood’s first coffee shop, serving up good drinks and tasty pastries. Nearby, developers are about to break ground on new homes. The partnership that happens […]