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Myron Mason charged with killing ex-girlfriend in front of children

...reason," said Ereka Worthy, a neighbor.Lewis was a manager at a McDonald's near East 47th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for about four years. Her co-workers were heartbroken. They...

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...son. Lewis was sitting in a van parked in front of her home in the 7200-block of South Bennett Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Mason walked up to the van and...

  • FGFM,
    When a POS sociopath chooses to execute the mother of his kids in front of them, by definition that should evoke an emotional response. You can choose to be a sheep that cowers to a wolf if you would like. Not me. Remove these vermin from the planet so that the rest of us may exist in peace. How would you feel if this had been your daughter?

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    too bad the Democrats took away the death penalty in Illinois. **shrugs**

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Can we now resume the dialogue about where the Obama Presidential library will be located?

Who will benefit form the construction of the Obama Presidential Library beyond the University of Chicago?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    rogerparker, true that!

    We live in a gorgeous 6 flat building, paying rent six blocks from where the Presidential Library will be located.

    This elitist University of Chicago re-gentrification plan has been in effect for decades.

    Black middle class homeowners living in Washington Park and Grand Boulevard have been systematically...

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    rogerparker, true that!

    We live in a gorgeous 6 flat building, paying rent six blocks from where the Presidential Library will be located.

    This elitist University of Chicago re-gentrification plan has been in effect for decades.

    Black middle class homeowners living in Washington Park and Grand Boulevard have been systematically destabilized and victims of mortgage fraud for decades.

    How do you think the U of C acquired the vacant 11 acres of land they now own on 55th Street west of historic Washington Park.

    Remember Irvin France and "Model Cities' or the code term at the time was "Negro removal"

    Talking about a class action law suit!!!

    The puppeteer, wizard of Oz behind the screen is the University of Chicago and their operatives...

    Geez Louise we are talking in generalities not specifics

    Help us with the research facts

  • Developers grabbed land when they thought the Olympics would come here.

    Didn't happen and many lost money.

    The payback is the Library.

21 hours ago

Sip & Savor Coffee House"Where Coffee and Community Meet"

I would like to personally invite everyone in the neighborhood to my coffee shop to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea while engaging in some stimulating conversation and interacting with some beautiful people in a great classy elegant atmosphere.

528 E. 43rd Street
Open daily 7am to 7pm
Weekends 8am to 6pm
Sip & Savor Coffee House
www.sipandsavorchicago.com

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Updated 33 hours ago

Mariano's to Open Store in Bronzeville

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140514/bronzeville/marianos-open-store-bronzeville
Mariano's plans to open a store at Pershing Road and King Drive, the mayor's office said Wednesday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel scheduled a news conference with Roundy's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Mariano for Wednesday afternoon at the site of the new store.

In October, the mayor and Mariano cheered the opening of a new Mariano's in the South Loop. The mayor has pledged to work to address so-called food deserts across the city, but especially on the South...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140514/bronzeville/marianos-open-store-bronzeville
Mariano's plans to open a store at Pershing Road and King Drive, the mayor's office said Wednesday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel scheduled a news conference with Roundy's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Mariano for Wednesday afternoon at the site of the new store.

In October, the mayor and Mariano cheered the opening of a new Mariano's in the South Loop. The mayor has pledged to work to address so-called food deserts across the city, but especially on the South Side.

The Mariano's is expected to add 400 jobs to the local economy, with construction slated to start next year. Mariano's claims to have created more than 10,000 jobs in the city and suburbs since the former Dominick's executive started his own chain of supermarkets just four years ago.

The new store would sit on the former site of the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells Homes.

  • Akari in Bronzeville CCoB Executive Member

    I got back into investing last year. I just found out if you have an executive membership with Costco, you can place trades through Sharebuilder for $4.95 a trade verses $6.95.

    This year a coworker and I started an investment club at Michele Clark HS on the Westside. It's been...

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    I got back into investing last year. I just found out if you have an executive membership with Costco, you can place trades through Sharebuilder for $4.95 a trade verses $6.95.

    This year a coworker and I started an investment club at Michele Clark HS on the Westside. It's been cool because the students are reading yahoo finance articles and looking at Kramer videos. We're using a free simulator from www.investopedia.com

    There are 3 types of people; producers, consumers, and investors. As a community we're often are consumers but our dollars are leaving our community and not circulating back. Everyone can't produce a product or service but everyone can be an investor.

    Ujamaa

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "I don't think Roundy's is broke."

    Dude.

    EPS -5.25

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Myron Mason accused of killing ex-girlfriend in front of children

...reason," said Ereka Worthy, a neighbor.Lewis was a manager at a McDonald's near East 47th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for about four years. Her co-workers were heartbroken. They...

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...son.Lewis was sitting in a van parked in front of her home in the 7200-block of South Bennett Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.Police said Mason walked up to the van and...

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Recent Armed Robberies in Broad Daylight Reminder Concentrated Poverty Cause!

Until something is done about the unhealthy percentages of subsidized low-income housing in Bronzeville, crime is going nowhere in the neighborhood. About one in every 3 households in the Oakland Community, where these robberies occurred, is subsidized low-income housing, and the ratio is worse in the blocks on which Oakwood Shores is situated. The average household income in these housing units is under $13,000. Crime decreased in Bronzeville following the destruction of CHA projects and increased correspondingly in the already...

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Until something is done about the unhealthy percentages of subsidized low-income housing in Bronzeville, crime is going nowhere in the neighborhood. About one in every 3 households in the Oakland Community, where these robberies occurred, is subsidized low-income housing, and the ratio is worse in the blocks on which Oakwood Shores is situated. The average household income in these housing units is under $13,000. Crime decreased in Bronzeville following the destruction of CHA projects and increased correspondingly in the already poor neighborhoods where the displaced CHA residents were relocated with Section 8 vouchers. Now that the residents are returning, guess what is on the rise in Bronzeville?

These modern-day projects produce juvenile delinquents, teenaged mothers, and neglected, poorly nourished children, create a subculture that perpetuates segregation, and have destroyed the black family far more
than anything else.

Bronzeville will die of this cancer of concentrated low-income housing and related poverty.

/s/Segregated_Chicago

  • Disgusted Democrat Disgusted Democrat

    Agree totally with your comments. I would like to add the impact on the local schools and retail development. We are really tiring in paying high taxes and then have to pay to transport our kids out of their neighborhood for a good education. I am curious to hear from...

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    Agree totally with your comments. I would like to add the impact on the local schools and retail development. We are really tiring in paying high taxes and then have to pay to transport our kids out of their neighborhood for a good education. I am curious to hear from owners purchased in Oakwood Shores years ago. The single family homes were $500+. Now they are surrounded by low income residents. I really have begun to think that BV does not respect the middle class owners that have invested hard earned dollars into this community.

  • Chris the transplanter North and south

    And I'd like to know where CHA officials live.

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Is it clean and green?

Last weekend many of us participated in the Bronzeville Clean and Green. It was a chance to get out on the streets and remove all of the trash and litter that was covered by snow in addition to the carelessness of drivers and pedestrian who discard trash on the streets rather than in a receptacle. We have trash cans in our parks and on the streets, let's encourage their use so that we can promote the livability of our community....

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Last weekend many of us participated in the Bronzeville Clean and Green. It was a chance to get out on the streets and remove all of the trash and litter that was covered by snow in addition to the carelessness of drivers and pedestrian who discard trash on the streets rather than in a receptacle. We have trash cans in our parks and on the streets, let's encourage their use so that we can promote the livability of our community. As you get out and walk, take small bag and pick-up some trash along the way. It's good exercise and will improve our property values and the livability of our neighborhoods. Many thanks to the members of the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative and the Bronzeville Retail Initiative for sponsoring the clean-up surrounding the 43rd Street EL -WOW! It sure looked great on Sunday morning. Neighbors, let's make sure that we keep paying this effort forward.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Please send us information about Ms. Melva`s service so we can post her a free ad on bviconline.info

    Godbless

  • Thanks Latrice, please send info about Ms Melva' services-/ does she mow lawns and general lawn maintenance ?

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CHA's Dearborn Homes in Bronzeville: a Model of Concentrated Poverty and Racial Segregation

The Chicago Housing Authority's Dearborn Homes: a Model of Concentrated Poverty and Racial Segregation

It occupies 5 city blocks north to south, 2 city blocks east to west;
It has 769 CHA public housing units --
1,623 residents;
It is itself a census tract: 17031350400;
42% of its units have 3 or more bedrooms;
46% of its units are occupied by one adult with children;
77% of its units are female-headed households;
Its average monthly rent is $251;
Its average...

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The Chicago Housing Authority's Dearborn Homes: a Model of Concentrated Poverty and Racial Segregation

It occupies 5 city blocks north to south, 2 city blocks east to west;
It has 769 CHA public housing units --
1,623 residents;
It is itself a census tract: 17031350400;
42% of its units have 3 or more bedrooms;
46% of its units are occupied by one adult with children;
77% of its units are female-headed households;
Its average monthly rent is $251;
Its average annual household income is $12,127;
It has a 62% poverty rate; and
96% of its residents are African Americans.

*All data from http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/assthsg.html

Location: in the Douglas Community of Bronzeville, on South State Street between 26th and 31st Streets, with the South Loop Hotel on its north end and Illinois Institute of Technology on its south end.

Dearborn Homes project is but one example of the CHA's contempt of the U.S. Supreme Court 's decision in Gautreaux v. CHA, et al.

How can the federal-court judge responsible for ensuring the CHA's compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision have permitted the CHA to retain and maintain this project and to administer the funding for other similar projects in predominantly African-American communities?

/s/Segregated_Chicago

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How to change the Discussion Topic on EveryBlock

I've noticed that some of our neighbors want to change the topic of an original thread and it is causing some confusion relative to the headlines. IF you'd like to change the topic, go to the EveryBlock green and black logo, click on it and a fresh Post a neighbor message will pop up with a new space for your headline, message, etc.. This way, we can easily follow the discussions by the headlines and not get all mixed up.

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Police warn of armed robberies in Bronzeville, The Gap neighborhoods

...Drive. The second robbery happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 12 in the 3400 block of South Michigan Avenue, and the third robbery took place around 4 p.m. on April 6 in the...

...and the third robbery took place around 4 p.m. on April 6 in the 3700 block of South Prairie Avenue, according to the statement...

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The latest robbery occurred around 5:10 a.m. on Saturday in the 3100 block of South King Drive. The second robbery happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 12 in the 3400...

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "CCW if your [sic] able, fight fire with fire."

    What could go wrong?

  • FGFM,
    I guess you could just be passive and get murdered? Doesn't sound like the option I would choose.

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