12 min ago

Updated 2 min ago

Riot Fest is a friend of the park

I noticed Max Wagner of Riot Fest quietly made a donation to The Boathouse Cafe/ Cafe Alejo via their Go Fund Me campaign. The cafe is being opened by 2 Latina entrepreneurs/restaurateurs. I think this another small indication of Riot Fest's willingness to be a kind of sponsoring partner of Humboldt Park.

32 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Save the Humboldt Park Beach!

Please sign and share this! The lagoon is an important part of our community, and it's opening is again in limbo, for the 3rd year in a row.

Why the lagoon is so important, it cools us off in summer, it is actually cleaner than the lake, it is fun and it provides one of the few places where all the diverse groups that make up our community get together in harmony.

https://www.change.org/p/mike-kelly-patrick-levar-alderman-roberto-maldonado-alderman-joe-proco-moreno-save-the-humboldt-park-beach?recruiter=7702648&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-reason_msg

  • Nathan Dougal 15 year Humboldt Park resident, 3rd generation HP

    Thanks Morgan, I had already signed the petition, by the way. What is the name of the Facebook group? HPAC?

  • Save the Humboldt Park Beach

Mar 02

Updated 1 hour ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • Smith Parker, I can vouch for the fact that the Plaza Taino has had the bottom floors boarded up since at least last summer. And there are still people living there. I would say there is a good chance it is true. The part about the structural integrity of the Plaza Taino being bad is definitely true.,

  • JeannyB Old Apartment renovator, architect,

    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly)...

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    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly) that was built somewhere between 2000 and 2005, that has no basement, and the foundation was messed up somehow...anyway the whole structure is off angle and all the condo owners who bought originally had to settle (none got reimbursed totally) for whatever they could get on their investments and move out. Makes me think, I'll take the 100+ year old buildings every time, at least the planning was for long term occupancy...this bldg. on North and Leavitt is still standing and housed Congressman Gutierrez for a long time till he moved out west...as far as I know this was not a HHDC project.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Just voted for Chuy

At Humboldt Park Library. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. early voting is now.I don't want to hear any complaining if Rahm wins the election and you did not come out to vote. just like Bruce rauner is cutting all the social programs because we did not come out to vote. let's put a stop to that practice tag you're it!!!

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Susan s
    And school taxes will go down under Chuy? He would have done the same had he been mayor. Why? Remember the last teachers' contract? They got a raise in spite of pension shortfalls and budget deficits. Rahm could have had all the arts, gym, and music programs eliminated...

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    Susan s
    And school taxes will go down under Chuy? He would have done the same had he been mayor. Why? Remember the last teachers' contract? They got a raise in spite of pension shortfalls and budget deficits. Rahm could have had all the arts, gym, and music programs eliminated to make up some of the shortfalls. But I'm sure as a former dancer he probably realizes the importance of the arts. And I could just hear all the people in the city complaining about how soulless Rahm is if he had. You talk of Rahms indebtedness to private companies doing business with the city. how about Chuy's indebtedness to Karen Lewis and the CTU with a contract up for negotiation this year?

  • Susan S. resident

    You claimed that Rahm has not raised property taxes. I corrected you: "Property taxes HAVE gone up under Rahm. Every year in office he has raised taxes to the maximum allowed for CPS."

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • Hey guys! Enjoy the plants. Take a deep breath there and relax.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Parents giving you a hard time? It may be time to move out rather than raging on the message boards. The more you know👏

Feb 24

Updated 5 hours ago

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Allen Montgomery
    Saw Barney Frank last night on Charlie Rose's show on PBS. He was asked to give a short opinion of several political figures like Clinton, Bush, etc. His opinion of Rahm decent guy (meaning morally) and very smart. And any time the words "rich Jew" have been used historically it's been a pejorative which is why it's seen as bigoted.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Ms. Sensitivity strikes again

6 hours ago

A place to live

Hi I would like to know how safe is19th street and Cicero.

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Park clean up is Saturday the 18th if I am not mistaken? The park will be already clean by the 19th I hope. Is this something totally different?

  • Keep us posted. My family would like to help out!

27 hours ago

Now fixing Plaza Taino's "Sick Building Syndrome" Hipolito Roldan, President of HHDC.

Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without...

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Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without any exchange of air. To rectify this problem, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation will install a modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the entire building.

Hipolito Roldan, President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation has expressed that there is now plenty of money to go around as the 65th Infantry Boringueneers housing project's finances been approved. There will be possible to free some finances to install the needed ventilation system. It was the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation that built the building and it was Hipolito Roldan who made the decision not to install a HVAC system when constructing the elderly low income building project.

Sick, elderly residents look forward to some fresh air.

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