3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Humboldt Park Hysteria

Hi neighbors . My trip to the park last Thursday was more eventful than usual, lets have a chat.
First of all, I was the dude in the green shirt at the Oscar rally. Ive been in this neighborhood since the late 90's so I've been here for a while.
I knew the Oscar thing was going on but I didn't want to get involved because I suspected things would turn out the way it did. I went to the...

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Hi neighbors . My trip to the park last Thursday was more eventful than usual, lets have a chat.
First of all, I was the dude in the green shirt at the Oscar rally. Ive been in this neighborhood since the late 90's so I've been here for a while.
I knew the Oscar thing was going on but I didn't want to get involved because I suspected things would turn out the way it did. I went to the park after work before the rally started and had the chance to speak with the gentleman with the sign who was protesting the event. He and I had a great conversation and the most informative thing he told me was that the dynamite used to bomb the Irish bar in NYC had the exact same markings that the dynamite that Oscar got caught with. Ive never heard this before and I think it does a lot to destroy the narrative that Oscar was just a hapless community organizer who had no involvement in the bombings. Apparently dynamite has special markings, which the feds are privy too. Not surprising.
I wandered though the park for a while and when I returned the prcc had bussed in their employees and students/cannon fodder. Things did not look well for Mr. Signs, the lone protester. They ripped his sign , hit him , and at the moment I arrived they were mobbing him with flags and shoulder checking him and threatening him. I worried for his safety and I created a diversion to relieve the pressure from him. One simple question was all it took to bait the mob into attacking me. That question "Why did PR vote AGAINST independence". That's it, one simple question and the mob was at my throat.

  • It's a big deal in NYC because the ashes of 911 fell on their heads and they had to deal with its aftermath as a city. Terrorism isn't a joke to them. This sign ceremony would have been completely ignored by the media as it should have been until these...

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    It's a big deal in NYC because the ashes of 911 fell on their heads and they had to deal with its aftermath as a city. Terrorism isn't a joke to them. This sign ceremony would have been completely ignored by the media as it should have been until these knuckleheads showed up. Maldanado and his fake persona used to post here last year so it is funny how Mr. Green Shirt Word Salad, who joined 3 days ago, all of a sudden posts here. They used to call these people useful idiots.

  • False flag.

May 18

Updated 3 hours ago

Fights Break Out At Ceremony For Puerto Rican Nationalist Freed From Prison

...Rivera returned to the neighborhood Thursday for a celebration outside La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 W. Division St. The group convened at Division and Mozart streets to unveil a street sign named in...

...celebration outside La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 W. Division St. The group convened at Division and Mozart streets to unveil a street sign named in honor of Rivera...

    Fights Break Out At Ceremony For Puerto Rican Nationalist Freed From Prison
    HUMBOLDT PARK - Screaming matches and fights broke out at a ceremony in Humboldt Park honoring Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist who was released from custody this week after he spent years in prison.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This was not a war! One man's terrorist is just TERRORIST SCUM!

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Goya ends 59 year relationship with NYC Parade. PR Community LOSES 100 college scholarships.

Kind of sad that the next generation has to pay the price, but I am proud that the largest Hispanic-owned food company in America has taken a stand against this nonsense. I have already increased my purchases of Goya products this week and I encourage all of you who want to stand up in this community against violence to show your support of true leadership. Support Goya and their decision. Buy their products. Oscar Lopez Rivera is calling for a boycott.

http://latinousa.org/2017/05/16/goya-foods-ends-relationship-puerto-rican-day-parade/

    Goya Foods Ends Relationship With Puerto Rican Day Parade
    UPDATE, May 17, 2017, 6:25pmET: On May 16, Goya Foods issued a statement clarifying its position. It denies that a letter specifically mentioning Oscar López Rivera was ever written by Goya and that the initial May 15 El Diario report that a letter was sent to the parade was "false and contentious."
    http://latinousa.org

46 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Maldonado/Moreno Anti-Gentrification Bill

New proposal to slow gentrification along the 606, which will be introduced tomorrow.

http://chicagoist.com/2017/03/10/affordable_housing_ordinance_to_rol.php

    Affordable Housing Ordinance Poised To Roll In Along The 606
    The 606 was a magnet for anti-gentrification demonstrations last year-and that was even before a report detailed just how sharply housing costs have spiked near the popular rail-to-trail pathway. Two aldermen whose wards fall in affected areas are now looking to reverse the trend. Ald.
    http://chicagoist.com
  • It's code for "Kill Whitey" I believe.

  • Kathy on Crystal Thirty year resident. Real Estate specialist.

    Good question Glenn. It is code for government confiscation of small property owners' rights. Government elites and most housing no-for-profits have utter contempt for private property owners. Both are creating scarcity and housing cost increases that justify another program to create "affordable housing." It is a vicious cycle that creates the very problem it was designed to solve.

27 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Art Supply Drop-Off

Please help by dropping off your used, extra or new art supplies at the Humboldt Park Field House during the weekday, you can ask for Nellie Ramon.

All supplies will go to the kid’s summer camp and park art classes.
Last year we supported 60 kids in the summer camp/art programs.
This summer we have 200 kids enrolled in the summer program, so we Really need your support, every little bit helps!

If you cannot make it to the Field...

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Please help by dropping off your used, extra or new art supplies at the Humboldt Park Field House during the weekday, you can ask for Nellie Ramon.

All supplies will go to the kid’s summer camp and park art classes.
Last year we supported 60 kids in the summer camp/art programs.
This summer we have 200 kids enrolled in the summer program, so we Really need your support, every little bit helps!

If you cannot make it to the Field House please comment or PM me and we can arrange to pick up your donation.

Suggested supplies include:
glue sticks, markers/sharpies, paper, paints, brushes, colored pencils, craft supplies such as cloth, yarn, glitter etc.

We are collecting supplies now through June 9th.

Fun Fact:
The adorable "Tank You" card was drawn for me last year by Jose age 8, inside of the card had the most adorable drawing that made my heart smile.

Thank you in advance!!
Art On

  • I'm confused. Isn't that's what the camp fees are for, to pay for supplies?

  • Hi Vilma,
    There is a registration fee, the Chicago Park District keeps their fees low so that it's affordable for community members.
    Summer Camp is a 6-week program Mon-Friday 6hrs a day, where kids do many recreational activities including arts & crafts, sports, swimming in a park pool or in...

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    Hi Vilma,
    There is a registration fee, the Chicago Park District keeps their fees low so that it's affordable for community members.
    Summer Camp is a 6-week program Mon-Friday 6hrs a day, where kids do many recreational activities including arts & crafts, sports, swimming in a park pool or in Lake Michigan as well as regular field trips.

    All these activities, including the adults to supervise them cost money, a dollar can only be stretched so far.

    I’ve been told that 2 years ago Humboldt Park only had enough art supplies to service 6 kids, last year we started the art supply drop off and received enough donations for 60 kids!

24 hours ago

Daycare Recommendations for Humboldt Park

Hello neighbors,
If you have recommendations for full-time daycare in the Humboldt Park, Palmer Square, Logan Square, or West Town areas please send them my way. We'd prefer a smaller, in-home setting but are opening to anything at this point.
So far we've inquired at Willow Tree, For Your Child, The Nook, Little Bird Prep, West Town DayCare.
Thanks in advance!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Running Track

Does anyone know where the closest running track may be? For speed.

Thanks

  • Third Rail Citizen of Humboldt Park

    Orr High School at Chicago and Pulaski has newish built track. Westinghouse high school on Kedzie and Franklin also has a nice track.

  • Great thanks for the info!

  • Achilles Flaneur ear witness

    I agree with third rail. Westinghouse at Kedzie and Franklin

2 days ago

Manhunt near North Ave & Hamlin?

Was headed to the store tonight and saw about 10 cop cars and a helicopter circling the couple blocks around where I live. Anyone have any idea what they were doing?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Raul Casanova Honorary Designation in Humb Park

Theres been a lot of talk re Humb Park Honorary Street Names. I seriously want to propose to name a new street or maybe the new batting cage facility after Raul Casanova.

Javy Baez is a good player and helped win a WS for Chicago fans. So he gets a street honored with his name.

Raul Casanova accomplished the same feat in 2005. He was the only PRican ball player on the 2005 World Series Sox team. He accomplished the...

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Theres been a lot of talk re Humb Park Honorary Street Names. I seriously want to propose to name a new street or maybe the new batting cage facility after Raul Casanova.

Javy Baez is a good player and helped win a WS for Chicago fans. So he gets a street honored with his name.

Raul Casanova accomplished the same feat in 2005. He was the only PRican ball player on the 2005 World Series Sox team. He accomplished the same feats therefore its a given, that he gets the same recognition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raul_Casanova

This is also a good opportunity for community leaders to prove that there is no bias in picking and choosing who or what gets honored in our neighborhood. Regardless of race, politics or Chicago baseball fandom affiliations.

Can anyone share some tips on how I can start a movement centered on this cause?

Also,if anyone wants to join me to help accomplish this, please express interest.

Thank you.

    Raul Casanova - Wikipedia
    You build ballclubs around guys like him (Raul Casanova). In my mind, he has made himself the top prospect in the organization. He's a switch-hitting catcher with power.
    http://wikipedia.org
  • SOB Humboldt Park

    The Cubs and Wrigley field are tied to HP.

    It still makes no sense... What if Baez becomes a terrible role model ?? Do you still have to keep the street? It wouldn't be the first time a star fell from glory. Then HP has to deal with another discussion...

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    The Cubs and Wrigley field are tied to HP.

    It still makes no sense... What if Baez becomes a terrible role model ?? Do you still have to keep the street? It wouldn't be the first time a star fell from glory. Then HP has to deal with another discussion on whether to keep the street named after him.. In my eyes, all of this is totally ridiculous.. Plus, that fact that only Puerto Rican people are getting streets names after them makes me feel like this is a last ditch effort anti-gentrification push??

    They should show their diversity and maybe choose a person with a different background. Last I checked, I am not living in Puerto Rico, I live in Chicago. It's the politicians and their own stupid agendas that are segregating this city.. Don't fall for it, people!!!

  • Great Points SOB!!

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