1 hour ago

Cats need a forever home!

We have been fostering two adorable black cats that we grabbed from CACC before they were scheduled to be euthanized. Both are male, both neutered and have a clean bill of health. Both are approximately 1-2 years old and very sweet, but still a little shy. Would be perfect in a home without cats as they love each other, but seem to fear other cats. If you want to adopt them, please contact me! These guys deserve a wonderful forever home!

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Elston Ace closed suddenly and permanently.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140708/mckinley-park/elston-ace-hardware-close-abruptly
I was horrified to return from vacation and find our Ace Hardware completely gone. This has got to be a nightmare for many homeowners and landlords.
Now where do we go besides Home Depot? Any suggestions for a hardware store (that is actually open when people need to go)?

  • Joe Harris is open 9:00-7:00 Monday-Friday and 9:00-5:00 on Saturday - not open on Sunday - they do fix windows

  • There is an ACE just west of 35th & King Dr., on 35th.

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5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Who is running against Balcer in the next election?

Does anyone know who is running against Alderman Balcer in the next election? We need someone with a plan to build and grow Bridgeport, Alderman Balcer has proven he is not the person to move our neighborhood forward. Back room deals for development at 35th and Parnell, lack of new business, the dollar store strip of Halsted St, empty store fronts and vacant lots everywhere...what has he done? We need new blood and leadership. Does anyone know who is running?

  • Io Octopus

    It is a good idea for Bridgeport to offer what people cannot get online, such as the bowling alley or skate rink suggestions.

    Or... vote Morty for Alderman.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Morty is really busy with his modeling career right now. But he will be endorsing a candidate: Whomever promises him more trash cans on Halsted! :-)

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Jul 22

Updated 36 hours ago

Where did the patios go?

First I noticed Poncho Pistolas outdoor seating was gone (that was a week ago, so it maybe back and I did not notice) then last night I noticed that Zaytune's outdoor seating was gone. Is anyone aware of this? Or why?

If I had time this week I would just stop at both for lunch and investigation :)

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    zaytune's were there this a.m.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    As I mentioned above - I really do think that outdoor seating is good for the community. Outside presence, looking lively, all that. This is why the patios are important to me.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for Apartment in Bridgeport

Hello - I am looking for another apartment in Bridgeport. Ideally: 2 bedrooms, allows dogs (a must), newer kitchen and bathroom, laundry in building, large bedroom (queen size with room to spare). Let me know if you know of anything. I'd appreciate it!

  • http://bridgeportnews.net/

    this is the link for the local newspaper in Bridgeport which comes out every Wednesday...you have to have Adobe Reader to view it..just follow the links and install the Adobe Reader if you don't already have it..it's a PDF file and it takes a long time to load, but you can read all the ads on there...happy apartment hunting

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

finding apt in Bridgeport

Hi everyone,

I'm interested in moving to Bridgeport. I live on the North Side now but find myself fairly often in Bridgeport/Pilsen. I moved to Chicago from LA last year and that area reminds me a lot of parts of LA.

I don't see many postings for Bridgeport apartments on Craigslist, and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for good ways to locate vacancies. I chatted with someone who works at Pleasant House Bakery and he mentioned walking around the neighborhood looking for "For Rent" signs. Any other good strategies?

Thanks in advance!

  • Bek Pray for peace, everywhere!

    Dawn is really good at matching seekers to apartments; just sayin'....

  • Dawn is good. You can trust her to find you a good place.

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Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

A federal appeals court in D.C. has ruled that folks who get their insurance through a federal insurance exchange are not able to get subsidies to purchase insurance as those who purchase insurance through a state run exchange. Illinois has a hybrid ststem which is half state and half federal.Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

  • 'emrnibbles' is your real name Oxy Moran? What a TROLL I have been playing your Tea Party(R) sippin manipulation for days.

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    Hi folks,

    Due to this thread and comments within it being off-topic, we are closing comments.

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Jul 23

The Water Meter is Installed! So Far, So Good

Thanks again for your earlier advice, everyone! The installation took about 45 minutes, and -- amazingly -- no leaks!

I've used about 125 gallons this week, which means I'm on track to use about 1000 gallons in two months if I don't have to water the lawn. (Keep on coming, thunderstorms, LOL)

Of course, you knew I had to videotape the whole thing ;)

http://youtu.be/5J46yMnmu4s

Mar 29

Updated Jul 23

WANTED

Does any one have, know someone who has, or where I can get a good working laptop for free or very cheap? I have a friend who is in desperate need of one

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    It's kind of a hike, but check out Free Geek Chicago (http://freegeekchicago.org/) up at Diversey & Kimball. They take donated hardware and refurbish it to sell back out for cheap (usually in the $50-$150 range, if memory serves). You can also get a computer for free by volunteering with them to earn credit.

    They're one of my favorite small-scale charities.

  • Melody Stanley Crafty/Techy Geek

    I volunteer at FreeGeek Chicago and second Erik H's recommendation. (Sorry for being so late to the conversation). Laptops start at $75 and with 24 hours of volunteering you get a $75 reward which can cover the cost of one in full. We have minimum standards for hardware that we...

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    I volunteer at FreeGeek Chicago and second Erik H's recommendation. (Sorry for being so late to the conversation). Laptops start at $75 and with 24 hours of volunteering you get a $75 reward which can cover the cost of one in full. We have minimum standards for hardware that we sell so although not new computers, they all can play Youtube videos smoothly (with adequate internet connections), surf the web on Firefox, play DVDs, burn CDs (and some also can burn DVDs). We test them all and if they can not handle those tasks, we recycle them. Desktops start at $40 and we may soon be lowering the cost of our lowest priced desktops even further.

Jul 23

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Jul 23

Night Out: Concerts in the Parks at Palmisano

Sat, Aug 2, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Martin's International Culture Concert in the Park, Classic Rock performance by Gypsi Experience. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free entertainment from a concert provided by Martin?s International. Music genres include Latin Soul, R & B, Reggae and more. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.

Jul 21

Updated Jul 22

Robbery

Did anyone hear that the nail salon @ 36th & Wallace was robbed today?

  • Now I'm hearing 4 African American females around 6 pm

  • Joanne Bridgeport

    You are right, Jim. But Im not sure about the time.

Jul 20

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Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

  • @beezil , Greene. They just need to post more no firearms allowed warning signs on the platforms. That should do the trick.

  • Sorry City Sorry ward (11) and most Sorry State.remember stay loyal to your Poliiticians and keep voting for them if you like what's happening.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

Looking for a housekeeper

Hi there. Does anybody have a recommendation of a good cleaning lady/service in the neighborhood? I'm looking for someone who could come by once every week or two. Thanks!

  • Call Alicia 773-991-3097 tell her Jan referred you. I have referred her to a few people and all of them love her. She is very good.

  • Call Grace ^^^

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

Air line Noise

My next door neighbor said he read in the bridge port news about a meeting
this week or may be next week about the noise that the air planes are making
going over bridge port. I did'nt see it. Did anyone out there see it ? He said it
was a small peace. If any has seen it did it say were and when the meeting was
going to be ?

  • Midway Noise Compatibility Commission, Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Mayfield banquet hall, 6072 S. Archer Ave.

Jul 19

Updated Jul 19

Need Local Lawncare Professional

Any good recommendations for local lawncare providers that are reasonably priced? I need someone to mow the grass (full size lot 25 x 125) and do the other usual stuff (trim shrubs, pull weeds, etc.).

  • Try Rex Lawn Service. 773 219 6857. Tell them Mary Pecci referred you.

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Jul 17

Updated Jul 17

Bridgeport Needs Your Help - The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Air & Water Show - A Fun Volunteer Opportunit

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show
Saturday, August 16, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show is one of the youngest and most unique air shows of its kind (All Kid Powered Activities). Recognized by both the Chicago Parks District & Friends of The Park – Chicago as “the kind of event we like to see neighborhoods promoting in city parks,” the Bridgeport Air & Water Show is destined to become one of Bridgeport’s most anticipated summer events....

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The Bridgeport Air & Water Show
Saturday, August 16, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show is one of the youngest and most unique air shows of its kind (All Kid Powered Activities). Recognized by both the Chicago Parks District & Friends of The Park – Chicago as “the kind of event we like to see neighborhoods promoting in city parks,” the Bridgeport Air & Water Show is destined to become one of Bridgeport’s most anticipated summer events. The citywide support for an event taking place right here in our neighborhood is inspiring to those of us who are working hard to keep Bridgeport safe and a great place to live.

Thriving public parks have an important role in the health and well-being of our community. That is why the Bridgeport Citizens Group is proud to announce that we have been asked to organize the 30 volunteer spots need for this year’s event.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

10 – Water Volunteers: help teach kids to fish (catch & release)

5 – Air Volunteers: teach the art of getting a kite airborne

5 – Kite Decorating Volunteers: help the young ones personalize their kites with crayons and markers

6 – Information Volunteers (daytime): two people are needed at each information table (maps and information for all the day’s activities)

4 – Information Volunteers (nighttime): set up Chicago Astronomers and then remain near the telescope largest portable telescope and answer guest’s questions about the event as well as make call to Park Advisory Council members or local officials if needed.

Volunteer shifts will last 2.5 - 3 hours max. If you would like to volunteer please let us know ASAP.

In your email please include your name, phone number and preferred volunteer position. We will reply to confirm details within 24hrs.

Volunteer Coordinators:
Daniel Pugh – bridgeportcitizensgroup@gmail.com
Maureen Sullivan – maureen@bridgeportbusiness.org

Jul 05

Updated Jul 17

Missing Cat

William has been missing since the 4th of July. He lives with me on the 33rd place block of South Morgan street in Bridgeport.
He is a very friendly orange cat with soft hair and a wide vocabulary of meows and chirps. No collar.
If you find him I would be most grateful if you could give me a call: 215-470-6131.
Reward or cookies or artwork to the lovely person who will return him to me. He is the best cat I have ever met. I am heartbroken.

Jul 17

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Jun 17

Updated Jul 15

Water Meter Savings (?)

After practically having to sell blood to pay June's water bill (up 10% from last December, up over ONE THIRD from two years ago), I'm seriously considering the Water Department’s extortion tactic -- I mean, generous offer to install a free water meter in my home. Their claim is that I’ll only be charged for what I use, and that my water bill will go down, especially since I’m single, take short showers, water the lawn sparingly, and generally use...

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After practically having to sell blood to pay June's water bill (up 10% from last December, up over ONE THIRD from two years ago), I'm seriously considering the Water Department’s extortion tactic -- I mean, generous offer to install a free water meter in my home. Their claim is that I’ll only be charged for what I use, and that my water bill will go down, especially since I’m single, take short showers, water the lawn sparingly, and generally use water like a desert tortoise.

I’m curious about the experiences of those of you who have had water meters installed. Have your water bills actually gone down, or do the City of Chicago’s grand claims not -- hold water? (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

Also, are these water meters installed outside, like the gas and electric meters? And have there been any issues with vandalism?

  • Funny. I got my bill today, and it's still $96 credit (it's my second bill)

  • Peanut McKinley Park resident

    If anyone has problems with a utility company, in this case- water, that they are unable to resolve on their own, please reach out to the Citizen's Utility Board for help! They are a non-profit established to help the consumer.

Jul 13

Updated Jul 15

Husky Hog

There is a new restaurant in the neighborhood called the Husky Hog. They have a famous Food truck and is now newly located on the southwest corner of 31st and Shields (where Spanky's and the old Shrimp House was located). Amazing Southern BBQ! Yummy stuff. After sampling the menu earlier in the week I then had my wife's birthday party catered from them last night. Joe and Lauren Woodel (owners) came through and all our guests raved about the food. Check out Husky Hog and you will be pleased and back for more.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Sorry, we're more of an "unreasonable amounts of BBQ" family. :P

    Yeah, we'll be checking this out.

  • R. Gar Life long Bridgeporter

    Had brisket and "burnt ends" today. Fantastic! "Burnt ends" are off the charts good.

Jul 10

Updated Jul 15

Looking for mint plants

I'm with the McGuane PAC and am looking for about 6 mint plants to put in the 2 planters by the front doors. If you have any to spare, please respond to this post. Thank you.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    LMD6204
    can you send me an email so we can get in touch? mvawelter@gmail.com

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Creeping Charlie is a close relative of mint. I've got yards of that, if anybody wants it!

Jul 09

Updated Jul 15

New to EveryBlock

Hey neighbors I live in Bridgeport and work at The Plant in the Back of the Yards, good to be apart of the online community now. Thanks for keeping communication going, I look forward to helping

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Jonathan, National Night Out for the 9th District Police District is Tuesday, August 5 at the 9th station (3120 S Halsted). If you have a poster or display, please consider joining the 9th communities and let more people know about the plant. If you decide to join a fun evening please leave a message at BridgeportCitizensGroup.com. We would love to have the Plant join us.

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    The Plant is a great place. I've been there a few times. Lot's of cool stuff, great ideas & cutting edge ideas going on there.

Jul 15

Find out where all this rain goes

Where does all this rain go? Find out at the Watershed Workshop on Wednesday, July 16. at McGuane Park field house. The workshop starts at 2:00 pm and will run to 6:00 pm. We are living in a watershed when water either seeps into Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. The Watershed Workshop exhibit will show you how this works and how we all can help make our water supply cleaner. Bring your questions about native plant gardening, rain gardens,...

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Where does all this rain go? Find out at the Watershed Workshop on Wednesday, July 16. at McGuane Park field house. The workshop starts at 2:00 pm and will run to 6:00 pm. We are living in a watershed when water either seeps into Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. The Watershed Workshop exhibit will show you how this works and how we all can help make our water supply cleaner. Bring your questions about native plant gardening, rain gardens, etc. There will be Master Naturalists there to answer them. McGuane Park is located at 2901 S. Poplar (between Halsted and Poplar and 29th to 30th Streets South). The exhibit will be located near the lobby on the Poplar side. This is a free community event.

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Jul 06

Updated Jul 14

Free poodle to a great home!!!'

We took in a poodle and saved it and cleaned it up .he name is hunter he is neutered and has a microchip from his breeder .we would love to keep him but we have 3 dogs of are own.he loves a lot of attention.he is 1 year old

  • I lost One Dog On jun 26 2014 at 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm he need medication let me know when you took the Dog please. Thanks

  • @ damns could you please look at this picture and see if this is the dog you either sold to someone or gave away...the dog needs medication...so at least acknowledge the person Venus Landeros and let her know if the dog you had is this dog...here is the picture and...

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    @ damns could you please look at this picture and see if this is the dog you either sold to someone or gave away...the dog needs medication...so at least acknowledge the person Venus Landeros and let her know if the dog you had is this dog...here is the picture and link to where she posted about the lost poodle..and she lost it before you found the one you had so since animals travel, it is a possibility...plese look into this and be a good neighbor, even if it isn't the dog she is looking for she needs to know that information...thanks http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul13-lost-my-dog-6256804/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

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