19 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bed Store on 35th Going Going Gone

I see the bed store which has been there for yours has moved from the corner of 35th and Halsted right under Bridgeport's own version of the NY Tines Square sign. It is all cleared out so it does not look like its being remodeled or anything. Can we even hope for something decent to open up? By the way for New Years we should let the ball drop from this location lol

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Petsmarts would be nice or Petco

  • My guess is that it will be a Walgreens or CVS. It's in a prime location for one of those stores although the space is not big enough. So I'm not sure what can open there. Maybe a shoe store.

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Child care for 3 month old

My wife and I are relatively new to Bridgeport and recently had a baby. I am wondering if people have any recommendations for child care options that we can check out in and around Bridgeport? thanks!

  • Hi, I am a former teacher with 10 years of classroom experience in K-4th grade. I left teaching to have my baby girl, now 3.5-years-old. After she turned 1, I started working as a nanny, first for a family with 3 children (2.5 months, 4 years, & 5.5 years), then...

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    Hi, I am a former teacher with 10 years of classroom experience in K-4th grade. I left teaching to have my baby girl, now 3.5-years-old. After she turned 1, I started working as a nanny, first for a family with 3 children (2.5 months, 4 years, & 5.5 years), then for a family with 2 children (2.5 months and 2.5 years). I am currently looking for a new opportunity because the family I was with moved out of state. Ideally, I am looking to provide care for 1-2 children in my own home (in Canaryville, near 47th/Halsted) along with my own daughter. However, I am open to other options. I would love to discuss with you what your needs are and how I might meet them. I am able to provide a complete resume with references and I can be reached by call/text at 312-437-0606 or by email at nadiaes@yahoo.com.

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Feb 18

Updated 6 days ago

I am so Angry at Daley Thompson! He is a liar!!

Daley Thompson has said he was against the heliport, but I just found out he is getting money from the owner's family of the heliport to fund his alderman campaign! I live on 28th street and am against how they shoved this down our throats. And now Illinois records show that Mark Heffernan gave $1,000 to Daley Thompson's campaign. I am NOT voting for Daley Thompson. HE IS A LIAR!

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Kids play house (step 1-2-3).

Free to good home. Kids play house in excellent condition. The last owners left it and our association has ok'd its donation to a good home. Has cute sink in the front that hooks up to a hose and FAB kitchen for a little one. You'll need a SUV or small truck. Its made of plastic so may be able to disassemble for pickup.

  • Hi Michelle my family would love this if it's still available. Would Friday be soon enough to pick up?

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Hello Kasia! It's yours!!! I won't be back in the city until weekend of March 14th. Can you email gini@drfennessy.com and she can help to setup a time to meet for pickup? You'll need a small truck or something. I promise not to give this away and look forward to...

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    Hello Kasia! It's yours!!! I won't be back in the city until weekend of March 14th. Can you email gini@drfennessy.com and she can help to setup a time to meet for pickup? You'll need a small truck or something. I promise not to give this away and look forward to it going to a good home for kids to enjoy it. It's really darling. Address: 1111 W. 15th St. There is a loading dock there or we can use the side gate by racine viaduct. Gini will get you my cell number and we can text on the day you arrive.

  • Hurray! Thank you so much, I am so excited! I really wanted to get my kids one this year! I will email Gini to get everything set up, it will be no problem to bring a truck. Thank you again!

Feb 23

Standardized Test Reform

The Opt Out bill –HB 306 – is in the Illinois legislature. Passage means that parents can decide what tests their child will take. Passage of HB 306 is the first step to get our state politicians to stop wasting tax dollars on 10 to 21 tests per year. It is the first step toward making our politicians understand that we want our children to learn about art, music, social studies, and science; values and skills that help kids develop...

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The Opt Out bill –HB 306 – is in the Illinois legislature. Passage means that parents can decide what tests their child will take. Passage of HB 306 is the first step to get our state politicians to stop wasting tax dollars on 10 to 21 tests per year. It is the first step toward making our politicians understand that we want our children to learn about art, music, social studies, and science; values and skills that help kids develop the ability to cooperate, solve problems, reason, make sound judgments,and know basic civics. You can help get this bill passed by calling Rep. Acevedo (773-843-1500) or Rep. Esther Golar (773-925-6580). Help get our education system back on tract and stop paying billions to testing and grading corporations.

Feb 19

Thank you from the BCG

The Bridgeport Citizens Group would like to thank all of you who braved the cold this evening and made it out to our community forum at Nativity. We hope to make this either a monthly or quarterly occurrence featuring guest speakers and tackling the issues and concerns of the Bridgeport community. We will keep you posted on all upcoming events including our April Landlord workshop both here on EB and on our website at bridgeportcitizensgroup.org

Oct 20

Updated Feb 18

What happened to the Bridgeport Vet?

I have been calling the bridgeport vet (Wayne, now that he is alone since Larry passed away) for over a week and there is a message that says the clinic is temporarily closed. Does anyone know why? And also does anyone know if Wayne is going to open again soon? I haven't been there in awhile since my dog and then one of my cats passed on. So I am out of the loop

Feb 18

Bridgeport Citizens Group to host community meeting at Nativity

Bridgeport Citizens Group and Neighborhood Watch members are sponsoring a meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 19, in the basement of the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 653 West 37th Street. The hour long meeting will cover strategies designed to make our blocks safer which in turn will help maintain and increase property values. In December of 2014, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that participation of neighbors in strategies to reduce crime improves their quality...

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Bridgeport Citizens Group and Neighborhood Watch members are sponsoring a meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 19, in the basement of the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 653 West 37th Street. The hour long meeting will cover strategies designed to make our blocks safer which in turn will help maintain and increase property values. In December of 2014, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that participation of neighbors in strategies to reduce crime improves their quality of life and that exposure to crime declines as community participation rises. BCG members have found this to be true and will explain strategies and information that has worked well in various parts of Bridgeport. Neighbors are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns to this meeting.

Feb 17

Election day is coming up- meet the candidates on CAN TV

Learn more about the candidates for alderman in the 11th ward with this forum hosted by the Bridgeport Alliance: http://ow.ly/Je3ZF

Feb 04

Updated Feb 16

Video: Daley Thompson Gets Improper Tax Breaks for 12 years, Pam Zekman investigates

Just found this video of Daley Thompson cheating on taxes. Reassured he is no different than the rest. I will NOT be voting for Daley Thompson for alderman. Let's wake up people. Click link below to watch it.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/9327330-daley-relative-gets-improper-tax-break/

Feb 13

FACT: Daley Thompson is a cheater.

From the Chicago Tribune investigation: "In 2009 and 2010, the federal government and states of New York and Maryland placed tax liens on his Bridgeport bungalow totaling more than $41,000. Thompson paid the federal government nearly $39,000 within two months to clear the lien. The New York lien for more than $1,000 was cleared within two years, while the Maryland lien for about $1,400 was satisfied within months, according to public records.
Thompson said the liens were the result of...

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From the Chicago Tribune investigation: "In 2009 and 2010, the federal government and states of New York and Maryland placed tax liens on his Bridgeport bungalow totaling more than $41,000. Thompson paid the federal government nearly $39,000 within two months to clear the lien. The New York lien for more than $1,000 was cleared within two years, while the Maryland lien for about $1,400 was satisfied within months, according to public records.
Thompson said the liens were the result of disputes with taxing agencies over how much he owed in taxes when he was a partner at DLA Piper. Thompson is a registered lobbyist who handles city zoning issues and some property tax appeals. If elected, he would stop handling land-use cases in the city but would consider doing property tax appeals when the city does not intervene in the case, he said."

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

CAPS meeting Tue., Feb 10

What's happening on your block? Come to the CAPS meeting, Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 pm, at the 9th District Station. Join the Bridgeport Citizens Group and learn ways to make your block safer. Many issues raised by residents attending CAPS are worked on by BCG members through phone trees, research, and watch groups. At each beat meeting, CAPS officers discuss a topic of interest for the month, discuss updates to ongoing issues, and get new feedback and issues from residents...

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What's happening on your block? Come to the CAPS meeting, Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 pm, at the 9th District Station. Join the Bridgeport Citizens Group and learn ways to make your block safer. Many issues raised by residents attending CAPS are worked on by BCG members through phone trees, research, and watch groups. At each beat meeting, CAPS officers discuss a topic of interest for the month, discuss updates to ongoing issues, and get new feedback and issues from residents during the open forum. The BCG gives updates on current issues they are working on, plus information about upcoming court dates. The Bridgeport Citizens Group is a grassroots organization that helps residents find solutions to those issues raised at meetings. The 9th District Police station is located at 3120 S. Halsted.

  • JLB

    Hi everyone - we just heard that the location changed this month because of early voting at the 9th District station. The meeting will be at 6:30 pm in the McGuane Park Fieldhouse, 2901 S. Poplar Ave. See you there!

Feb 07

Updated Feb 07

halsted

Does any body know what happened on Halsted in bp?

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    I heard there was a fire but I don't know where it was exactly.

  • JLS

    32nd & Halsted. Almost at 33rd. 3rd floor. No one hurt

Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Project Onward

Thank you Bridgeport! Last night's neighborhood meet and greet was a success. A good time was had by all. Stop by anytime to view the art. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm And don't forget the Third Friday Art Walk on February 20th.

  • Where is this at?

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    Project Onward is located at the Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St. 4th floor. Check us out online at PROJECTONWARD.ORG

May 07 2012

Updated Feb 05

Foster or Forever Home needed

Seriously looking for a foster or forever home for this guy. He is fixed, shots, chipped, neg/neg on FELV/FIV. He was found this winter living with a feral colony. Please send me a private message if you are interested.

Feb 04

Project Onward Neighborhood Meet and Greet

Hey Bridgeport! Come on over to Project Onward tomorrow from 2:30 to 4 at the Bridgeport Art Center. Project Onward is a nonprofit studio and gallery dedicated to advancing the careers of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Meet the artists and see their art. You will be amazed. Free parking is available.

Feb 02

McGuane and Palmisano PAC meetings Postponed

The McGuane and Palmisano PAC meetings originally planned for this evening have been rescheduled for Monday, February 9, at 6:00 pm, in the McGuane field house at 2901 S. Poplar. Please come join us and add your input into the planning of upcoming events. Together we can make our parks a better place for the whole community

Jan 26

Updated Jan 29

15/20 Lounge

Has anyone heard of the this place? We've been reading about various new businesses opening in the area but I haven't read anything on this lounge. It's tucked away in a secluded location on W. 24th Pl. just west of Canal and just west of Connies' parking lot. Who owns this, when did it open and what's the clientele? Is it a lounge or a gentleman's club?

  • I haven't seen it yet!

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

    I don't see it anywhere on the internet except here. Time for them to get some SEO going!

Jan 25

McGuane PAC news

Volunteers with the McGuane PAC will promote two programs at McGuane Park in 2015 – dance and basketball ,. If you want to teach dance, plan dances, bring back McGuane's basketball program and join in the 2015 planning, plan to attend the next PAC meeting on February 2, email us at McGuanePAC@gmail.com or leave a message at 312-265-0754. At 110 years old, McGaune Park continues to be an anchor of our community. Plan to contact us and attend the McGuane...

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Volunteers with the McGuane PAC will promote two programs at McGuane Park in 2015 – dance and basketball ,. If you want to teach dance, plan dances, bring back McGuane's basketball program and join in the 2015 planning, plan to attend the next PAC meeting on February 2, email us at McGuanePAC@gmail.com or leave a message at 312-265-0754. At 110 years old, McGaune Park continues to be an anchor of our community. Plan to contact us and attend the McGuane Park and Palmisano Park Advisory Councils joint meeting starting at 6:00 pm Monday, February 2, at the McGuane Park field house. This is an open meeting for residents and all are invited. The McGuane field house is located at 2901 South Poplar. Together we can make our parks a better place for the whole community and our children.

Jan 17

Updated Jan 22

  • GRD GRD

    Interesting, didn't CTU endorse Sullivan? Odd for them to do if she isn't supporting their mayoral candidate.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    K1123-

    Young Johnny "needs to hear more about each and every one of them, then will make a decision" this late in the game? Guess he's too busy with school for research. Let em know the elections next month. Not really much time to study is there?

Jan 16

Updated Jan 21

Looking for a free space to teach about the uses of essential oils

Hello, I'm looking for a space, whether it be in a coffee shop, yoga studio etc... to share the uses and benefit of essential oils.

Thanks,
Allison

  • I don't know this lady, but if she were really trying to capitalize on her products, she would have mentioned it right here. I'm sure if she gets a class going, she would let people know. (At least I would hope so). Some of the MLM essential oil companies are not that bad, and I've used their websites as a source of information, even though I buy elsewhere.

  • Happy making better choices

    Robin I agree, but this was not an invite but a question about possible space.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 21

Windows smashed out... Again.

4th time in 3 years. Shame these bangers seem to like the same kind of truck as I do.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    That sounds personal

  • Io Octopus

    To be fair, your descriptor does state "owner of loud truck", so maybe it truly is personal.

Sep 02

Updated Jan 20

Concrete contractor needed

Seeking a reliable concrete contractor to bid on a residential driveway project.

Need to build concrete beam approx 20'L x 4'W x 4'D to prevent frost heave in winter. Beam needs to be set flush into the ground (4 feet deep).

Please give me your recommendations and contact info. Much appreciated!

  • Michael Vitali Human being

    Thanks again to Gary M. who stopped by this afternoon and gave me some valuable pointers.

    Justin K., it looks like I will be in touch with your welding contact in the near future.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed ideas, very much appreciated.

  • Michael Vitali Human being

    ¡Qué milagro! Thanks again to Gary M. and Justin K. It took until this morning for me to get Trejo's attention. Instead of redigging the fence posts, we took Gary's (and his wife's) suggestion of shortening the suspended fence itself, which required welding. Trejo does excellent work but is difficult to get on the phone. Now the buckled ground is no longer a problem — the work was done this morning and the fence swings freely even with existing frost heave. Thanks to all for your suggestions....

Jan 11

Updated Jan 17

The UPS Store located at 3231 S. Halsted Street is at your service

Feel free to visit and become familiar with Bridgeport's brand new, locally owned and operated "The UPS Store." No need to make anymore long-range trips across town-- just to ship a package, purchase a book of stamps or have a quick print job finished.

The UPS Store is pleased to serve Historic Bridgeport, McKinley Park, New City, Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Canaryville, and the entire Lower West Side.

Here are some of the service we offer...

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Feel free to visit and become familiar with Bridgeport's brand new, locally owned and operated "The UPS Store." No need to make anymore long-range trips across town-- just to ship a package, purchase a book of stamps or have a quick print job finished.

The UPS Store is pleased to serve Historic Bridgeport, McKinley Park, New City, Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Canaryville, and the entire Lower West Side.

Here are some of the service we offer residents and businesses:
*UPS, USPS and DHL Shipping Services
*UPS, USPS, DHL & Fedx in Store Package Pickup
*Packing Services
*House Accounts
*Mailbox Services
*Digital Print & Copying Services
*Office Supplies
*Freight Services
*Notary Services
*Moving Supplies & Packing Materials

and Much Moore:-)

Please stop by to say Hello. We look forward to meeting you!!

  • SETROC Here I am Roc you like a hurricane

    This is an awesome resource. Wish u guys were open during christmas season!

  • The UPS Store (Bridgeport) The Bridgeport UPS Store is now open!!

    Hey SETROC,

    Me Too!! No worries we will be well prepared for "2015 Holiday Season."

Jan 10

New neighbor invite

Hello everyone, I just met Michalangelo on nextdoor. He's new to bridgeport and I invited him to everyblock, please give him a warm welcome. Thank you! Theresa also know as purify100. : ]

Jan 05

Link to election news

If you like keeping up with Chicago elections, here is a link to a free daily email. I didn't purchase their blog--the links in the daily emails are interesting http://www.aldertrack.com/

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