2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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

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

    Honestly, we have the healthcare plan at Petsmart up on Roosevelt. We're pretty happy with the service and care there so far (4 years).

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Pets smarts vet charged me$2000 to treat my dog for cushions. $1000 was called for the rest was a rip off.Bridgeport chages me $165. Every year. Pet smarts vet was going to charge me $500 every six months. I will only use in case of a emergency.She takes medicine that is fourty dollars a month not bought from vet. If I would had not found a cheaper vet I would had to put her down.Thank God for Bridgeport it is not all about money for him

35 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Kiddie park?

Does anyone know what's in store for the park at 31st & Lowe? It's been fenced off & today is being dug up. Haven't seen anything regarding it here or elsewhere.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    The parks at McGuane, Armor and Donovan were part of the Chicago Plays! initiative, "which aims to replace 50 playgrounds a year over the next five years." Does anyone know if this is part of that initiative?

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130918/bridgeport/volunteers-sought-for-playground-projects

  • Pravin xxxx

    I don't know but sure going to walk this evening to find out. I had mentioned about this park needed major works. It was good when I use to take my Kids in 70's & now I take my Grandkids but afraid that they will get hurt from studs coming out on walkway board. Hope they fix it nice & add some good ride.

Sep 11

Updated 32 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ten Thousand Ripples Art & Peace Workshop

The Chicago Park District and Changing Worlds will present Symbols of Culture, Symbols of Peace, an Art and Peace Workshop, Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, at McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar. Join neighbors and friends for a morning of art and peace making activities. Learn about the Ten Thousand Ripples Buddha sculptures in Palmisano Park and work with award-winning artist, Indira Johnson, to create your own symbol of peace. This event is free and open to residents of all ages. The Ten Thousand Ripples exhibit was installed at Palmisano Park in August where it will remain until next summer.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    It just occurred to me... those sculptures will either stop the sledding this winter or make it more dangerous. This is very interesting. I am conflicted about the sledding at Palmisano. It looks so dangerous, what with the bottom of the hill leading to a wall. On the other hand, as a kid I loved sledding so much, and would hate to deprive any child of that experience.

  • R.

    I've sled down it many times and let me say that the fun far outweighs the danger. I haven't seen anyone get injured in the times I've been there, though the sledder has to mind any pedestrians passing by. Sad news if the sculptures interfere this winter, but I suspect folks will just spend more time sledding down the other side.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I grew up in west Michigan where we had dunes and some of the dunes even had rope lifts. So my idea of sledding is possibly a little safer in some ways, and much more dangerous in others!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Bridgeport Art Walk

In addition to tomorrow's regularly scheduled 3rd Friday open studios at Bridgeport Art Center, I just saw that there is an "art walk" Saturday & Sunday with activities for various ages at various Bridgeport locations (including some food specials!).

Here's the article, which was shared on Nextdoor:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141014/bridgeport/artists-will-take-over-morgan-street-at-weekend-art-walk

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring this free event which features 150 buildings that will be open to the public Saturday & Sunday. Several of them are right here in Bridgeport or our adjacent neighborhoods. Some buildings aren't usually open to the public. Seems like a great chance to get out and explore!

Check their website for full information: http://www.openhousechicago.org/

  • R.

    I highly recommend visiting Decorators Supply Corp at 36th & Morgan. I went during last year's OHC and thought it was such a cool work space, not to mention fascinating company history.

Oct 02

Updated Oct 07

Sullivan and Kolzar where are you?

Once again Thompson is on the cover of the Bridgeport News. I agree the Bridgeport News is really nothing more than a place for family Happy Birthdays and other announcements but this is direct mail. Social media is a small part of a campaign and everytime Thompson is on the cover of the BPN he is getting free direct mail branding to a very targeted audience. I would like to see Sullivan and Kolzar submit articles and photos to the...

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Once again Thompson is on the cover of the Bridgeport News. I agree the Bridgeport News is really nothing more than a place for family Happy Birthdays and other announcements but this is direct mail. Social media is a small part of a campaign and everytime Thompson is on the cover of the BPN he is getting free direct mail branding to a very targeted audience. I would like to see Sullivan and Kolzar submit articles and photos to the BPN and get rejected and then post the photos and articles on social media telling us that the BPN refused to cover them. It would make for a great impact and it would once and for all prove the point that the BPN has a very big stake in the election but for only one person!

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Right now, I think there are 5 candidates: Maureen Sullivan, Patrick Daley Thompson, John Kozlar, John Tominello and (I know nothing about this one except that he announced on one of the many Bridgeport Facebook Pages) Mike Parrillo.

    Of course, none of this matters until the petitions are turned in, challenged, and the ballots are published. I have a feeling by that time there will only be two, maybe three, candidates.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    Thanks! Does anyone know anything about John Tominello and Mike Parrillo?

Sep 29

Updated Oct 01

2015 budget hearing for McGuane Park

This is our annual opportunity to request events for McGuane for 2015. Last year we requested Sunday hours and swimming on Sunday and got it. This year we would like to request music, dance and team sports. Please consider attending this budget hearing and supporting McGuane. If you have ideas for events, please post them here and/or attend the McGuane advisory council meeting at 6pm the first Monday of each month at the field house. The budget hearing is tomorrow, Sept 30, at 6:00 pm Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine.

  • Mary, how do you think the meeting went?

    The nice girl who manages Donovan Park told us tonight at the toddler art class that it'll be getting a nice new water feature for next year. She thought that might be through some sort of other funding though.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Sorry I didn't get to see you; the reception ladies couldn't tell me if you were there. I think it went well for McGuane. How did it go for McKinley?

Sep 21

Updated Sep 25

info on bridgeport

Hi all! I am interested in any and all information on the neighborhood. We are considering buying a home there next spring. We currently live in the nw side and don't like it, too suburban. We are a family of four, we have a 2 and 4 year old. Safety? Friendliness? Schools? Any information would be great!

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Yes, Josh, tons of new development (and higher-end stuff) coming to the areas of Bridgeport south of 35th.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    Love those new homes behind Donovan as well as 38th place right off Pershing. Ones on 37th place nice as well

Sep 25

Special Olympics at McGuane

Plan a walk over to McGuane between 9 am and 3 pm this Saturday, Sept. 27, to cheer on the children participating in a bocce tournament. And be sure to bring a few dollars to buy a raffle ticket or two and buy some great treats from the bake sale. This is your opportunity to take a walk on a lovely day, meet some amazing kids and support our Special Olympic program at McGuane. It is said it takes a village to raise a child and I am betting that the villagers in Bridgeport will make this a success. McGuane Park is located at 2901 S. Poplar. The bocce courts are on Poplar just south of the field house.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 22

New Zaytune location?

I see that there's a new Zaytune sign at 35th and Western. I assume that this is a new one, not the one on Morgan in Bridgeport. Does anyone have the scoop? It's a great place. They might be well-advised to wait until the Western Ave. construction is done (if it ever is!) before opening. That construction is brutalizing business around there, as the Archer Ave. construction is in that area.

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

    Maybe they could start serving Turkish/Greek coffee in the meantime?

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    That would be great @Erik.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

YARD SALE!!

Anybody know of any yard sales this weekend?? With lots of kids stuff there.

  • Ok and what was your reason for this comment?

  • The big semiannual South Loop neighborhood yard sale is Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 am to 3 pm, in Dearborn Park, 9th & Plymouth. There's always a lot of outgrown kids stuff.

Sep 15

Updated Sep 17

International Grill in Pilsen

For those of us who've been wondering where Chef Eusebio and Olga from Amelia's went, check out their new restaurant in Pilsen. Essentially the same menu, still great stuff. BYOB. We ate there Friday night. Sorry to see them leave Canaryville, but they're still close by.

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    amelia's is not gone but the chef has moved on...

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Ah... Well now there are two things to celebrate :)

Sep 10

Updated Sep 17

Speed camera

They is a new speed camera on Archer near Wood. These cameras were suppose to be for Schools and playgrounds. None in that area.

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

    JL, you got "democratic" (democracy) and "republic" mixed up. What you're referring to as "republic" is a direct democracy. When leaders make decisions on behalf of their constituents, it's a republic—when the representatives are elected, it's a democratic republic.

  • SETROC Here I am Roc you like a hurricane

    Lets keep voting democrat because this city, county, state, and country are all in such great shape.Now off to take my crazy pills.

Sep 12

Abandoned car

Thanks to the officer to responded so quickly to the abandoned car

Sep 02

Updated Sep 06

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!

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    I put in fence posts myself. you have to dig to 42 or 48". 36" deep is not deep enough for the weather in Chicago.
    I set my wood posts in pea gravel (no water will collect and rot the wood) and my metal posts using this "wing" attachment at...

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    I put in fence posts myself. you have to dig to 42 or 48". 36" deep is not deep enough for the weather in Chicago.
    I set my wood posts in pea gravel (no water will collect and rot the wood) and my metal posts using this "wing" attachment at the base, that I got at home depot (for setting posts without concrete).
    now my neighbor laughed when he asked what I was doing and I said I was not going to set in concrete, but neither the wood posts or the metal posts have heaved in 20 years, so I guess I got the last laugh.

    good luck with your project!!!

  • 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.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

HIT AND RUN??

Seen on another thread a man on a bicycle just got hit on 33rd and emerald. Driver took off and the man did not survive.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

Were you or your neighbors the victim of one of those tire thefts?

Hi,

I'm finishing up a story for DNAinfo Chicago about the thefts of tires and wheels from seven cars, many from Armour Square and McKinley Park neighborhoods.

If you were victimized — I'm sorry, that sucks— I'd also like to speak with for the story. I can be reached at ccora(at)dnainfo(dot)com

Thanks,
Casey

  • My neighbors as well as myself noticed some unfamiliar folks trolling around randomly photographing the area. Was difficult to discern what they're intended subject matter was but if seemed suspicious. This was roughly 3 weeks prior to the thefts. I feel strongly that there is a connection.

Aug 27

Updated Sep 02

LGBT Neighbors In Bridgeport Chicago

Hello everyone I am Karl a founder of LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport Chicago. I am here to let everybody know were are here in Bridgeport. We like to help our fellow neighbors doesn't matter what your sexuality is.

We will be having a Picnic at the Nature Park at 27th and Halsted on top of the mountain on Sunday August 31st 1pm to 5pm. Also on Monday September 1st 6:00pm to 8:30 pm we will be having a arts and...

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Hello everyone I am Karl a founder of LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport Chicago. I am here to let everybody know were are here in Bridgeport. We like to help our fellow neighbors doesn't matter what your sexuality is.

We will be having a Picnic at the Nature Park at 27th and Halsted on top of the mountain on Sunday August 31st 1pm to 5pm. Also on Monday September 1st 6:00pm to 8:30 pm we will be having a arts and crafts meeting. Check our website below for further information.

If anybody has further questions feel free to comment on this post or if you feel more comfortable send me a private message on here or though our website.

www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

karl@lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

Text us
312•627•9945

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

    Sorry I haven't emailed yet. I'm stuck in the weeds with work and side projects. As soon as I get some breathing room, I'll shoot you an email.

  • Karl a.k.a Bportboy A founder of LGBT Neightbors in Bridgeport Chicago

    No worries Erik :)

Aug 30

Updated Aug 31

For sale

A 3 year old fridge for sale .a apartment size or good for a garage.50.00 will deliver in excellent condition.

  • What would u like to know?

  • The fridge is white .its made by haier.its about 5foot height -2feet wide .it works great!

Aug 30

Updated Aug 30

Front sidewalk sale today

3016 s Lowe August 30 2014

Aug 18

Updated Aug 25

Loud Music

What is the policy regarding loud music in our neighborhood? This last Saturday I and the surrounding area had to endure live loud music from 5:00 to 8:30. This was blaring into my house and I had all my windows closed and AC on. I could not concentrate or watch TV. I could barely hear when I called 911. These people are repeat offenders when it comes to playing their music as I have called in the past. Aren't they fined for this?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Eric it is never a little law when it has to do with the person who NEEDS it inforcedI have lived in my home which I own for 35 years.Have always keep it up but thinking about moving out of Chicago in a couple of years when I retire. Will...

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    Eric it is never a little law when it has to do with the person who NEEDS it inforcedI have lived in my home which I own for 35 years.Have always keep it up but thinking about moving out of Chicago in a couple of years when I retire. Will sell my home whatever I get for it.The city is losing alot of it's good citizens because of the chaos going on in the city.Look around in your neighborhoods. It is happening in mine.Noise maybe a small thing to some people but when you can not enjoy your home WHY would you want to stay.

  • Happy making better choices

    Denise you are actually right. As a person who was recently robbed, when the neighborhood as gotten use to loud music and noises which they use to call 911 for but due to the lack of response they stopped, criminals then know what area to target. Lots of ppl are...

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    Denise you are actually right. As a person who was recently robbed, when the neighborhood as gotten use to loud music and noises which they use to call 911 for but due to the lack of response they stopped, criminals then know what area to target. Lots of ppl are robbed by neighbors or ppl actually in their building for multi units. You turn music up loud enough no one hears the breaking of the door or windows smashing. Clearly that is not your experience but please don't dismiss others as even a possibility. Some of the most ridiculous things ppl hear are criminal genius bc no one believes it to be true or possible.

    The broken window theory does apply to nuisance behavior. What if the police did what the Orland park officers did? There would be less loud music banging down the street and some ppl would think about going into areas where they can't even play loud music in the car without getting a ticket. Ppl would second guess moving to a block where if a cop hears music from the sidewalk, they are ticketed and landlords are fined. Some of the biggest criminals in the city live in quiet burbs so this is not a city vc burb chat but about enforcement vs. non-enforcement.

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