3 days ago

Updated 22 min 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 :)

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I suddenly have a night off so Morty and I might just wander over there to pick up dinner tonight. Love that place, I just don't get there as often as I would like.

  • All of you are worrying about patios? The neighborhood is turning in a garbage can and the garbage is those who have no respect for the residents of the neighborhood who keep their property clean. Good riddance to patios.

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 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.

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

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

McGuane and Palmisano Park Advisory Councils

The PACs meet at 6:00 pm Monday, July 7, at the McGuane field house. On the agenda are family friendly events at both McGuane and Palmisano. All residents are invited to attend and become involved in our parks and nearby play lots.

Jul 04

Updated Jul 08

Ace Hardware is closing

Too bad it's closing. It was my neighborhood "go to" for keys, locks, mulch, etc. Sure, it was a little more expensive than HD but it was closer! Everything's 30%off.

Jul 03

Updated Jul 07

Help! I forgot to get my parking stickers!

Anyone on a zoned block have any of the new 355 stickers? I forgot to get them (I know) and have an out of town guest arriving Sunday. I just need to buy one off someone and will get some on Monday.

renepaquin77(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for reading and double thanks if you can help!

  • well i think it's a shame that you have to pay for them for one thing..it's just another scheme the mayor has to make money. and i suppose this goes on all year long? too bad..cuz over here where i live we only have to put up with that bs during the White Sox games so it's not every day even in summer, it's only when they are in town and playing at US CELLULAR.

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Rene - I believe the zoned parking came into effect when people were taking up all the spaces on that block before/during games to go to Buffalo Wings & Rings.

Jul 05

Senior Citizen survey

Senior Citizen Survey
In 2012, Chicago was recognized for its service to seniors and gained membership into the World Health Organization's Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. Researchers at Northwestern University are working with the city to find out how "Age-Friendly" older Chicagoans think their city is. They value your opinion as an older adult living in the City of Chicago. This survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. You may skip any questions you don't want to answer, and your responses will be kept anonymous.
You can view and complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/chicagoagefriendlysurvey

Mar 19

Updated Jul 04

What is going to be built here?

Does anyone know what is going to be done at 3124(approx address) S Shields Ave. It seems like they are doing to tear down the factory/warehouse there...I don't even know who owns it now...Advance something or other....(is the name I think) Anyway I live on that block and am curious as to what is going on with all the excavators and bulldozers they are using there this week.

  • @Godslittlekitty I'm not in Chgo but will be back on 7/6...I will start calling then, if it is still going on.

  • @ Mary Rose, well 4th of july is here and there are a bunch of people over in the lot on shields shooting of really loud fireworks that are blowing things up over there on the ground also
    It is now 8:35 so they are just getting started..more and more are gathering and they are drinking over there also.

Jun 27

Updated Jul 03

Sexually Assaulted

13 year old girl was sexually assaulted under the viaduct at 33rd and Canal yesterday. Please everyone watch our kids on the streets this summer.

  • BigCapsGuy Beat915Member

    They were arrested trying to break in a house. Reported By à Caps member. Caps does work.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    OMG! Janet... sorry if my spelling and sentence makin is a tad off to you. Hurtful? OMG get a spine! If you think that telling gang bangers to move along is smart? really.
    lololol....Especially if they are so called known bangers! if you don t see the stupidness in it...

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    OMG! Janet... sorry if my spelling and sentence makin is a tad off to you. Hurtful? OMG get a spine! If you think that telling gang bangers to move along is smart? really.
    lololol....Especially if they are so called known bangers! if you don t see the stupidness in it sorry. You should have NOT made a statement. If you don t understand the simple fact that they shot people for less then that, your nuts......And again, if you for one minute you saying something is going to deter a darn thing, there again your not thinking. They don t care.....That is the point. I think I know what house your taking about. Been a problem in the past. Front window on first floor still boarded up? been in foreclo If indeed it is the same one 3 punks were arrested there on Tuesday nite. By neighbors calling the cops because we knew they didn't belong there. None of us took the matter in our own hands. There were 2 squads in front and 2 in back as well as a detective car as well (3 total). As much as you care, yeah just don t get it do you. popping off to bangers isn't smart that's the point. If the fireman knew these were actual bangers, then yes they should have called the police themselves, why they didn't I have no clue. I am hardly outa control lady I assure you. I just hate to see decent people do dumb things is all. you don't like my spelling to bad. Don t like my sentence makin oh well. Criticism yeah...If you don t understand what you did was stupid, that's on you. you call it a rant fine. But, Maybe next time you might not be too quick to smart off to 3 bangers let alone one. Is perhaps getting shot really worth it? Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. I am a very smart lady! You too enjoy your weekend. Just be safe. We all want to the thing.PEACE in the hood. And I do hope my spelling and sentence makin meats your approval....

Jun 24

Updated Jun 29

New Sewer lines on 31st street

We received a letter from the alderman in our mail today that they will be shutting down 31st street from Wallace to Racine to replace the old sewer lines and that the project will last till November. What were they doing the whole winter when 31st street was torn up and businesses flooded over and over again with water and sewage by Benchmark Construction??? How can these small businesses survive when people can not even make it in the door?

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Sorry Eric, only saw the letter from last Oct! Can someone out the newer one on here?
    BTY< that HUGE pot hole is STILL there under the visduct going west bound on 35th right as you enter. I had to replace 2 fricken tires.....Becareful people, it will take your tire!

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    AMEN nibbles AMEN! Rio is having enough trouble with it. It is gonna take a miricle for it all to get done there. I for one am glad we didn't get it. talk about crooked and shady deals going to our political peeps? I am still questioning why UIC didn't get their new dorm? The one Balcer sat on. Low and behold some deep pockets builder comes along and wants to build high end homes? Yeah, what's the truth there? Shady real shady!

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Please Help Local Non-Profit, Top Box Foods, win a Grant by Voting on Facebook

Top Box Foods Chicago's ONLY non-profit is selected to compete to win a grant in the national Zipcar/Ford Communities with Drive Facebook voting contest. VOTE here: goo.gl/8hzocW (click green Vote and scroll to find Top Box Foods and click VOTE!)

We are in 2nd place and the voting ends this Wednesday June 25!

Can you please VOTE for Top Box Today! We need your help. This funding will be a game changer and allow us to deliver our fresh fruits, veggies and high quality foods to more underserved
neighborhoods in Chicago.

Vote once and share with friends. Vote here: goo.gl/8hzocW
Thank you so much!

  • Io Octopus

    Uh, are you SURE Top Box is the only non-profit in Chicago?

  • Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that! The post meant to read "the Only non profit in Chicago selected" for this grant opportunity. There are so many wonderful wonderful organizations in Chicago working to make their communities a better place.
    Thank you for the comment.

Jun 17

Updated Jun 20

311 calls for service from Jan thur May 2014

The Sun Times published a map showing how many 311 calls were made by neighborhood -- check out how Bridgeport did via link below. We can do better.
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/map-see-what-your-community-calling-311-about/sun-06152014-319pm

  • Section 8 definitely chased all the good folks out of our block & they we are ready to leave too! Isn't there a limit on how many buildings can be deemed section 8? Anything we can do to stop it?

  • HappyMom, Concerning section 8,you could try to find a time machine that would take you to 1950 Selma, Alabama

Jun 17

Updated Jun 18

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

    The Bridgeport data, copied from the map:

    311 calls per 10,000 residents:
    Total 1148
    Potholes 219 Grafitti 393
    Rodents 24 Sanitation 38
    Lights out 89 Tree debris and trims 249
    Abandoned buildings 2
    Abandoned vehicles 87

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

    Oops, wrong tab!

    I'm totally on board with helping these folks out, though. Going to see what we can come up with tonight!

Jun 11

Updated Jun 16

Morning crazy

What happen this morning around 9:30 that had the pice going all crazy ,by 31 and Lowe

  • A bunch of lunatics escaped from their short bus while they were being transported to the asylum.

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Big cigar sale at Gianni's Cigar Shop ... Buy 99 get 1 free!

Jun 03

Updated Jun 15

planes are back

Keep contacting aviation about the noise.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Chris it that the Dept of Aviation. You can make a complaint 3311 I do it almost every weekend.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    you can make a complaint through 311.

Jun 12

Updated Jun 13

Police Helicopter

There was a police helicopter circling around the houses near the river at 31st Street this morning around 9:00 for about 15 minutes. Anyone know why?

  • MCJ

    It was overhead at 33rd near Halsted too. I was wondering why as well.

  • My neighbor said there was a body found floating in the river just south of the 35th street bridge.

Jun 07

Updated Jun 11

Food truck Fest a fiasco!

What a waste of time, you pay $15 to park, $10 to get in, and then stand in line for 1 to 1 1/2 hour to get food. By the time we got up to the truck there was nothing left to choose from and we took the shortest line possible. The lines were crazy long and people took the chairs from the tables that you were suppose to be able to sit and eat at to sit in line. Never again for me!

  • It was so nice to have a weekend event in our neighborhood! I hope other venues will note the great turnout and plan more events here. I'm sure the organizers representing the food trucks will learn from their mistakes and will try again next year.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    It just wasn't a well thought out plan. Huge waste of time. Who ever was running it, did a VERY VERY sad job of it. I walked over saw they mess and walked back home. Yes we need more things there but.....that's really up to Sox park owners. more concerts...

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    It just wasn't a well thought out plan. Huge waste of time. Who ever was running it, did a VERY VERY sad job of it. I walked over saw they mess and walked back home. Yes we need more things there but.....that's really up to Sox park owners. more concerts would be great. Again, it's them.So worried about their sainted field pleaseeeeeee..... Bacardi in the Park is a bust as well. OVER PRICED and NEVER open except game days and over priced private parties. From what I hear Morton's no longer owns it. $7 or more for a beer is INSANE! Hard liquor is cheaper. Food. not so great! Yeah know what be nice in the parking lots....BRIDGEPORT FEST Maybe? All local vendors and business's perhaps. bands or music etc. I am sure the park being a good neighbor could donate the use of the lot? great way to donate money to Benton house food pantry and other local issues. Think about it Chamber of so called Commence. Think about it. Something for the area....But another stupid food truck fest? Heck NO! huge bust.......just who made money on that???????????? big question

Jun 10

Top Box Foods Selected As Finalist in Zipcar/Ford Grant Award - PLEASE VOTE TODAY

Top Box Foods, a Chicago non-profit organization is thrilled they have been selected as a national finalist in "Communities with Drive" sponsored by Zipcar, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Top Box Foods is the ONLY Chicago non-profit selected to be eligible for the cash prize of $50,000 dollars.
This is a Facebook Contest with the winner of the most votes being awarded the grand prize.
PLEASE consider Voting for Top Box Foods Today! Top Box is a local organization working...

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Top Box Foods, a Chicago non-profit organization is thrilled they have been selected as a national finalist in "Communities with Drive" sponsored by Zipcar, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Top Box Foods is the ONLY Chicago non-profit selected to be eligible for the cash prize of $50,000 dollars.
This is a Facebook Contest with the winner of the most votes being awarded the grand prize.
PLEASE consider Voting for Top Box Foods Today! Top Box is a local organization working primarily on the South side of Chicago.
Click on the Link http://on.fb.me/1jwsmxR Like Zipcar and Follow the Instructions to Vote for Top Box Foods.
Top Box Food's mission is focused on delivering affordable (up to 50% less than retail equivalents), fresh, high-quality fruits, vegetables and foods to Chicago neighborhoods, particularly those which lack access to traditional grocery stores or healthy eating options.
To find out more about Top Box Foods, please visit www.topboxfoods.com
Thank you for supporting a Chicago non-profit!

May 24

Updated Jun 09

Possible abandoned 3220 S Wallace 2nd floor

A dog has been barking at this address for days on end. SO much so it is now hoarse from doing so this am. Seems to be an empty apartment. Dog left behind? neighbors are trying to get help for this animal. They have called 311 and Anti Cruelty I urge you all to contact Animal Care and Control......Keep calling. If you can try to see if anyone knows the landlord. They are suppose to have their name and phone number on the bldg. Do not enter that building on your own.....Let's get this dog some help left there to rot or not.....

  • SagWriter A good neighbor

    Really, people? REALLY?! Sometimes I think these boards should be monitored (I used to do so on a site, and it worked well with volunteers)...

    Couldn't one "rule of courtesy" just say, "Please stay on topic. New topic. New thread." It's cyberspace, and not hard to do. A person doesn't...

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    Really, people? REALLY?! Sometimes I think these boards should be monitored (I used to do so on a site, and it worked well with volunteers)...

    Couldn't one "rule of courtesy" just say, "Please stay on topic. New topic. New thread." It's cyberspace, and not hard to do. A person doesn't need a "clean sheet of paper" or anything.

    Oh! It's in the fine print! Right below the last post! hmmm . . . perhaps larger print?

    I think maybe the web master might make it a requirement when someone comes on the sight to READ the Comment Policy. . .and maybe every 6 months or so, we ALL might need to read the Comment Policy. . .

    Could you do that, Webmaster (or Webmistress)?
    8 )

  • SagWriter A good neighbor

    OMG. . .My face is SOOOOO RED!!! In my previous post, the 4th copy block should read ". . . when someone comes on the site. . ."

    LOL. . .Sorry! I hate it when I appear illiterate in cyberspace!

    8 D

    (heh, heh, heh)

Jun 03

Summer Concert Series

Our friends at Christ the Mediator, 3100 S Calumet, are proud to present:
2nd Annual
Summertime Concert Series

Saturday, June 21st, 4:00
Jazz Night
Featuring Ms. Frieda Lee

Saturday, July 19, 4:00
Gospel & Blues Night
Featuring:
The Bob Leone Trio
Our own LInda Peters with John Mannos
Soultree Chicago

Sunday, August 17, 2:00
Spoken Word Night
Featuring:
ASE Stroytellers of Chicago
See http://www.aseblackstorytellers.org to learn more.

Freewill Offering
Free Parking
Contact 312-225-2257 or ChirstTheMediator@mail.org for more info
Or visit mediator-elca.org

Jun 02

Selling scooter

I'm moving and need to sell my 2012 piaggio typhoon low miles. Yellow

chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/4490025130.html

May 24

Updated Jun 01

Two attacks in Bridgeport never get press coverage

I am wondering why there wasnt any mention this past week about the 2 attacks that happened in Bridgeport? May 16th a 24 year old handicapped kid was attacked in the lobby of his condo building at Halsted and 35th st putting him in the hospital with a broken nose and internal bleeding. The next day there was an attacked at 36th and Halsted st. It seems like these things happen in Bridgeport but they never make the news. Is our alderman doing anything? The neighborhood is lacking new business and now these attacks are going unnoticed. I think it is time to really rally against this and hold alderman Balcer accountable!

  • when it comes to cell phones (smart cell phones) i don't have one and do not want one. i carry a traditional (OLD) cell phone that can make calls and text which i don't do very much unless it's the only way i can communicate with the young woman i...

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    when it comes to cell phones (smart cell phones) i don't have one and do not want one. i carry a traditional (OLD) cell phone that can make calls and text which i don't do very much unless it's the only way i can communicate with the young woman i babysit for. but IMAGINE you are so right about the way this new generation is just glued to those smartphones even onto death as I am sure many of you have seen the commercial with the person in the morgue trying to send a text message...and now the new motto is DO NOT TEXT & DRIVE...even movie starts are telling us not to do it...so why do they do it...they text and walk (right into the street) they text and bike ride (yes, i've seen that too) and they text and drive. so if this is the new mentality no wonder people are gettting attacked on the streets. what ever happened to the old motto (which i cling to dealy when i go out) WATCH YOUR BACK? We really must be more attentive to our surroundings, even listening to the music with the headphones or earbuds is a distraction from what is really happeining as you walk down the street.

  • IIT is in Bronzeville. Check IIT website for information. http://www.iit.edu/about/visitor_information.shtml

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