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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!

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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 :)

  • They do bring them in. I hear them every night about 11.

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    I was Zaytune around 2pm yesterday, no patio.

Jul 14

Updated 1 hour ago

Stealing Plants is Rude

Who does this!?

  • Does 'Poison Ivy' have pretty flowers?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Good one. I have the neighbors from Hell. Every Saturday from 3 till ? Depends if I call the police there is music blasting through my whole home. Every party I want to have,had to cancel because of the loud music. these people do not own the property only renters....

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    Good one. I have the neighbors from Hell. Every Saturday from 3 till ? Depends if I call the police there is music blasting through my whole home. Every party I want to have,had to cancel because of the loud music. these people do not own the property only renters. Owner lives in Bridgeport and does not care.Call the police was told it was OK until after 10pm.Will be purchasing a $800 sterio this weekend I guess if it is OK for them then it is OK for me to play Opera. On Sunday morning will be lessoning to Gospel music when all the drunks are hung over none of these people work just laying back collecting my tax dollars.Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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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!

  • That's one of the best ways. Mike, one of the co-owners of Maria's, also owns some apartment buildings. You could swing by there and ask if anything's available. I actually did find my apartment through Craig's List, so don't give up.

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    Bridgeport News has a few listings
    http://www.bridgeportnews.net/

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

    Those about cover the usual advice for finding places here. Good luck!

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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 25 hours ago

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.

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Events July 23 - Wed., July 30

...and workshops at 1pm, dinner at 4, bands at 5pm. 5:00pm Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St., projectfiercechicago.org

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...music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center 615 W Wellington Ave www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRADropIn.html

...word and commemorate Brooks' legacy in cultivating emerging voices. 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chopin Theatre 1543 W Division St www.guildcomplex.org

...inspired stage performance with rare NIN videos and remixes. 10:00pm - 4:00am Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave www.berlinchicago.com

Artist Workshop Event for networking, sharing art, speaking about various art topics and genres while having fun. 10:00am - 5:00pm, 815 W. 63rd St., Chicago IL 60621; https://www.facebook.com/events/237403159792396/

...performance is about family, identity and the space in between. Check for times. Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave. www.facebook.com/events/1504396059778750/ Tickets: https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/189/performances#top

...burlesque dancers ThomASS Edison, Slightly Spitfire. $5 at the door 8:00pm Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark St.

...and betrayal. $15 at the door. $10 at Brownpaperticket.com 8:00pm The Call ( Chicago ) 1547 W Bryn Mawr

...archdiocese fundraising department. Now in its 21st year in Chicago. 8:00pm Royal George Theatre 1641 N Halsted St 312-988-9000 www.latenitecatechism.info . Tickets: http...

...partners, and family members. Free. No RSVP needed. 11:00am - 12:30pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted http://www.dbsa-glbt-chicago.com...

Fitness training Chicago Gay Hockey Association off-ice workout training classes every Saturday each week. Free to members. $5 for non-members 1:00pm Urban Athlete, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago http://chicagogayhockey.org/calendar/

...for Freedom Band Director Christy Zurcher, 3:00pm Northeastern Illinois University, lawn near Student Union, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., www.lakesidepride.org

3160: Thanks for the Memories After 28 years of serving the community as Annex 3 and 3160, they say thank you for allowing them to become your family. Wish goodbye to Boystown's piano and cabaret lounge. 6:00pm - 12:00am 3160 Chicago's Piano & Cabaret 3160 N. Clark www.chicago3160.com

Documentary: Just Gender screening Film explores the world of transgender people. Note: A certain number of tickets must be purchased in advance for the film screening to go forward. 7:30pm Landmark Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St. Tickets: https://gathr.us/screening/8358

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Robbery

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

Jul 02

Updated 46 hours ago

Bridgeport Prayer Vigil For Our Sisters and Brothers, Imprisoned or Detained

Thu, Jul 24, 2014 6-7:30 pm

If you are interested in helping plan, call Pastor Tom at First Trinity - 312.842.7390. Or email pastor@firsttrinitychicago.com. THANKS!

Where: Bridgeport, Chicago, Bridgeport Homes

Thursday, July 24, 6pm-7:30

Why:
Bring the community together,

Pray for and bless our sisters and brothers who are imprisoned or detained,

Put Hope into action by offering opportunities to fight against mass incarceration – through organizing and direct action.

  • To Our Neighbors and Community Members in Bridgeport!

    For those who have not yet received an invitation to Thursday's Vigil, please consider this yours!

    All are welcome as we gather to pray, especially for those in prison or detained. The prayers will include prayers for prisoners, detainees, parole officers, guards,...

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    To Our Neighbors and Community Members in Bridgeport!

    For those who have not yet received an invitation to Thursday's Vigil, please consider this yours!

    All are welcome as we gather to pray, especially for those in prison or detained. The prayers will include prayers for prisoners, detainees, parole officers, guards, our elected officials and law makers, police, the sheriff, judges,our youth, our families, our neighbors, ourselves, those caught in the system, and many more—all touched by incarceration, detention, and our criminal justice system.

    In addition to prayers, petitions and spiritual songs, we will hear a few brief reflections from community members about their varied experiences with our justice system. Speakers will include a retired parole officer, a former prisoner and convicted felon, clergy, family members and individuals of those migrated to the US. Also, young teenage community member will speak whose father is in prison.

    All faith and all walks of life are welcome at the vigil, planned as an ecumenical Christian service. In the longstanding tradition of Christian vigils, community members are invited to wear white to symbolize hope, peace, and unity. You may also bring names or photos to add to the lists of those prayed for, and bring your own candles, or means of remembrance for those apart from us, in prison, or detained.

    The vigil will last less than an hour, near the alley just west of 31st and Halsted.

    All are welcome.

    See you then!

    Thanks!

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  • @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.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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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Celebrate Belgian Independence with Belgian Beers

As Belgium, home of the Red Devils, luscious chocolates, and saison-style beer, observes its independence from the Netherlands on Monday, July 21, Maria's Package Goods & Community Bar (960 W. 31st St.) will celebrate by featuring beers from Belgian-style brewer Brewery Ommegang.

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR WEST ROOF SUPPORT BEAM OF THE BUILDING (PER VIOLATIONS ONLY PERMIT REQUIRED). CUT REAR YARD FENCE TO 6'. REPAIR ROTTED WOOD DOOR FRAME FOR SOUTH & EAST ELEVATIONS. REPLACE 42" HANDRAILS & FIX HEDROOM TO 80" IN NORTH ENTRY STAIRWAY.

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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 6 days ago

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.

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