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I was turned off by Maureen Sullivan for Alderman

I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all...

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I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all upset about the current administration (heck I even regret voting for Balser in 2011), but if you want to be an alderman there needs to be professionalism in the way you conduct yourself to the public, this does not include name calling. I also read about John Kozlar and heard wonderful things about him from my friends down the street. Again, I wanted to learn more about him. In my 54 years in Bridgeport, I have never seen someone that young do the things he has done for our neighborhood kids. I have also not seen Canaryville and Bridgeport interact that close and in good standing. Whoever had part in bridging the gap between our two neighborhoods should be commended. It seems that's a good organization down there and my granddaughter is signing up there next year. Finally will be able to watch her play some ball. Concerning this election tho, I am going to wait for Kozlar's ideas when they come out to make a better assessment. As for who I am voting for, I will look as to who the ward office puts out there. I think they are doing themselves a disfavor in having these two candidates announce first, and to this day not saying who will be running (either Balser of Daley Thompson). Either sense, I applaud Maureen and John for taking on this immense task. They are putting themselves out their to us voters, and in turn we make our own opinions. I hope the name calling will exit and so we can concentrate on making our ward a safer place, especially for our next generations. It's nice to see that we'll have a exciting alderman race. Regards, Dan

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

    I'd like to hear more about what you don't like about the 31st St. bus. I think that the NW side of Bridgeport is really primed to benefit from some CTA love.

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

    Lampedusha started trouble on other forums and that is why he has been chastised before and run for cover ... the 31st St bus WILL become a reality someday so watch for it when you cross the street .... 'Dush' doesn't even live here so his opinion of the 31st...

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    Lampedusha started trouble on other forums and that is why he has been chastised before and run for cover ... the 31st St bus WILL become a reality someday so watch for it when you cross the street .... 'Dush' doesn't even live here so his opinion of the 31st St bus means nothing, like his other posts! People are tired of 'business as usual' in Bridgeport and the previous posters are one of the reasons why! Its a new day folks ... the buck stops here! Yeah ... I can give as good as I get but when people try to tear someone down who truly has done a lot for the area ... I take the safety off!

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Maureen Sullivan Named On 6'OClock News

On CBS2's broadcast tonight, Maureen Sullivan was named as candidate for 11th Ward Alderman in the wake of Jim Balcer's step-down.

But that's not the best part.

Patrick Daley was interviewed in the piece. He was asked about his alleged record of public service in the 11th Ward -- *while standing on camera in Palmisano Park, whose Advisory Council President is none other than his opponent Maureen Sullivan!*

Incredible!

In one TV shot, the symbolism of this aldermanic race was...

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On CBS2's broadcast tonight, Maureen Sullivan was named as candidate for 11th Ward Alderman in the wake of Jim Balcer's step-down.

But that's not the best part.

Patrick Daley was interviewed in the piece. He was asked about his alleged record of public service in the 11th Ward -- *while standing on camera in Palmisano Park, whose Advisory Council President is none other than his opponent Maureen Sullivan!*

Incredible!

In one TV shot, the symbolism of this aldermanic race was displayed perfectly: a downtown lawyer who is taking a break from doing favors for rich people suddenly shows an interest in the 11th Ward -- and can't even get on TV in the neighborhood without doing it where Maureen Sullivan does some of her best public service work!

:D

  • Joseph DeLeo blue-collar man

    humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971 blurts:

    Bport Dan, Di Lampedusha, Joe De Leo and bnews are all frauds, fictitious names and posers pretending they know something when in reality they know NOTHING .... All poster children for birth control!

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    You have my name, and yours is?

    But really, idiots like you give Bridgeport a bad name. No one is impressed by your lack of intelligence. You sound like a pathetic moron. Either grow up or STFU.

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

    Joe De Leo, or whatever your name is, my name is CLEARLY seen if you click on my EveryBlock screen name ... I don't HAVE to hide my name ... I post on EveryBlock as humanstructions for certain reasons, none of which are any of your business (as you put it) but I clearly give my REAL name ... You joined EveryBlock ONLY a few days ago because you are typical of 11th Ward 'politics ... I stand by my comment!

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Lose ur Dog? Dog found today in McKinley Park

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Patrick Dailey Thompson, given credit for attending event created by Maureen Sullivan

In today's Bridgeport News, Daley family member and aldermanic candidate, Patrick Daley Thompson, is given credit for attending The Bridgeport Air & Water Show, an event created by his opponent Maureen Sullivan. The article fails to mention Sullivan, the Park Advisory Council, the volunteers from community organizations or the companies who donated money and materials to the event.
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In today's Bridgeport News, Daley family member and aldermanic candidate, Patrick Daley Thompson, is given credit for attending The Bridgeport Air & Water Show, an event created by his opponent Maureen Sullivan. The article fails to mention Sullivan, the Park Advisory Council, the volunteers from community organizations or the companies who donated money and materials to the event.
As Treasurer of the Palmisano Park Advisory Council and volunteer coordinator for the event I would like to express my displeasure with the Bridgeport News. Patrick Dailey Thompson had no part in planning or funding the event. The Bridgeport News should have featured the people and organizations that gave money and freely volunteered countless hours before, during and after the event.
Those individuals, groups and companies are:
Maureen Sullivan – Palmisano PAC President
Charles Broda – McGuane PAC President
Rob Warmowski – Palmisano PAC President
Mary Welter – McGuane PAC Vice President
Daniel Pugh – Palmisano PAC Treasurer
Jim Peters – McGuane PAC Treasurer
Preston Breuling – Palmisano PAC
Kevin Morgan – McGuane PAC
Tom Palmisano – Henry’s Bait Shop
Burpee Seed Company
Marquette Bank
Gio’s
Lexington Homes
Wet Paint Chicago
Mark Lennon – Executive Director, Benton House
Benton House Youth Programing
Taylor Lennon
Christian Lennon
Rene Paquin
Katy Olson
Laura Cooper
Kelly Hughes
Rocio Bautista
Marsha Magala
John Magala
Rob Roichek
To anyone I have forgotten, such as the dozen walk-on volunteers Maureen Sullivan gathered at the last minute, please post your name to this thread. The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Air & Water Show was a success because of you and you deserve to be acknowledged.

  • Maude the Bridgeport News is NOT a newspaper, it is little more than a church circular. By their own admission they only post positive stories and as long as a person is willing to pay they can get any story printed in their. This is not a slam on them but fact. It is used for advertising, Birthday, and death notices mostly, not hard hitting journalism.

  • I am a life long resident of Bridgeport and have also been reading the paper for over 45 years. It is a nice paper to read if you want to know who is celebrating a birthday, what organization is holding what function and to look at nice photographs of politicians...

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    I am a life long resident of Bridgeport and have also been reading the paper for over 45 years. It is a nice paper to read if you want to know who is celebrating a birthday, what organization is holding what function and to look at nice photographs of politicians who do little else than pose for pictures for the paper. They do not report inmortant info like crimes taking place in the area for starters. No it is not happy news BUT it is necessary for us to know about it and keep an eye out. a good news organization will print the good, bad and ugly. Not lul you into a false sense of community

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

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

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    I wasn't around to attend this, how did it go?

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

    Thanks everybody for explaining what LGBT stands for. Erik. H. email me so we can have a gamers group.

    Kevin S. it went very well we had good turnout. We are having our Arts and Crafts meeting tonight at 6pm. Come and join us. Kevin click on the link below to get more information from our website :)

    www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

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For sale

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

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LOST DOG

Posted on 8/29 on Bridgeport Chicago IL Facebook page under the name Carolina Marie

female shepard mix found near Cermak Foods, 30th Halsted. Contact Carolina pls.
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Front sidewalk sale today

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Public Townhall Forum for 11th Ward Aldermanic Election

To the 11th WARD! News!

Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting two public town hall forums as the vote for a new 11th Ward Alderman approaches. Details to be announced. At present, BA leaders are reaching out to other community organizations and institutions interested in involvement and participation in the framing and building of the event. Organizations interested should contact info@bridgeportalliance.org. The next planning meeting will be in mid-September. More info available upon request. Thank you!

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Aug 25

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With John Kozlar running, James Balser steps down

A friend of mine just got back from a ward meeting tonight, and said with Balser getting old in age and with his past and current health concerns, he will not be running again. I think they made this decision for a main reason that Kozlar is a strong candidate and would more than likely win or force a run off against Balser due to numerous candidates running if they put him in again to run. I think Balser is...

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A friend of mine just got back from a ward meeting tonight, and said with Balser getting old in age and with his past and current health concerns, he will not be running again. I think they made this decision for a main reason that Kozlar is a strong candidate and would more than likely win or force a run off against Balser due to numerous candidates running if they put him in again to run. I think Balser is a standup guy (outside of being an Alderman) and wish him the best with his health. Now the ward office has to decide who to run against Kozlar. From my stance, there top choice has to be Daley Thompson to give Kozlar a good race with competition. He is more likable than Balser, that is for sure, but I've known Pat for many years and honestly, he is not someone who does events specifically for our neighborhoods. This will be a slap in the face to many of us neighborhood people, who they assume will vote for Pat because he is a Daley. I like Pat and find him a good friend, but he already has a position as Commish of the Water Dept, already making well over $125,000 a year. I do not know who they will put in the election now, but if they want to even come close to Kozlar, Pat will have to be there man. I am waiting for more info and will update when more news brakes.

  • BTW I agree that both Kozlar and Sullivan are fine candidates, and either of them will be a win for our ward.

    FYI don't forget the ward lines were redrawn to include a lot more of the area north of us.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Whens John Kozlar gonna give us something to look at. If he's not gonna put up a platform Kozlar's no better than a VANITY CANDIDATE. Everyday we don't see something from him makes me think the real focus is on studying for his bar exam, that he takes the same week he'd start playing alderman, and have a nice line for his resume/job hunt. That’s just not fair for the neighborhood

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Moving to Bridgeport, looking for a eating/beer/art/social/bears/bulls buddy!

Hey y'all, I'm moving down to the southside, near Maria's. Just seeing in advance if anyone wants to be a casual grab a beer, grab some food, get some tea/coffee, watch some sports buddy. You can be male or female. I'm a 29 year old dude, been in Chicago four years now, working at a raw vegan café, though i'll eat just about anything once. I'm pretty adventurous, artistic and have traveled some. Very open minded, so I have no...

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Hey y'all, I'm moving down to the southside, near Maria's. Just seeing in advance if anyone wants to be a casual grab a beer, grab some food, get some tea/coffee, watch some sports buddy. You can be male or female. I'm a 29 year old dude, been in Chicago four years now, working at a raw vegan café, though i'll eat just about anything once. I'm pretty adventurous, artistic and have traveled some. Very open minded, so I have no prejudices against the world except perhaps people with a lack of logic and/or reason. (Sometimes a lack of reason is the reason for making art, so even that's not completely true.) Oh and I bike a lot and play a bunch of sports but am not a jock. Thanks!

  • I've been looking for another southside friend, preferably someone who isn't averse to arts-related activities. Not that I'm a cultural buff, but I like experiencing what's out there. Send me an email sometime after you're settled in- fuschiastars@yahoo.com

  • el blake o El Duderino

    will do a bomb. I'm always wanting to go to arty events and don't necessarily have a friend either close enough or open minded enough to go, so sounds good.

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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?

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    Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar (960 W 31st St) September 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aug 20

Updated 6 days ago

Armour School Open House & Picnic

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:30pm-6:30pm

Come see Armour School for yourself, a hidden gem of a neighborhood school in Bridgeport. Join us for an open house and picnic in the Armour School Campus Park behind the main building at 950 W. 33rd Pl. Private tours are also available; call to schedule at 773-535-4530. Free Armour School uniform shirt for each student registered by Sept. 2, 2014. More information on the attached flyer and at http://armour.cps.edu

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Yes, it is open to neighbors. Supporting our public schools is what we all need to do. So please stop in and get to know Armour. They have new library rooms compliments of Target, great preschool and afterschool and it is among the best in the City. You can also stop by McClellan at 35th & Wallace on this Friday 10-1.

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

    We're planning on being there!

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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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Moving to Bridgeport (January-July 2015)

Hi guys,
I am moving to Bridgeport from Rogers Park for graduate school and while driving in area (few times a day-day, night etc) I feel this community is a lot like Rogers Park which was my goal to have diversity.

With that being said we will be looking for a place to live and we were wondering where and who to rent from. We have an awesome place up here that we will miss but 11 mile commute to UIC will get old FAST so with that being said any advice is appreciated.

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

    The 35th stop has never really bugged me much, but I'll admit I'm used to some potentially rougher stops. I'd say it's roughly on par with the Loyola stop. Not perfect, not awful.

    I had a friend recently have someone demand his phone at that stop, but the guy gave up when my friend told him, "No." So make of that whatever you will.

  • Daniel E. W. Bridgeport n00b

    Meli, depending on where you live in Bridgeport, the Red Line might not be a convenient option. I live on the north end of Bridgeport and rely on the Orange Line. There are also north/south buses on Halsted and Ashland that drop off at Harrison, and if you take the...

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    Meli, depending on where you live in Bridgeport, the Red Line might not be a convenient option. I live on the north end of Bridgeport and rely on the Orange Line. There are also north/south buses on Halsted and Ashland that drop off at Harrison, and if you take the Halsted bus, you can likely catch a UIC shuttle bus that loops around the campus.

    As far as safety, I haven't had any problems with the 35th Street stop at night. IIT students use the Red Line regularly, and I think that the influx of students during the school year helps to make it a feel a bit safer simply by increasing ridership in that particular area. I can't imagine it's anything that you haven't seen in Rogers Park.

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