4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

35th and Iron st. Whats being built?

Does anyone know what is being built at 35th and Iron? Last week they had signs saying ComEd event and there was a large party tent with VIPs. It looked like a ground breaking party. Anyone with info please let us know. Thanks

6 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Halloween event at McGuane Park

The McGuane PAC will host a Halloween party for children from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 30, at the McGuane Field House. Children aged 12 and under can show off their costumes, listen to stories, play some great games and make a great holiday craft. The McGuane PAC is a volunteer group dedicated to making this park safer and meeting the needs of our community. This event is free and children must be accompanied by adults. McGuane is located at 2901 S. Poplar.

  • Thanks Mary! I'm working on the "Pin-the-Nose-on-the-Jackolantern" right now.

  • Maureen@Walkies Owner, Walkies Pet Sitting Service

    All of the Palmisano PAC will be there to help too. (Dan P is on the Palmisano PAC too :-)

Oct 20

Updated 2 days 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

  • denise b concerned citizen

    I have used pulaski animal hospital before found them pricey

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Just want to let everyone know Summit Animal Hospital charges $30. To see a vet and $115 for the cushings diease test once alreay on medication.. Decided to ues Bronzville closest to my house. They will charge $200 for cushing disease test.Summit does not take appointments and said will have to go twice for test.

Oct 21

Updated 6 days 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.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    The upgrade is part of the park district's plan. McKeon will also be upgraded. These pocket parks are part of our neighborhood and not only make life better, they also increase our home values. Please consider attending park advisory council meetings where you can voice your concerns and ideas for...

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    The upgrade is part of the park district's plan. McKeon will also be upgraded. These pocket parks are part of our neighborhood and not only make life better, they also increase our home values. Please consider attending park advisory council meetings where you can voice your concerns and ideas for activities at these small parks. The McGuane Park Advisory Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at the McGuane Field House. There are many programs available for pocket parks. Please consider attending the Nov. 3 PAC meeting. If you enjoy these parks, we can make them better.

  • Yes that park on 31st and lowe is getting a brand new park it is part of the Chicago park district

6 days ago

Dog Friendly Area in McKinley Park

"Dog owners in McKinley Park and Bridgeport are banding together in hopes of bringing a pooch park to the Southwest Side neighborhood."

http://dnain.fo/1D5ROio

Sep 11

Updated Oct 21

Oct 20

Updated Oct 20

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!

Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

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 10

Updated Oct 01

Speed camera

Speed camera on Archer near Wood WHY the speed cameras are for schools and playgrounds. None there. Contact 12ward to ask WHY?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    The only way that is going to make a diffence is to have the media there.

  • Pete DeMay A McKinley Park parent and candidate for alderman

    We have some media confirmed for tomorrow. Now don't forget to come to the rally and bring a friend! It's time to show Rahm and his puppets in City Council that we don't want their speed and red light cameras in Chicago.

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 19

Speed Camera Survey

Residents of the 12th Ward! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out this survey regarding the speed camera on Archer. Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXTHRSL

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 :)

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