5 days ago

Updated 26 min 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

  • here is the thread to BRIDGEPORT NEIGHBORHOOD that has an an accurate account of what is going on. I also began that thread....

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/bridgeportneighborhoodchicago/

  • I took my puppy to Bronzeville Vet (31st Indiana) www.bronzevillevet.com for her shots and a general health check. The puppy was fine with her and the prices were reasonable. Didn't see any parking but street parking was plentiful right in front. The area is fine during the day and I...

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    I took my puppy to Bronzeville Vet (31st Indiana) www.bronzevillevet.com for her shots and a general health check. The puppy was fine with her and the prices were reasonable. Didn't see any parking but street parking was plentiful right in front. The area is fine during the day and I would have no concerns going there in the evenings. I have read lots of great reviews about Metropolitan vet but no one mentioned their pricing and that concerned me. When I called for pricing their well being check was a little higher than Bronzeville which also has good reviews (just not a lot of reviews overall).

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

hi I am a new neighbor

I like make friends,study and travel.Hope get friendship from here
wish every neighbor have a good day.

Oct 09

Updated 2 hours ago

New person running for Alderman Pete Mc May

You need to highly consider this man. Meet him at the ralley to get rid of the speed cameras on Archer and Paulina.He was there fighting against it. Alderman Cardenas voted for speed camera.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    @bill, I'm guessing we are on the same side of most issues, but it is distressing to read of your opposition to the speed cameras.

    The speed cameras are not a "regressive tax". It is not a tax if a citizen can avoid it by simply obeying the law. Progressives...

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    @bill, I'm guessing we are on the same side of most issues, but it is distressing to read of your opposition to the speed cameras.

    The speed cameras are not a "regressive tax". It is not a tax if a citizen can avoid it by simply obeying the law. Progressives should not be enabling drivers of private cars to continue to pollute the planet and endanger themselves and their felow citizens, but rather working to improve access to public transit and safer walking or biking. The private car is the least healthy and most expensive way to get around in the city. If we are really concerned about "the people who can least afford to pay" we should be helping them to choose less expensive transportation, not helping them speed with impunity.

    Drivers would not need to "suddenly brake" if they were traveling at a safe speed in the first place. Your claim that there are "no children, old people, or anyone else crossing from the south side of Archer to get the the junk yards north of Archer at Paulina." may be true, but there is a bus stop on the north side of Archer near the camera at which neighborhood kids do wait for busses to take them to schools such as Kelly and Currie. Kids do cross Archer every day. I see it happen all the time.
    The idea that the cameras were put up for "no other reason than to increase revenue" frankly makes you sound like some kind of conspiracy nut. It is of course possible that revenue was one of the reasons the cameras were installed, but to claim that that is the only reason is not correct. Unfortunately safety isn't free when cars are involved. The cameras can be there for revenue and also for safety. Decisions are rarely made for one simple reason. Driving slower makes for safer roads and the speed cameras result in slower driving. It seems pretty simple to me.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    Pete,
    It is really great that you are making yourself available for a one on one conversation. Thanks for the kind offer! I may take you up on it, but my schedule is kind of jammed up at the moment. In the meantime I'll try to find the website that Justin mentioned. I'm guessing at this point that we'll agree on most everything except the speed cameras.

Oct 03

Updated 5 hours ago

Missing Declawed 12 Year Old Sweet Male Cat-36th & Lituanica

White and orange male kitty slipped out of the door at midnight last night and his person misses him. He has never been outside before this. It's cold out, so please look for him if you can. He lives between Morgan and Lituanica on 36th St. See picture attached. He does have a microchip. Please contact Althea here--#312-259-4994.

  • Hey all- I caught the cat that has been hanging out on 31/Wallace last night. Any idea how long she's been out there? It's a female with an out of state rabies tag that cannot be checked until they reopen on Monday. I will get her scanned for a chip. I will post a new thread, but it is not Rudy. If you known who may be missing her, please let me know.

  • please post the other thread name or the URL on here ...thanks !!

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4 days ago

Updated 29 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.

  • 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

30 hours ago

Updated 30 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.

30 hours 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

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5 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

An aldermanic candidate supporting welfare recipients and ex-cons? No thanks.

Maureen Sullivan SAYS: [on Facebook]
October 6

Please share this with anyone who you may think it will help. FREE LEGAL HELP on Wednesday, October 8th. 4pm – 7pm at AKArama Community Service Center 6220 South Ingleside Chicago, IL (two blocks from the 63rd and Cottage Grove L stop). Legal help provided in the following areas: SSI/Public Benefits, Expungement, Housing Issues, Child Support, Wills and Other Issues. Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance with expungement. Rap sheets...

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Maureen Sullivan SAYS: [on Facebook]
October 6

Please share this with anyone who you may think it will help. FREE LEGAL HELP on Wednesday, October 8th. 4pm – 7pm at AKArama Community Service Center 6220 South Ingleside Chicago, IL (two blocks from the 63rd and Cottage Grove L stop). Legal help provided in the following areas: SSI/Public Benefits, Expungement, Housing Issues, Child Support, Wills and Other Issues. Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance with expungement. Rap sheets are available for $16 from Chicago Police Department’s Access and Review Division located at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. They are open from 8-12 Monday through Friday. **Note: The Legal Clinic will not handle criminal cases. On site staff speaks English. For other languages, call 312-341-1070.

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Gotta love the part, "Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance"

Adios Maureen.

  • Monkeysphere, ladies and gentlemen. Monkeysphere.

  • A brilliant observation Brian. Thanks.
    Monkeysphere
    The limited capacity of primates to conceptualize others as distinct and relevant individuals (from an article on Cracked.com). Studies suggest that for humans this limit is about 150 people, and those outside the monkeysphere are not really considered people at all, but one-dimensional bit characters.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Strays near Donovan Park

Around 5:15 today spotted two strays running together near the park. One is a German Shepard and the other was a smaller fawn colored dog. They appeared to be in good shape but were too far away for me to see if they were wearing tags.

Oct 17

Updated 4 days ago

Personal research coud benefit community!

Would anyone like to sign up for a neighborhood compost collection service? Pick-up and replacement of a provided 5-gallon bucket will go to feed a local worm farm. Vermicomposting. $10/pick-up or price dependent on pick-up requirements. I would like to start providing such a service on bicycle with trailer, would you like to have this service? Research only now, and then will plan accordingly! Program can also include return of finished compost to subscriber!

  • I am interested! We have a compost bin in our yard, but it is now full and doing its thing. But I don't want to just dump our scraps in the trash. I'm sending an email now.

  • thank you! I will begin using my other email for direct contact. I am ready to pick up your container, let me know what you think of the info sheet I sent you.

Sep 11

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5 days ago

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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 15

Updated 5 days ago

Falcon

Saw a falcon catch a sparrow on our deck today. Hadn't seen one so close before.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We have nesting cardinals and mourning doves in our yard. We occasionally see red-tailed hawks. Mr. Woodpecker (red comb, and all) shows up for a few weeks every spring.

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    We have a thistle feeder. Fewer goldfinches have showed up this year than last. Mourning doves eat what falls to the ground. Haven't seen the falcons (I think what we saw were actually kestrels) in the tree across the alley since spring.

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Oct 18

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Oct 18

Friends of Maureen Sullivan Fundraiser

University Village’s finest barbecue and brewery plus the next Alderman of the 11th Ward Maureen Sullivan. What’s not to love? Come on by for the Maureen Sullivan For 11th Ward Alderman Fundraiser at Moxee Kitchen at 724 W. Maxwell St. on Sunday night October 19th from 6 to 8:30. $25 suggested at the door. Free appetizers and tastings of their excellent menu along with a cash bar.

Details at http://sullivan11thward.com

Or https://www.facebook.com/events/1542922715922461/

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

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Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Maureen Sullivan's Palmisano Park Council Wins Award

Congratulations to Maureen, Rob and Dan on winning the annual "Volunteers in the Parks" award from Friends of the Parks.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141013/bridgeport/palmisano-park-advisory-council-wins-city-award

I don't serve on the park advisory council but have had the privilege of volunteering for the Bridgeport Clean and Green and Bridgeport Air and Water Show over the last few years. These events have given me the opportunity to work closely with Maureen Sullivan and learn from her the true meaning of community spirit. Her resourcefulness and ability to bring businesses, community groups and individuals together for a common purpose is exactly why I want her to be our next alderman.

Rob and Dan are both pretty great, too :) Congratulations to all!

  • Thanks Rene!
    The PAC has great ideas for the park. And, while I know that Rob & I are proud to be recognized by Friends of The Park, Maureen is the real driving force of the council. She has put in a lot of her very-limited free time to make events at Palmisano great. She doesn't give up. Having worked with her on numerous projects over the last few years I think Maureen will make a good Alderman.

Oct 08

Updated Oct 15

IS THIS RUDY?

please tell us if this is your cat..if so give me your phone number and i will put it up on Nextblock where the picture of the cat is.

  • I just posted a picture of Rudy.

  • there is a picture of Rudy in the Bridgeport News again on the last page as of today 10/15/2014...the other cat was taken care of by someone who is doing TNR work...(the picture above) that is what they are saying on Nextdoor

Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

Happy...

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Oct 15

Updated Oct 15

Help Find Rudy

Rudy has been missing since October 7 from 36th and Morgan. Please invite Rudy in for dinner if you see him. His owner is offering a huge reward.

If seen, contact 312-259-4994

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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 14

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15th Ward residents and those throughout Chicago are encouraged to attend a job training registration event hosted by 15th Ward Committeeman Raymond Lopez in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Chicago's Community Kitchens will be onsite at three (3) 15th Ward locations to register applicants.

October 15 | West Englewood | 1650 W. 63rd Street
October 16 | Back of the Yards | 4521 S. Ashland Avenue

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Sign Up | Get Trained | Start Working

15th Ward residents and those throughout Chicago are encouraged to attend a job training registration event hosted by 15th Ward Committeeman Raymond Lopez in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Chicago's Community Kitchens will be onsite at three (3) 15th Ward locations to register applicants.

October 15 | West Englewood | 1650 W. 63rd Street
October 16 | Back of the Yards | 4521 S. Ashland Avenue

All events are scheduled from 10 AM - 2 PM.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
To be admitted to the program applicants must:
- Want a job
- Have a positive, can-do attitude
- Be available Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 14 weeks of the program
- Be either unemployed or underemployed
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be eligible to work in the United States
- Have a high-school diploma or G.E.D.
- Be drug free and able to pass a drug test
- Have a valid Government I.D.
- Be a resident of Cook County
- Be able to withstand a physical work environment

Students receive:
-Hands-on experience in a state-of- the-art industrial kitchen
-Employment and life skills classes
-ServSafe® sanitation course
-Transportation assistance
-Professional resume and letter of recommendation
-Two-week unpaid internship in a commercial kitchen
-Job placement assistance
-Breakfast and lunch for the duration of the training period

Training will be held at the Greater Chicago Food Depository | 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632

Oct 14

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