4 days ago

Updated 51 min ago

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!

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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

    Bridgeport Proud & Loud blurts:

    I cry foul. When everyblock came back online folks got emails that let em check back in. yours is only 2 days old.

    __

    And that means?

    Has it ever occured to you that I am using another [read: different] email address these days?

    REMEMBER: "it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

    Some people.

  • DeLeo? Any relation to Jimmy? Just curious....

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Front sidewalk sale today

3016 s Lowe August 30 2014

7 hours ago

For sale

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

33 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

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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3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

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.
As Treasurer of the Palmisano Park Advisory Council and volunteer coordinator for the event I would like to express my displeasure with...

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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.

  • Proud,
    Mr. Thompson and his wife have three children. I don't know whether the Thompsons have any cats, and if so, whether their felines have ever claimed credit for someone else's accomplishments. But I certainly hope an aggressive investigative journalist looks into this so that the voters of the new 11th Ward can make an informed decision when they go to the polls to elect our next Alderman.

  • Although Mr. Thompson's appearance in the Bridgeport News might be considered crass (is there really such a thing in Chicago politics?), the fact that he submitted a picture at the event and Ms. Sullivan did not highlights her political naïveté regarding media. This should serve as a wake up call...

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    Although Mr. Thompson's appearance in the Bridgeport News might be considered crass (is there really such a thing in Chicago politics?), the fact that he submitted a picture at the event and Ms. Sullivan did not highlights her political naïveté regarding media. This should serve as a wake up call to all of the candidates that run against the machine; THEY need to get their names out there....everywhere. The Bridgeport news gets delivered every week to every home in the neighborhood for free! Use it, Mr Thompson will. The Bridgeport News is not going to send Woodward and Bernstein out to cover your events but that doesn't mean that you can't take out space yourself. If I were Mr. Kozlar I would make sure I ran a picture of myself with that ball field....before someone else does.

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5 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

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

27 hours ago

Looking for a cleaning lady

Hi. I'm looking for someone (preferably local) to do some light cleaning work a few times a week. Do you know a local lady looking for some extra cash? Please pass it on. Thank you!

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5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Quality Daycare References

I have a newborn, and I'm looking for recommendations for a good daycare--either home-based or a center. I plan to return to work in a couple of months, so I need to find somewhere that has openings soon (and not a long wait list). I breastfeed and use cloth diapers, so somewhere familiar and comfortable with these would be best. Thanks!

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  • My experience with Archer Avenue Learning Station has been great. My daughter started there when she was almost 3. It took her some time to get accustomed to it because she had to do "work." There is no TV there. They do projects, activities, art, read. She loves her teachers there but still would prefer to lay on the couch and watch TV if given the choice.

37 hours ago

REGISTER NOW FOR 2014-2015 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS‏

After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

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After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential. We believe three essential components are necessary for a quality after school program to best support a student’s academic and life-long success:

Caring Relationships + Trained Staff + Learning Environment = Student Success

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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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Jul 25

Updated 3 days ago

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?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.
photo attached.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I think I saw that this gal found her family?

3 days 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

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After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Urban Christian Academy

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After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential. We believe three essential components are necessary for a quality after school program to best support a student’s academic and life-long success:

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Aug 18

Updated 5 days ago

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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Aug 22

Updated 5 days ago

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.

Feb 04

Updated 5 days ago

School review

Hello neighbors,
I'm so happy that Everyblock is back up and running! Maybe you can help me out. I'm exploring school options for one of my kids and I know of this school on Pershing Rd. I want to see if anyone can give me some feedback about it. Does your child go there? Would you recommend this school?
Thanks

  • Nob Ody Mother of 3

    First I want to say that I love all the features Horizon Science Academy (McKinley) school offers. They have many different clubs that I absolutely love!! Violin, reading club, yoga and of course ROBOTICS club!!! are some of my favorites. I also love the open communication between the teachers and...

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    First I want to say that I love all the features Horizon Science Academy (McKinley) school offers. They have many different clubs that I absolutely love!! Violin, reading club, yoga and of course ROBOTICS club!!! are some of my favorites. I also love the open communication between the teachers and parents. Most of the staff are always friendly and happy. My son's teacher was always nice and helpful as much as she could. The school is clean and neat with beautiful colors all over and very high tech.

    HOWEVER, I do NOT like the discipline and/or structure of the school. I don't think kids should be allow to walk around the classroom after an assignment is done while others are still working. Also I don't like the fact that kids are allow to LAY ON THE FLOOR to do their work. Its like there is no difference between home and school!!.... Kids are encourage to help each other, which I don't mind, but It led to my son letting others do HIS job while he play around. Also the handbook policy says there are NO electronics allowed in the school, yet many kids were allowed to bring their tablets and play with them during school hours...... IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE I TOTALLY LOVE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE TO OFFER. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE DISCIPLINE and/or WEAK STRUCTURE OF THE SCHOOL I WOULDN'T HAD SWITCHED MY SON FROM SCHOOL. Till today, I'm still debating weather I should give this school another try.. :/

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Don't forget that the charter school on Pershing is being run by an organization currently under investigation by the FBI. (http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/nearly-1-million-charters-went-firms-named-fbi-probe/mon-08182014-1201am) They're quite possibly a criminal organization run by shady religious extremists from Turkey pushing the "Gulen" movement and philosophy as their real mission in the states. Part of the...

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    Don't forget that the charter school on Pershing is being run by an organization currently under investigation by the FBI. (http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/nearly-1-million-charters-went-firms-named-fbi-probe/mon-08182014-1201am) They're quite possibly a criminal organization run by shady religious extremists from Turkey pushing the "Gulen" movement and philosophy as their real mission in the states. Part of the reason why I dislike charter schools is that so many of them are corrupt and just vehicles to take money out of public education and put it into the pockets of the already wealthy. I'd love to see Greene or another public school get those robotics resources ...

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Aug 23

Updated Aug 23

Fight Night @ U.S. Cellular

Tonight @ 6:00 P.M. B96 is sponsoring Fight Night. There are several good boxers on the card. Bridgports very own Frankie " Timebomb" Scalise is fighting tonight. Come out and support Frankie!! Tickets are still availabe

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Aug 23

Sidewalk / Garage sale 3041 S. Shields

Big sale. 4 families selling lots of stuff home goods , books, baby clothes , electronics. Some new, slightly used. August 23rd & 24th 10am!!!!!!!

Aug 23

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