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One Summer Chicago Youth Employment

The application for youth summer jobs is open now through May 16th. One Summer Chicago will offer 22,000 youth employment opportunities - 2,000 more than last year, and the application can be accessed at
www.onesummerchicago.org.

Chicago's youth will now have access to an additional 10,000 academic and job training opportunities through partnerships across the City as part of 2014's Summer of Learning and Earning, a citywide initiative to keep Chicago youth ages 4 to 24 active and engaged this summer....

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The application for youth summer jobs is open now through May 16th. One Summer Chicago will offer 22,000 youth employment opportunities - 2,000 more than last year, and the application can be accessed at
www.onesummerchicago.org.

Chicago's youth will now have access to an additional 10,000 academic and job training opportunities through partnerships across the City as part of 2014's Summer of Learning and Earning, a citywide initiative to keep Chicago youth ages 4 to 24 active and engaged this summer.

The Summer of Learning and Earning will use resources throughout the City of Chicago to provide a wide range of academic enrichment opportunities for Chicago's students and young adults, allowing them to stay academically on track and cultivate important job skills during the summer months. In addition to CPS programs, museums, cultural institutions, colleges and universities, and community- and faith-based organizations will all offer a wide range of programs to keep students academically engaged throughout the year and combat summer learning loss. Many programs will focus in the critical science, technology, engineering, art and math disciplines.

For more information concerning programs related to the Summer of Learning and Earning, parents and students can apply and register online at the following websites:
* Learning activities- Chicago City of Learning: www.chicagocityoflearning.org
* Summer jobs- One Summer Chicago: www.onesummerchicago.org
* Parks programming- Chicago Park District: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Registration is open for all of these programs. Remember, the application period closes on May 16!

9 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

What happened at 33rd Morgan Thursday Morning around 6:30 am?

Does anyone know what all the ruckus was about this morning over at 33rd/ Morgan area?

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

what was in this land 945-999 w 37th place prior to 2011

Wanted to know what was in this land 945-999 w 37th place prior to 2011?

  • If you go to the Soil Report link I sent in my previous post... make sure you scroll down the page, there's a link to the original PDF file - if you prefer to download it.

    FYI... it's a scary 45 page read!

  • There was NEVER removal of 10 feet of soil from the site. Actually, when I lived across the street on 36th I saw NO soil removed. That site- pre-Lexington- was an absolute wreck for at least a year or 2. Debris, pits, pools, and piles. After the 5-alarm arson on...

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    There was NEVER removal of 10 feet of soil from the site. Actually, when I lived across the street on 36th I saw NO soil removed. That site- pre-Lexington- was an absolute wreck for at least a year or 2. Debris, pits, pools, and piles. After the 5-alarm arson on Lituanica, the site was minimally improved. Eventually there did appear to be a thin layer of soil/gravel applied and graded at some point.

    During demolition of the barrel washing joint a 10 year-old kid on my block was allowed to "help" by breaking up mortared bricks that were later stacked on pallets and removed.

    When I asked Balcer's office about when Wexler was going to be torn down so I could shut my windows to minimize asbestos and other pollutants entering my abode, the crabby lady with bad 80s hair who worked there told me she couldn't tell me anything because it was a "private demolition." Meanwhile Rubber Stamp Balcer stomped through the office and later yelled something semi-inappropriate into the phone. That's when I knew I'd never seek the alderman's help again. He is a joke.

    Check the cabinets before you buy at Lexington- a guy on the block who did some work for them said the doors on them are all messed up.

    I wouldn't buy ANY new real estate in Bridgeport-especially anything close to Bubbly Creek. Way too many stories of bad design, poor workmanship, shady dealings and corruption.

33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

ELBA!

I am looking for a fabulous neighbor named Elba she was my work out buddy but I can't find her and I no longer have phone number. I hope you read this Elba. It's a great time to start hitting the park again.

  • I'm so happy that this worked can't wait to see you!! my number is the same!!!!!! Call me or text me. If I don't answer leave me a message & I will call you back. I'm so happy I found you!!!

  • Haha! Glad you two found each other. Everyblock is better than Facebook for tracking down old friends!

3 hours ago

Apartment For Rent

Bridgeport apartment for rent vicinity 32nd Parnell. Five rooms include: living room, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms. Second floor apartment. Kitchen includes gas stove & fridge. Washer & dryer in bathroom. Baseboard radiator heat, hardwood floors. Move-in ready. If interested please call (708) 639-4747.

6 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

36-37th & Wallace 7:30 this morning

does anyone know what happened between 36-37th wallace this morning? lot of squad cars and pink backpack on top of one of the squad cars

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2 days ago

UPDATE: Homeless Man by the river behind Riverside Square was removed by the City and CPD......

I noticed this as I was going to the gym this morning. It looks as if he was forced out by somebody or the City finally intervened. There was yellow Chicago Police tape up in the entry way to his camp. Hopefully the City found him a place to stay. He had 16 trash cans before at his camp..

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Horizon School

Hello,
I am a teacher from Garfield Ridge. My son attends private school (his CPS school has 35 kids in each class) but we are looking into horizon science for next year. I have read the political comments and am trying to do all of my research. Please, if your child attends horizon, would you mind sharing your honest opinion of the school? How are the kids? Are the parents involved? Is the curriculum demanding? I know many people hate charters but I am looking for a parents opinion of the school, not the politics behind it. Thank you in advance!

  • Guadalupe Garcia Long time Brighton Park neighbor

    Thanks for posting Sara A. I too am considering enrolling my son here. Have you been successful in finding any test scores for this school?

  • Sara A Sara

    I have not. I took a tour..the secretary was very nice and many of the teachers have advanced degrees. There were also a good number of male teachers. They are building a new gym this summer and getting a library. It looks very very nice to me. The kids seemed happy and well behaved. If you decide to go let me know!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Club on 35th & Western Ave.

Does anyone else notice the club on 3500 S. Western Avenue? This place called El Rey is operating a full blown club using a banquet hall license. How are they getting away with this? When was the letter sent out to neighbors within 500 feet as required city ordinance?

  • Me

    Sad video, those girls are just about naked! Their parents must be proud. Everyone is humping each other. Almost like walking through the dog pound and dogs running up and humping your leg.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Call the building department. Try getting an inspector out there. The more complaints you make the better it is,. Take pictures of all the things going on. Have a chain. Which is, the more people that call the cops and complain at the time all this is going on the better. Yeah gotta do it. As many times as it takes. Go to your CAPS meeting and complain like hel*. Have the pics and they will have all the all the calls people have made. They have to respond!

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Apr 17

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a Rental in Bridgeport!

Hi all! We are looking for a condo-quality rental in Bridgeport, and I wanted to see if there were any landlords that may have vacancies at this time. We do, however, have a couple of dogs, both of which are senior and non-destructive. Ideally, we would like all the frills -- two bedroom, W/D in unit, dishwasher, central heat and AC. Our lease ends May 31st, but we would be willing to take possession as early as May 1st. Thank you for your consideration!

  • dversdzn Bridgeporter

    Jen, shoot an email to Kim Campbell (kc@forthgrp.com). She works for the management company that takes care of the building I live in (Union Lofts, 3500 S. Sangamon). I believe there may be a couple of units for rent in the building but Kim would know for sure.

    Good luck.

  • Jen

    Hey, thanks, dversdzn! I will totally reach out to her! And lofts sound swanky. ;-)

6 days ago

Happy Easter

LGBT Neighbors In Bridgeport Chicago would like to wish our fellow Bridgeport neighbors a Happy Easter. :D

http://www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org/

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Apr 17

Storyclub Update

Well I attended this month's Storyclub Tuesday night. It was great, again. They actually ran out of chairs. Next month I"m bringing my own. The only drawback still, is the narrator who feels he needs to scream and swear at the audience in between performances. I don't know. Maybe he's nervous and doesn't know how to express himself... hmm..
Anyway, that aside, try to come to the next one. It's the event's 1 year anniversary celebration and the Northside Storyclub is coming to share/compete.

Oh and it's a BYOB, if your so inclined. But it's only an 1 1/2 hours long so it's definitely doable without. Either way is acceptable. Enjoy!

more details? go to: http://www.storyclubchicago.com/

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Apr 15

Updated Apr 16

Blue arrow on trees

Does anyone know what this blue arrow means? I'm assuming a utilities of some sort. Any info? Thanks!

  • Jason Marshall Pilsen - Harrison Park resident

    I believe the arrows lead to the smurf village ;)

  • Kathy Long time Bridgeport resident

    maybe a dying or diseased tree or tree trimming by the electric company

  • Thanks for your inputs. It's been bugging me so I did some more research and tracked down a # to Streets & San Forestry Div. Man at the office said that blue paint usual means water main location. Makes sense!

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Apr 11

Updated Apr 16

landscapers noisy equipment

the landscapers in the area have extremely loud equipment ie leafblowers, etc , there goes the peaceful bliss of a beautiful day grrrr

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport # Southside

    the noise I was making scraping the ice sheet off my car windows this morning was crazy loud. Hopefully last time for the month but doubtful.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Your not kidding Kevin. Kinda went through yeah! Let's keep the faith! NO MORE SNOW!

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Apr 14

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Stop wondering about the ‘what if’s’ and let us help you start searching right away!
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Apr 13

1 bedroom apt needed

In search of a 1 BR apt in Bridgeport area, pets allowed.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

How do you feel about the firefighters?

The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they...

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The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they are so rested.

Second, why does the city not share data on the amounts, types, and outcomes of fire department calls? At least with the police, we can get an idea of what kind of reports are being made, but where can we go to find out what the CFD has accomplished? How many fires have you had in your neighborhood? I know of only 3 in the past 19 years, at least 2 of which were the residents' fault -- failure to clean out dryer lint, and putting things too close to space heater.

I would rather have the city put money into creating a video game that shows kids, teens and adults how to prevent a fire, what equipment to have in the building to deal with it, and what to do if one starts.

Perhaps some of you will be CFD boosters, and I welcome your stories. But before you laud them for their bravery, please think about all the news stories where the individual who saved someone in a fire was a family member, neighbor, passerby, or even the cops on patrol.

  • If you want to save money for the city cut the number of alderman we have way too many and most do way too little

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

    I'm no firefighter but I know some ... have visited several firehouses and I have been in firefights for over 24 hrs ... 24 hours with only brief periods to catch your breath ... and when you DO catch your breath its only smoke and death .... 24 hours with...

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    I'm no firefighter but I know some ... have visited several firehouses and I have been in firefights for over 24 hrs ... 24 hours with only brief periods to catch your breath ... and when you DO catch your breath its only smoke and death .... 24 hours with only water ... no food ... no sleep .... no nothing .... but fighting ..... its not easy and its not fun ... My feeling is that it takes every minute of 48 hrs to recuperate ... only to fight again .... 48 hrs is not a lot of time to recuperate after 24 hrs in a hellish inferno ... There ARE times when fireman can go to work without getting wet but YOU NEVER KNOW!
    I have over 40 yrs working with military personnel including 6 in recruiting field ... 1 (1986) as the top recruiter in Chicago ... I've enlisted people for 6 years (now 8 is the Military Service Obligation.
    Some never left the States and got a 4 year college degree in their spare time .... Some 'bit the bullet' in less than a year ..... When you apply for Police or Fire OR enlist in the Military ..... you JUST NEVER KNOW!
    POLICE and FIRE are WILLING to RUN IN when everyone else is RUNNING OUT!!

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