4 min ago

You have 30 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

5 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

car flips no driver

Around 2:15am Kimball and Wrightwood

  • Anton Irie 3 Years And Still Unsure About LS

    great pic but .. whaaaaaa?

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    Can you provide some details? The headline is pretty thin.

  • Alan is right You're wrong.

    I'm assuming stolen car- driver flipped it and ran. Saw something quite similar on Belmont late at night a few months ago.

2 days ago

Updated 15 min ago

Police Activity on Western, just north of Logan - by movie theater

Does anyone know why police blocked Western Ave. just north of Logan Blvd. Saturday night? They had it cordoned off with police tape and multiple vehicles were on site. Was there an incident at the movie theater?

  • I'm glad to know that Autumn considers something that is basically trolling and/or hate speech as another person's valuable and sacred opinion that should not be attacked or challenged.

  • Alan is right You're wrong.

    Autumn joined yesterday. Likely new account of logansquaregirl. Ignore the troll.

21 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Still looking for a decent and decently priced one bedroom

I am still looking for a decent one bedroom for ~$1000. Dog Friendly and nice kitchen please. I have worked in the area for 4.5 years and am a reliable tennant who wants to be closer to my work in Bucktown. Please let me know of any potentials.

  • NMD Logan Square Mom and Business Owner

    Connie, we have tenants that are moving out of our rental early because of relocation. It's at Fairfield and Logan. I can email you images if you're interested. Top floor of a two unit building.

  • JB in RV Chicago Homeowner

    Not Logan, more Roscoe Village. Corner of School and Claremont there are for rent signs on a larger vintage building. Nice quiet street. Bus stop about 50 feet away.

1 hour ago

Updated 23 min ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #2 - Ignore the troll

Roses are fine
Violets are dull
Not much for rhyme
But, ignore the troll

That post was very trashy
And the comments? Raw!
But be cool, don't get angry
It is classier to ignore the troll

They just cry for attention
Our anger for them is all
Let's bypass their boycott operation
By simply ignoring the troll

  • Shouldn't you be ignoring it too, then, and not posting a poem a day about it?

19 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Lost Tabby Kitten Seen Near YMCA

Hey everyone, my friend saw this kitten last night around 8 PM outside the McCormick Tribune YMCA on Lawndale and Cortland. Not the greatest picture, but very friendly brown/gray tabby with white paws and a green collar. Looked to be less than a year old. She said it was super friendly and then climbed up a tree. Just FYI if you've lost a kitten in the area!

  • There are three kittens the live at a home on Lawndale across from the YMCA. I see them almost daily when walking my dog. They are very friendly and playful! I don't think she was lost, probably just exploring and saying Hi! :)

  • Oh great! Well hopefully that is the case. Thanks for letting me know

20 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

Sweet Cat at Logan Pets looking for a home

I just took my dog to Logan Pet (located across from the Logan Theatre on Milwaukee) and noticed a very sweet calico cat up for adoption there. She is extremely friendly and seems like she would make an incrediable companion (although apparently she doesn't get on well with other cats). If you are looking for a pet cat you may want to check her out. I didn't previously know that Logan Pets sponsors animals for adoption.

  • Diddilysquat 5 year LS resident, Personal Trainer, Model

    Agreed! I pet it every time I visit and she is so sweet! If I didn't have 2 of my own I'd scoop her up in a second

  • The cats at Logan Pets are placed by Precious Pets Almost Home, as are the ones at PetSmart. They're a great organization deserving of your support and their annual benefit is coming up August 16th. http://www.preciouspetsalmosthome.org/

18 hours ago

Updated 47 min ago

Milwaukee/Kimball Plaza Progress

Looks like the city has picked up the pace on finishing this plaza. Looks nice.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Found Dog

My roommate found a puggle, around 2 years old, around lawndale and fullerton. It looks very skinny, without a collar but it seems to know a few tricks. If anyone knows anything about this dog or has seen it, please let me know. We are putting signs up and have posted on the IL Lost Dogs page too but so far no luck.

griggs.annie@gmail.com

  • We also have a puggle. If no one steps forward, we can take him in!

  • Any updates on this pup - able to reunite him/her with the owner?

26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

New Business?

Does anyone know what is opening up next door to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square?

  • I know there is a juice bar going in somewhere over there. Not sure if that is the spot.

  • The juice bar is a smaller building nearby on that side of the street. The juice bar has a coming soon sign up. Anyone know about the building with the funky white front they just rehabbed? Looked like something fancy might be going in there. The chicken place has had a zoning sign on the door for something called Q-tine, possibly some kind of poutine restaurant.

21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Dead body found in alley near laundromat on Armitage East of Sacramento?

Body of a male found dead with bag over head in alley?

  • I walked by yesterday and there was a little shrine set up with candles and a cross.

  • It could be a suicide which are often kept out of the news for a variety of reasons.

20 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

  • A "wind tunnel"? Really? This is a great opportunity for Logan, and perfect for proximity to the El. Hope it goes through.

  • Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in...

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    Michael, these are the things that the GGNA is saying to the alderman with a straight face, and he doesn't want to upset the old guard, so, like I said, good or bad, this project is NEVER going to happen. They want it just like was when they moved in 30 years ago. Or...perhaps better said...like it was 100 years ago when many of the historic homes were built. Come to the meetings. It's going to be entertaining! I hope Mr. Buono knows what he's in for with them, and is prepared to drop his plans to 4 stories.

25 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Don't feed the troll: Tip/Poem #1 - Mute that troll!

Today you are happy
Don't let that go
Take it easy
Just mute that troll

You're being productive
Your eyes on the goal
Avoid starting a beef
It's simple: mute that troll

We know you are right
And that it is hard to control
But let it go this time
Come on, mute that troll

36 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Anyone see an accident yesterday on California?

My bike was locked to a city rack at Francis Pl. & California yesterday afternoon, and was totally destroyed sometime in the early afternoon while I worked. When discovered, I asked around & was told there was a car that hit like 5 cars between Armitage & Dickens.

I know its a long shot, but if someone saw it, I might have a shot at getting some compensation...

  • Eleanor Blick Avondale resident, car-free neighbor

    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters...

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    So sorry to hear about this. I've had the same thing happen with my bike being damaged while parked, twice actually. In both instances I filed reports (very important to do for any follow-up), but the police said nothing could be done without a witness, and lawyers or a renters insurance claim would have quickly become more expensive than the estimated damage. If the damage was that extensive and/or you had a particularly nice bike, I think putting a few posters up in the area and doing more asking around for a witness might prove worthwhile. Good luck!!

  • If it was an expensive bike, maybe worth the insurance claim?

7 hours ago

19 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Pet Psychic Fair Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats

Sun, Aug 17, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pet Psychic Fair Fundraiser for Harmony House For Cats.
Sunday, August 17th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2914 N. Elston Av.
773-293-6103
hhforcats.org
Free Admission
One-on-one readings about you and your loved ones, both furry and human. Clairvoyants Beverly Koeppel, Alicia Halloran, Janet Green and Theresa Flemming will do 20 minute readings for $20. Arrive early to book your time since readings always sell out. Please bring a photo of your pet for your reading if you wish but it is not required. The Bag Raffle drawing will be held at 4 pm. Lots of wonderful prizes! T-shirt closeout sale plus cat toys to buy for your BFF (Best Feline Friend) at home. Sorry, your pet cannot attend the event.

8 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Mold in basement, blahhhh

Just discovered mold on our drywall in the basement. Anyone know who I would call to figure out where it's coming from and to clean up? Thanks!

  • I highly recommend Domicile Consulting to determine what is causing the issue and providing a clear action plan to resolve it. We had a similar problem with our new condo and based on their expertise, insights and direction we fixed the issue and haven't had a problem since. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Nathan Dougal 13 year Humboldt Park resident

    Use an anti microbial hospital grade cleaner available at industrial supply houses by the case and fungicidal paint from Grainger on replaced drywall- use greenboard- and save yourself some money and just have a handyman do it- that is all the mold guys do... Also, increase airflow in remediated walls with air vents ( metal inserts installed in drywall from any home repair supply).

Jul 07

Updated 10 hours ago

Trader Joe's coming to Logan

I heard over the weekend that Trader Joe's will be coming to Logan Square!!! At the old mega mall site. Yay!

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost Puppy

Our husky puppy got out yesterday by Monticello and Altgeld and we are desperately trying to find her. Shes about 5 months old and has one black and one blue eye. Anyone with any information please give us a call. We are heart broken and she must be so scared. (773) 9343223

12 hours ago

Found cat

Friends of mine found this cat at Diversey and Whipple. If you know who this guy belongs to, let me know!

15 hours ago

Ongoing Call for Artists

AnySquared Projects regularly seeks artists and proposals for future for exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/ or group exhibitions throughout the year at various venues. One of our neighborhood projects is Art@Cole's, so far we've organized 25 exhibits at Cole's Bar since 2010.

Send projects@anysquared.com your name, website, and 3-5pieces of your current work to be considered for future shows.

AnySquared is an artist collaborative and network headquartered in Logan Square's AnyWhere Space at Milwaukee/Belden. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with our neighbors, AnySquared's all-volunteer members produce art events, exhibits, projects and ongoing activities in our community with mutual support and participation of area artists and local businesses.

17 hours ago

Milwaukee California Produce Open!

In the former laundromat across from Congress Theater. Bigger space, new products!

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

LSG

Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well...

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Dear EB community,
I'm 99% certain this post will be deleted within minutes but I just wanted to attempt a rally of sorts. Can we all agree to either mute or ignore any and all posts/comments from LoganSquareGal. We all know he/she is a troll of the highest echelon .. his/her most recent comment is berating someone asking about police presence near Logan Blvd/Western (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul28-police-activity-western-just-north-logan-movie-theater-6281508/#comment-444716). Previous comments have called all men over the age of 25 pedophiles/predators (http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul21-increased-loitering-armitage-california-6268545/#comment-444688) as well as attempting to instigate on a post about neighborhood concern over increased loitering near Cali/Armitage .. Actually just have a look at all the comments here (http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/177667/comments/). I know it's easy to get sucked into online tit-for-tat arguing (believe me, the self restraint has been difficult) but let's all rise above ... Let's none of us feed the trolls. (as hard as that can be)
Sincerely,
an EB User who actually sees the value in this online community

  • Just move on

  • Interestingly enough that crazy post was the first time I've really ever seen everyone on EB in complete agreement! Except for LSG of course.

46 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Mozart Elementary School

Hi. I am wondering what are other parents' thoughts and feelings about this school are.
If you have good or bad experiences you would like to share, I would appreciate it. I have a five year old and a three year old and this school is my neighborhood elementary school and I would like to find out what the learning environment is like there. It would help me decide if I should look for alternatives such as private, charter or home schooling. Thanks!

  • Every Kate new mom, park walker

    I would highly recommend touring any school you are considering. That can give you a very strong impression about how the school operates.

    We are sending our son to Brentano in the fall (I think they have a few spots left in preK). Its a small school with a strong positive culture and rigorous academics. Its also in Logan Square, which I love. I really want my kids to go to school with our friends and neighbors. Yay for neighborhood schools! You can call for a tour here -- 773.534.4508

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a friend who pulled her third grader out of the gifted program at Pritzker, and now sends her to Brentano. The child is so much happier!

45 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Anyone have info about Paradise Garden?

There is a very nice looking garden at the corner of Drake and Lyndale that has a sign calling it Paradise Garden. There are many nice plants there as well as a gazebo and some benches. However, it has a fence surrounding it and I've never seen it unlocked in the year I've been living near it. Does anyone know the story behind this place? If anyone knows the owner, is there any chance it could be opened up some time for people in the area to visit and/or help maintain it?

  • I know what you mean, they could use some help but it's "private".
    If you would like to do some gardening, we could use your help at Unity Park!

  • Hi Everyone! I actually live right across the street. When I moved into my building, my neighbor informed me that it is actually owned by the couple that own the building in front of it on Palmer and Drake. It has tax exempt status because it is actually a small church. They mass on Sunday mornings.

25 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park Condo Meetings

Does anyone know where HOA seminars, educational classes or any other community events are held to help HOAs with any concerns or questions?

  • Northside CDC does condo workshops that includes topics around working with HOAs. I don't think Neighborhood Housing Services or Spanish Coalition for housing (more local) does condo workshops, but it would be worth reaching out.

  • Jbowman Neighborhood Guy

    Hi Ariana,

    Check out the following organizations that offer classes/seminars year round.

    1. CAI-IL (Community Association Institute, Illinois Chapter) http://www.cai-illinois.org/
    2. ACTHA (Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations) http://www.actha.org/

    J

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Alderman Rey Colon arrested, accused of DUI

Apparently, our local Alderman was arrested and accused of DUI recently...

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ald-rey-colon-arrested-eisenhower-expressway-accused-dui/mon-07282014-1140am

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised if and when he gets away with it because of Chicago politics, but statements like this don't make me feel so warm and fuzzy:

“Did I make a mistake? We will see. Right now, I’m not at liberty to talk about the case at all. My legal counsel has advised me to really let folks know I have sought legal counsel and to allow the legal process to unfold at this time. I was on the Eisenhower, but I can’t really speak to it at this time.”

  • Lele 15-year Logan Square resident

    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to...

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    According to the link on Will Guzzardi's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/252000228331359/), the Celebrity Bartender event is this Wednesday night (7/30) at Moe's Tavern, which is well ahead of the Avondale Fair. By September the news about Rey's DUI might have gotten buried and been forgotten. I guess it is better to have him behind the bar serving drinks than in front of the bar knocking them back and then getting into his car to drive home, but it still strikes me as a bad idea for Rey to participate so soon after being pulled over. I wonder if he will bow out and leave Will on his own?

  • Don't blame me I didn't vote for him.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Effectiveness of city's lawn builder

The city recently redid about 1,300 feet of 8-inch water main on my block. Included in this project was the "restoration," including new curbs, parkway sidewalks, and repaving the street (all good things). My main question here is if any of you have experience with this turf building they laid down? Is it effective? Will the grass grow back in time before the end of the summer, or should I expect to have to reseed next spring?

Thanks!

24 hours ago

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Jul 21

Updated 25 hours ago

Increased loitering at Armitage/California

Does anyone know the story behind the group that's been hanging out with increasing frequency at California and Armitage? In front of the bank, and sometimes behind it. Young adults. They're not waiting for the bus...and have been hanging out a lot more often.

  • This is a perfect thread that people are concerned as to what's going on in there neighborhood. That's a good think as that is what EB. Is good for. There is a nescitty for these kind of programs. It's just a shame that so many people have the not in my backyard attitude. This place is meant to help young individuals become better people and will in turn make. For a better neighborhood .

  • Dhe

    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here...

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    Warning!!! Long and biased.

    To all my fine neighbors. I make no excuses for my position. As I stated, I am a home owner of 30 years. I have seen my neighborhood rise from what was once "Hooker Alley." We had prostitues 24/7 on Armitage and California. I was here when Tastee Freeze was a bonified dump. When the strip mall on corner of A&C was a used car dealership with an owner who harbored and supported drug use and prostitution.

    I have fought many, MANY, battles to better my neighborhood. Where Katakanas Restaurant now stands, was once a delapidated building housing a tire shop that conducted business on Mozart with no regard to the neighbors. Should I mention all the shootings and murders that took place in the area? When Mozart & Cortland had gang members boldly hanging on the corner and reeking havoc on the innocents.

    We, dear wife and I of 29 years, were burglarized twice, car broken into three times (Several years ago) our window broken from a stray bullet.

    I and SEVERAL neighbors met with Alderman Moreno to express our concerns over what could potentially happen. We were assured that, what we are now experiencing, would not happen.

    We (neighbors who met with Moreno) are very upset that the issues we voiced are now our reality!

    The facility only houses a small number of beds on a first come first served basis. So what are the rest who didn't get in to do the rest of the night.

    I am pro helping young men and women. My line of work involves this service. These "loiterers" are not from our neighborhood, they are bused in, yet we are left to deal with the after math that neither the Alderman nor the Director of LCN are dealing with.

    What to do??? What to do??

34 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Gunshots near Wrightwood/Drake?

Around 9:30 this evening I heard a series of ~12 pops near Wrightwood and Drake. They occured within a 30 second time span, and they sounded too loud to be from a handgun, yet too infrequent to be fireworks.

Did anyone else hear the same?

  • Joe

    I heard it. It has been awhile since my military days but I did not react to it as trained, my initial thought was banging metal but I could be wrong.

  • Becca500 Reverse Commuter and Bike Rider

    I was sitting on a friend's porch literally at the corner of Wrightwood and Drake at the time you reference.

    It was 100% fireworks, pretty colors and all!

26 hours ago

27 hours ago

OCC Closes GreenChoice Bank, Providence Bank Takes Over

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) shut down Illinois’ GreenChoice Bank, including the Logan Square location (2545 W. Diversey Ave.) July 25. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named the Receiver, according to the FDIC website.

30 hours ago

31 hours ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Listening And Loving Literature

    Ms. Williams is asking for $786.40:
    My students need a listening library to expose them to high-level literature such as Roald Dahl, Kevin Henkes, and Gail Gibbons, with the support of an individual text.
    Brentano Math & Science Academy Comment
  • SteM: Fractions

    Ms. Bartlett is asking for $609.76:
    My students need fraction manipulatives to master fractions: fraction squares and circles, flash cards, magnetic tiles and circles, and fraction tower cubes.
    Brentano Math & Science Academy Comment

44 hours ago

Updated 32 hours ago

CTA Safety Stats to be Released Today

The Mayor's Office is going to release the CTA crime stats for the first half of 2014 sometime today. ABC 7 Chicago has a full report on CTA safety. http://abc7chicago.com/news/cta-crime-down-more-than-34-percent-new-city-data-says/225906/

Snippet from the report:

Crime is down on the CTA, according to new police data expected to be released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials.

The number of violent crimes and thefts reported on buses, trains and rail station platforms for the first six months of 2014...

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The Mayor's Office is going to release the CTA crime stats for the first half of 2014 sometime today. ABC 7 Chicago has a full report on CTA safety. http://abc7chicago.com/news/cta-crime-down-more-than-34-percent-new-city-data-says/225906/

Snippet from the report:

Crime is down on the CTA, according to new police data expected to be released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials.

The number of violent crimes and thefts reported on buses, trains and rail station platforms for the first six months of 2014 declined more than 34 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year.

According to the Chicago Tribune, theft is the No. 1 crime on the CTA. Theft declined 18 percent in the first half of 2014. Still, some riders have concerns.

How do YOU feel about the Logan Square, California, and Western Blue Line stops? How about the local bus stops?

  • Alan is right You're wrong.

    Are men allowed to give opinions here or is that still not allowed?

  • Logan Dad Logan Dad

    Alan - Since men are responsible for all the crime, they probably shouldn't comment on this story.

  • LoganSquareGal, thanks you sir for posting. You are a true stand up guy and a man's man. A true gentleman. I mean that, bro.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Grey cat found 2839 W Logan Blvd

Our neighbors found a grey cat with pink collar in their back yard. Friendly and skinny. If it is yours, you can reach them at 312.405.3259 (they are not on Everyblock). Photo attached.

  • Cat Wrangler happy Humboldt Park resident

    In answer to Logan Fullerton's question, some people who have outdoor cats seem to have issues with litter boxes. They'd rather let their cats go outside than deal with a litter box. So, if you see this woman again, you might consider that in one of your counterpoints. Good luck!

  • i had a similar situation. i posted here a couple weeks ago about a grey and white "stray?." i talked to neighbors on either side who knew nothing but had seen her around for a long time ...after getting feedback from everyblock folk, i had booked an appointment with the...

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    i had a similar situation. i posted here a couple weeks ago about a grey and white "stray?." i talked to neighbors on either side who knew nothing but had seen her around for a long time ...after getting feedback from everyblock folk, i had booked an appointment with the grand ave anti cruelty to have the cat fixed (after first checking for a chip)...then, the cat disappeared and a couple days later the kids two doors down told me about their grey and white cat (pearl) who had recently had kittens...they were saying she was "done" with her kittens (they were weaned? they were born? not sure...) anyway, now i am going to try and talk to mom and offer to take the cat in for fix and shots (the fix is only 25 bucks -- what a deal)...i'll tell her i have a "coupon" for a free fix...i don't want to be insulting to them.....anyway, they have been keeping her in since i almost nabbed her, so that's a good thing -- but she sure was skinny before I started feeding her -- though in light of what the kid's say, maybe she fattened up for other reasons! in any case, i'd say it's important to make sure the cat is fixed and has basic shots, no matter who it belongs to...and if it is roaming and finds a better home -- so be it.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Greenchoice Bank closed by govt

Well, ouch. Hope the larger Green Exchange and those businesses aren't impacted, but that seems likely.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/greenchoice.html

  • We're closing our accounts and moving to Liberty Bank for the time being. We picked green choice because they invested in green technology and green companies. After visiting Providence's website, I'm still trying to understand what "christian banking" fully entails.

  • PR

    After Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, they went across the street and opened a bank.

38 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Gang Activity, Violence and Drug Dealing 2800-2900 Block of Hamlin Avenue

It seems like gang bangers and drug dealers have moved into a house or apartment in this area over the last three months. A very large group just hangs out, usually after 6pm until like midnight in front of a fire hydrant, just hanging out on their porch selling drugs and getting really, really drunk and loud. They also are down by Hamlin and George and walk back and forth to seemingly avoid the police. Does anyone know about this...

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It seems like gang bangers and drug dealers have moved into a house or apartment in this area over the last three months. A very large group just hangs out, usually after 6pm until like midnight in front of a fire hydrant, just hanging out on their porch selling drugs and getting really, really drunk and loud. They also are down by Hamlin and George and walk back and forth to seemingly avoid the police. Does anyone know about this and whether the police are doing something about it? It is really bad. Heard three gunshots last night and my kids are scared to go outside with them there. I have called the police but they usually don't respond and it just seems to be getting worse. Suggestions?

  • Juan C. Ayala Belmont Cragin Resident

    I would contact the alderman and ask to speak to a commander at your district police station

  • I'm sorry. That sucks beyond belief. When you call the police tell them you saw a drug deal happening. Call every 20 minutes if cops don't show up. If you can get your neighbors involved that might help. I don't know why we need to live in fear of these dirtbags.

  • Were you able to get ahold of the alderman or police commander? I live down the street, I have not witnessed any of this but am not surprised. I've seen the tennis shoes hanging from the wires at George. Let me know if you need any help.

43 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

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  • Isis, click on the picture or screen name and you will be taken to the member's profile. On the right side there is an option to send an email directly to that person. click on it and message away!

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