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Updated 14 hours ago

UChicago Charter Woodson Campus 6th and 7th Grade Spaces Available

Looking for a high quality education for your child entering the 6th or 7th grade? UChicago Charter School-Woodson Campus (6th to 8th) located 4444 S. Evans has opening in the 6th and 7th grade. We have a limited number of spaces available. Please contact the Admissions Office (773) 834-2865. Must be a Chicago resident. No testing for entrance. Don't miss this opportunity to get your child on the UChicago Charter Superhighway!!!!

In 2012, 20% of students were accepted to selective enrollment high schools-the highest rate of any non-selective school on the South Side.

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Jul 01

Updated 2 days ago

Maracas is open

A new Latin restaurant, Maracas, recently opened in Bronzeville. People should give it a try. I hope to stop by next week.

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/28320016-423/the-312-founder-of-boriqua-chicks-open-latin-restaurant-maracas-in-bronzeville.html

  • Tried Maracas last week. We had the empanadas (? Spelling) dinner. The flavor was good but they may have been over cooked because the crust was dark and a little dry. The price $8 included two empanadas over a bed of rice & beans with a side of plantines and mango sauce. I look forward to trying other items on the menu. Time correction, they close at 8pm on Saturdays.

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    I tried Maracas today. I had the Beef Steak with Yellow Rice. The flavor was nice and the portions was good. The steak could have been a little more tender but was still very good. Look forward to trying the Beef stew on my next visit.

Jul 14

Updated 2 days ago

35th st. Pedestrian Bridge set to begin construction next week

With improvements at Lake Meadows, repaving of King dr., scheduled repaving of 35th you could say we are on the fast track of infrastructure improvement.

  • I think the word that needs to be defined is HIJACK - take over (something) and use it for a different purpose.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    thatblow1, minor correction on your 4 points perspective- The name is Bronzeville Curmudgeon. Not to be confused with Brownsville, which I think is a suburb of New York city.

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    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

    www.ObamaCampus.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Jazz at the DuSable

Yesterday they had a tribute to the late, great John Coltrane at the DuSable Museum located in Washington Park. Playing the Coltrane standards were Ari Brown, Duke Payne, Rajiv Halim, and a sixteen year old up and coming Iasaiah Collier. This was a beautiful concert set in the confines of this historic venue and the Musicians did not disappoint. The thought that came to me is that since we have bought a portion of Gospelfest to the Southside of town, why not Jazzfest? The bones of this great Genre lie right here and to bring to life all the venues where this great art form took hold, now this could be something. What do you think?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Ray, we think that it is a great idea to host a International Jazz festival in Bronzeville!

    Bronzeville Visitor Information Center would be more than happy to help organize such an event.

    Do you remember the Jazz in the Alley events?

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

  • Ray

    Yes I do, the one I attended was 71st and Cregier.

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Mar 17

Updated 3 days ago

Good management company

My HOA is looking for a good management company for approximately 16 townhomes, does anyone have a suggestion?

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    I wouldn't touch Wesley with a 10 foot poll!! One of their vendors VanDerBosh recommended $6,100 worth of work to a catch basin pipe that was abandoned so the work was unnecessary. Nic was terrible to work with during the whole process and was actually pushing for the work to go through. I made sure we got a 2nd opinion from a vendor not associated with Wesley. They are the plumbers who determined the pipe was not in use and the work wasn't needed.

  • GRD GRD

    Good suggestion Sag Writer, as a CPM I totally agree!

3 days ago

Check Out the Nat "King" Cole Mural at 43rd and King Drive

Chris Devins and the Bronzeville Alliance present: " 'King' Nat at Home, 2014" 43rd and King Drive Photo Mural 12 ft x 23 ft.

3 days ago

Volunteer for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count – July 22nd and 26th

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any...

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The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any other mode of transportation in the City! During last year’s Summer Bike Count volunteers recorded over 14,500 bicycle trips and helped document the need for more innovative bicycle infrastructure. To volunteer contact David Smith, CDOT bikeways planner, at david.smith@tylin.com or Katie Gallagher, CDOT bikeways planning intern, at kgallagher@apexconsults.com.

Thanks!

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Bronzeville Nights

Come Join us at the kick off of Bronzeville Nights on August 13th, August 27, September 10 and September 24.

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Jul 11

Updated 5 days ago

King Dr.............."WoW"

Took a Drive down King dr. today, the day after it was repaved and wow, like a diamond that was just cleaned. The grass was being mowed and there was no trash and you could see that beautiful potential of Bronzeville on full display. With those stately Mansions in the background, and all that history starting to rise and bubble to the surface, well we should start to have that conversation in earnest, the one where this becomes the Tourist...

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Took a Drive down King dr. today, the day after it was repaved and wow, like a diamond that was just cleaned. The grass was being mowed and there was no trash and you could see that beautiful potential of Bronzeville on full display. With those stately Mansions in the background, and all that history starting to rise and bubble to the surface, well we should start to have that conversation in earnest, the one where this becomes the Tourist and entertainment destination that it is meant to be. There is a report that notes that some serious dollars come through this City and that arrow is pointing upward with an increase in visitors to the city. I think that we need to position ourselves for this obvious revenue resource, this will provide jobs, revenue, buisness opportunity, and pride back to Bronzeville. First we must improve the walkabilility of our streets, second we must highlight all the great accomplishments associated with Bronzeville. Crime needs to be addressed, loitering eliminated, any more suggestions?

  • Yes it does Ray...I am looking forward to more of them all over!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Congratulation to Cris Devins, for his sustainable work towards marketing and branding Bronzeville as an internationally significant heritage tourism destination!

    Check this out:

    Navy Pier gateway naming rights on sale for $20 mil: Exclusive
    WED, 07/16/2014 - 3:29PM
    MICHAEL SNEED
    @SNEEDLINGS | EMAIL
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed has learned...

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    Congratulation to Cris Devins, for his sustainable work towards marketing and branding Bronzeville as an internationally significant heritage tourism destination!

    Check this out:

    Navy Pier gateway naming rights on sale for $20 mil: Exclusive
    WED, 07/16/2014 - 3:29PM
    MICHAEL SNEED
    @SNEEDLINGS | EMAIL
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed has learned the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has sold naming rights to the historic front entranceway to Navy Pier for $20 million.

    Sources say the Polk Bros. Foundation has stepped up to be the first organization to help underwrite a massive rebuilding project at the pier.

    Sneed is told Navy Pier officials have scheduled a news conference Thursday morning to announce the deal. Under the agreement, Navy Pier will retain its name, but it is expected the Gateway Park area will be renamed Polk Park. It is unclear how long the naming rights will last.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

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5 days ago

Local Music Notebook: Animal Kingdom Appeals To Deb Mell

...of this calling the Greater Harvest Baptist Church was born on April 10, 1920 at 4419 State St. He then moved to 4512 South State St. where the membership grew immensely and caused...

...Church was born on April 10, 1920 at 4419 State St. He then moved to 4512 South State St. where the membership grew immensely and caused the congregation to move to 4711 South State...

...South State St. where the membership grew immensely and caused the congregation to move to 4711 South State St. to the old Atlas Theater and remained there until 1925. Services were then held in...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...necessary to buy a larger church. In 1948, a building was purchased at 5121 and 25 South State St. having a seating capacity of 2500. A community center and home for unfortunate mothers and...

6 days ago

6 days ago

Join the Bronzeville Alliance Facebook Group

Please join the Bronzeville Alliance Faebook Group.

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

The group is for BRONZEVILLE RESIDENTS and those interested in BRONZEVILLE to discuss, post, and generally communicate. We are particularly interested in discussions about BRONZEVILLE'S past and its future development.

If you know somebody who might enjoy being part of this group, TELL THEM ABOUT IT. This group will stay open unless easy access to it is abused.

If you do add/refer someone to this group, we request that it be someone who has an active and current interest in BRONZEVILLE.

PHOTOS AND EVENT NOTICES ARE ENCOURAGED.

Jun 20

Updated 6 days ago

Mayor Wake Up!

That young lady that you ran with yesterday, the one that came so close in the French Open in tennis, the one who defeated France's best tennis player, well guess where she was trained and is from, the Southside of Chicago. While you try your best to shoehorn another Selective enrollment school on the Northside of town, even naming this school after the no doubt about it Southside President Barack Obama. Today in Everyblock there is a Teacher asking for...

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That young lady that you ran with yesterday, the one that came so close in the French Open in tennis, the one who defeated France's best tennis player, well guess where she was trained and is from, the Southside of Chicago. While you try your best to shoehorn another Selective enrollment school on the Northside of town, even naming this school after the no doubt about it Southside President Barack Obama. Today in Everyblock there is a Teacher asking for 400.00 for some books for her class at the Wells prep, some books, while all over the southside are these teachers with these same type requests and we wonder why this ain't working. That young lady you ran with could have easily been one of these countless young people that are gunned down daily, but she has been spared and look at the results. Where do you think Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole, Thurgood Marshall, Michelle Obama came from. These neighborhoods where these teachers are asking for this 400.00. You see we cannot afford to turn our back on any opportunity for genius, it can be found anywhere, especially in that classroom of that teacher who is asking for that 400 dollars.

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Jul 08

Updated Jul 14

13 Killed, 58 Wounded

These are the numbers from this past July 4th weekend, most of which happened on the Southside of the City. One victim a Mother who was helping to clean up the yard after the family barbeque, a car driving past, just sprayed the area with bullets, she died in front of her daughter. You read the reports of these shootings and you can make no sense of what is going on, so I am asking this question today of all who are concerned, How can this be stopped?

  • Angelique CAC CAC Chair

    I am a member of the Bronzeville Alliance which meets at Centers for New Horizons at 6pm every 1st Monday.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Angelique CAC

    i don't understand your reference to the above mentioned agencies and associations.

    But, Salim Muwakkil, one our best African American writers has scripted a superb Chicago Tribune PERSPECTIVE feature article on Sunday July 13, 2014.

    The article supports the Atlantic magazine story on the Case for Reparations and...

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    Angelique CAC

    i don't understand your reference to the above mentioned agencies and associations.

    But, Salim Muwakkil, one our best African American writers has scripted a superb Chicago Tribune PERSPECTIVE feature article on Sunday July 13, 2014.

    The article supports the Atlantic magazine story on the Case for Reparations and calls the question of accountability from established political leadership in Chicago about the decades of insidious conspiracy against the best interests of Chicago's African American citizens.

    The Chicago press for the most part has ignored this critical story

    Thanks Salim for calling the question!

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid ...
    2 days ago ... Violent crimes in African-American neighborhoods make a compelling case that reparations are justified for the descendants of enslaved ...
    www.chicagotribune.com/.../ct-oped-raparations-0713-20140713,0,4948431 .story

Jul 14

Bronzeville Residents

Bronzeville Residents go enjoy the new outdoor curb areas located on 47th and Drexel and 47th and Champlain. Also please send congrads to TRC Bronzeville Green Organic Landscaping & QCDC for design and development of the projects
#fixingchicago #watchthechris #cwinitiative #actsofkindness (26 photos)

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Jul 11

Updated Jul 12

Fourth Ward Newsletter July 11, 2014

Find out everything that's happening this week in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/Kox6yn

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Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Jazz in the park

Can someone please tell me when and where will the senior jazz be on tomorrow- Friday, July 11.

  • Ray

    Kennicott park.......6pm-8pm 4434 s. Lake Park

Jul 11

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Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Someone you must know

DID YOU KNOW THAT -------

Mark Dean, is the co-inventor of the personal computer, he is
responsible for developing technology that allows us to plug anything into computers—keyboards, mice, monitors, modems, printers, speakers, scanners—and have the devices and PCs communicate seamlessly. He holds three of the nine original patents on the computer that all PCs are based upon, and more than forty patents overall.

http://www.biography.com/people/mark-dean-604036

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Thanks for posting the link. He is an amazing person. And I'm very thankful that he created such inventions. I remember the Trash 80 and TI days and never want to go back there

Jul 10

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Jul 05

Updated Jul 08

Burge

can someone please explain to me how Burge gets to keep his pension and we are still paying out millions of dollars for his torture cases??? I don't understand

  • Denver Doing my part

    Curmugdeon,

    I am neither a "white boy [n]or an elitist one %ter." I live in B'Ville by choice, and I am unabashedly BLACK and proud! Sadly, you will not be the first to suggest I am not black, whatever that is supposed to mean. However, neither you nor anyone else...

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    Curmugdeon,

    I am neither a "white boy [n]or an elitist one %ter." I live in B'Ville by choice, and I am unabashedly BLACK and proud! Sadly, you will not be the first to suggest I am not black, whatever that is supposed to mean. However, neither you nor anyone else can define for me what it is to be a black man living in America. Blacks have never been a monolithic bunch. Yes, we share certain common cultural experiences, but as a group we hold a wide spectrum of opinions shaped by how we live and process those experiences. We are no different than other ethnic or racial groups in this respect. You do violence to our rich cultural history to suggest all blacks think and ought to think the same way. In doing so, you exhibit the same narrow mindedness you accuse the "white Irish mafia" or "house negroes" of imposing on black folks. You can choose to hang on to old idols, but they eventually must succumb to more relevant ones. Ideas is the currency of a democracy, and your views reveal that you are running low on currency.

    That being said, I am well aware of the history of racial and economic violence done to black Americans, that continues to be done to black Americans, and how those still have real consequence to our outcome in life. I am also getting up to speed on the U of C's shameful history in that narrative as it relates to Southside blacks. However, to get to that "Promise Land" that Martin Luther King did not live to see, we need new ideas, new visions to pave the path. We will never get to that "Mountain Top" blaming others without holding up the mirror to take stock of our own culpability. White folks are no innocents, but neither are us blacks. Not to get all Oprah-y, but until we take responsibility for our own failings,we will keep having these conversations about who is to blame. If we can find the path to that Promise Land, maybe that will help us to heal. I suspect solutions are tough and that is why we revert to finger-pointing.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    God bless you Denver:

    No hard feelings.

    I agree with your though in your second paragraph of your response.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

Jul 08

Black in Latin America,

The descendents of slaves brought to Latin and South America, says Gates, don't identify as white or black the way many Americans do

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/

Jul 05

Updated Jul 08

Fireworks or Buffoonery?

Last night BV was lit up like Navy Pier with exploding rockets, dynamite sticks and overall buffoonery until well past 1am. I mean celebrating is fine, but decent people understand limits. Block after block, things were exploding in the front of homes, in the streets and even in front of churches. The streets this morning were showered with broken glass, paper and debris. Every time that I think that the neighborhood is starting to move forward the idiots show that they will always hold our progress back!!!

  • Yes folks, it was certainly over the top this year. It was pretty chill here except on Fri night. Really pretty quiet after that. I'm off all week so I didn't mind the noise but certainly might have felt differently if I had to get up early for work. I...

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    Yes folks, it was certainly over the top this year. It was pretty chill here except on Fri night. Really pretty quiet after that. I'm off all week so I didn't mind the noise but certainly might have felt differently if I had to get up early for work. I understand the frustration and yes, unfortunately many of our neighbors are not very classy or considerate. Perhaps they don't know any better? I often wonder if they even know or care if they are being offensive?:( The thing that really concerned me about this last weekend was the insane violence! I guess when you don't care about others and you have too much time on your hands, explosions and shootings are the result?:( SMH

  • GRD GRD

    While I agree we have larger problems, and to some extent solving those may even help the fireworks problem. I do think there's a difference between some parent that buys a few to entertain the kiddos for a few minutes and others that put on an amateur show. Some people...

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    While I agree we have larger problems, and to some extent solving those may even help the fireworks problem. I do think there's a difference between some parent that buys a few to entertain the kiddos for a few minutes and others that put on an amateur show. Some people do need to get up early the next morning, that's why I said above after midnight it should stop.

    The other problem with them are the injuries caused, people want a bigger bang along with that comes increased sophistication of the devise, in the hands of someone that has no clue.

    I remember developing a disdain for street fireworks as a little kid, a family friend had his leg permanently injured due to some firecrackers thrown in his direction. It was a painful bloody injury that left him using a cane for the rest of his days.

    Don't forget about the property damage too. Everything from busted windows to roof damage, doesn't take much to put a little hole in the roof which will left in water and lead to freeze thaw damage in the winter.

    All the risk and noise for what is at best a poor imitation of a real show.

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