4 days ago

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Mariano's Plan Commercializes the Boulevard

The building commission approved a plan that would allow Mariano's to build a supermarket and parking lot on King Drive. Our boulevard and many of the homes on King Drive are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boulevards were meant to be residential. Giving in to the encroachment will only be the beginning. We must stop it now. Call the aldermen, Burnes and Dowell. Call Mr Mariano. Reach out to Friends of the Parks. Observe how the residents...

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The building commission approved a plan that would allow Mariano's to build a supermarket and parking lot on King Drive. Our boulevard and many of the homes on King Drive are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boulevards were meant to be residential. Giving in to the encroachment will only be the beginning. We must stop it now. Call the aldermen, Burnes and Dowell. Call Mr Mariano. Reach out to Friends of the Parks. Observe how the residents of other Boulevard neighborhoods organized ot protect their gem.

Mariano's could find many other locations in Bronzeville to provide all the benefits: convenience, jobs, tax base and rejuvenation. Speak up and write letters. Protect the value of your home.

Rick Roche

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Thanks for the clarification Tiffany. It would make sense to me to give the housing rebound a little time to reach that site and persuade Mr Mariano to consider another location. A Mariano's on 43rd could act as a bridge between Kenwood and Douglas. two neighborhoods with much in common in the way of historic housing stock.

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Agentaaw,

    If Mariano's gets past the zoning change, it's all over--at least in my lifetime.

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Workout partner

Hello Bronzeville,
I am looking for a power walking (treadmill, glider or pool) and weight training exercise partner who is a member at LA Fitness on 47th St. - soon to move to 35th and MLK Blvd. My schedule is fairly flexible so please reply.

  • Vee E. Digital Media Distribution

    I could use a workout partner at L.A. Fitness, I'm available evenings and weekends. Post when you'll be at 47th St. and we can meet up at the front desk.

  • I have not been going to the LA Fitness on 47th just because I have been lazy. I am paying a membership and have not gone yet. I am really waiting on the facility to open on 35th and King Drive. Anyone know when that may be?? I would love...

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    I have not been going to the LA Fitness on 47th just because I have been lazy. I am paying a membership and have not gone yet. I am really waiting on the facility to open on 35th and King Drive. Anyone know when that may be?? I would love to have a work out partner that will hold me accountable and I could do the same thing. I need a push some times just to get going but once I am there I try to get it in and not waste my time.

26 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Jimmy's on 35th & Prairie

I just noticed that it's closed with locks. Does anyone know why?

  • What I did notice was how quiet and less riff raff loitering on 35th street appeared today. Amen.

  • Prairie Girl 7 years in Bronzville

    I'm sad to say that Jimmy's had some electrical and building violations and are closed until the repairs are complete. I was extremely bumb out to hear this.

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3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Munchies site at 35th & King Drive

This highly visible storefront has been vacant since the unfortunate passing of the owner Rick and apparently the family does not want to continue the operation, also unfortunate. What would you like to see in its place?

  • Reggios,Beggars pizza or home run inn,connies

  • A nice sit-down restaurant other than soul food. African, Mexican, Japanese or some cafe style place. Great space for that.

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lost wedding rings

lost wedding rings...possibly near 14th ashland Costco or 33rd Damen Target.

20 hours ago

Were you at Bronzeville Nights?

Hello! We hope you had an opportunity to join us for Bronzeville Nights 2014, an event series pairing arts, culture and entertainment into some of Bronzeville's businesses and public spaces. Please share your pictures, videos and comments on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bronzevillenights

The pictures below are from the finale that occured from 43rd and Forrestville to 43rd and Calumet. Thanks to all the people that attended this year. Be sure to tell a neighbor or 3 about the series and be on the look out for Bronzeville Nights 2015, in August and September.

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Updated 2 days ago

Fourth Ward Newsletter September 26, 2014

Read about all the things happening here in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/X6dbU7

  • Good stuff! I appreciate all your efforts to make the community a more desirable place to live!

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Alderman Burns I saw on Friday work was being done on curbs at the corner of 39th & Cottage Grove. I'm wondering when the curbs are going to be completed after sewer work was done at 39th & Ellis? The crosswalks are unfinished and a hazard to cars and pedestrians....

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    Alderman Burns I saw on Friday work was being done on curbs at the corner of 39th & Cottage Grove. I'm wondering when the curbs are going to be completed after sewer work was done at 39th & Ellis? The crosswalks are unfinished and a hazard to cars and pedestrians. The problems starts at the park entrance, the median and the east corner of Ellis Street. How and why it would be left in this condition for so long is of great concern to me. I've reorted it to your office and on the city's website. It's hard to turn the corner without avoiding damaging your tires. The curb is uneven at all locations and is the only entrance to the park. Many people park on Ellis to cross over to the park and take advantage of the track. Please look into this. Thanks so much.

Sep 19

Updated 2 days ago

Bronzeville Apartment for Rent

Beautiful Bronzeville 3 BR/1 B Garden Apartment Must See. For Details Call 773-876-7400

  • Nicholas Ryan Chicago Real Estate Broker

    Hey there, let me know if you would like any help getting your apartment rented!

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Mar 20

Updated 4 days ago

Android App??

Everyblock has an App for iPhone, but does anyone know if there's one in the works for Android? An Android App would make me so very happy :) lol

4 days ago

Ellis Park - memorial over the weekend?

Does anyone know what happened in Ellis Park at 35th and Cottage Grove? There are red heart balloons, stuffed animals and other items building a memorial near the corner. I didn't see anything in the news. Thanks!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Chicago New Democratic party

Come and join Chicago New Democratic party.

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5 days ago

mayor goes back on kids safety issues again

Again we see what emanuel says that red light and speed cameras are for the safety of the children but again he's been exposed on channel 7 news last knight.

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Sep 22

Updated 6 days ago

Man shot in Grand Boulevard during attempted robbery

A man was shot Sunday evening in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. The 33-year-old was driving in the 4400 block of South Vincennes about 7 p.m. when a male fired shots at him during an attempted robbery, police said. The victim was shot in the left hand and drove himself to the

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The 33-year-old was driving in the 4400 block of South Vincennes about 7 p.m. when a male fired shots at him during an attempted robbery, police said. The victim was shot in the left hand and drove himself to the 4000 block of South Michigan.

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    The location of the actual shooting is very suspicious. Cops said he may have made the story up as no one on the block heard anything around 7pm. No way he was driving down the block and someone fired shots at a moving vehicle.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 23

Tenant to tenant issue

We've been living in our building for going 6+ years. A new tenant has recently moved in beneath us. The issues: from the time we wake up at 6 am prepare for work, the smell of weed is seeping thru the vents (it's that strong), when we return home in evening same thing, traffic in and out especially in the evening thru the night (hear the door opening and slamming), loud music especially on the weekends til 3 o' clock...

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We've been living in our building for going 6+ years. A new tenant has recently moved in beneath us. The issues: from the time we wake up at 6 am prepare for work, the smell of weed is seeping thru the vents (it's that strong), when we return home in evening same thing, traffic in and out especially in the evening thru the night (hear the door opening and slamming), loud music especially on the weekends til 3 o' clock in the morning. We've told the property manager they said call the police. Well we did, 2 weekends in a row. They came and went. We heard them after the police left cursing about us, the whole 9. Under normal circumstances I would approach them and speak with them but the concern is safety. We don't know who really lives there plus we don't want to run the risk of someone vandalizing our property. Another neighbor said when she walks in the building and she's struck in the face with the strong smell on weed. She doesn't want to say anything because she lives alone and shares some of our same concerns. What if anything short of moving can we do?

  • We had a similar situation just two weeks ago. New neighbors moved in two doors down and luckily we have great other neighbors that watch out for us. Get to know the rest of your neighbors, really know them. Interact with them, speak to everyone as if they are your...

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    We had a similar situation just two weeks ago. New neighbors moved in two doors down and luckily we have great other neighbors that watch out for us. Get to know the rest of your neighbors, really know them. Interact with them, speak to everyone as if they are your family. When people like this move in and see that you know everyone, they tend to see what kind of neighborhood they have moved into and don't want to be the outsiders if indeed they are doing bad things. When we arrived home, our neighbor came to us and told us that the new neighbors were throwing rocks at our cars. My husband approached them and told them that we should treat each other like neighbors. They denied they did it and when told that our neighbor saw them, they couldn't deny any longer. He told them that we watch out for everyone here and we want the neighborhood to remain this way. The new neighbors agreed to not cause any more commotion. So, far it want from loud music all the time to not a peep.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    You and your neighbors have what it takes to create a safe block. Changing behaviour with peer pressure works. Most of the time people who violate the peace have never learned how to co-exist. Thank you for sharing this.

Sep 23

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Sep 22

3 wounded in afternoon, overnight South Side shootings

...shot a 20-year-old in the left hand during an attempted robbery in the 4400 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man drove to 40th...

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...year-old man was standing on 24th Street when someone fired from an alley between Harding and Springfield avenues, police said. He was shot in the neck and back and dropped off at...

Earlier, a 33-year-old in a car was shot in the right leg about 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East 109th Street in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. Details about the shooting weren't available. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, police said.

Sep 22

Three wounded in afternoon, overnight shootings

About 6:50 p.m., someone shot a 20-year-old in the left hand during an attempted robbery in the 4400 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. The man drove to 40th and Michigan, where paramedics found him and took him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He's in stable condition.

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The most recent shooting left a man wounded in the Little Village neighborhood. A 33-year-old man was standing on 24th Street when someone fired from an alley between Harding and Springfield avenues, police said. He was shot in the neck and back and dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Earlier, a 33-year-old in a car was shot in the right leg about 4:20 p.m. in the 200 block of East 109th Street. Details about the shooting weren't available. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, police said.

Sep 22

Two wounded in Sunday afternoon shootings

About 6:50 p.m., someone shot a 20-year-old in the left hand during an attempted robbery in the 4400 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. The man drove to 40th and Michigan, where paramedics found him and took him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He's in stable condition.

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A 33-year-old in a car was shot in the right leg about 4:20 p.m. in the 200 block of East 109th Street. Details about the shooting weren't available. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, police said.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 21

Doggie Play Date

One of the most frustrating things about living in Bronzeville is that fact that there's no dog park. My dog loves to play with other dogs but seldom has the opportunity given that there isn't a central gathering place.

I have a yard now but didn't have one for years so I got good at scoping out secure areas where my dog could play. Wondering if anyone is up for a dog meetup. I'm open to anywhere in Bronzeville, Hyde...

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One of the most frustrating things about living in Bronzeville is that fact that there's no dog park. My dog loves to play with other dogs but seldom has the opportunity given that there isn't a central gathering place.

I have a yard now but didn't have one for years so I got good at scoping out secure areas where my dog could play. Wondering if anyone is up for a dog meetup. I'm open to anywhere in Bronzeville, Hyde Park or any surrounding area.

I usually take my dog to the school yards at the elementary schools in the area or vacant lots that are fenced in and manicured. (There's one on the corner of 39th & Vincennes)

Depending on how much interest there is we can always set up something more formal at a later date.

  • There is a dog park meeting tomorrow evening at 4448 S. State Street at 6:30pm. I am seeking to work with residents in organizing a Bronzeville Dog PAC for the new dog park being planned for 44th and Calumet. Representatives from the South Loop Dog PAC will be there to share their experiences in maintaining the two dog parks in the South Loop.

  • That's awesome! Thx for the information.

Sep 21

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Sep 16

Updated Sep 20

Light Issues on King Drive

We are currently working with the Bureau of Electrify to resolve the outages on King Drive between 37th and 44th.

We are also working to identify a potentially larger problem with the local infrastructure that may be causing the problem.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    MHarris... Yes true on disabled parking with yellow placard but Rahm
    Took away the free from all disabled so he could take care of his buddies who manage the parking deal. And Burns, Pat Dowell, and the rest of his followers went right along with him to the detriment of the handicapped. He must be defeated as well as the rest if his aldermen.

  • More free stuff, heck yeah!

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Sep 12

Updated Sep 19

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    “There comes a time that black people will have to shake up the Democratic Party [candidates] because then, in the next election when they make us some promises, they will keep them,” Meeks said.

    “I am tired of what the Democratic Party is doing to black people. Our vote is...

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    “There comes a time that black people will have to shake up the Democratic Party [candidates] because then, in the next election when they make us some promises, they will keep them,” Meeks said.

    “I am tired of what the Democratic Party is doing to black people. Our vote is automatic. If you vote Democratic, 96 out of 96 times, they don’t have to wonder where black people are. Once the election is over, Democrats have no incentive to deliver on their campaign promises,” he added.

    “This is the safest time for us to break the cycle. We can make other people come to our community and vie for our votes. We can put ourselves into the game because right now we are out of the game,” concluded Rev James Meeks.

  • Ray

    Yes, we need change!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Public notice to 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns:

    $60 million in federal transportation infrastructure dollars have been invested in building 3 three new bridges to the lakefront in the historic Bronzeville community.

    4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, you seem to be in control of these major construction projects.

    Alderman Burns,...

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    Public notice to 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns:

    $60 million in federal transportation infrastructure dollars have been invested in building 3 three new bridges to the lakefront in the historic Bronzeville community.

    4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, you seem to be in control of these major construction projects.

    Alderman Burns, please inform your tax paying constituents who you are ultimately accountable too, how our young able bodied men and women currently living in the historic Bronzeville community can become gainfully employed in designing and building these 3 three new brides in Bronzeville?

    Alderman Burns you have been duly notified that the tax paying citizens currently living in the 4th Ward will be duly frustrated, if we begin to see a bunch of white and Hispanics working on these bridge construction projects in our community under you leadership.

    If you want, we will provide space at the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center to host a town hall meeting about how your constituency will be able to work on these three bridge installation projects.

    4th Ward Alderman Burns, you will be held accountable on this economic empowerment infrastructure development issue!!!

    Virtually,

    Harold L:. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

    www.visitbronzeville.com

Sep 19

Fourth Ward Newsletter September 19, 2014

Find out all about the things happening this week in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/ONs9no

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