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  • Congratulations on " The Village Market "...Maybe we can get some Nefertiti Gourmet Coffee in the Village Market. ...Let me know.

  • Looking forward to a Juneenth Celebration on June 19th Freedom from Slavery.....with vendors stay tuned for more information.

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Hi: Every block neighbors

I have to say every day on my way home from work southbound lake shore drive to the right at the oakwood blvd exit, I see a big gray sign that says you are beautiful. Every day when I read this I say very proudly ( YES I AM !!! ), if you ever see this say it to yourself because you are.😘

2 days ago

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Good morning EB neighbors

Well Happy Friday to all 🙌 isn't it great? Have a great weekend, be warm, happy & always safe.😘

Oct 18

Updated 2 days ago

apt for retiree with pension

Looking for quiet apt in near future, former home owner, familiar with lawn care and other home needs. Senior citizen who loves nature.

  • Gwen Barnes Robinson South Shore resident, Real Estate Broker

    Hi all. Was taking a bit of a Staycation but now I'm back. The wait list that everyone is talking about is to sign up to get Section 8 or HACC help pay your rent. They have opened the wait list but so far I haven't heard anything about how...

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    Hi all. Was taking a bit of a Staycation but now I'm back. The wait list that everyone is talking about is to sign up to get Section 8 or HACC help pay your rent. They have opened the wait list but so far I haven't heard anything about how fast they will be qualifying people to get vouchers. That's what you need. The voucher tells a potential landlord how many bedrooms you qualify for, and there's a standard list that shows how much will be paid according to the zip code. For seniors 55 or older there are some places which cater just to you. They generally have their owning qualifying parameters.

  • "For seniors 55 or older there are some places which cater just to you. They generally have their owning qualifying parameters." I would be interested in this Gwen!!!

2 days ago

5th Ward Aldermanic Candidates' Forum, Saturday 10:30 am

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference is holding a forum at
10:30 A.M. AT HYDE PARK ACADEMY AT 6220 S. STONY ISLAND AVE.
The candidates for 5th Ward alderman will be incumbent Leslie Hairston, Tiffany Brooks, Jedidiah Brown, Robin Boyd Clark, Jocelyn Hare, and Anne Marie Miles.

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4 days ago

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Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful wednesday up & Adam let's get ready to enjoy this day what ever it is. Dress warm be 😁 & safe 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    😃up and Adam huh?
    😚

  • Robert Brown local artist

    The Black Creativity Art Exhibition is now on display at the Museum of Science and Industry until the end of February. This is the oldest and most prestigious juried show of black art in the Chicago area. Check it out when you have the chance.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Neighborhood Around 6700 S Merrill

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks,...

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Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks, and haven't had any issues with people, nor violence. However, this has been when the weather is rather cold, and people would most likely be indoors. So I wanted to reach out to people who live near this area to get a better idea of living in this area everyday.

Couple things that I hope could be covered:

- Parking: will this be a problem for guests? I will have a garage space to park my car
- Neighbors (friendly?)
- Safely (I'm a runner, so I'd like to know what its like walking around at night)

Any and all comments (good or bad) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Happy making better choices

    Jen, if you search south shore on FB or Google for organizations, there are a few. Reclaiming South Shore for All and The Planning Coalition are the most active in my opinion but there are many more and likely more that are active based on what part of SS you look at. SS is large .

    Sho nuf HP via Naija - you don't play with either in my opinion as well

  • Robert Brown local artist

    The SSA on 71st Street is very successful and the street is cleaned on a regular basis. As for community organizations there are a number and I would contact The Chamber of Commerce for more information on 71st. As for the foot traffic, I have noticed much of it coming from South and east of 71st.

3 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors!

Wonderful Thursday 3:27 am rise & shine 🙋 it's almost ??? Let's have a great day, drive safely, be warm & safe 😘

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Community Forum for Challengers for 5th Ward Alderman

A panel of community leaders will open the forum with questions for incumbent Leslie Hairston and challengers Robyn Boyd-Clark, TIFFANY BROOKS, Jedidiah Brown, Jocelyn Hare, and Anne Marie Miles before turning it over for audience questions.

The forum sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference will start at
10:30 A.M. AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AT 6220 S. STONY ISLAND AVE.
The candidates for 5th Ward alderman will be incumbent Leslie Hairston, Tiffany Brooks, Jedidiah Brown, Robin Boyd Clark, Jocelyn Hare and Anne Marie Miles.

  • The Community Forum for Challengers for 5th Ward Alderman will take place on
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:30 am. at 6220 S. Stony Island Avenue.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday again & I hope everyone enjoys it. Dress warm, don't forget to be happy & always be safe😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    💋 have a good Tuesday, Claudette

  • I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    I pray you all allow GOD into your life through Jesus our LORD. It's a grand day!

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Let's talk about issues that matter to you

On CAN TV's Political Forum you're the co-host! Call in with your questions for Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th Ward) LIVE Wednesday, January 28th at 7pm on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

You can also ask a question as by commenting on this post, but calling in is your best bet to be heard!

See more Political Forum at http://cantv.org/watch-now/category/political-forum/.

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Jan 15

Updated 5 days ago

Experienced Handyman needed for Condo Repairs

Hello Neighbors,

I am beginning the search for a new handyman that could assist with a variety of tasks around the house, from floors, to paint, to drywall, and all things in between. Specifically, I'm looking for an experienced, preferably referred, handyman/contractor who is diligent and knowledgeable about condos and have done great work. If the work is great, I could recommend the individual to the association as we are also in search for a new building maintenance person.

Price is obviously a concern for everyone, so someone who's reasonable in rates would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks all, God Bless..

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Looks like you found the perfect position for me. 2 questions. 1 where are you located. 2 how many units. Please call. 312-890-7558

6 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

mmm it's Monday again, oh well got to keep moving. Have a wonderful day bundle up, be 😀 & safe😘

Jan 25

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Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

Happy Friday EB neighbors !!!

Yep Yep its here & I am loving it, everyone have a wonderful & happy weekend stay warm & be very safe 😘

  • Enjoy your weekend.

  • Claudette 17yrs Security Officer

    You have a great weekend

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Yes enjoy your weekend and all you Saints, praise GOD from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly host, praise Father Son and Holy Ghost. Happy LORD's day to all.

Jan 24

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Jan 23

Buy Groceries and Talk Politics

Let's Grocery Shop and Talk Politics all in one place. This coming Saturday (tomorrow) at The Quarry 75 Event Center 2423 E. 75th, the South Shore Good Food Farmer's Market will be open for business, and a 7th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum will be taking place.
http://eepurl.com/bckTjz

Jan 23

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Jan 22

2015 All New Exchange Ideas 2.0

The Planning Coalition, Exchange Ideas initiative, is a monthly community forum held at Chef Sara’s Café, 7201 S. Exchange 1 pm every 3rd Saturday of the month is back in February and we are so excited to have two new host, Ameshia Cross and Chasda Martin http://eepurl.com/bbVf-n

Jan 22

Come out and Interview the Candidates of the 7th Wards Individually

Strong local leadership on the Southeast Side of Chicago will be crucial the next four years. Come out and meet the candidates individually, with an organization you can trust. Get to know each one of them better one-by-one, ask the tough questions without distractions among the candidates such as the usual ugly debates, hostile exchange, etc. Just the community and the candidate in the room. Are you looking for the best speaker or the best Alderman? Our format will give you that. http://eepurl.com/bb7Unf

Jan 22

Open Letter to our Partners, Friends, and Community

As we enter 2015, I thought I’d take a few moments to share with you some of The Planning Coalition’s proudest accomplishments as well as our plans for the coming year. http://eepurl.com/bbXVov

Jan 22

Updated Jan 22

Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful Thursday rise & shine, car looks happy now that it is cleaned 🚗. Everyone enjoy your day be warm, happy & safe.😘

Jan 22

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Jan 21

moving into area

i am thinking about moving into the 8200 e crandon block. can anyone tell me what the area is like---crime, grocery stores, shopping areas, etc. thank you.

Jan 21

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Jan 21

Updated Jan 21

Good morning EB neighbors

Time to get ready for work, be sure to stay happy today, dress warm & of course be safe😘

Jan 20

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Jan 20

Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday : tried to get a car wash Saturday & Monday I saw that line & went back home, guess I will try today if it doesn't snow. Have a wonderful day, be warm, happy & safe😘

Jan 19

Updated Jan 19

Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful Monday rise & shine, enjoy your day dress warm be very happy & stay safe 😘

Jan 18

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Jan 17

Cellphone ring helps police nab robbery suspects

Derrick J. Ewing, 20, of the 8000 block of South Kingston Avenue, left, and Anthony E. Sutherland, 21, of the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue were charged with attempted armed robbery. Ewing was additionally charged with armed robbery, police said.

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Derrick J. Ewing, 20, of the 8000 block of South Kingston Avenue, left, and Anthony E. Sutherland, 21, of the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue were charged with attempted armed robbery. Ewing was additionally charged with armed robbery, police said.

On Dec. 5, in the 2700 block of East 93rd Street, the suspects tried to rob a pizza deliveryman of pizzas and cash by threatening him with a 4-inch folding knife and pepper spray, according to court documents.

The suspects managed to get away, but on Wednesday, police responded to De Arcos Pizza at 2832 E. 87th St. after the same victim told officers he was robbed in early December by someone using the same phone number that had just been used to place an order, according to a police report.

After being alerted, police set up surveillance and went with the victim to deliver the food in the 9200 block of South Manistee Avenue, police said.

Jan 16

These are your candidates for alderman in the 5th ward

You can watch complete, unedited video of the 5th ward aldermanic debates hosted by Chicago Southside Branch NAACP online at: http://ow.ly/Hs6Bt

Jan 16

Updated Jan 16

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Well we made it 3:17 am & I can't wait for 2pm to get here. You ever feel like you need a break from working? Well today I am feeling it. Have a wonderful weekend, dress warm, be very happy & always be safe. 🙋😘

Jan 15

Updated Jan 15

Good morning EB neighbors

Fabulous Thursday won't be long till..... Everyone enjoy your day, dress warm & don't forget to be happy & stay safe 😘

Jan 15

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Jan 14

Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful Wednesday dress warm, enjoy your day, be happy & safe 😘

Jan 14

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