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An aldermanic candidate supporting welfare recipients and ex-cons? No thanks.

Maureen Sullivan SAYS: [on Facebook]
October 6

Please share this with anyone who you may think it will help. FREE LEGAL HELP on Wednesday, October 8th. 4pm – 7pm at AKArama Community Service Center 6220 South Ingleside Chicago, IL (two blocks from the 63rd and Cottage Grove L stop). Legal help provided in the following areas: SSI/Public Benefits, Expungement, Housing Issues, Child Support, Wills and Other Issues. Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance with expungement. Rap sheets...

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Maureen Sullivan SAYS: [on Facebook]
October 6

Please share this with anyone who you may think it will help. FREE LEGAL HELP on Wednesday, October 8th. 4pm – 7pm at AKArama Community Service Center 6220 South Ingleside Chicago, IL (two blocks from the 63rd and Cottage Grove L stop). Legal help provided in the following areas: SSI/Public Benefits, Expungement, Housing Issues, Child Support, Wills and Other Issues. Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance with expungement. Rap sheets are available for $16 from Chicago Police Department’s Access and Review Division located at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. They are open from 8-12 Monday through Friday. **Note: The Legal Clinic will not handle criminal cases. On site staff speaks English. For other languages, call 312-341-1070.

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Gotta love the part, "Must have a Chicago RAP sheet to receive assistance"

Adios Maureen.

  • Monkeysphere, ladies and gentlemen. Monkeysphere.

  • A brilliant observation Brian. Thanks.
    Monkeysphere
    The limited capacity of primates to conceptualize others as distinct and relevant individuals (from an article on Cracked.com). Studies suggest that for humans this limit is about 150 people, and those outside the monkeysphere are not really considered people at all, but one-dimensional bit characters.

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What happened to the Bridgeport Vet?

I have been calling the bridgeport vet (Wayne, now that he is alone since Larry passed away) for over a week and there is a message that says the clinic is temporarily closed. Does anyone know why? And also does anyone know if Wayne is going to open again soon? I haven't been there in awhile since my dog and then one of my cats passed on. So I am out of the loop

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Yes it is Eric.
    Thanks. Janet

  • Thank you Erik H. Could not care less for those two shysters. Their incompetence in '06 led to my dog dying prematurely. They should have stop P practicing years before.

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Kiddie park?

Does anyone know what's in store for the park at 31st & Lowe? It's been fenced off & today is being dug up. Haven't seen anything regarding it here or elsewhere.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    The parks at McGuane, Armor and Donovan were part of the Chicago Plays! initiative, "which aims to replace 50 playgrounds a year over the next five years." Does anyone know if this is part of that initiative?

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130918/bridgeport/volunteers-sought-for-playground-projects

  • Pravin xxxx

    I don't know but sure going to walk this evening to find out. I had mentioned about this park needed major works. It was good when I use to take my Kids in 70's & now I take my Grandkids but afraid that they will get hurt from studs coming out on walkway board. Hope they fix it nice & add some good ride.

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Strays near Donovan Park

Around 5:15 today spotted two strays running together near the park. One is a German Shepard and the other was a smaller fawn colored dog. They appeared to be in good shape but were too far away for me to see if they were wearing tags.

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Personal research coud benefit community!

Would anyone like to sign up for a neighborhood compost collection service? Pick-up and replacement of a provided 5-gallon bucket will go to feed a local worm farm. Vermicomposting. $10/pick-up or price dependent on pick-up requirements. I would like to start providing such a service on bicycle with trailer, would you like to have this service? Research only now, and then will plan accordingly! Program can also include return of finished compost to subscriber!

  • I am interested! We have a compost bin in our yard, but it is now full and doing its thing. But I don't want to just dump our scraps in the trash. I'm sending an email now.

  • thank you! I will begin using my other email for direct contact. I am ready to pick up your container, let me know what you think of the info sheet I sent you.

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Ten Thousand Ripples Art & Peace Workshop

The Chicago Park District and Changing Worlds will present Symbols of Culture, Symbols of Peace, an Art and Peace Workshop, Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, at McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar. Join neighbors and friends for a morning of art and peace making activities. Learn about the Ten Thousand Ripples Buddha sculptures in Palmisano Park and work with award-winning artist, Indira Johnson, to create your own symbol of peace. This event is free and open to residents of all ages. The Ten Thousand Ripples exhibit was installed at Palmisano Park in August where it will remain until next summer.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    It just occurred to me... those sculptures will either stop the sledding this winter or make it more dangerous. This is very interesting. I am conflicted about the sledding at Palmisano. It looks so dangerous, what with the bottom of the hill leading to a wall. On the other hand, as a kid I loved sledding so much, and would hate to deprive any child of that experience.

  • R.

    I've sled down it many times and let me say that the fun far outweighs the danger. I haven't seen anyone get injured in the times I've been there, though the sledder has to mind any pedestrians passing by. Sad news if the sculptures interfere this winter, but I suspect folks will just spend more time sledding down the other side.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I grew up in west Michigan where we had dunes and some of the dunes even had rope lifts. So my idea of sledding is possibly a little safer in some ways, and much more dangerous in others!

Oct 15

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Falcon

Saw a falcon catch a sparrow on our deck today. Hadn't seen one so close before.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    We have nesting cardinals and mourning doves in our yard. We occasionally see red-tailed hawks. Mr. Woodpecker (red comb, and all) shows up for a few weeks every spring.

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    We have a thistle feeder. Fewer goldfinches have showed up this year than last. Mourning doves eat what falls to the ground. Haven't seen the falcons (I think what we saw were actually kestrels) in the tree across the alley since spring.

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Friends of Maureen Sullivan Fundraiser

University Village’s finest barbecue and brewery plus the next Alderman of the 11th Ward Maureen Sullivan. What’s not to love? Come on by for the Maureen Sullivan For 11th Ward Alderman Fundraiser at Moxee Kitchen at 724 W. Maxwell St. on Sunday night October 19th from 6 to 8:30. $25 suggested at the door. Free appetizers and tastings of their excellent menu along with a cash bar.

Details at http://sullivan11thward.com

Or https://www.facebook.com/events/1542922715922461/

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Bridgeport Art Walk

In addition to tomorrow's regularly scheduled 3rd Friday open studios at Bridgeport Art Center, I just saw that there is an "art walk" Saturday & Sunday with activities for various ages at various Bridgeport locations (including some food specials!).

Here's the article, which was shared on Nextdoor:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141014/bridgeport/artists-will-take-over-morgan-street-at-weekend-art-walk

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Maureen Sullivan's Palmisano Park Council Wins Award

Congratulations to Maureen, Rob and Dan on winning the annual "Volunteers in the Parks" award from Friends of the Parks.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141013/bridgeport/palmisano-park-advisory-council-wins-city-award

I don't serve on the park advisory council but have had the privilege of volunteering for the Bridgeport Clean and Green and Bridgeport Air and Water Show over the last few years. These events have given me the opportunity to work closely with Maureen Sullivan and learn from her the true meaning of community spirit. Her resourcefulness and ability to bring businesses, community groups and individuals together for a common purpose is exactly why I want her to be our next alderman.

Rob and Dan are both pretty great, too :) Congratulations to all!

  • Thanks Rene!
    The PAC has great ideas for the park. And, while I know that Rob & I are proud to be recognized by Friends of The Park, Maureen is the real driving force of the council. She has put in a lot of her very-limited free time to make events at Palmisano great. She doesn't give up. Having worked with her on numerous projects over the last few years I think Maureen will make a good Alderman.

Oct 08

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IS THIS RUDY?

please tell us if this is your cat..if so give me your phone number and i will put it up on Nextblock where the picture of the cat is.

  • I just posted a picture of Rudy.

  • there is a picture of Rudy in the Bridgeport News again on the last page as of today 10/15/2014...the other cat was taken care of by someone who is doing TNR work...(the picture above) that is what they are saying on Nextdoor

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Help Find Rudy

Rudy has been missing since October 7 from 36th and Morgan. Please invite Rudy in for dinner if you see him. His owner is offering a huge reward.

If seen, contact 312-259-4994

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Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring this free event which features 150 buildings that will be open to the public Saturday & Sunday. Several of them are right here in Bridgeport or our adjacent neighborhoods. Some buildings aren't usually open to the public. Seems like a great chance to get out and explore!

Check their website for full information: http://www.openhousechicago.org/

  • R.

    I highly recommend visiting Decorators Supply Corp at 36th & Morgan. I went during last year's OHC and thought it was such a cool work space, not to mention fascinating company history.

Oct 09

Updated Oct 14

Where to Eat While Watching the Chicago Marathon

234 W. 31st St., Bridgeport, 312-842-9200

This article has 25 other Chicago locations (Show)

233 E. Erie St., Streeterville, 312-344-1374

30 E. Hubbard St., River North, 312-226-5556

JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., Loop, 312-660-8866

519 N. Clark St., River North, 312-284-1377

1547 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-624-9430

1800 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park. 312-981-7070

553 W. Diversey Pkwy., Lincoln Park, 773-234-2320

3415 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-305-0024

2552 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-248-4580

2301 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-244-1112

1233 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-548-3319

540 N. Wells St., River North, 312-527-1850

401 N. Franklin St., River North

820 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-888-3455

1408 W. Madison St., West Loop, 312-226-9529

230 S. Ashland Ave., West Loop, 312-666-7253 Plates of chilaquiles are known to induce a powerful runner’s high-esque endorphin surge, a fact we totally didn’t just make up right now.

800 S. Desplaines St., University Village, 773-318-9526

1337 W. Taylor St., Little Italy, 312-733-8881

1725 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-226-2654

1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851

2119 S. Halsted St., Pilsen, 312-426-3385

2618 S. Archer Ave., Chinatown, 312-808-1999

3901 S. Michigan Ave., Bronzeville, 773-285-1700

2139 S. China Pl., Chinatown, 312-328-0001

1152 S. Wabash Ave., South Loop, 312-291-0100

  • The culinary history lesson was well presented sir.. I am certainly aware of Mexican culinary history, maybe not so detailed as you sir. history and even have my own thoughts on Asian influence when it comes to west coast Mexican cuisine. All in all I wasn't seeking traditional Mexican and my meal was a pleasant surprise and well prepared.Everyone is entitled to their opinions but Dia De Los Tamales should never be compared to Taco Bell...in my ever so humble.

  • Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare...

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    Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare his food in such a way that it would not interfere with his game. The cook presented him with sliced meat between two pieces of toast. This meal required no utensils and could be eaten with one hand, leaving the other free to continue the game.

    The torta has been prepared in some variation in many parts of the world, it is also known in Spain as bocadillo or bocata and la bala fría in Venezuela. Torta also means "cake" in countries like Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. The torta has a unique history well described by "Tortologo" Roberto Ayala in his book: "El Gran Libro de las Tortas". According to his findings, the history dates back to the sixteenth century with Leonardo Da Vinci and his guest and protector Ludovico Sforza. Da Vinci wanted to surprise his guest by improvising a snack that consisted of placing hard pieces of meat covering the entire dish between two larger pieces of bread. This could be considered the initial stages of the torta. With the Spaniard bringing wheat during the conquest and the arrival of the French colonizers, the torta took shape in Mexico with the influence of other civilizations.

    I also compared Día de los Tamales with the French cuisine. I have tasted their tamales and I find that the masa is bland, dry or mushy, underseasoned, with a mediocre salsa, and overpriced. The shop is nice with decent art, but I prefer the cart lady on 26th st. with questionable sanitation with a great savory tamal at $1.50 each and I don't need to add Luisiana, Sriracha, or any other hot sauce to improve the flavor.

    Again, this is my opinion and my own taste buds....

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Personal trainer for hire!

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Hi my name is tony! I'm A young and inspiring uncerfied personal trainer and because I'm uncerfied I am willing to train u at A vary low price u won't be disappointed I will use my knowledge and ability to not only train but to give u the knowledge u need to know not only to do the physical work u need to do but the right foods and supplements and support u need to succeed in your fitness goals so if all else fails give me A try what do u have to lose! So drop me A e-mail so we can set A schedule and price and any other details hope to hear from u soon take care God bless!

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  • Hi I don't think is a good place for you to advertise if your uncertified. Also how do we know your not a rapist or murder. Maybe you should work on your certification and work in a gym or studio

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    Please allow me to thank all the comments I do appreciate them so first off yes it would seem vary dangerous to meet someone u don't know that's why I left my E-mail so that if I did get any instest in my services then we would meet in A public place like A gym or the park. And how I wish that I could go to school to get certified but unfortunately I cant afford to go right now I'm in over my head in dept. I was given advice by A friend who is A certified trainer about how he started to lean how to start as A trainer that he would go around the gyms that he would attend and just ask around for clants and it work for him but unfortunately for me I'm A little more shy then him to do that so I tried to see if this Would work and since I am uncerfied that's why I would be much cheap then those high priced cerfied trainers as an alternative for those who can't afford one!

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