2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

New Zaytune location?

I see that there's a new Zaytune sign at 35th and Western. I assume that this is a new one, not the one on Morgan in Bridgeport. Does anyone have the scoop? It's a great place. They might be well-advised to wait until the Western Ave. construction is done (if it ever is!) before opening. That construction is brutalizing business around there, as the Archer Ave. construction is in that area.

  • I spoke with the owner at the Bridgeport location about a month ago and he told me that they are opening a new location near 35th and Archer. This must be it!

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Maybe they could start serving Turkish/Greek coffee in the meantime?

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Dog Fun!

Would anyone be interested in meeting at Armour Park on 32nd and Lituanica for some dog play time in the kiddie playground area??? I do it often with dogs I come across in the park and we always make sure the playground stays clean for the kids!

  • I think they are talking about the Armour School playground?

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    We weren't able to hang today, but we are interested in future meetups!

8 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

What Happened Yesterday?

What happened yesterday there by the church on the corner of 31st and Poplar? I was walking home yesterday between 10 am to 10:30 am I believe there was 10 to 12 cop cars there and the lights were all flashing and lots of cops there.

14 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Dunkin Donuts 31st and Halsted what happened?

I was on my way to work this morning and get on the Halsted bus at 31st. I noticed that Dunkin Donuts was closed? There was paper all in the window's and a sign on the door. I didn't have time to go read da sign because the bus was coming. Does anybody know what's going on? I know they were remodeling the dining room by the restrooms. TBH I am a Starbucks guy and don't really go here. But I don't like to see a business especially in Bridgeport fail.

  • Pravin xxxx

    May be remodeling.

  • Karl a.k.a Bportboy A founder of LGBT Neightbors in Bridgeport Chicago

    I have nothing against Dunkin Donuts just not on the top of my list for a coffee shop thats all. They dont make the donuts there like they used to at each location since i was a kid. The iced coffee,tea, mocha and hot chocolate all comes out of a bag. There is nothing fresh about that. They make the hot coffee fresh thats it. Starbucks everything is made for you fresh as far as the drinks go. The food products are just heated up. Just and Fyi for everybody.

Sep 09

Updated 9 hours ago

I think John Kozlar just won this election

After 54 yrs in this neighborhood and countless elections, I have never seen a candidate quite like John Kozlar before. I am a good friend of Pat Thompson's, but after seeing Kozlar's campaign website tonight, he has my vote. This young man has very good ideas planned for our ward and is very specific. You can tell he wants to be our Alderman and goes into detail on things that I did not even know Alderman had. There is no...

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After 54 yrs in this neighborhood and countless elections, I have never seen a candidate quite like John Kozlar before. I am a good friend of Pat Thompson's, but after seeing Kozlar's campaign website tonight, he has my vote. This young man has very good ideas planned for our ward and is very specific. You can tell he wants to be our Alderman and goes into detail on things that I did not even know Alderman had. There is no spin on issues, he does not name call, and if he comes through on his plans, our neighborhood will be back to where it used to be when I was growing up. He deserves this opportunity and we need to give it to him. Take a look for yourself = www.johnkozlar.com It makes me proud to see our next generation step up and make a difference in our neighborhood.

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Seconded Rene ... any registered voter in the 11th Ward has equal say ...
    Seniority doesn't trump!

  • Hey Josh welcome to a great place to live. Just ignore the trash talkers. Think about all the great things we have here. Easy access to whatever type of restaurant you like within walking distance. Lots of retail, get little neighborhood places, some great kind helpful neighbors.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A NEW 2 STORY MASONRY (3B CONST.) SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT, REAR WOOD DECK AND 2 CAR DETACHED FRAME (4A CONST.) GARAGE.

    3001 S. Canal St. Issued September 17, 2014 Comment

2 days ago

The good, the bad, and the really bad—a roundup of three newish barbecue spots

Husky Hog Bar-B-Que, 335 W. 31st St, 773-442-2769, huskyhogbbq.com

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bro-N-Law's Bar-B-Que, 3820 W. Chicago, 773-227-8344

The Last Pit Stop Barbecue, 1964 W. Lawrence, 773-654-3977

1648 W. 115th St., Chicago Other South IL 60643

3001 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago Lakeview IL 60657

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Turning right at 31st and Loomis

My number one pet peeve driving home from work is people making a right turn from the LEFT lane at 31st/Loomis. You are supposed to get to the lane closest to the curb to make a right turn period. This intersection seems to be the worst at making a proper turn. Its not rocket science.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Drivers are doing this all over especially to avoid pedestrians in the cross walk, I wonder if these drivers know how much the fines are when they are caught? Please call 311 when you see this happening otherwise it is like it never happened. The city goes by the numbers when they assign police to traffic duties.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Are there really, technically multiple lanes over there? If so, they sure could use some paint to make that clear.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

YARD SALE!!

Anybody know of any yard sales this weekend?? With lots of kids stuff there.

  • Ok and what was your reason for this comment?

  • The big semiannual South Loop neighborhood yard sale is Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 am to 3 pm, in Dearborn Park, 9th & Plymouth. There's always a lot of outgrown kids stuff.

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Internet Service Provider - RCN?

We're moving to Bridgeport soon, and are wondering if we should switch from Comcast to RCN? Comcast has generally been great where we are now, but the prices are getting expensive. They're so manipulative the way they structure their prices. We were unhappy with AT&T, so we're not really interested. What have been your experiences?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    I have AT&T internet had to get a $200 home tower to get it to work. No towers in my area. Had to pay up front then they took off bill.Service OK

  • RCN doesnt seem to have as many available channels. I had a friend who had it within his condo (no other choice) and hated it. I always call Comcast on the anniversary of my start day and threaten to leave - they have kept the price the same now for 4 years.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

International Grill in Pilsen

For those of us who've been wondering where Chef Eusebio and Olga from Amelia's went, check out their new restaurant in Pilsen. Essentially the same menu, still great stuff. BYOB. We ate there Friday night. Sorry to see them leave Canaryville, but they're still close by.

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    amelia's is not gone but the chef has moved on...

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Ah... Well now there are two things to celebrate :)

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Sep 10

Updated 3 days ago

Speed camera

They is a new speed camera on Archer near Wood. These cameras were suppose to be for Schools and playgrounds. None in that area.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    JL, you got "democratic" (democracy) and "republic" mixed up. What you're referring to as "republic" is a direct democracy. When leaders make decisions on behalf of their constituents, it's a republic—when the representatives are elected, it's a democratic republic.

  • SETROC Here I am Roc you like a hurricane

    Lets keep voting democrat because this city, county, state, and country are all in such great shape.Now off to take my crazy pills.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Open Registration - After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential.

After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Visit us at www.ucachicago.org to for more information

Classes held in New Life Community Church - Bridgeport

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Sep 11

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Sep 06

Updated 6 days ago

Daley Thompson's Illegal Tax Break

It is funny how as soon as you mention Daley Thompson's illegal tax break his supporters go silent. A "clerical error" that continued for 12 years and only stopped when the BGA caught him red-handed is pretty hard to defend.

A new day is dawning- the old machine and it's old ways of doing things has got to go. Good news for the connected like DT is that they can live off of the largesse and fat they've accumulated for decades.

Whether we're talking Daley Thompson with his multi-generational connections, or Emanuel with his billionaire donor bosses, 2015 will mark a return to people power. The clout crooks are getting the boot this time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/daley-relative-tax-breaks_n_3963206.html

Sep 08

Updated Sep 13

Looking for a Reliable Mechanic

I'm looking for someone I can trust and won't rip me off to take a look at my car. I've been having a few problems with it here and there and would like to have someone in the neighborhood I can take it to when problems pop up. Thanks!

  • JL

    the place to stay a way from bridgeport transmission on 31 st between throop and farrell it's on the east side of the alley.His prices are high and not very trust worthy. I was there once and a friend of mine was there once and we both said the same thing about him not good

  • Don Herman's Quality Service, 43rd Union.

Sep 13

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Sep 09

Updated Sep 13

Petition to improve train viaduct sanitation

EB user Michelle Fennessy posted this Change.org petition to the Pilsen neighborhood. Since Bridgeport has viaducts along the north and east sides, I figured it was worth posting here, as well. I know we have complained about the state of viaducts previously here on EB.

You can view and add your name to the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/chicago-city-and-railroad-officials-maintain-viaducts-to-keep-safe-and-healthy-for-residents-and-visitors

Sep 13

Sep 12

Abandoned car

Thanks to the officer to responded so quickly to the abandoned car

Sep 12

Clothing Pantry Needs Coats!

God's Closet, the free, volunteer run clothing pantry at First Trinity, has been receiving a bunch of requests lately for coats and winter clothes. Donations of used coats can be dropped off during regular hours, or just about any time Sunday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Call 312-842-7390 if you want to make sure we are there. Small donations in plastic bags can be left outside the community center door.

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God's Closet, the free, volunteer run clothing pantry at First Trinity, has been receiving a bunch of requests lately for coats and winter clothes. Donations of used coats can be dropped off during regular hours, or just about any time Sunday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Call 312-842-7390 if you want to make sure we are there. Small donations in plastic bags can be left outside the community center door.

We are currently open to the public on the following days and times:
• Tuesdays, 5 to 7 pm
• Fridays, 10 am to Noon
• Sunday Mornings after 10:30 Worship

God's Closet is located at:
First Trinity Community Center
643 W 31st Street
(31st and Lowe)

All clothing and small household items are given free with no strings attached. Except the strings used to sew the clothes... ya kinda need those!

Thank you for thinking of us when donating your used clothing!

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Won't someone please think of the helicopter people?

I know when I'm voting this whenever that I will have one thing in mind. The health and well-being of the helicopter people. People born half helicopter. I know that they will promise us two things: a helicopter in every driveway, and six chipotles for every resident.

"Vote for the helicopter people. Vote for trust. Vote for the helicopter people." -Al Capone

  • next time, just take ONE hit and see how you feel.

  • This comment is way too anti-hovercraft and way too pro helicopter! Someone alert the admins!

    How can anyone be an anti-hoverdite? Yeah, I get it, them make loud noises as they cruise between the river and land, but that's the price we pay for badassery. I will personally hand out ear plugs to anyone scared of a litter hover craft noise for 30 seconds a few times a day!

Aug 29

Updated Sep 12

Public Townhall Forum for 11th Ward Aldermanic Election

To the 11th WARD! News!

Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting two public town hall forums as the vote for a new 11th Ward Alderman approaches. Details to be announced. At present, BA leaders are reaching out to other community organizations and institutions interested in involvement and participation in the framing and building of the event. Organizations interested should contact info@bridgeportalliance.org. The next planning meeting will be in mid-September. More info available upon request. Thank you!

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    I would like the candidates to also address business development: What type of businesses do you think we need in the 11th Ward, especially along Halsted St.? How do you propose to attract them to our community? How will you work with and support local existing and future small business owners?

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Those are all excellent questions Bridgeport Alliance ... Thank you for putting this together!

Sep 12

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Sep 11

Updated Sep 11

Remembering 9/11

LGBT Neighbors In Bridgeport Chicago would like to remember all of the innocent victims of 9/11. It was a terrible hate crime. We will never forgot.

www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

info@lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

Text Us 312•627•9945

Like us on Facebook

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Sep 11

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Open Registration - After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential. We believe three essential components are necessary for ...

After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Visit us at www.ucachicago.org to for more information

Classes are in New Life Community Church - Bridgeport

Sep 11

Sep 09

Updated Sep 10

Wish list for Special Rec program at McGuane - can you help?

The Special Recreation program at McGuane Park has a wish list that neighbors can help fill. If you do not know about this program, here is the link to the CPD explanation:
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/programs/chicago-park-district-special-recreation/

The program leaders wish list is for Clorex wipes, hand sanitizer, kleenex, aluminum foil and paper napkins, plates, bowls and cups. If you can donate any of these items please drop them off at the lobby desk at McGuane Park field house at 2901 S. Poplar. Bridgeport is lucky to have this program and the skilled staff who run the program. Let's show them the neighborhood appreciates their help and this program.
Thank you.

  • that is great news about the park I was wondering if anyone can tell me what year did the old park burn down

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Peter, the original building opened in 1905 and was replaced with the present building in 1972. The McGuane council is collecting pictures and memories about the Mark White years and the early McGuane years and will be presenting them in a program soon.

  • I really appreciate that thank you very much

Sep 02

Updated Sep 10

Maureen Sullivan recently filed for personal bankruptcy

When I recently heard from these blogs and from her site that Maureen Sullivan filed for bankruptcy, I lost any faith in her. Yes we all have our financial issues, heck, I am in a bad position myself in money, but I will not resort to filing for bankruptcy. The reasons why she filed for bankruptcy is her own, I get that. But wake up, I am not keen on having that person managing our public funds when they can not manage their own. I will NOT be voting for her.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    How dare you try to stop my right of free expression? Typical of a Daley/Rahm supporter who thinks they can bully their way through life. Well it won't happen with me.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    Dear South Loop Activist: Please explain and by all means, be specific, on how your free expression is being stopped? I am not bullying you in any way nor am I bullying my way through life -- whatever that may mean! Sounds like there are other issues going on with you and it certainly has nothing to do with me == or anyone else for that matter --

Sep 04

Updated Sep 10

Man Trespassing in Garage

Last week a neighbor was doing some cleaning in her backyard, had both garage doors open (overhead and service doors) since she was going from yard to alley. When she walked into her garage, she was startled by a man lurking around in the garage near the tools. She asked if she he could help in find something, he told her "no everything's cool" and walked out. Fortunately nobody was hurt. Her neighbors captured him on thier security camera and he had been driving back/forth through the alley. Brought it to CPD's attention but not much could be done since no crime was comitted other than trespassing. Description: male, thin, appx 5'7", dark skin, black baseball cap

  • Can you tell me the date and approximate time this happened.
    I live down the street and have cameras and I have been searching to see what I could find and it would help a lot if you can give me a date and approximate time.
    Thanks

  • We already have a description as her neighbors were able to capture on their camera.

Sep 05

Updated Sep 10

Bankruptcy in 2014 and run for alderman in 2015? Hilarious. Get out of the election Maureen Sullivan

No one knows who you are and you running is a joke to any person with a brain.

Sep 08

Updated Sep 10

Theft from car on 33rd and Parnell

On Sunday morning at 5:40 someone pulled up next to our SUV and stole 2 blue pop up tents. We have it on video. It looks like he was driving alongside all of the cars with his window down checking car doors. Unfortunately, ours was open. He is a thin, white male, looks to be 6 foot tall or taller. The car he was driving was light colored, maybe silver, 4 door. Looks like maybe a Chevy or Pontiac.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    That really stinks -- let's all try and keep an eye out for our neighbors.

  • Yes. We know the police are too busy elsewhere so if we want any chance of stopping these crimes, we need to be more vigilant. Make sure homes, porches, and gangways are well lit, and report crimes and suspicious activities immediately.

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