19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Logan Square ISPs

I have finally had enough of Comcast and am looking for a new internet service provider. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good alternative in Logan Square? AT&T is not available on my block.

Any suggestions are appreciated!

  • Steve I East Logan Square since 2005

    For the propellerheads... I've had AT&T DSL for nearly 10 years here (near Palmer Sq). They still need to upgrade their equipment in the CO because the best they can offer is 18Mbit despite my being less than 2000ft away.

    A lot of problems for the first few because ATT...

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    For the propellerheads... I've had AT&T DSL for nearly 10 years here (near Palmer Sq). They still need to upgrade their equipment in the CO because the best they can offer is 18Mbit despite my being less than 2000ft away.

    A lot of problems for the first few because ATT has two pairs run to every unit, and uses the secondary for dry-line DSL without voice service. One of the techs explained that the primary is used for voice phone service, so the wires are in good condition. The secondary is rarely used, though, so the wires are not so good. He said just keep calling when there's a problem and eventually they will replace it - which they did.

  • Steve I East Logan Square since 2005

    Check for WoW availability... https://sales.wowway.com/OnlineStore/

    Click on Chicago City on the map.

2 days ago

Lost baby hat

We lost a purple baseball hat that says Alaska and has some bears/fir trees woven in front. Was a gift from grandma and was wondering if anyone may have seen it-lost somewhere around Lula when little guy got fussy and we were rushing home. Thanks!

5 days ago

Lost Keys

My Brother lost his keys Saturday night around midnight on Armitage probably between Kedzie and Kimball. The key ring has a key to a Dodge. Please message me if found. Thanks.

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Queen bed for sale

Selling my queen size headboard, frame, box frame, and mattress as a set. Headboard has two wooden posts and iron detailing in the center. Mattress is medium firm, platinum plush. Steel frame has wheels on the bottom. Willing to throw in egg crate bed topper for free. $120 obo. Contact me with any further questions.

  • Ashley114 Altgeld / Kedzie Resident

    Aimee can take priority over me. Put me down as last resort!

  • T, if you're interested in all the pieces, contact me at (909) 576-5464 so we can talk pricing and pickup.

Aug 25

Free dresser

Light wood dresser 58in by 18in just put in alley behind Spaulding and dickens. In okay shape.

Aug 25

Accident on north and humboldt with sheriff's bus?

Anyone know what happened? Does the sherif's bus mean something serious? It looks like a fender bender

Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

3200 W Altgeld block robberies

I live at Altgeld and Kedzie. This news story is really scary, not to mention another car stolen at Sawyer and Altgeld yesterday. I never had any reason to not feel safe here. I am pretty sure if seen this group of kids here before, even back in April and May.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

  • Ashley114 Altgeld / Kedzie Resident

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150823/logan-square/police-warn-of-group-of-teenagers-robbing-people-logan-square

    LOGAN SQUARE — Police issued a community alert Saturday for a series of robberies committed by teenagers in Logan Square earlier this month.

    On Aug. 11 between 9:15 p.m. and 10:17 p.m., the alert said, three robberies were reported within about an hour in the 3200 and 3300 blocks...

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    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150823/logan-square/police-warn-of-group-of-teenagers-robbing-people-logan-square

    LOGAN SQUARE — Police issued a community alert Saturday for a series of robberies committed by teenagers in Logan Square earlier this month.

    On Aug. 11 between 9:15 p.m. and 10:17 p.m., the alert said, three robberies were reported within about an hour in the 3200 and 3300 blocks of West Altgeld Street.

    In all cases, police said, a girl attempted to grab the victim's cell phone while a group of boys surrounded the victim. In one case, the boys beat the victim.

    Police described the girl as black, 13-14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 100 pounds with her hair in braids.

    Police described the other robbers as three to five black boys between the ages of 16 and 17 of average height and weight.

    Anyone with information on the incidents or the robbers is encouraged to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

  • Continue going about your daily life as normal. Which should include being hyper aware of your surroundings when out and about, especially if late/dark and/or by yourself.

    If someone is walking towards you, acknowledge them with direct eye contact and perhaps the slight nod of greeting. If you have your...

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    Continue going about your daily life as normal. Which should include being hyper aware of your surroundings when out and about, especially if late/dark and/or by yourself.

    If someone is walking towards you, acknowledge them with direct eye contact and perhaps the slight nod of greeting. If you have your head down glued to your phone or, even worse, headphones in, you are a much greater target.

    If there is a group walking towards you making you feel uncomfortable, again acknowledge but perhaps change course if you really feel in danger. Find a route that is well lighted and makes you feel most comfortable.

Aug 24

Updated Aug 24

Missing Dog. Is he/she yours?

Is this your dog? No collar. Seen wandering along 2850 block of N Troy St.

  • Never mind. Neighbor came to claim her. I laid into him a bit for her being out and no collar.

Aug 24

Introducing the Best of Logan Square

Today, over at LoganSquarist HQ, we launched the Best of Logan Square to celebrate the best this amazing neighborhood has to offer. Over the past few years, we’ve seen Chicago show its love of Logan Square through award nods and acknowledgments! But we think it’s time for Logan Square residents to decide their favorites across four categories: Businesses + Shops, Arts + Entertainment, Food + Drink Spots and Neighborhood.

We want to celebrate all that is amazing about this neighborhood and we want you to help us do it! Voting will remain open through Sept. 13 at 11:59 pm, with winners announced Sept. 21.

Click here to learn more and vote! http://logansquarist.com/best-of-logan-square/

    Best of Logan Square | LoganSquarist
    We love Logan Square! And we know you do too! That's why this year, we want to celebrate all that is amazing about the neighborhood we love and share. The LoganSquarist Best of Logan Square showcases the best that Logan Square has to offer, from parks to panaderias to politicians.
    http://logansquarist.com

Aug 24

Updated Aug 24

Block meeting 2400 n Sawyer

There has been a lot going on lately. I grew up on this block and recently returned. Do people want to organize and make a plan to discuss the issues and solutions?

  • Isaac Walmart Logan Square, Avondale

    What is a block meeting? Is it for the surrounding area or literally just 2400 block?

  • I am open to suggestions

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Talk to the alderman's office. Ald. Rosa seems like a decent guy who would like to help.

Mar 19

Updated Aug 16

Cortland and Campbell dog park?

Did anyone attend the meeting last week or two ago where the city owned building on corner would be torn down and converted to a dog park? Curious what happened. Thanks.

  • The dog park being developed at Logan and Artesian is further along, and could use as much support as it can garner, too! Check out its progress online.

  • Has there been a fund started for this project?

Aug 16

Do you want to run with me?

I am currently training for the marathon and I run between a 10 and 11 minute mile, but currently I'm training in my own and don't want to go all the way to the lakeshore to run with a group (I'm not much of a group runner). If you are in the same boat and would like to do long runs together on the weekends, let me know!

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

"Campers" in the Park

Is it legal to set up camp in the Humboldt park, complete with tents, clothes lines and BBQ? It would be one thing if they picked up the ridiculous amount of trash in exchange for rent. Friday my dog found a sleeping couple, in a different area. They were complete with blankets, and an ice chest. Please someone enlighten me.

  • Pretty sure all city parks close at 11pm or earlier, so if they're camping overnight then it's illegal. That said it would be cool to do a "Humboldt Park camping/glamping" night. Obviously all trash and what not would be properly recycled/disposed of.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Not legal. No camping in the city parks, though I hear they're planning to open up some of the county forest preserves for it.

    Yes, people used to go out and sleep in the parks or on the beach or in their yards when it was hot, but that was many decades ago, and didn't involve setting up tents and coolers.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

Brown Sack

Does anyone know the name of the restaurant in the former Brown Sack location?

  • They need to bring back brown sack's garbanzo pita!

  • I checked out an apartment a few blocks away and the owners let me know about Wyler Road. Nice addition to the West end of Logan Square.

Jul 29

Updated Aug 13

Keys found

At Oakley & Armitage.

  • Daniel.S Bucktown Resident

    Sorry Scott but those items aren't on the key ring either.

  • Medill Logan Squarion

    Hi - do the keys include a flat brass key, a car fob, or a bike key? Thanks.

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

New liquor store opening

The liquor store that closed a few months ago, Evolution, at 1704 N Milwaukee is being replaced with a new one called Garfields, I believe.

  • Jim I'm here aren't I?

    That's great news. Major work being done there for sure. Will be great to have solid store in the hood. Seems like this is them. http://garfieldsbeverage.com nice!

Aug 08

Updated Aug 11

NeighborS

Anyone else completely annoyed by the 3580 neighbors?? I have had to call domestic almost every other day... The guy threatens to kill his girlfriend/ wife and they have been using drugs in the alley in plain site and on top of all that, they love to play loud music at wee hours of the morning.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 10

I found a child who is lost

Please let me know if you or someone you know is looking for a lost child I found a kid by my house who is maybe 3 or 4 on the 3600 block of Palmer street in Logan square. We have called the cops.

  • Lord Uffda rocking i den frie verden

    Also....don't use the bathroom, don't eat and don't sleep!

  • Benjamin Lipsman 37 y.o. Logan Square resident. Web designer.

    When I was a toddler, I was notorious for leaving the house... my mom would find me laying on the curb staring down the sewer grate, or at the next door neighbors', etc. And childproofing was no use... she put a hook & eye latch on the screen door, took me all of a couple minutes to run to the broom closet and grab the broom to pop it. Solved any other "childproof" gadgets equally quickly...

Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

New shop next to Cafe Mustache?

I noticed the brown papered windows a while back but tonight I just noticed a sign that says "FELT". Anyone have any more info? This is on Milwaukee Ave right next to the Cafe Mustache expansion.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

Missing rabbit?

There is a black domesticated rabbit near the monument. It doesn't appear to belong to anyone.

Aug 08

Lego Movie in Unity Park

Hi all - the Lego Movie will be showing Saturday, August 15th in Unity Park (2636 N Kimball), starting at around sunset (close to 7:30). There will be free popcorn - bring lounge chairs or a picnic blanket, and enjoy one the most fun movies in recent memory under the stars! Note: there will also be a donation box for old toys, to be rehabbed through the Frankentoy Mobile project.

Aug 08

Moving boxes

Free used for one move 2436 n sawyer alley. More after Monday

Aug 07

Updated Aug 08

Overgrown plants

Are overgrown plants that are growing into the sidewalk something I can call 311 about and report? Someone just down the street has this plant growing through their fence that sticks a few feet into the sidewalk in various places and is very thorny. There are several branches that are right at eye level that could hit someone in the face.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 06

Lost cat (around Kedzie & Armitage)

Hi all - posting for my neighbor here to see if anyone has spotted her cat. He has a tag that reads, "I go outside" and while he is usually good about coming back home after being let out, he hasn't returned this evening. His name is Oscar and he's pretty friendly and went out around 8pm tonight. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • don't beat yourself up too much. yes, cats are better indoors or with "supervised" or protected outdoor time...(google "catio" for some fun ideas)...but i have found that cats who go out (ideally on a leash or with people) get oriented on their houses, somehow internally gps their location and surroundings...

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    don't beat yourself up too much. yes, cats are better indoors or with "supervised" or protected outdoor time...(google "catio" for some fun ideas)...but i have found that cats who go out (ideally on a leash or with people) get oriented on their houses, somehow internally gps their location and surroundings and are less likely to freak out if they accidentaly get out (like when you have movers or other workers in the house leaving doors ajar). totally indoor cats are far more likely to bolt into traffic, get lost or disoriented, or, like another cat on everyblock this week who got out during a thunderstorm, so freaked out that he was hiding and had to be live trapped to get home. oscar sounds like a very saavy cat who i am sure found something very interesting going on in the neighborhood. i bet oscar was always planning on coming home -- eventually. i have also seen my own outdoor saavy cats "hide" from me as i am frantically calling them. oscar was probably never far from home and was watching your efforts with interest. that being said, there are stray dogs, rat poison, cars and feral cats (who can carry feline leukemia etc) that pose threats. try a harness for oscar...sit outside with him, or try a sceened tent...he will probably not go along with being inside all the time since he has been out. but his being out was probably not a 100% terrible thing, because it made him streetwise enough to come home....and even if you keep him indoors. make sure he's chipped, that the chip info is up to date, wears his tags 24/7 (especially since he might make a break for it) .

  • @Loganparkcat, thank you.

Jul 28

Updated Aug 05

Open hydrant - need help!

The hydrant on the corner of Campbell and Cortland has been open for six hours. I've called 311 two times to report it. Am I out of options to get the city to respond? Any advice?

  • The alderman's solution was to request that a custodian cap be placed on the fire hydrant to prevent it from being opened. Call 311 to request.

  • cortman NW IN raised / Chicago res since '03

    The one at Cortland and Rockwell has the custodian cap. One of the kids in the neighborhood has a "key" to open it, so that doesn't prevent much. All it does is make the, as Bill put it so eloquently above, big nut at top harder to get to.
    I...

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    The one at Cortland and Rockwell has the custodian cap. One of the kids in the neighborhood has a "key" to open it, so that doesn't prevent much. All it does is make the, as Bill put it so eloquently above, big nut at top harder to get to.
    I get the "it's what kids do in the summer to have fun and cool off" but when it's still open the next morning, that's way too far. There should be a code, if you open it, you're responsible for shutting it off.
    From the look of who I think has the means of opening it, hygiene does not appear to be of importance. When more than one is open in a few block radius, our water pressure is low which makes it hard to shower or bathe our kids.
    The hypothetical fire excuse takes a backseat, at least in my eyes, to the safety of the kids. I worry when cars are going by, due to poor visibility caused by the obvious, one of them not paying attention and getting run over. Plus, they're kids. Their actions are erratic.
    Back to OP's original question. 311 is absolutely worthless in these situations. I would suggest 911, or as silly as it may sound and was mentioned above, swinging by the fire station on California and talking to someone there.
    Good luck! I've learned to just deal with it but have no problem with someone taking issue to it. I can't even begin to imagine how wasteful it has to be.

Jul 28

Updated Aug 05

Car keys found on Humboldt

I found a set of car keys with house keys on it this afternoon in the 1600 block of Humboldt. Message me if they are your keys.

  • Tumo Logan Square/Bucktown

    Do they have a black "Ale Syndicate" bottle opener on them?

  • No bottle opener. The keys had an Xsport card on them do I turned in the keys to Xsport & they were supposed to call the owner.

Aug 02

Updated Aug 03

Moving boxes come get them today

I have more moving boxes call me 202-684-5935 and pick them up in Logan square

  • Slyons31 just moved to Logan square in June

    These boxes are behind 3644 w Palmer street

Jul 30

Updated Jul 31

Stove repair

Anyone know of a stove or appliance repairman they recommend?

Jul 27

Updated Jul 30

Why people is in line at the Best Buy at Belmont

I just pass and it's a big line of people waiting for the Best Buy in Belmont and kimball , do you know why?

Jul 28

Updated Jul 29

Why is my backyard a final resting place for squirrels?

Twice this summer and once last summer I have found dead squirrels in my yard. They are super flat, like all their bones are dissolved but the fur indicates they haven't been dead long. Is there some poisoning campaign going on by the city? A vigilante neighbor? It's just weird they keep picking my yard to peace out. Not to mention really gross to clean up. Anyone else have a pet cemetery in their yard?

  • If fed, it shouldn't be a problem for them.

  • My vet told me that once the poison metabolizes in the rat, the poison is done. My dog thinks her summer job is to hunt rats in the backyard every night, so I asked.

Jul 23

Updated Jul 28

Overnight Dog Care

My 7 year old fur baby (chihuahua) is in need of overnight care in September. Up until now, we have been fortunate enough to have my parents around to watch her when we go away (or we stay in pet friendly hotels) but for our upcoming trip in September, we have neither of those options available to us.

Can anyone recommend any boarding facilities and/or any dog caretakers to take care of our pup?

  • Michmine EHP

    If your dog likes other dogs, I highly recommend Tucker Pup's in the West Loop. The dogs all get to play together for 12 hours in a big room (small dogs and large dogs are in different rooms). They sleep at night in individual crates. My dog used to be...

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    If your dog likes other dogs, I highly recommend Tucker Pup's in the West Loop. The dogs all get to play together for 12 hours in a big room (small dogs and large dogs are in different rooms). They sleep at night in individual crates. My dog used to be traumatized when I took her to traditional kennels. But she loves Tucker Pups, and is exhausted for a couple days after I get back, which is a big bonus. Last time I left her for over two weeks and she was happy as could be.

  • Clara's Canine Care
    http://www.clarascaninecare.com/ClarasCanineCare.html
    Clara will sit your dog at her house. The email address on her website is wrong. It's best to just call her.

    My dog is high stress and sensitive in unfamiliar surroundings. Clara is so great with her. I was amazed at how quickly and easily my dog took to her.

Jul 28

Great Day on Sunday for Community Mural: Organized by AnySquared & ABC! Art + Community

Art+Community • Grassroots • Community Made • Independent Art • Making Art happen! The weekend of July 24-25 AnySquared and ABC/Project Logan primed the wall, projected and outlined the design, and hosted the Community Paint Day where 100+ people from the neighborhood came out to help and to paint! (We will complete the wall in the a few weeks. Final reveal to be announced, but looks great already!)

Gratitude to our neighbors who helped us make the mural happen: Cole’s...

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Art+Community • Grassroots • Community Made • Independent Art • Making Art happen! The weekend of July 24-25 AnySquared and ABC/Project Logan primed the wall, projected and outlined the design, and hosted the Community Paint Day where 100+ people from the neighborhood came out to help and to paint! (We will complete the wall in the a few weeks. Final reveal to be announced, but looks great already!)

Gratitude to our neighbors who helped us make the mural happen: Cole’s Bar, Cafe Mustache, Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge, Hairitics, Hyman Interiors, The Radler, Bucket O’ Blood, Threads Etc., The East Room, The Boiler Room, Art & Science. Plus: artists Nino Rodriguez, Lucky Gnome, and Rita Garcia Sindelar

Thanks to our wonderful Community Mural Volunteers. Big thanks to Unity Park in Logan Square for their neighborly help throughout this project as well as lending us the tent and coolers for the Sunday Paint Day!

Thanks to our neighbor Sarah on Medill who lent us electricity for Friday night's priming!

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See photos on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1193799303997574.1073741836.108828282494687&type=1&l=9f82ee126f

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AnySquared | AnySquared.com

    Community Mural: Organized by AnySquared and ABC! Art + Community | Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 22

Updated Jul 23

Loose Dog

There was a dog running west on Logan and then south on Francisco at about 850am this morning. She looked like a Boxer, reddish in color, skin and bones and cropped ears. She wouldn't come to me but she looked tired. Please keep your eye out for her and try to help her.

  • PetParent Founder of Pets Are Like Family

    Someone else posted this about a lost boxer:

    "Please contact me if you see my lost dog. She appears to be trying to find her way back home; please don't chase her as she will run away 773-419-5384."

  • boxer (from thread with phone number) has returned home.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

Packages getting stolen?

I live on springfield near koz park.... Is anyone else having issues with porch thieves? I've had 3 confirmed packages disappear from my porch and they couldn't have been there very long. Really frustrating and wondering if anyone has noticed anything or experienced this.

I guess it's time for a PO box :/

  • Since you're on Springfield, it would be easy to have packages delivered to the "UPS access point" at the Jimenez market too, they will accept your package and you can pick it up there instead of having it delivered and promptly stolen. I've thought about it since I'm also close to there, but have been lucky so far.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    I have packages held at the UPS or FedEx local stores when I'm not going to be home, depending on how a package is shipped. Doesn't cost me anything. In fact, if I have a package shipped via FedEx to the FedEx store, it's cheaper than if I have them deliver it to my house.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

Armitage and whipple

Lots of cops and traffic. Assuming an accident, but the cops are out with flashlights up and down the middle of the street....any idea what's going on?

  • Music Lounge's windows are boarded up and there are two glass shatter patterns on the door that look as though they may have been caused by bullets, although I suppose they could have been caused by something else like debris from a crash.

  • Those boards were put up earlier in the day... I went by at like 6:45 pm with my dog and they were putting up the boards. They said they were getting new windows.

Jul 18

Free moving boxes in Logan square

I just moved to the area and have some nice moving boxes please give me a call at 202-684-5935. I'm on W Palmer

Stephen

Jul 15

Updated Jul 15

Trees Removed from Front of 2211 N Milwaukee Ave. This is the PMG 6 Story 120 Unit Construction Site

I noticed that all the tree on Milwaukee Ave in front of the 6 Story 120 Unit PMG Construction Site at 2211 N Milwaukee Ave has been cut down and removed. I assume that they will be replaced once the building has been built but I don't know if this will happen. Does anyone have any info about the tree removals? Was it legal for PMG to remove city trees on the walkway?

  • Jeff Linden Pl

    Cut down for ash bore?

  • Joe Kopera Logan Square resident since 1961 (54 years in Jan)

    Jeff is that a fact or a guess. I know ash bore is a problem. I talked with Raymond, Moreno's chief of staff and they didn't know anything about it. He did say that if they took them down for construction that they would have to replace them once that construction is done.

Jul 13

Updated Jul 14

Ivy removal

I have a two-story brick building that has ivy overgrown on it. Can anyone recommend a service that does this? Do I hire a landscaper or tuck pointer to handle this?

  • Generally speaking you'd hire a landscaper. I work in landscaping. We frequently are asked to remove ivy.

Jul 11

Updated Jul 13

Found dog

My neighbor and husband caught this dog just now on our street. Let us know if it's yours!

  • do you have any details as to why this dog was loose? I'm just curious to know if it was an accidental escape or something else. thanks.

  • great news the owner was found! How was the owner found, this info may help others who lost pets. Thank you.

Jul 12

Updated Jul 13

Multi Family Front Yard Sale TODAY

All Clothes $1 Last day of Sale.. Lots of good stuff...

Lots of stuff for under $1

2340 N Hamlin
Sunday July 12
10-5

Jul 12

BEEP BEEP BEEP

Anyone else hear that non-stop 3-pulse beeping around kimball and Drummond? Enough to send a sane person to the looney bin. A smoke detector battery on the fritz in a unit with vacationing tenant, perhaps? How to make it stop?!
Signed, sleepless in the "sity" of chicago.

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Found gray cat

Found the sweetest little gray cat on Logan blvd across from New Wave Coffee. It had a raspy voice and was extremely friendly. It had a collar with bells, but no tags. I can't take him in, but hopefully his owners see this and know where to look.

  • A woman named Angel is missing a cat that fits this description. She's unable to post to the site but has asked that anyone with information please contact her ASAP at (224) 730-8188.

    Charlie, is the cat currently in your possession?

  • I am currently in Los Angeles, which is why I couldn't do more to help the little guy. Everything I know about it is in my post. If anyone has any updates, please let me know. It broke my heart to leave him, but I had no choice.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

Drive-By 3000 W Cortland

Didn't see this show up, I assume because there's a typo about the address.

Man injured in Logan Square drive-by shooting

http://bit.ly/1CmTVUV

  • tomato tomatoe
    they are still holding the beat meetings as they have been for years, which everyone should attend. they just don't call it CAPS anymore.

  • I'd be up for attending whatever it's called. I know this doesn't just affect others, but clearly, me as well. I am extremely aware and always keeping an eye out. Not just for myself, but everyone in the area - that isn't a gang banger of course!! HA

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