Oct 22 2016

Updated 4 days ago

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

May 14

Updated Jun 14

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • emj1900 bp

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

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May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 26

May 23

New City - Safe and Peaceful Communities

In May 2018 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

May 21

May 20

McKinley Dog Park Committee @ MP Farmers Market Again This Summer!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 14

Updated May 15

The Chinese Exclusion Act

PBS/WTTW Channel 11 on May 29th is having a special presentation of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It examines the history of how this Act kept the Chinese from coming to America and the Chinese who are already in America from becoming US citizens until the 1940's.

  • emj will love watching this. If she had her way, Bridgeport would have dozens of boarded up storefronts where Chinese businesses flourish today.

  • In 1944, a Chicagoan became the first Chinese-American to naturalize after repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He was in the US since 1892.

Apr 27

Updated May 15

My favorite Bridgeport Pizza?

Does anyone know what happened with Lina's Pizza on Morgan Street?

  • Too many people are just brave when sitting behind a key board. I really wish he would take his comments and racial slurs to the streets of Bridgeport.

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    R. Gar ... Tad is the classic definition of a troll. But you are correct in that I would love to see him take his comments and racial slurs to the streets - especially around Armour Square - there he would turn into a magician in that he would actually disappear.

    p.s. bye Tad, you've been muted.

  • emj1900 bp

    I already muted the troll as well .... He seems to really hate this area, why is he even here...? And you are right R. Gar.....Let him make those racist slur comments in let's say Rockys.......Now that would be funny.....

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Apr 16

Updated May 12

Homeless drunks on corner 24/7

On 21st and leavitt, drunks loitering mixed with gangbangers everyday every kind of weather,no help from no one they urinate and defecate in public while kids are going to school and women walking to go shopping on cermak can some one help it gets worse in the summer we had about 5 shot on corner last summer.every weekend broken beer bottles out there, Garbage all over

  • I lived over there 8 years ago and that's just the way it is you should have moved somewhere else.

  • emj1900 bp

    Kristin Talbert....from your sad reply, I assume you were one of them....No one has to but up with that.....Sad to think you seem to think it's ok.....WOW!!

May 09

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May 04

Aldermen examine state of their wards, future plans

When asked about possible revitalization of the Halsted Street business strip, Thompson noted that Lakeside Bank will be “breaking ground in the coming months” at Halsted and Pershing Road. “

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...As far as small businesses in the retail corridor, especially on Halsted and Archer,” Thompson said he and Daley will discuss how to use the CMAP grant “promote and...

“We’re also getting a STEM program for Crane High School,” said Burnett. Located at 2245 W. Jackson Blvd., Crane will transform into an Early College STEM School beginning in the fall.

Skinner School, 1260 W. Adams, will have a new addition to accommodate the growing student population as more people move into the community.

...and low-income residences.  In terms of publicly funded developments, a mixed-use development at Clybourn Avenue and Larrabee Street will include Chicago Housing Authority, affordable-housing, and market-rate units. Additional mixed-income housing...

...Authority, affordable-housing, and market-rate units. Additional mixed-income housing is going up at Oak Street and Larrabee and Blackhawk Street and Larrabee. “We should also be finishing up the rehab of the...

...rate units. Additional mixed-income housing is going up at Oak Street and Larrabee and Blackhawk Street and Larrabee. “We should also be finishing up the rehab of the Henry Horner Annex on Monroe...

A new transitional home for homeless people is open at 1521 N. Sedgwick St. by Lincoln Park Community Services. “It’s a well-run shelter and residents do clean-up in the community,” said Burnett.

“We just dedicated transitional housing with the Salvation Army on the 800 block of Christiana, which will give folks who lose their homes because of fire or other things a place to stay,” said Burnett.

Another priority for Alderman Burnett is recreation and green space. At this writing, Alderman Burnett is preparing to vote on a $4 million rehab on the Seward Park Fieldhouse, 375 W. Elm St. 

In other news, a fire station on the 700 block of Kedzie will be transformed into a community center, which will be connected to Kells Park.  Skinner Park, 1331 W. Adams St., and Touhy-Herbert Park, 2106 W. Adams St., will be getting a new fieldhouse.

In other news, a fire station on the 700 block of Kedzie will be transformed into a community center, which will be connected to Kells Park.  Skinner Park, 1331 W. Adams St., and Touhy-Herbert Park, 2106 W. Adams St., will be getting a new fieldhouse.

A new West Loop branch of the Chicago Public Library is projected to open at 118 N. Aberdeen St. in late 2018. This would be the only public library in the neighborhood and, according to Burnett, will be “a bright spot for families. It will mean the young people have somewhere to go,” he said.

    Gazette Chicago " Aldermen examine state of their wards, future plans
    May 4, 2018 Editor's note: Gazette Chicago reporters spoke to Aldermen Pat Dowell, Sophia King, Patrick D. Thompson, George Cardenas, Danny Solis, Walter Burnett, Jason Ervin, and Brendan Reilly about the state of their wards and their plans for the community for the rest of this year and leading into 2019.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

May 04

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