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Jul 21 2015

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Spend Where You Live

I am proposing to Bronzeville residents that for one day out of the week we spend in our community as not only a way to demonstrate our purchasing power, but to contribute to the growth of home buisnesses who thought enough of us to invest with us.

  • We need to start the conversation, reestablishing our community becomes more paramount each day. It seems our welcome has worn out and our dollars are not welcome in certain areas. The answer and only answer is get OUR community back.

  • We are being judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin, the time is long past that we readdress establishing our community for our own welfare and salvation and financial growth. Once we start funneling our dollars here in Bronzeville and other predominately African American businesses then we become less dependent and start the process of Wealth building right here.

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LSC election results for school in Hyde Park – Kenwood

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

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The following candidates won Local School Council elections at Chicago Public Schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1.

Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    LSC election results for school in Hyde Park - Kenwood - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The following candidates won Local School Council elections at Chicago Public Schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. Parent representatives: Joseph Lewis, Lorenzo Sanchez, Patrica Sanchez, Karen Stanford, Tiffany Johnson and ...
    https://hpherald.com

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Car Crashes Into Multiple Parked cars on S Indiana

A car crashed into multiple parked cars around 1 am last night on S Indiana, between 44th & 45th. I heard the sound of the crash but it took a few minutes to realize what had happened. 2 occupants of the car were arguing loudly. Police were called and showed up in 5 minutes. If you live on this block, you might want to check your car!

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Thank you for being informative. I do not live over these but it is good to know that conscientious neighbors are in my area.

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Local elementary schools’ LSC elections to be held on April 18

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

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Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

...says he has assisted principal Bernadette Glover with community relations. His business, ASB Educational Institute (5726 S. Stony Island Ave.), provides CPS students with after-school homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring and summer camp enrichment...

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Cody Puckett is a 12th grade teacher at Epic Academy in South Shore (8255 S. Houston Ave.), saying that he knows the distinct challenges that students face in college admissions. “I would...

...the planned closure of her son’s elementary, the National Teachers Academy in South Loop (55 W. Cermak Rd.) and stressed the importance of equity and investment in neighborhood schools. Her son, a 3rd...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    Local elementary schools' LSC elections to be held on April 18 - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Local elementary schools will hold Local School Council elections on April 18, when parents can pick up report cards. An LSC is an elected body at Chicago non-service academy public schools. They approve school fund and resource allocation, develop and monitor an annual school improvement plan and select a school's ...
    https://hpherald.com

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Local public schools’ recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines

...were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The Chicago Department of Public Health could be fining...

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Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned—but did not complete—a “blitz” inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.

...School failed its health inspection. Since then, reports were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The...

Hyde Park resident Kara Howe knew the situation at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., where her two children attend, was bad even before the exposé’s publication. She saw...

Violations observed on December 11 at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., could warrant $11,000 in daily fines. Clutter and students’ food items were found in...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., could warrant $25,750 in daily fines. The office was cluttered with boxes on the...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. Employee facilities were cluttered. Hot foods were not...

Violations observed on December 12 at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., could warrant $5,500 to $7,000 in daily fines. Built-up dirt, clogged floor...

Violations observed on December 12 at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., could warrant $9,000 in daily fines. Facilities were unorganized, cluttered, dusty and dirty, and...

Violations observed on December 12 at Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. In the food service area, hood covers and...

    Local public schools' recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned-but did not complete-a "blitz" inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.
    https://hpherald.com

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A NEW 2 STORY FRAME (4A) SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT AND DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    4825 S. Champlain Ave. Issued April 6, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL (APPX 1000SF) & WINDOWS. FLOORING (WOOD/TILE). TILE. CABINETS- (NO STRUCTURAL WORK) (NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    4836 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued April 5, 2018 Comment

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Free Trees!

Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

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Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

It takes time for requests to get fulfilled. My request took a couple of years before I got a call and something happened.

When I talked to one of the guys who runs tree planting for the city he said they plant trees based on demand. If no requests are made, no trees get planted. Be specific with your requests. For example, one tree at the curb outside XXXX S Calumet. The number of trees the city plants depends on the budget for the year. If the budget doesn’t cover the full list for the city (typical), then the list rolls over to the next year.

If you have space for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands:

https://openlands.org/trees/treeplanters-grants/

They will plant on city public land. Public land is considered to be the parkways between the curb and the sidewalk in front of residential houses, CPS school property, and some vacant lots. You need to organize a group of volunteers to help with planting. For example, neighbors, school group, church group, block club, etc.

Last Fall our group of neighbors planted 40 trees on two blocks in the neighborhood. It was a nice neighborhood event and a great way to fill in empty spots along the street that were missing trees.

Make the South Side even more beautiful!

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