23 hours ago

Man originally thought shot to death now believed to have died after accidental fall, police say

The man, 26, was found around 1:05 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Hollywood Avenue in the Hollywood Park neighborhood, police said. Officers were called to the area for reports of a person down and found the man on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead on scene.

    Man originally thought shot to death now believed to have died after accidental fall, police say
    A man found fatally injured in the Hollywood Park neighborhood over the weekend is believed to have died in an accidental fall, not in a shooting homicide as originally thought, police said Monday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

28 hours ago

Got Economic Development? We do. North Branch Trail Alliance 2018 Ride Planning Meeting #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

You are needed to help plan our North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) 2018 rides. We'll meet at the Skokie Library (5215 W. Oakton) on Saturday, April 28 from 3:30-5 PM. NBTA is a citizen-led initiative that needs you and your ideas to bring some good old fashioned economic development to our communities! NBTA connects riders with local businesses and local businesses with riders. They go much better together.

We will be working mostly on our first ride of 2018 on May 19 - our Northwest Area Icon Ride. What iconic NW area businesses do you think we should have as NBTA Partners for our kick-off ride of 2018? Join us and make your voice heard.

For more information contact jac.charlier@gmail.com or northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com.

Here's the meeting notice on EB: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/apr28-north-branch-trail-alliance-2018-ride-planning-meeting-8606848/

No need to RSVP for the meeting. Just show up. More about NBTA on our website at www.northbranchtrailalliance.org.

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31 hours ago

4 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Police said officers responding to a call of a person down near Hollywood and Spaulding avenues found a 26-year-old man dead on the sidewalk. He had been shot in the head and chest.

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Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood, two people were shot while standing at the front entrance of an apartment building near 94th and Wabash.

Around 2:50 p.m. Saturday in the South Austin neighborhood, a 34-year-old woman was placing a toddler in a parked car near Lotus Avenue and Adams Street, when someone walked up and opened fire.

Around 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, three people were shot in a parking lot near 66th and Evans.

    4 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four people were killed and 25 were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in the North Park neighborhood. Police said officers responding to a call of a person down near Hollywood and Spaulding avenues found a 26-year-old man dead on the sidewalk.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

39 hours ago

4 Dead, at Least 21 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

In the city’s most recent fatal shooting early Sunday morning, a 26-year-old man was found lying face-down in the 3300 block of West Hollywood. The man had gunshot wounds to his head and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

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The weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred in the 6600 block of South Evans in a parking lot outside of a club. Three men were shot, including a man in his 20’s or 30’s who was shot in the body when a man walked up to the group he was standing in and opened fire.

Another fatal shooting took place Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of South Lotus in what police believe was a robbery attempt gone bad. A 30-year-old woman sitting inside of a vehicle was shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

On Saturday night, another person was killed in the 9400 block of South Wabash, police said. A 22-year-old man was standing near the front entrance of an apartment building when he was shot in the chest. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of South Ashland at approximately 5:37 p.m., police said. The man is in stable condition at Stroger, according to police.

On Friday evening in the 5200 block of South Winchester, a 16-year-old boy was sitting on a porch when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots. The boy was struck in his left knee, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

In the 2300 block of East 70th Place at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot by a person on the sidewalk. He was shot in the leg and was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition.

A 27-year-old woman was shot in her right leg while standing in the backyard of a residence in the 600 block of North Hamlin at approximately 4:56 p.m. The woman was shot by a person in a red sedan, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in the left leg in the 3500 block of West Polk just after 7:30 p.m. The victim refuses to give police any information on the incident.

In the 3400 block of West Flournoy at approximately 9:58 p.m., a 23-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he was shot multiple times. He was taken to Rush Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

A person in a dark sedan shot a 28-year-old man in the arm at approximately 10:10 p.m. in the 600 block of North Homan. The man, who was riding in another vehicle, was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

A 32-year-old man is in critical condition at Stroger after he was shot in the chest and back in the 5000 block of West Augusta at approximately 10:19 p.m. The man was walking on a sidewalk when shots rang out, police said.

A pair of men were shot in the 3600 block of West Polk at approximately 3:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon. A 19-year-old was shot in the ear and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, and another 19-year-old was shot in the buttocks and was taken to the hospital in good condition.

In the 6800 block of South Wood, a 41-year-old man was shot in the left leg while standing in an alley at approximately 5:23 p.m. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.

In the 5400 block of West Gladys at approximately 6:53 p.m., two people were shot as they walked down a...

Two men were shot while standing in the street in the 4000 block of West 21st Street, police said. A person in a gray colored SUV fired shots at the victims, striking...

Just before 8 p.m., a 37-year-old man was driving in the 1300 block of North Kildare when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. His 22-year-old passenger was not injured.

    4 Dead, at Least 21 Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    Shootings this weekend in the city of Chicago have claimed the lives of four people and left at least 21 more wounded. The weekend's first fatal shooting occurred in the 6600 block of South Evans in a parking lot outside of a club.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Free queen mattress set

I have a queen size mattress with box spring that is in pretty good condition so I'm hoping to give it away rather than throw it out. Let me know if you want it and when you can pick it up. Thanks.

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    The mattress is no longer available. Anybody know how to remove a post on this site?

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

possible mold problem

Hi,

does anyone have a recommendation for someone that can come to my condo and check for mold and possibly fix the problem, if there is one?

thanks!
Wendy

5 days ago

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush

Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,...

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Greetings Neighbors,

Flags are to be flown at half-staff as indicated below until sunset on Saturday, April 21. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching this black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff (see pic). Questions about flag etiquette? Please reach out Jac.Charlier@gmail.com.

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.

As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-flying-flag-half-staff-passing-barbara-bush/

    President Donald J. Trump on Flying the Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush
    On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, ...
    https://www.whitehouse.gov

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Focus on the Weber Spur Trail

UIC is conducting a survey to gather more information about the neighborhood climate around recreational areas that include forested green space, bike trails, and parks. These questions are related to opinions about alternative transportation, use of recreational space, and what changes you would like to see in your neighborhood.

https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vwsMzgS95VytW5

Questions near the bottom specifically refer to the Weber Spur Trail and the more responses that are made the more interest in finishing the construction of this trail - 2.7 miles north the Devon Avenue

https://twitter.com/WeberSpurTrail

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeberSpur/about/

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    https://uic.qualtrics.com
  • Bob, it is refreshing to see you focus on something other than guns for a change. So pleased was I that I even filled out the survey and I don;t generally do surveys. I even hate filling out warranty cards

6 days ago

Apr 16

    North Park Art
    NorthParkArt.org presents Makers Weekend , a time to unleash your creativity, fulfill your curiosity and conquer inertia! Are you seeking the perfect Instagram shot or a made-to-order Mothers Day present? On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018, North Park artisans will help you create wonderful gifts, souvenirs and oddball objects by whittling wood, sculpting cardboard, fashioning a floral treasure, knitting yarn bombs and turning pulp to paper.
    https://northparkart.org

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Armed with ballots

Gun control advocates to send voter registration birthday packages to teens

A group of organizations including the Giffords Law Center is planning on distributing voter registration forms to teens as they turn 18. The effort seeks to motivate a demographic that has traditionally been less politically active to participate in November's elections.

April 12, 2018, New York—Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun
lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside...

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Gun control advocates to send voter registration birthday packages to teens

A group of organizations including the Giffords Law Center is planning on distributing voter registration forms to teens as they turn 18. The effort seeks to motivate a demographic that has traditionally been less politically active to participate in November's elections.

April 12, 2018, New York—Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun
lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside each: a voter registration form.

The effort is part of a teen voter sign-up campaign aimed at electing a gun control-friendly Congress in November by seizing the momentum of a movement driven by young people shaken by gun violence, organizers told Reuters.

“I think young people are going to make a huge difference in this election, and the new energy we're seeing is going to tip the scales in a number of races," said Isabelle James, political director for Giffords, which advocates more restrictive gun laws.

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2018/0412/Gun-control-advocates-to-send-voter-registration-birthday-packages-to-teens

    Gun control advocates to send voter registration birthday packages to teens
    A group of organizations including the Giffords Law Center is planning on distributing voter registration forms to teens as they turn 18. The effort seeks to motivate a demographic that has traditionally been less politically active to participate in November's elections.
    https://www.csmonitor.com

Apr 11

Apr 11

Driver Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Brenda L. Schrader, 55

...lived in Portage Park, had parked her car and was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey, authorities said. Velazquez, who lives in Craigin had previously been at a birthday party, was...

    Driver Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Brenda L. Schrader, 55
    Motorist Bertha Saaverda-Velazquez, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI causing death after she struck and killed Brenda L. Shrader, 55, last Sunday in the North Park community. At 1:42 a.m., Schrader, who lived in Portage Park, had parked her car and was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey, authorities said.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 10

North Park Art Makers Weekend Sat. & Sun. April 21 & 22, 2018 10am – Noon and 2 pm – 4pm

Be a Maker at one or more “make-and-take” workshops during the inaugural North Park Makers Weekend, Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 2018. Realize your Maker potential by knitting a yarn bomb; fashioning floral arrangements; building a wood trivet, Shaker-style cooling rack or a cheese platter; turning pulp to paper or sculpting and painting a cardboard cactus.

North Park resident artists lead workshops from 10 am - noon and 2 pm - 4 pm, both days. Pre-registration required. Post-workshop “show-and-tell” and 10 percent discount at Sergio’s Taqueria and Pizza, 3253 W. Bryn Mawr. Visit northparkart.org for details and to sign up.

    North Park Art
    NorthParkArt.org presents Makers Weekend , a time to unleash your creativity, fulfill your curiosity and conquer inertia! Are you seeking the perfect Instagram shot or a made-to-order Mothers Day present? On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018, North Park artisans will help you create wonderful gifts, souvenirs and oddball objects by whittling wood, sculpting cardboard, fashioning a floral treasure, knitting yarn bombs and turning pulp to paper.
    https://northparkart.org

Apr 09

Woman was drunk, driving home from a birthday party, when she hit and killed pedestrian, prosecutors say

...Brenda Shrader, 55, as Shrader was crossing the street after parking her car in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue in the Hollywood Park neighborhood, according to Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jamie Santini...

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Shrader was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:52 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, correcting earlier information from prosecutors that she was pronounced dead at a hospital. She lived in the 4800 block of West Warwick Avenue.

Lyke ordered Saaverda-Velazquez, of the 5400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, to be placed on electronic monitoring if she is released on bond.

    Woman was drunk, driving home from a birthday party, when she hit and killed pedestrian, prosecutors say
    A woman was drunk when she hit and killed a pedestrian on the Northwest Side while driving a friend home from a birthday party over the weekend, prosecutors said Monday. Bertha Saaverda-Velazquez, 29, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence involving a death and was ordered held on $40,000 bail at a hearing before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 09

Woman was drunk, driving home from birthday party, when she hit and killed pedestrian, prosecutors say

Saaverda-Velazquez left the birthday party around about 1:40 a.m. Sunday and hit Brenda Shrader, 55, as she was crossing the street after parking her car in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue in the Hollywood Park neighborhood, according to Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jamie Santini.

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Shrader was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:52 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, correcting earlier information from prosecutors that she was pronounced dead at a hospital. She had lived in the 4800 block of West Warwick Avenue.

Lyke ordered Saaverda-Velazquez, of the 5400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, to be placed on electronic monitoring if she is released on bond.

    Woman was drunk, driving home from a birthday party, when she hit and killed pedestrian, prosecutors say
    A woman was drunk when she hit and killed a pedestrian on the Northwest Side while driving a friend home from birthday party over the weekend, prosecutors said Monday. Bertha Saaverda-Velazquez, 29, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence involving a death and was ordered held on $40,000 bail at a hearing before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 09

Hit and Run

Someone hit the drivers side of my car. It was parked on Ainslie, between Avers Avenue and Hamlin. It is a Cranberry Red, Ford Fusion. The incident happened sometime between Friday, April 6th after 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th before 8:30 a.m. Please let me know if you saw the hit and run, or if you heard the accident.

Thank you,

Lisa

Apr 08

Woman struck, killed in Hollywood Park

...Hollywood Park early Sunday.Police said Brenda Schrader, 55, was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. when a car traveling southbound hit her. She was...

    Woman struck, killed in Hollywood Park
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A woman was killed while crossing the street in Hollywood Park early Sunday. Police said Brenda Schrader, 55, was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. when a car traveling southbound hit her.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 08

Woman struck and killed in Hollywood Park

...Park early Sunday morning.Police said Brenda Schrader, 55, was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue when a car traveling southbound hit her. She was pronounced dead on the scene.The...

    Woman struck and killed in Hollywood Park
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A woman was killed while crossing the street in Hollywood Park early Sunday morning. Police said Brenda Schrader, 55, was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey Avenue when a car traveling southbound hit her. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 07

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Updated Apr 06

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 2 of 2)

*This Royko article is being done in two postings*

And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he...

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*This Royko article is being done in two postings*

And behind them were the subtle ones, those who never say anything bad but just nod when the bigot throws out his strong opinions.

He is actually the worst, the nodder is, because sometimes he believes differently but he says nothing. He doesn’t want to cause trouble. For Pete’s sake, don’t cause trouble!

So when his brother-in-law or his card-playing buddy from across the alley spews out the racial filth, he nods.

Give some credit to the most subtle of the subtle. That distinction belongs to the FBI, now looking for King’s killer.

That agency took part in a mudslinging campaign against him that to this day demands an investigation.

The bullet that hit King came from all directions. Every two-bit politician or incompetent editorial writer found in him, not themselves, the cause of our racial problems.

It was almost ludicrous. The man came on the American scene preaching nonviolence from the first day he sat at the wrong end of a bus. He preached it in the North and was hit with rocks. He talked it the day he was murdered.

Hypocrites all over this country would kneel every Sunday morning and mouth messages to Jesus Christ. Then they would come out and tell each other, after reading the papers, that somebody should string up King, who was living Christianity like few Americans ever have.

Maybe it was the simplicity of his goal that confused people or the way he dramatized it.

He wanted only that black Americans have their constitutional rights, that they get an equal shot at this country’s benefits, the same thing we give to the last guy who jumped off the boat.

So we killed him. Just as we killed Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. No other country kills so many of its best people.

Last Sunday night the President said he was quitting after this term. He said this country is so filled with hate it might help if he got out. Four days later we killed a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  • I remember this day and the many others like it. Thank you for posting.

  • Thank you for posting. How sad that 50 years later we are still fighting the same hatred and bigotry.

Apr 06

  • Techy Math Masters!

    Mrs. Martens is asking for $1217.44:
    My students need three Apple iPads to practice math skills! We have an amazing online program but not enough tech to go around.
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Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Edgebrook Resident Mike Royko's April 5, 1968 Article on the Assassination of Dr. King (Post 1 of 2)

**This Royko article is being done in two postings due to EveryBlock space limitations. This is Post 1 of 2**

Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

At 6:05 PM CST today on April 4, 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered (with a Remington rifle) by a white man who was a known criminal. You know the story of course, and that's important as it's our history. On this 50th Anniversary of the violent assassination of Dr. King, I share with you the words of Edgebrook resident Mike Royko. He would publish this tomorrow, April 5, 1968.

Mike Royko: Millions in his Firing Squad
April 5, 1968

FBI agents are looking for the man who pulled the trigger and surely they will find him.

But it doesn’t matter if they do or they don’t. They can’t catch everybody, and Martin Luther King was executed by a firing squad that numbered in the millions.

They took part, from all over the country, pouring words of hate into the ear of the assassin.

The man with the gun did what he was told. Millions of bigots, subtle and obvious, put it in his hand and assured him he was doing the right thing.

It would be easy to point at the Southern redneck and say he did it. But what of the Northern disk-jockey-turned-commentator, with his slippery words of hate every morning?

What about the Northern mayor who steps all over every poverty program advancement, thinking only of political expediency, until riots fester, whites react with more hate and the gap between the races grows bigger?

Toss in the congressman with the stupid arguments against busing. And the pathetic women who turn out with eggs in their hands to throw at children.

Let us not forget the law-and-order type politicians who are in favor of arresting all Negro prostitutes in the vice districts. When you ask them to vote for laws that would eliminate some of the causes of prostitution, they babble like the bums they are.

Throw in a Steve Telow or two: the Eastern and Southern European immigrant or his kid who seems to be convinced that in 40 or 50 years he built this country. There was nothing here until he arrived, you see, so that gives him the right to pitch rocks when Martin Luther King walks down the street in his neighborhood.

  • Thank you Jac. A very timely post speaking truth to all of us.

Apr 05

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Updated Apr 02

Hi, am new to EveryBlock.

I've been attending the CAPS meetings and will be at the next one
on Apr 18! Would be interested in meeting anyone along Leland.
I would also like to participate in the neighborhood cleanup on Apr 21.

Tks
Doug

  • Welcome to your neighborhood, Bob! I think you'd get more of a response if you mention what cross street of Leland you are near. That's a long street. :)
    Are they promoting a neighborhood cleanup at the CAPS meeting? Cool!

Mar 31

    PLEASE...We Need Help to Use Our Projector! | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Stavrakas
    My students need a projector screen, stand, and speakers to utilize all the capabilities of our projector in the classroom. I teach second grade. My students come into my classroom everyday excited, enthusiastic, ready and eager to learn! They are dedicated and hardworking children and their love for learning will only...
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Welcome home, Vietnam War veterans - Thursday, March 29 is the 50th Anniversary to Make This Right

Greetings My Neighbors,

As a veteran myself, you know I post about things of import to our vets of all eras, women, men, and families of veterans. This includes the flag ceremonies that we do in our communities as well as ways we can serve our veterans and their families. Tomorrow is one of those that stands out however as its significance in so many ways for our vets, for each other, for our nation rests with us to this...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

As a veteran myself, you know I post about things of import to our vets of all eras, women, men, and families of veterans. This includes the flag ceremonies that we do in our communities as well as ways we can serve our veterans and their families. Tomorrow is one of those that stands out however as its significance in so many ways for our vets, for each other, for our nation rests with us to this day with much pain and hurt. I usually write something myself for my posts but this time, the words of the American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan (and the Legion's first female Commander!) say it all. Please share with our Vietnam veterans and their families and please, thank them for their service to our nation!

___________
Thursday, March 29, is Vietnam War Veterans Day.

While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved when they returned to America.

They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They fought in brutal conditions.

Yet when many Vietnam War veterans returned to America, they were unwelcomed. While we cannot change the actions of the past, we can show our support and gratitude today – something that should have happened 50 years ago.

In fact, the American Legion is already doing this. http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/

Across the nation, ceremonies will honor Vietnam War veterans this Thursday. Of course, the Vietnam Wall will play a special role in honoring and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Throughout the United States, nearly every state is planning to host commemoration events.

We should not allow this special day of recognition to fade when the calendar turns over. Join me in thanking Vietnam veterans for their service not just this Thursday, but every day.

Welcome Home.

    50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration | Vietnam War Commemoration
    The Vietnam War Commemoration is conducted according to the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act to help honor and pay tribute to Vietnam Veterans and their families.
    http://www.vietnamwar50th.com

Mar 28

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