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Hello, Strong Community.. Janice D. here.. h.a.v.e home less and vagrant elimination.

We're taking LESS from HOME.

I would like to share,
The N O F, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open until December 22, 2017.

Still time to apply for grants to start your own business, improve and support the community. Please don't miss out. Google, nof@cityofchicago.org ..Best Wishes.

JD

    City of Chicago
    The Chicago Riverwalk is officially open. Located along the south bank of the river, between State Street and LaSalle Street, the Chicago Riverwalk is being constructed as a continuous walkway and recreational amenity connecting the lakefront with the heart of downtown. Click here for more information.
    http://www.cityofchicago.org

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Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting

Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in...

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Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in the 1970s with music like Motown, R&B, Soul, Chicago Blues. I even liked a lot of Disco like Donna Summers and I sadly note that today's youth music is not in any way couples' dance music. When did it become reality that American youth, including Black African American youth doesn't know how to dance? I did hear that there is a small "step dancing" community, I hope it includes some young people. When is this terrible rap music plague going to finally end? It's gone on longer than the Bubonic Plague Black Death lasted in Europe!

    Chicago Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting
    Photo Credit: WENN When Chance the Rapper isn't in the studio, he serves as a spokesman for his city. The Chicago spitter pushes to stop the violence that is rampant in his city and increase opportunities for children. Last week, (Nov.
    http://madamenoire.com
  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he...

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    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he is from Tuskegee Alabama. Darius Rucker also is basically country now as well. No one is forcing either one of them to write country OMG. Are you serious. Ritchie is going to honored at the Kennedy Center. Many musicians write songs for other people. What's the problem with that. I do believe RItchie is going to be in Vegas doing a show for a year. The days of Barry Gordy types are gone. Anything seems to go these days. If you are basing music by the way the musicians dress. you need not look too far.... as many groups from the 70's up to today's Imagine Dragons do not wear suits and ties. Good lord. Get with the present Jaye. We had some great music in our time. My kids grew up on it and still listen to it, but those times have changes. Truth be told I am a fan of Eminem went with my kids a few years back to see him at Lollapalooza. Me bad.... I bet you didn't like QUEEN either.....Chance is just trying like we all are. If he can make a difference, let him try. As you must already have seen no one else seems to care at City Hall You have a great Thanksgiving Jaye.

  • Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only...

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    Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only thing more ridiculous and offensive is his pathological desire to cling to some outmoded and somewhat racist notion of Black respectability. He probably tells every Black person he meets how he would vote for Obama for a third term if he could, but insists the problems facing the Black community would disappear if "those people" would just wear a suit and tie/stop istening to rap music/insert culturally elite trope here.

    As much as he glorifies the days of Motown, you never saw too many Motown artists engaged seriously in politics. That was part of their education too. There are very few I could imagine at a local community meeting on education. People like the original poster are always romanticizing the past - a time when people like themselves were doing a lot better and people of color were doing worse.

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Meditating in Troubled Times, Friday 7pm. Free and open to the public.

Meditating in Troubled Times
A lecture by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, psychiatrist
Free and open to the public.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7pm
1025 E. 58th St.
University of Chicago - Bond Chapel
(located next to Swift Hall)

Paul R. Fleischman, M.D. attended the University of Chicago 50 years ago, where he gained an interest in India and meditation. From there, he trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was...

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Meditating in Troubled Times
A lecture by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, psychiatrist
Free and open to the public.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7pm
1025 E. 58th St.
University of Chicago - Bond Chapel
(located next to Swift Hall)

Paul R. Fleischman, M.D. attended the University of Chicago 50 years ago, where he gained an interest in India and meditation. From there, he trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was appointed by S.N. Goenka to be a Vipassana teacher, with the particular assignment to communicate with professionals and academics in the West. He uses language and concepts derived from psychology, biology, and medicine, making Vipassana a beacon that is culturally universal and nonsectarian. Dr. Fleischman speaks and writes in his own voice, informed by science, religious studies, and poetry.

For more information about the lecture, please go to:
https://lecture_meditation.eventbrite.com

For more information about Dr. Fleischman, visit
https://store.pariyatti.org/Fleischman-Dr-Paul-R_bymfg_681-0-1.html

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of the world's oldest meditation techniques. For more information about Vipassana meditation, see www.dhamma.org.

    Meditating in Troubled Times - A LECTURE BY PAUL R. FLEISCHMAN M.D.
    Free and open to public lectures will be delivered: Northwestern University Meditating in Troubled Times November 15th, at 7 pm. McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. The University of Chicago Divinity School Meditating in Troubled Times November 17th, at 7 pm. Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

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Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

Carpet & Upholstery - Great Job!

Yesterday in preparation for the Holidays we had our carpet cleaned by Double A Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. He did an excellent job without the truck, hoses, water and mess that we have experienced with other Carpet Cleaners. The icing on this cake was that the carpet dried in 2 hours, is clean and fresh with all natural products and amazingly reasonable. This is a family owned business and the owner Darrell is a local resident. His # is 773-895-9424.

  • Thanks Ruby! That's great info. Will pass it on.

  • We just had ours cleaned by New Dawn Carpet Cleaning. They also took care of our delicate Persian area rug and my sofas in the man cave. They were reasonably priced and the best part of all much like your experience it dried fast. I don't have their number but their website is www.NewDawnCarpetCleaning.com They have a coupon for new customers so don't forget to click and print that to save some money :)

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Nov 08

Meditating in Troubled Times

A lecture by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, psychiatrist
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7pm
University of Chicago Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
(located next to Swift Hall)

The presentation will be a one-hour lecture, followed by 30 minutes for questions.

To register, or for more information,
please go to:
https://lecture_meditation.eventbrite.com

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Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., (New Jersey, 1945) trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was a psychiatric...

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A lecture by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, psychiatrist
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7pm
University of Chicago Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
(located next to Swift Hall)

The presentation will be a one-hour lecture, followed by 30 minutes for questions.

To register, or for more information,
please go to:
https://lecture_meditation.eventbrite.com

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Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., (New Jersey, 1945) trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was a psychiatric consultant to numerous New England hospitals and clinics, and has lectured globally at conferences, universities, and other institutions. Now retired from a more than 30-year private psychiatry practice, he lives with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts.

He was appointed by S.N. Goenka to be a Vipassana teacher, with the particular assignment to communicate with professionals and academics in the West. He uses language and concepts derived from psychology, biology, and medicine, making Vipassana a beacon that is culturally universal and nonsectarian. Dr. Fleischman speaks and writes in his own voice, informed by science, religious studies, and poetry.

Find his writings, in print and eBook formats, as well as downloadable audiobooks at the link below:

https://store.pariyatti.org/Fleischman-Dr-Paul-R_bymfg_681-0-1.html

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of the world's oldest meditation techniques. For more information about Vipassana meditation, see www.dhamma.org.

    Meditating in Troubled Times - A LECTURE BY PAUL R. FLEISCHMAN M.D.
    Free and open to public lectures will be delivered: Northwestern University Meditating in Troubled Times November 15th, at 7 pm. McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. The University of Chicago Divinity School Meditating in Troubled Times November 17th, at 7 pm. Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

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Laundry Mat Closed

I must be the last person to find the laundry on 64th and King Drive closed. The only business left over there is the thriving "loose squares " trade.

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Attention ALL RUNNERS

If any runs on Oakwood Blvd. and has lost a Fitbit, I found it. Please contact me here and we can arrange its return.

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Contractor

I need a RELIABLE contractor to replace the floor under my toilet and reset the toilet. I have other work to be done, but I need this immediately. Thanks for your help.

  • Peace and Good morning, I have a client who is an independent contractor and I've seen his work and I stand by his character and his work.. Demitrius Windham 708 417 4177. Referred by Rhamell

  • Pierre: We just had Robin post this in response to a request for a handyperson in Bronzeville:

    Robin in WRP Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com. https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

    Since Robin is a frequent EB poster, I would give the family business a call.

    Hope that this helps.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 17

Bronzeville Handyman?

Hi!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable, reasonably priced handyman for small household repairs?

Thank you!

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Updated Oct 15

Fall Lawn and Garden Clean-ups and Snow Removal

Dear Neighbors:

My husband scheduled Panama yesterday. Although summer and fall weather was beautiful, it’s time to clean out gardens/side lots, trim the bushes back and aerate the lawns in preparation for winter. For years we have used Panama Maintenance 773-967-8343 because they are in our community all the time, they’re honest and do a great job at a fair price. Panama also does snow removal in the winter. Call Panama to get on his schedule early for fall cleanups, snow removal and other services.

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    E.J., Panama is black and a black owned locally run business. You may see his white truck, trailers and equipment all over the Southside of town.

    Leonard, for handyman services we use Shelley Odell 773.407.2346 he is honest, competent, fair and reliable. He lives in the community and is also black.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    For the record, I am Happy to have good and honest people working at my house regardless of ethnicity or background . It's hard to find that in my experience.

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