Posts tagged "71st street"

Do You Want To SEE POTENTIAL In The Sixth Ward

Earlier this year I saw a post on the now defunct Everyblock social media site about an organization SEE POTENTIAL. The organization  is a public art and community engagement project. They install large-scale documentary photographs to visualize community-driven development plans for Chicago’s South Side and to tally the community support for each idea. The primary goal... Read more »

Why Can't I Go with I-GO

Why Can't I Go with I-GO
On May 18, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) shut down the Southside branch of the Red Line transit system. Train stations from 22nd Street to 95th Street will be closed for approximately 5-6 months to complete repairs to the tracks. There has been a lot of debate why this work is just now taking place... Read more »

What do You Want to Eat Chatham

What do You Want to Eat Chatham
This past week I was working on a project and had a chance to do a detailed ride thru the neighborhood and to my dismay I was disappointed and confused. Over the last several years I have written post about the lost of soul food restaurants and post  about the community becoming a dining destination... Read more »
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Upcoming 6th Ward Community Meetings

Upcoming 6th Ward Community Meetings
Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday March  3, 2012 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday  March 5, 2012 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Columbanus( Glass House) 317 E. 71st Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday March 12, 2012... Read more »

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?

Will We See The Return of Chatham-Avalon Park?
Now that its been over 30 days and the city council still has no agreement on redistricting. The proposed reduction of the council from 50 to 25 members is gaining support. So if that would happen where would it leave Chatham and the 6th ward? The most logical choice would be to merge the 6th... Read more »

2012-The Rise of Chatham

2012-The Rise of Chatham
It is no secret that 2010 and 2011 were two of the worst years the residents of the Chatham community have seen. What could go wrong did go wrong. The community lost Officer Thomas Wortham IV, Michael Bailey and Firefighter Corey Ankum. We saw the closing of two Chicago landmark restaurants, Izola’s and Army &... Read more »
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Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training

Become an Education Watchdog- BGA LSC Training
Thursday October 27,2011 6:30-8:30 pm St. Columbanus School Hall 7120 S. Calumet The event will provide people with a thorough understanding of Local School Councils (how they operate, how to become an LSC member, what the roles and responsibilities of the LSC are, etc.) and school budgeting (how to obtain a budget from your local... Read more »

Food Desert or Bad Choices?

As a child I remember the 71st Street fruit and vegetable markets. My elementary school hated pomegranate or plumograms (as some of my classmates called them)season because we would have stains all over the building. The markets carried all the greens, beans, tomatoes, etc. Also, their was a fish market “Market Fish”,a local meat market... Read more »