Posts tagged "79th street"

Summary of the 6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic

Summary of the 6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic
This past Saturday, January 24th, Alderman Roderick Sawyer hosted a town hall meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic. There were several reporters, Glenn Reedus of the Crusader and Andrea Watson of DNAinfo.com there and they have their stories which are pretty accurate but there are some issues that I feel are important to the community that... Read more »

6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic

6th Ward Townhall Meeting on Nuway Methadone Clinic
On Saturday, January 24, 2015 Alderman Roderick Sawyer will host a town hall meeting on the subject of Nuway Community Services Methadone Clinic located at 110 E 79th Street. The clinic and their clients have been the subject of numerous complaints by nearby businesses, schools  and residents for loitering, trespassing and other criminal activities.  ... Read more »

A New Product to Fix Chicago Potholes

A New Product to Fix Chicago Potholes
Today, Alderman Roderick Sawyer(6th), Alderman Leslie Hairston(5th)and representatives from suburban public works departments and City of Chicago Departments attended a demonstration given by Racine Industries ,the makers of Pellet Patch products. The company is hoping to show the City of Chicago that their products are a better way of filling potholes than the current “cold... Read more »
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Will MegaChurches Squeeze Out Chatham Residents

Will MegaChurches Squeeze Out Chatham Residents
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Public Schools approved a charter for Horizon Science Academy at 8522 S Lafayette. The school is reported to  have signed a lease that would pay an affiliate of  Fellowship  Missionary Baptist Church who’s pastor is Charles Jenkins, $1.0 million in yearly rent.  Mr. Jenkins  is a trusted advisor to Mayor... Read more »

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation
If names of companies like, I-GO, Zipcar, Divvy, Sidecar, Lyft, Uber all sound foreign to you., don’t worry because soon they won’t. While public transportation will not go away. Private services will see a dramatic change as the old transportation models are being turned upside down. Companies such as I-GO and Zipcar are involved in... Read more »

What Do You Want To Eat

What Do You Want To Eat
Recently a writer for DNAinfo-Chicago wrote an article on the status of two Chatham area restaurants. The two restaurants being Fleck’s Coffee and Luversia’s Soul Food. I have blogged about each in the past. In the article, the writer states that both restaurants have seen a decrease in business and in the case of Luversia’s... Read more »
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October 6th Ward Community Meetings

Here is a partial listing of upcoming 6th Ward Community Meetings West Chesterfield Community Association Saturday October 5, 2013 10am West Chesterfield Community Fieldhouse 9351 S Michigan   Park Manor Neighbors Community Council Monday October 7, 2013 6:30 pm St. Columbanus(Church) 317 E. 71st     Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday October 14, 2013 6:30... Read more »

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation
Several weeks ago we celebrated the grand opening of Fleck Coffee Company on 79th street. The business has been well received and the owners energy has invigorated others to upgrade their businesses and some to seriously consider opening a business on 79th. On our other commercial strips 87th and 75th we are seeing new business... Read more »

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

What To Do In Chatham This Weekend
Don’t want to travel downtown, there are plenty of events going on in the community that are FREE or nearly free.   Saturday July 27, 2013 Taste of WVON Lorraine Dixon Park 8701 S Dauphin 10am-Dusk                       Saturday July 27, 2013 10am-2pm KidsFest Seaway Bank... Read more »
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Chatham's Newest Coffeehouse: Fleck's Coffee

Chatham's Newest Coffeehouse: Fleck's Coffee
Several years ago a long time business,Becky’s Florist and its successor Creative Florist, in Chatham closed its doors for good at 343 E 79th. Many felt it would be difficult to find a quality business to take the place of the florist. While the pessimist saw doom and gloom mother and daughter team Mrs. Olga... Read more »