Posts tagged "87th street"

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative

How to Waste $1.5 Million: Create the Greater Chatham Initiative
As a resident of Chatham , what I heard this past evening made me mad and I was thoroughly disappointed. The much ballyhooed “Greater Chatham Initiative” was a regurgitation of past programs and promises made. The executive director Nedra Sims-Fears made the worst presentation that I have heard in a long time. I and others... Read more »

The Bastardization of the Bud Billiken Parade

The Bastardization of the Bud Billiken Parade
The Bud Billiken Day Parade is on August 9, 2014 and this will be the 85th year of the parade. The parade has grown to be the largest parade in the country who”s focus is to promote education. Over the next couple of weeks practically every major intersection will have a “dance troupe” with individuals... Read more »

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters
Last week the Chicago Public Schools approved 7 new charter schools. Most of the charters approved are in neighborhood that have adequate schools and in some cases such as in Chatham high performing schools. The Concepts Charter School – Horizon Science Academy to be located at 8522 S Lafayette has ties to several  religious organizations... 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 »

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students

Garrett Popcorn Unveils New Mural Created by CPS Students
August 19, 2013 Garrett Popcorn Shops unveiled the newest mural to adorn their 87th street store. The mural was created by students from Simeon Career Academy and Kenwood Academy participating in After School Matters under the direction of artist Rahmaan Statik. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and executives from Garrett’s Popcorn were on hand for the unveiling.     Additional pictures at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151801850419551.1073741836.79909419550&type=1&l=eb101d58a8 Garrett Popcorn... 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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When Chatham Comes Together

When Chatham Comes Together
After the Chicago Redeye ran a story on Chatham last week, some of the community residents felt that the mainstream media wanted to focus on negative stories. So earlier today I received this letter On June 27, 2013 at approximately 6:00 p.m a rushing thunderstorm violently pushed its way through the city. The storm lasted about 10 minutes... Read more »

Black World Cinema- FREE ANGELA DAVIS and All Political Prisoners

Black World Cinema- FREE ANGELA DAVIS and All Political Prisoners
Thurdsay April 4,2013 7pm Chatham 14 Theaters 210 W 87th St Admission: Free Must RSVP at http://freeangeladavis-chicago-eswgnotif.eventbrite.com/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=swgnotif001&utm_term=eventname&ref=eswgnotif     FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS might seem like a cumbersome title but it rings with truth and historical significance to all those who continue to be inspired by her fight for political and racial justice. As... Read more »

Southside Little League Opens its 58th Year with Girl's Softball

Southside Little League Opens its 58th Year with Girl's Softball
South Side Little League(SSLL)  (503-B) was founded in 1955 and has been going strong ever since. SSLL plays at Tuley Park (91st and King Drive) and Cole Park (85th and King Drive) serving boys and girls ages 5 to 16. This year girl’s softball is make it’s debut. Looking for girls 7-10 who are interested in playing... Read more »
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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 »