Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jargowood block club meeting on 3/1

Jargowood block club will be meeting Tuesday 3/1 at its usual time and place: 7:30 p.m., Sherwin Manor Nursing Home community room, Sheridan Road between Jarvis and Sherwin. If you live in the area between Jarvis and Birchwood, Clark and the lake, this may be of interest to you. Come out and meet your neighbors and talk about neighborhood issues.

Support our local restaurants and theatres, including Jarvis Square businesses as well.

Please make an effort to remove snow and ice from your sidewalks and unclog your storm drains along the curb. This makes it much safer and easier for everyone trying to get around the neighborhood without slipping and falling, or having problems with moats at the curbs.

If you've got public safety issues to discuss, remember the CAPS meeting on Thursday 3/10.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

better late than never - be a good neighbor

Over the weekend, I noticed some folks who hadn't previously cleared their sidewalk out with shovels. There are still too many sidewalks that haven't been touched.

If you haven't yet cleared yours, please do so, or get someone to help you if you're not physically able to do it. Snow removal from public sidewalks is required by law. While enforcement has been spotty, it's been almost 2 weeks since the storm and we've had more than enough time to deal with the snow.

I intend to make a few 311 calls. There are a few houses that are on frequently traveled paths to and from train stations, bus stops, parks and schools where the owners are physically or financially capable and have been around, but have chosen to clear only their driveways and perhaps a path from their front door to the curb, neglecting the sidewalks that so many of us need to walk safely out of traffic.

Making a path through the wall of snow at the curb would be helpful, too, if there isn't one now. Those walls will take the longest to melt and trap water that could otherwise run out to the street and find a drain, making it easier for pedestrians to get where they're going.

Want to leave a reminder for a homeowner or business? You can find a handy flyer here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

CAPS meeting - beat 2422

The next meeting will be Thursday, February 10, 7:00 PM at Willye White Center at 1610 W. Howard.

In ODD NUMBERED months, meetings will be held at 7450 N. Rogers. In EVEN NUMBERED months, they will be at Willye White Center at 1610 W. Howard.

It's your neighborhood - and like it or not - it's up to all of us to do something to make it better. Let's make 2011 a safer neighborhood North of Howard.

Monday, February 07, 2011

49th ward aldermanic candidate forums Wed. 2/9

There will be two aldermanic candidate forums this Wednesday 2/9.

The first will be a RPBizArts breakfast forum from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The second will be an evening forum hosted by Partners for Rogers Park and the Rogers Park Business Alliance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Click here for more details.

You can also read the candidates' answers to the Tribune editorial board questionnaire.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

let's finish the job!

So many people have done a great job clearing their sidewalks so that pedestrians can safely walk on the sidewalk. Once the plow comes through on your street, don't forget to finish the job! Let's all clear those walls of snow that the plows left at the corners, keeping the pedestrians from getting to those newly cleared sidewalks!

I did mine. How about you?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

49th ward mayoral candidate forum

A 49th ward mayoral candidate forum is scheduled for Saturday, February 5th, 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at Jordan Community School, 7414 N. Wolcott (between Fargo and Birchwood). Everyone is welcome to attend.

All mayoral candidates have been invited. Gerry Chico, Miguel del Valle, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls have confirmed that they will attend. There has been no confirmation yet from Rahm Emanuel and Carol Moseley Braun. Candidates for City Clerk will also be there.

After the forum, you can vote early at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers, just south of Jordan School.