Showing posts from November, 2009

Join us at Angels, in the upper room

President's Message by John Scheer  As we enter the holiday season, our lives get extra busy with family and friends. And the East Village Association celebrates another year as a positive force in our neighborhood. This year, we again will mark the season by meeting for dinner at a local restaurant. I am happy to invite all EVA members to the annual EVA holiday event at Angels & Mariachis , 1721 W. Division St. This year the EVA Holiday Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. A reservation is required. Please respond to with your commitment to join us in this holiday tradition at a new venue. Please respond by Monday, Nov. 30, so we can prepare for the number attending. Angels & Mariachis is offering an appetizer buffet including cheese quesadillas, rolled beef tacos & rolled chicken tacos, which will allow members to socialize as the group is gathering. Then dinner from the standard menu will be offered as a sit-down service. This will

Chicago Police alert: armed robberies

Area 4 Detective Division released this report as Community Alert 640-09-009: About This Crime On 13 Nov 09 between the hours of 7pm and 9:30pm, numerous (5) armed robberies occurred in the 13th District. The victims were walking both alone and in small groups. In each incident, either one or two male black offenders would approach the victims and demand their property while displaying a handgun. After stealing the property the offender(s) would flee on foot. Offender Descriptions: The offenders were described as male blacks, approximately 18-25 years of age, approximately 5'06-6'00" wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing. Locations of Occurrence: 1100 Block of N. Paulina Ave 200 Block of N. Ashland Ave 300 Block of N Oakley Ave 2100 Block of W Erie Ave 900 Block of N Noble If You Have Information contact Area Four Detectives at (312)746-8253 or District 013 at (312) 746-8350 and always call 911 to report any emergency or suspicious activity. If you and your n

EVA archive moves from basement to Web

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Montessori pupils to cultivate Wood Street lot

Minutes for Nov. 2, 2009 Membership Meeting Submitted by Dana Palmer Anna Viertel, urban farm coordinator for Near North Montessori School at 1434 W. Division, presented plans to use the fenced wooded area at 1102 N. Wood as a plant-based learning center and urban farm. She stated that the school plans to start clearing out the trees this month and in December to start building temporary greenhouses or hoop houses so that food can be planted and grown year-round. Jennifer and Tom DeBower, new residents on Thomas Street, presented a problem they were having with the city Landmarks agency regarding windows they chose for their home. Jennnifer DeBower stated Landmarks has requested an opinion letter from East Village Associaton regarding windows the DeBowers have chosen. According to Mrs. DeBower, an original plan was drafted and approved by Landmarks but that she and her husband chose alternative windows they felt better suited the space. According to information distributed by the DeBo
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