CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS!!!

If you love wheels, motors (and maybe beer), come out to Chicago and 48th on June 8 for the Fifth Annual Classic Car Show, put on by the national organization Street Kings Car Club together with the neighborhood’s South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance. You can show your car, truck or…

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New kid in the old neighborhood

BY ED FELIEN The crossroads of 50th Street and 34th Avenue are clouded in my imagination by ancient memories. I remember the Leola Theatre and double features for 35 cents, Sadoff Drugstore with its soda fountain, and fast cars with fins. And I remember bowling at the Skylane Bowling alley.…

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Raina’s Wellness “What the milk?”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Does the milk aisle make your head spin? You are not alone. Milk choices are growing exponentially and it’s hard to keep them all straight. Once praised as a nutritional wonder food, many people are now turning away from traditional cow’s milk. Lactose allergies, antibiotic concerns,…

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Development at Lake and Hiawatha

ADAPTED FROM THE DAILY PLANET BY ED FELIEN The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization’s Land Use and Housing held a meeting on April 3 to discuss the future of the building at Lake and 22nd and the farmers’ market at that location. Despite a snowstorm they had a full house and an…

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We wuz robbed!

BY ED FELIEN Myron Orfield says mortage bankers ripped off homeowners in the Twin Cities to the tune of $20.5 billion through redlining and racist practices from 2008 to 2012. As the charts above show, minority areas were targeted for subprime loans—which meant higher rates and higher fees, which meant…

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City DFL endorses for School Board

BY ED FELIEN Rebecca Gagnon easily won DFL endorsement for a second term on the Minneapolis School Board at the DFL City Convention at Roosevelt High on Saturday, April 26. She received 81% on the first ballot. Iris Altamirano, the political director of Local 26 of the Service Employees International…

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A Tiny Diner with big dreams

BY ED FELIEN When we asked the painter working on the building just last week, he said they’re hoping to open in the middle of May, which could mean late May or early June. But work on the building on 38th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues is nearly done.…

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