Neighborhood Notes

• The Field Regina Northrop Neighbor-hood Group will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary with a colorful parade of VIPs, decorated cars and bikes, and lots more that will travel from 42nd Street to the McRae Park grounds on Saturday, June 7, starting at 10 a.m. The Celebration at McRae…

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Parkway renovation

A new roadway is scheduled for the Parkway this summer. Council Member Andrew Johnson: “Residents have enjoyed a smoother ride on East Minnehaha Parkway from Cedar Avenue to 27th Avenue South/Woodlawn Avenue thanks to upgrades last year. That repaving project will be continued this year from 27th Avenue South/Woodlawn Avenue…

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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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