Monday, March 30, 2009

Beverly Neighborhood Decides Enough is Enough with Out-of-Control Event

As many of you have heard, the South Side Irish Parade Commitee has decided to cancel next years pararde, see link here for story.

Imagine that: hundreds of thousands of drunks coming to a small residential neighborhood; public intoxication; dozens and dozens of arrests; traffic gridlocked to unsafe levels; public urination; countless residents leaving their neighborhood to escape the violence,noise,and mayhem..........................

Don't forget, less than 90 days until the 2009 Fiesta Boricua.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Growing Pride" Garden Club gets set for planting season

As we say goodbye to winter the Humboldt Park garden club, "Growing Pride", is planning for another busy summer growing season. Growing Pride is made up of Humboldt Park gardeners that participate in a number of horticultural activities. One of the main purposes of the club is to maintain the many community gardens in our neighborhood. Also, the members work on their own home gardens to grow healthy vegetables and beautify the area with front yard flower gardens. Some of these veggies are sold at the West Humboldt Park Farmers Market, held on Saturday mornings starting in mid-July.

The club also helps maintain Humboldt Park through the annual Earth Day Event. (pictured above is Growing Pride President Lydia Molina spreading mulch in Humboldt Park in a recent Earth Day Event). This year's Earth Day Event will be held on Saturday April 18th, from 9am-3pm. Volunteers will be cleaning up debris and mulching the many trees in our beautiful park. Please show up at the Boathouse, 1359 N Humboldt Blvd. to sign in, lunch will be provided. For our school aged youths, the time spent at the Earth Day Event can go towards service hour requirements.

The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park volunteers as a group each year and cleans out the ponds near Division St. and Humboldt Blvd. If you wish to help us clean the ponds this year, please meet at the Association House 1116 North Kedzie ave. at 9AM and walk over to the ponds with us.

Growing Pride meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1359 North Humboldt Blvd. at 6:30PM. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New condos at North and California are ready!

The new condo building located at 2800 West North Avenue is finally ready for buyers to check it out. The building has been dubbed "The Silver District" and is richly appointed. These are 2 bedroom/2 bath units overlooking Humboldt Park, built in a modern style. There are 4 models available to view. Check out this article for more info and photos of the models and roof top deck!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Progress on Little Cubs Field at Humboldt park

As you can see by the photos, "Little Cubs Field at Humboldt Park" is getting close to completion. This project comes to our beloved Humboldt Park through the generosity of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Team. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2008, and in attendance was Cubs' pitcher, Carlos Zambrano.
There will be a little league specifically designated to play in this new field, but other little leaguers will get a chance to play there too. Also, the field is available for rental for other groups such as the scouts or little league ballplayers from other areas. We have been in contact with the Chicago Cubs, and they tell us that Opening Day will be sometime in May 2009.
We also received details about the field at the monthly meeting of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council (HPAC). They meet on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Fieldhouse, and the meeting is open to all. PLAY BALL!!!!!

Thanks For Visiting !

As we get this blogsite up and running, please watch for additions and improvements. The main purposes of this site is to: give everyone a way to communicate with The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park (TUBWHP); let everyone see upcoming meetings and events via our calendar; and report on meetings our TUBWHP members attend. If you have an event you want posted let us know. If you have a meeting report you want to share, send it to us!
Thanks, Glenn Brettner
Exec Co-Director
United Blocks of west Humboldt Park

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Welcome to United Blocks of West Humboldt Park!

Welcome! I am here with Miguel Nogueras at the offices of the Spanish Action Committee of Chicago (SACC) creating our new blog site. As The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park moves forward, we want to reach as many of our friends and neighbors as possible - and hopefully this new tool will do just that.
Thanks for visiting,
Glenn Brettner
Executive Co-Director
United Blocks of West Humboldt Park