Area Graffiti

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Overnight last night, several buildings in our area were tagged with obvious gang graffiti. We could use your help submitting the removal requests and reporting the affected buildings.

If you could please take a few minutes today to help report the graffiti, we’d greatly appreciate it. Here’s how:

You may also simply call 311 to report the graffiti.

Reminder: Never post pictures of graffiti online (like on Facebook or Everyblock). By doing so, you are giving the graffiti artists a larger audience and are helping encourage more graffiti and even gang retaliation.

Thank you Neighbors!

Sincerely,
Gretchen
President, HPWNA

Zoning Meeting Regarding 2940 W Irving Park

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The 33rd Ward has informed HPWNA that a developer has requested to rezone 2940 W Irving Park to allow for a new residential three-flat building. The buildings immediately surrounding this address are single-family homes.

The 33rd Ward is hosting a meeting Monday, Oct. 20 at 7pm at the Ward office (3649 N Kedzie).

The Alderman and the developer will be present to answer questions about the rezoning request. Community members are invited and encouraged to participate.

Representatives from HPWNA will attend the meeting and would love you to attend with us. If you cannot be at the meeting, we’d love to hear what you think of this request – should the Alderman allow the rezoning?

October 11th Clean Up – on SACRAMENTO

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CHANGE OF STREET!

We will be cleaning SACRAMENTO for our October Clean Up. We’ll meet at 10:00 am at the corner of SACRAMENTO and Montrose and work our way south down SACRAMENTO to Irving Park.

(We were planning to clean California, but the city street sweepers were just out and California is in good shape!)

Please bring your own gloves and trash bags. A rake or shovel came come in handy too.

Feel free to invite anyone who may be interested in helping to make our neighborhood a cleaner place!

Our goal is to dedicate at least one hour, one Saturday morning every month, to beautifying our neighborhood. In 2014, Clean Ups will take place the Second Saturday of each month.

Questions? Just ask! YourFriends@hpwna.org

October Happenings

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Lots of things coming up in October, plus more info about our new website!

You can read our current and previous “HPWNA Neighborhood News” by clicking the Neighborhood News Archive menu item above. You can also sign up to receive our e-newsletter there by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

We are working to post HPWNA events, area events, and area meetings on our Events calendar, also on the menu above (as “Events“).

And now the most important part! Here’s what’s coming up!

Oct. 2nd – 33rd Ward Town Hall Meeting, 7pm-8:30pm, Horner Park Field House

Oct. 3rd – HPWNA Presents… TGIF! 6:30pm-8pm. Our monthly happy hour gathering is hosted in the backyard of a neighbor – a different neighbor each month. This is a private event, only open to HPWNA neighbors and their friends. To find out where TGIF will take place, please contact us: YourFriends@hpwna.org.

Oct. 8th – HPWNA tours BATEMAN ELEMENTARY! 7pm-7:30pm
Followed by our HPWNA Board meeting at 7:30pm. Come for either or both!

Oct. 11th – Neighborhood Clean Up! Meet at SACRAMENTO & Montrose at 10am.

And – the Horner Park Farmers Market has been extended! Now running through October 25. We’ll see you there every Saturday in October!