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Archive for October, 2011

The Turkey Problem in Austin

October 30, 2011
The Turkey Problem in Austin

Austin has a Turkey problem. Every year around the holidays and political elections, our local elected officials deliver free turkeys to potential voters.  One cannot underestimate the power of the turkey. Elections have been won and lost over the size, quality and quantity of turkey.  The magic of the turkey to rule over neighborhoods is...
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October 29, 2011

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Let’s help our Alderman Invest in our community

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October 28, 2011
Let’s help our Alderman Invest in our community

As we all know Austin is in deep need of investment. One way this is accomplished in a small way is through help from the city through the Alderman’s Menu Fund, a $1.32 Million dollar budget to be spent on improvements here.  Unfortunately here in the 29th ward, according to an AustinTalks article, $162,584...
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CANA joins ACLU in lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to Inequitable Service in Minority Communities

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October 27, 2011
CANA joins ACLU in lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to Inequitable Service in Minority Communities

Chicago Police Deployment Scheme Results in Inequitable, Unfair Service For Minority Neighborhoods, Suit Says CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Chicago officials have failed to deploy police equitably across the City’s many diverse neighborhoods, resulting in disproportionate numbers of delayed police responses to those neighborhoods with higher minority populations, according to the American Civil...
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CANA Bike Club Goes the Distance

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October 14, 2011
CANA Bike Club Goes the Distance

On Saturday October 8th The CANA bike club rode 24 miles from Austin to Wheaton on the Illinois Prairie Path. This scenic ride used the wonderful Prairie Path which starts in Maywood and goes through several communities between here and Wheaton with additional spurs to points west like Fermi Lab and Fox River. The path...
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CANA Neighbors and Safer Foundation Volunteers Clean Vacant Lot, Alleys, and Corners

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October 14, 2011
CANA Neighbors and Safer Foundation Volunteers Clean Vacant Lot, Alleys, and Corners

On Tuesday Oct 4th and Thursday Oct 6th Former Aldermanic Candidate and CANA member Roman Morrow led Safer Foundation volunteers in two days of corner prep, vacant lot and alley cleanings. Local residents and volunteers prepared our beautiful corner flower plantings for winter by removing Canna Lily bulbs for winter storage as well as weed removal.  ...
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2011 Neigborhood Beautification Vision Award Received

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October 14, 2011
2011 Neigborhood Beautification Vision Award Received

Joyce Charmatz, President of Keep Chicago Beautiful Inc., presented its Keep Chicago Beautiful 2011 Neighborhood Beautification Vision Award to the Central Austin Neighborhood Association  on September 27, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. In the picture below Serethea and Ron Reid are flanked by the mascot “Les Waste” on the left and the President, Joyce...
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October Monthly Meeting on Tuesday

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October 14, 2011

Next meeting is coming up on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 6:30PM at 301 N. Mayfield.  Join us ! Recent Accomplishments: Alley and Vacant lot cleaning project completed 2011 Neighborhood Beautification Vision Award Recipient Upcoming Activities: Weatherization training and kit distribution Fall bulb planting Holiday celebration planning  
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