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Popular in Chicago: Friday, October 31st

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Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening posts this week on EveryBlock Chicago.

Trick or Treating? Here’s what to expect for some neighborhoods: West Town, Logan Square, Lincoln Square, Rogers Park.

On another note, recycle your pumpkins tomorrow.

Winter’s coming, so get that heater fixed.

Help a neighbor out: leaves to help cover a community garden.

Have a seat – new benches on Lawrence Ave.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 


Popular in Chicago: October 10th

Oct102014

Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening threads of the week on EveryBlock Chicago.

Winter’s coming – so watch out for unwanted critters. Also, here’s where to find some firewood.

Weigh in: fragrance-free zones.

Moving to Bronzeville: thoughts on the neighborhood?

A plague of locusts in Chicago?

Sidewalks are for people, not automobiles.

Have a good weekend everyone!

 


EveryBlock Philly Neighbors Coming Together

Sep262014

After one month on EveryBlock Philly, neighbors were able to…

…find out where to donate used books in Center City.

…keep their pets safe from pesticide in Rittenhouse.

…learn how to get a trashcan put up on their block in East Passyunk.

…help support small businesses in Juniata Park.

…organize a cleanup in Fairmount Park.

…help raise awareness of LGBT Homelessness in Center City.

…find places to volunteer in Northern Liberties. 

…connect a Kingsessing school in need with a much-needed projector.

…discover good late-night food in Washington Square West.

…get recommendations for a reliable general contractor in East Passyunk.

…alert neighbors to street closings in Cobbs Creek.

…learn how to safely dispose of paint cans in Passyunk.

…support each other during a time of crisis in Point Breeze.

…make sense of errant newspaper delivery in Tacony.

…brainstorm on how to make the Made in America concert more neighbor-friendly.

…discover Cambodian desserts in Northern Liberties. 

…get advice on childcare in Center City.

…learn how to deal with an unresponsive landlord.

…share positive thoughts with neighbors about the return of EveryBlock.

Thank you to everyone who has joined EveryBlock Philly and contributed so far!

 


Popular in Chicago: Sept. 19th

Sep192014

Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening threads of the week on EveryBlock Chicago.

Help a neighbor out: Best place in the city to launch a model rocket?

What’s going on in Boystown?

Beware of creatures: coyotes in Humboldt, mice in Jeff Park.

Helicopters. Helicopters. Helicopters. Helicopters.

Join the discussion: good grub in Logan Square.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Popular in Chicago: Sept. 12th

Sep122014

Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening threads this week on EveryBlock Chicago.

Anyone in Portage Park missing a chicken?

Looking for a place to watch the NFL Sunday games? Find a good spot.

Neighbor discussion: unleashed dogs on the beach.

There’s an epic pothole in Northcenter.

Attn: blank walls, there’s an artist looking to give you some color.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

 


Updated: EveryBlock Philly iOS app

Sep082014

Update: The new iOS app version has been approved by the Apple store, so new Philly users will be able to sign up via the app. Download it here: EveryBlock iOS app

In our relaunch of EveryBlock Philly we’ve detected a bug in the iOS app that prevents new Philly users from registering on the app. This does not impact philly.everyblock.com or mobile browsers, only the iOS app. Our team is working on a fix. In the meantime, new users are free to create a new account directly on the web site, philly.everyblock.com or from the mobile site. We apologize for the inconvenience and will notify you when the bug is fixed.


Popular in Chicago: September 5th Edition

Sep052014

Happy Friday! Here are some of the happening threads on EveryBlock Chicago for the week:

There’s been an Elvis sighting in Portage Park – have you seen him?

What is the best thin crust pizza in Chicago?

The California blue line station is closed for six weeks.

Help a neighborhor out – suggest unique and unconventional wedding spaces.

Skunks are still roaming the streets (at least in Oriole Park). Be careful!

Finally, there’s a chicken in Logan Square looking for a good home.

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Popular in Chicago: August 29th Edition

Aug292014

Hope everyone had a good week! Here are some of the happening threads of the week on EveryBlock Chicago:

Help a neighbor out: how to get rid of dirt?

Brainstorming session – ideas for the Patio Theater

There’s a chihuahua running loose in Logan.

Debate: the best way to search for apartments.

Mosquito spraying is in effect – be aware.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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New Features in EveryBlock Philly

Aug272014

There are a few new features some of you returning EveryBlock Philly users might have noticed. We’ve added in a lot more media mention feeds, including more neighborhood and cultural organizations. On the public data side, we’ve added in 311 service requests, such as potholes, abandoned cars and vacant lots. Finally, as with Chicago, we’ve expanded the events engine to include many more sources.

Thank you to everyone who shared the news of our return! Here’s an article about us in the Philadelphia Business Journal, including our work with the local Philly tech community.

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2014/08/25/comcast-re-launches-everyblock-in-philadelphia-to.html


EveryBlock is back in Philadelphia!

Aug262014

Hi neighbors! It’s been a while, but we’re happy to report that EveryBlock is back in Philadelphia!

For previous EveryBlock Philly users, please visit http://philly.everyblock.com/. Your login credentials should still work. This includes logging in with Facebook or Twitter. If you cannot remember your password, you can get a new one via the password reset page.

Once in, you can choose to keep or change your preferences and daily email deliveries.

If you’ve already installed the EveryBlock app on your iPhone, you might need to update it to the latest version in order to log into your EB Philly account.

We hope you’ll once again use EveryBlock  to find out what’s happening around you – from local events and restaurant openings to community news – and to discuss that information with your neighbors, local businesses, and elected officials.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please contact us at any time if you have questions, complaints, suggestions or recommendations.

Yours truly,
The EveryBlock Team

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