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EveryBlock is up in more cities!

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It’s been a whirlwind December for the EveryBlock Team as we announced our newest city members. Last week, we brought EveryBlock back to Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline, while also introducing a new addition—Medford, MA. Mayor Mike McGlynn of Medford hosted a press conference to mark the occasion. Click here for the full announcement.

And earlier this week, we re-launched EveryBlock in Houston, complete with updated neighborhood and super neighborhood boundaries as well as Houston 311 data. Mayor Annise Parker and Councilman Ed Gonzalez helped us celebrate in City Hall. Read the full press release here.

We look forward to working with all of our EveryBlock communities to help drive community awareness, promote public data, and connect people to one another. Here’s to a great 2015!


Popular in Chicago: December 5th

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

Have some winter fun in Rogers Park.

Poll: What’s the Best Bakery in the Loop?

Best places to work in Ravenswood.

Anyone need a TV?

Enjoy Some Holiday Lights.

Help a neighbor out: How to request more trash cans?

Have a good weekend!


Popular in Chicago: November 21st

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

How’s your commute going?

Seeking bicycle donations.

Are birdbaths & bird feeders illegal?

My Dog Needs a Taxi.

Places to walk around Lincoln Square.

Speaking of Lincoln…

Have a great weekend everyone!


Popular in Chicago: November 14th

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

Thanksgiving’s coming up: find out where to get Thanksgiving baskets, where to volunteer, and where to go to avoid cooking.

Weigh in: feedback for California El transit.

Neighbor Question: Do you have to pick up fallen leaves?

How to handle abandoned vehicles.

Watch out: needles in Humboldt Park.


Popular in Chicago: November 7th

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

Metra Feedback Opportunity

Thoughts on noisy neighborhoods: what should you do?

Seriously people,pick up after your dog.

Plans for the 71st Grocery Store

Neighbor Poll: How often should recycling be collected?

Note to everyone: no more black trash bags.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Chicago Public High Schools, Students Ready For The Challenge

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Chicago Bears offensive lineman Jordan Mills kicked off the “Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge” at Clemente High School last month when he personally challenged 300-plus students in attendance to the semester-long contest. The challenge uses a technology-based platform of games, pop culture, localized information, recognition and rewards to engage and motivate 13- to 19-year-old students to prepare for college.

Through the first month of the challenge, Alcott High School holds a slim lead over Washington High School and three community-based organizations: the Adler Planetarium, Chicago Commons and Street-Level Youth Media. You may visit the full leaderboard by visiting the Get Schooled web site. The top finishers will share $75,000 in available grant money.

Students are able to access the “Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge” via the portal located at www.chicagocityoflearning.org/. Once students are on the portal, they will:

*Click the Get Schooled Challenge box and gain access to educational tools, resources and games.

*Students earn points for each quest they complete and make progress toward earning one of the college-ready badges.

*The students with the most points and badges at the end of the challenge will be invited to a celebration with an “A-list” celebrity in January 2015.

“This is a great challenge that will help motivate students to use technology to work on college entrance exams, college applications and financial aid,” said Kayla Triche, team captain of the Clemente girls volleyball team. “This really will be a motivator to get students to apply and attend college.”

For additional information, make sure you check out the local news coverage of the kickoff event on Comcast News Makers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxAqKNWReg/

More on EveryBlock: http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/nov05-chicago-public-high-schools-students-ready-for-the-6492093/


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

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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

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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

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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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