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A safe place to play 2/19/2013
Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.
Closing a condo-Cabrini chasm 11/29/2011
Near North condo owners and CHA tenants get real about building a viable mixed-income community
Residents groove to Seward Park Jazz 7/28/2011
More than 400 residents gathered at the Near North Side park on Elm Street for the second of five outdoor concerts in a free, summer-long Jazz Fest.
Bridge-building on Division Street 7/19/2011
With the grim Cabrini-Green high-rises gone, many think it’s high time to bridge the old divides and create a diverse-but-unified community on the Near North Side.
Programs bring harvest of locally grown food 11/4/2010
During the second five years of its New Communities Program and through other programs like Elev8, LISC/Chicago has redoubled its commitment to efforts that bring healthier, more diverse gastronomic options into NCP neighborhoods.
Humboldt Park art exhibit celebrates healing 10/23/2010
More than 150 people gathered on October 8 for the opening reception of Everyone Matters, an art exhibit that brought together "community organizations, art therapists and teaching artists sharing stories of personal growth in the Chicago Latino community."
East meets West in Humboldt Park 9/16/2010
To the north and east is what most folks think of as the Humboldt Park – the epicenter of Puerto Rican Chicago centered on the park itself. To the south and west is predominantly African-American West Humboldt, though tellingly, a lot of folks here say they live in East Garfield Park.
Neighborhoods salute beginning of school 9/11/2010
Community organizations in three NCP neighborhoods on August 28 took advantage of the waning days of summer to help residents gear up for the challenges and opportunities that a new fall season inevitably presents. Vacations are over, school’s beginning, life goes on.
Hoops in the Hood: More than a game 9/2/2010
The fourth annual Cross-City Tournament emphasized teamwork, sportsmanship and safe streets.
Hot town enjoys Hoops, markets, festivals 8/6/2010
Summer in the city has meant no shortage of outdoor activities in NCP neighborhoods.

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