...And That's My Opinion©

By Sandy Goldman

The Rogers Park Community Curmudgeon


The Way It Was:

Howard Street, Morse Avenue, Clark Street and Other Once Vibrant Areas


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How many of you can remember? Can it ever be again?

What happened…?

Economics? Politics? Ineffective Leadership? Population change? Bad landlords? Social Service Agencies? Poor tenant selection?  Drug dealers? Badly maintained buildings?  Lack of concern?  Ineffective, bloated community organizations? Empty stores? Unkept alleys & streets? Sorry looking business sections?  Crime? Gangs? Absentee owners?

Each of these is a story in itself.  Maybe I’ll do it - someday – when Rogers Park has completed its renewal!  (And it IS beginning!)  Think Uptown, Andersonville, Edgewater, Halsted, Bryn Mawr, Clyborne Corridor and on and on…

It’s long, but it’s fun reading


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...And that's my opinion.

And I'm Sandy Goldman

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