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Neighborhoods Inc. extends deadline for house contest

Neighborhoods Inc. has extended to Sept. 19 its deadline to enter the Best House on the Block contest in East Chicago and Hammond's 3rd District.

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

East Chicago holds citywide garage sale on Saturday

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago is holding a communitywide rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Annex Building parking lot, 4444 Railroad Ave.

August 10, 2014 12:05 am

Neighborhoods Inc. annual meeting is Thursday cookout

HAMMOND | Neighborhoods Inc. will host its annual meeting Thursday.

September 20, 2013 12:05 am
East Chicago city-wide garage sale a chance for neighbors to meet

East Chicago city-wide garage sale a chance for neighbors to meet

Thousands of items were on sale Saturday throughout East Chicago as Neighborhoods Inc. hosted its fifth International Garage Sale, Antique Show and Family Bazaar.

August 03, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Citywide garage sale to be held in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The fifth International Garage Sale, Antique Show and Family Bazaar in East Chicago is Saturday.

July 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Backyard gardening workshop for E.C. residents is Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | Neighborhoods Inc. and Grow It In Chicago Coalition will co-host a backyard garden workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 513 W. Chicago Ave.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am

Neighborhoods Inc. celebrates community-building benches

EAST CHICAGO | Benches in front of houses are bringing neighbors together throughout the city.

March 13, 2012 10:00 pm
Micro-park unveiled in Gary's Miller neighborhood

Micro-park unveiled in Gary's Miller neighborhood

GARY | Neighborhoods Inc. unveiled its latest micro-park Aug. 24 at 8123 Oak Ave. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood, according to a news release from the organization.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
2011 was good year environmentally

2011 was good year environmentally

Lee Botts, Deb Weiss and Carol Smith, neighbors in Gary's Miller Beach area, sit on the bench in front of Weiss' home at 8123 Oak Ave. on Sept. 4. After dedicating so many years to environmental improvements and education, Botts has begun filming a documentary on the region's environmental s…

September 04, 2011 12:00 am

Wide support for microopark public safety initiative, agency says

HAMMOND | Due to the success of its pilot project, "Please, Have A Seat!", in East Chicago, Legacy Foundation, through grants from the Lake County Community Fund and John S. and James L. Knight Fund, has awarded Neighborhoods Inc. a total of $21,500 to introduce the project in Miller, Hammon…

July 29, 2011 12:00 am
Have a seat

Have a seat

Ascension and Jose Tristan have a seat on the new bench installed in front of their home on Homerlee Avenue in East Chicago. The bench was one of 13 unveiled Tuesday by Neighborhoods Inc. with funding from the Foundations of East Chicago. Neighborhoods Inc.'s Please Have a Seat Program creat…

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
Have a seat

Have a seat

Steve Bankes, of Oak Park, Ill., started the idea for the Please Have a Seat Prograrm by sitting in his front yard while his children played outside. This grew into a patio installation on his front lawn where friends stroll by and hang out.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
Have a seat

Have a seat

Keith Speaks, executive director of Neighborhoods Inc., talks Tuesday about expanding the bench program into Hammond, Calumet City and beyond.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
Have a seat

Have a seat

The benches in the Please Have a Seat Program must be maintained by homeowners and accessible to the public.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
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