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Gary's Tolleston area gets 'deep cleaning'

Gary's Tolleston area gets 'deep cleaning'

GARY | Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley arrived Saturday at Tolleston Park wearing jeans and toting work gloves, just one of a group of volunteers ready to clean up a 10-block area in the city's 3rd District.

September 28, 2013 7:47 pm Photos

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Thanking the donors for Tolleston Project

Thanking the donors for Tolleston Project

MERRILLVILLE | Bricks have played a major role in raising $5.578 million during the Tolleston Project for the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana.

August 19, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

Photos

EDITORIAL: Find new uses for former schools

Gary has more closed school buildings than any city in Indiana. Gary's 12 vacant buildings are four times the number in Indianapolis and Richmond.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

As you have probably seen in the paper the past few weeks, the Tolleston project (which is remodeling the old Tolleston building into a new Boys & Girls Club) is well underway and should be open for business in October.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am
Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction work has begun at the former Tolleston School in Gary which is being converted to the new Gary John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club.

April 15, 2013 10:34 pm
Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction work has begun at the former Tolleston School in Gary which is being converted to the new Gary John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club.

April 15, 2013 10:33 pm
Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Tom Lestinsky of Gariup Construction does demolition work at the former Tolleston School in Gary which is being converted to the new Gary John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club.

April 15, 2013 10:32 pm
Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Construction begins on new Gary Boys and Girls Club

Hugo Martinez does electrical work at the former Tolleston School in Gary which is being converted to the new Gary John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club.

April 15, 2013 10:32 pm
Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

An excavator from Gary Materials demolishes a wall at the former Tolleston school building in Gary. The demolition is clearing the way for a new Boys and Girls Club.

October 03, 2012 5:14 pm
Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

Clarence Thomas of Gary Materials sprays water on rubble during demolition of the former Tolleston Elementary School in Gary on Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 5:14 pm
Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

An excavator from Gary Materials demolishes a wall at the former Tolleston school building.

October 03, 2012 5:08 pm

PUBLISHER NOTES

Looking over the roster of business leaders that are on our list this issue, I couldn't help but notice the mix of well-known and lesser-known names as well as the diversity in ages, cultural background and gender. Learning about our top professionals impressed me even more with the flexibil…

May 19, 2012 4:04 pm
BILL MASTERSON JR: Gary jumps in to help make Tolleston a reality

BILL MASTERSON JR: Gary jumps in to help make Tolleston a reality

Even before Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson took office, she was setting her sights on how she could help the Tolleston project, renovating the vacant school for a new Gary Boys and Girls Club. At 9 a.m. Dec. 29, while most everyone else was enjoying the holiday season, I met with then Mayor…

April 12, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: Groundbreaking for Boys & Girls Club

VIDEO: Groundbreaking for Boys & Girls Club

Civic and government leaders gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking on the renovation of Tolleston Middle School into the Boys & Girls Club.

March 29, 2012 7:10 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Embassies of Christ member Collette Terrell sifts through a pile of books Feb. 11 at the former Tolleston school in Gary. Volunteers completed a two-day cleanup project, a first step toward converting the building to a Boys & Girls Club.

March 27, 2012 12:00 am

PUBLISHER NOTES

We all know people with successful careers and we know that it is not automatic that their lives are successful too. Often success in life is achieved by giving back. The dedicated leaders we honor each year in our Business & Industry Hall of Fame have not only reached the top of their p…

March 03, 2012 4:04 pm
Jim Dailey

Jim Dailey

Jim Dailey, of Valparaiso, holds a letterman jacket from Tolleston High School. Dailey coached the Blue Raiders to a runner-up finish in the 1969 Indiana state tournament.

March 02, 2012 3:30 pm
Jim Dailey

Jim Dailey

Former Tolleston and Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim Dailey holds an old scouting report that he made years ago. He still has game film, as well as yearbooks, at his house.

March 02, 2012 3:30 pm
Jim Dailey

Jim Dailey

Former Tolleston and Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim Dailey saved programs from IHSAA boys basketball state championship games beginning in 1969 when he led Tolleston to a second-place finish in the Indiana state tournament, the school's last as a high school.

February 29, 2012 4:45 pm
Jim Dailey

Jim Dailey

Former Tolleston and Merrillville High School boys basketball coach Jim Dailey holds a Tolleston yearbook from 1969 that features a team photo of the boys basketball team that Dailey led to a second-place finish in the 1969 Indiana state tournament, the school's last year as a high school.

February 29, 2012 4:35 pm
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