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2,000 Rally for “Community Investment Works”

On May 28, hundreds of energetic Humboldt Park residents from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Pedro Albizu Campos High School, Roberto Clemente High School, Rebaño Church, the Near Northwest Neighborhood and others attend a rally on 26th and California to demand support for Gov. Blagojevich’s new initiative: “Community Investment...

Humboldt Park Youth Participate in Anti-violence Initiative

Young people representing the Humboldt Park community’s 10 public schools participated in a “town hall” meeting and a peace march and rally against violence. The May 27th town hall meeting was hosted and moderated by Reverend Wilfredo de Jesus, Pastor of New Life Covenant ministries. 26th Ward Alderman Billy Ocasio,...

Deep Loss at Heart of Artistic Expression: Humboldt Park Mural is Memorial to Mother and Two Sons

Alicia Coria and two of her sons, Ivan Castro, 8, and Diego Castro, 10, never had a chance. As they crossed North Avenue at Kimball on an afternoon last October, an 87-year-old driver lost control of his car, ran a red light and slammed into the mother and her...

Fijate: What does “Yo Soy Boricua” Mean?

Some might say that if you look-up the word “pride” in the dictionary what you will find is a picture of an exuberant Puerto Rican holding our one-stared flag attached to a six-foot stick. And if the picture could speak, it would be yelling “BORICUA!!!” Some might say this...



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