4th Generation House Gets a Face-Lift

Built in 1890 by its owner’s great-grandfather, this yellow house is owner-occupied and now in its fourth generation with the same family. Well-loved through the years, the current owner has spent the past twenty years slowly repairing and fixing it up as she is able. Before receiving a façade improvement grant to help her afford a cheerful yellow facelift, the owner believes you wouldn’t have taken a second look at her house as you were driving around the neighborhood. Now that’s not...

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Sharing A Meal Together

The soup kitchen is 20 years old and has served more than 100,000 meals. Held every Monday at St. Paul’s in Little Italy, it is always a hearty meal and always a packed house. The soup kitchen gives nourishment to bodies and souls of dear neighbors – families, those on the frey, the working poor, the homeless. The meals have not stopped due to COVID-19, but are temporarily being served to-go and without entry into the building. The connection with neighbors and many wonderful volunteers...

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Neighbors Meeting Neighbors

On the City’s east side, the SSJ Eastside Neighborhood Network is helping to forge bonds of friendship and trust between neighbors, one block at a time. This summer brought more than 500 neighbors together through small and individualized block parties, focusing on neighbors living right across the street from one another within the same block. New and old neighbors alike shared a meal and came to know each other in a new and personal way – one that builds trust and inspires feelings...

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