An important week ahead for West Rogers Park

Friends and Neighbors,


This week, I wanted to make you aware of several items on the calendar for the remainder of June:


1)      This Sunday, June 19th from noon to 2pm will be the grand opening celebration of Magenta Boutique/Bowtique, at 2755 W. Pratt.  Owned by Yaffa Crandall and Shaynie Landa,  Magenta is selling a full line of womens, teens and kids wear and accessories.  Come to enjoy the refreshments and the children’s entertainment, and to show your support for the relocation of these previously home-based businesses.


2)      The Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park Annual Meeting will take place this upcoming Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Bernard Horwich Center (3003 W Touhy). This will be an open meeting of our board at which time we will review our 2015/2016 accomplishments and discuss ways to further advance our work for the betterment of West Rogers Park for 2016/17. The key to our success as an organization is to give voice to our broad-based constituency for the betterment of our entire community.  We urge you to join us at this session.  Your input will be invaluable.


3)      Thanks to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and Alderman Debra Silverstein, JCCWRP was able to bring a cross-section of the community to the table last year to address the abandoned property owned by the MWRD at the southeast corner of Devon and McCormick.  With the cooperation of the Alderman, it was agreed that the crumbling and abandoned 3 ½ acre parking lot that had been located there would be transformed into a new park.  Now Alderman Silverstein is inviting the community to her 50th Ward office (2949 W Devon)  on June 27, 6:30 PM  to provide input as the Chicago Park District engages in the planning and layout of the park. We encourage everyone to attend and in so doing help to shape this main western gateway to WRP.


Finally, if you have a family member or neighbor who is not yet receiving our email updates, please let me know via email so that I can add them to our weekly distribution.


Hope to see you in West Rogers Park next week!


Shabbat Scott "Shalom",


Scott "Shalom" Klein

on behalf of the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park