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Free Health and Safety Training Monday in Austin

Free Health and Safety Training Monday in Austin

A news report from Kelsey Duckett, AustinTalks.org On Monday, Local 881UFCW will host a free training session for those working or looking to find employment in the retail industry. The OSHA Health and Safety training will be held at the South Austin Coalition office, 5660 W. Madison St., at 6 p.m. and is open to all West […]

West Side Church Helping Neighbors One Block at A Time

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West Side Church Helping Neighbors One Block at A Time

A news report from Kelsey Duckett, AustinTalks.org Throughout the summer, the Austin community has taken steps to clean up the streets, fight violence and provide services to neighbors in need. So far, programs like 100 blocks, 100 churches, organized by the 15th District CAPS office, and the Fight Against Foreclosure and US Bank, organized by theCoalition to Save […]

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Foreclosure Crisis: Report Criticizes Bank of America for not Assisting Residents on West Side

A news report from AustinTalks.org Dorothy Daniel, 78, never asked the government for a bailout like Bank of America did. But after making payments on time every month for her home of 40 years, she asked for help before she needed it, and now, Daniels, an amputee, is not only fighting for her life but to […]

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Baseball Players, Residents, Tired of Poor Field Conditions in Austin

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Baseball Players, Residents, Tired of Poor Field Conditions in Austin

A news report from AustinTalks.org Cigarette butts, beer bottles and cans, fast-food wrappers and trash line many of the baseball fields in Austin, and some residents say the Chicago Parks District is striking out in maintaining fields at Levin Park, Amundsen Park, La Follette Park and Columbus Park. Thomas Bowling, president of the Westside Youth League, said the bleachers are ripped […]

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Wrigleyville Community Rallies Against Mall

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As the nearly 100 people entered i.O. (formerly Improv Olympic) on Sunday night, the mood was tense, but the in-your-face message was clear: Save Wrigleyville. As the theater reached near capacity, a spin on Jodi Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” written and performed by i.O. alum Matt Besser was played on a projector screen. Besser, best […]

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West Side Residents Take a Stand, Demand Partnership with US Bank

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The message – Step Up, US Bank- was loud and clear Tuesday night at Hope Community Church in Austin as over 150 people gathered to voice their concerns over the foreclosure crisis that has hit hard the West Side neighborhood. Two US Bank representatives joined locally elected officials and community activists in search of a partnership […]

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Ald. Deborah Graham (29th Ward) and Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Chicago) walked a block in Austin last week to get a first-hand look at the foreclosure crisis and how it’s affecting residents in the West Side neighborhood. More than 30 people took part in the “tour” and heard Steven McCullough, chief executive officer and president of Bethel New […]

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