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BOTY Coffeehouse and Roastery give back to the community

Owners of Back of the Yards Coffee House and Roastery, Mayra Hernandez and Jesse Iniguez presented their first donation award to the Kids Cafe program of Casa Romero on Saturday, Sept. 30. Sr. Angie Kolancinski from Holy Cross, received the $500 donation. Kids Cafe of Casa Romero is an after-school program that serves the youth […]

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Five Week Basketball Tournament Ends

The summer season is perhaps the most important time of the year for the Back of the Yards. For many youth, this is their time to relax, hang out with friends and have fun. It is also a time where safety and community involvement is needed to deter the increased crime rates that coincide with […]

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New High School? Cuanto Tiempo Mas?

How much longer does Back of the Yards have to wait to give its own students a new high school? That answer is not not clear even though school and city officials have agreed to make the community’s hope a reality. A Long-Term Need Father Bruce Wellems, a priest from Holy Cross Immaculate Heart of […]