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Yañez, Lopez face off during 15th Ward runoff debate

Two candidates in the runoff election for 15th Ward alderman clashed over red light cameras, participatory budgeting and the mayoral election in a candidates’ forum held Saturday, April 4 at Davis Square Park. The Gate News organized the forum in partnership with St. Joseph Parish, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Englewood Votes and The Resurrection Project. […]

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St. Joseph announces 2014 HOPE Scholarship recipients

The St. Joseph Parish community was proud to award the second annual HOPE Scholarship on Sunday, July 20. The 2014 HOPE Scholarship recipients were: Carolina Villa, Isael Garcia, Ulises Olivares, Celina Ornelas, Maria Elena Arvizo and Salvador Solis. Thanks to the generous contributions from Sagrario Moreno, the Leadership & Development Group fundraising initiatives and the […]

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St. Joseph Breaks Ground for New Plaza

On Sunday Aug. 11, St. Joseph Parish in Back of the Yards continued their forefather’s legacy by having a special groundbreaking/blessing ceremony held during an outdoor celebration mass. St. Joseph is embarking on a new project that will create a much-needed outdoor space for gathering and reflection which will be called St. Joseph Plaza. The […]

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HOPE Scholarship Award Winners at St. Joseph Parish

St. Joseph’s Parish was proud to present its first HOPE Scholarship this past Sunday, July 21, to 11 deserving students who are actively involved in the Back of the Yards/St. Joseph community and are enrolled in college this fall. This is the first year St. Joseph awarded the HOPE Scholarship and is looking forward to […]

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Celebrating 125 Years: The Brief History Behind St. Joseph Parish

Last issue, in honor of St. Joseph Parish’s 125th anniversary in September, The Gate highlighted the efforts of the current pastor, Hugo Londoño, to raise funds in order to repair the building’s towers and provide more social programs for its residents. For years, the church has been a space where residents of Back of the […]

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Back of the Yards Residents Say “No” to Ward Divisions

Video and slide-show below   On Saturday Nov. 12, Back of the Yards residents and community leaders gathered for a press event at David Square Park to say “no” to the ward divisions that for 10 years have delayed progress in their neighborhood. From reopening the neighborhood’s local library, fighting back violence and keeping the […]