A crowd gathers at St. Barbara Church to hear a plan to merge schools and churches in the Bridgeport area.Joe Ward/Block Club Chicago

Catholic Churches And Schools In Bridgeport Area Are Merging, Archdiocese Announces

Six Bridgeport-area Catholic schools will become three. Four churches will be merged to two parishes and the fates of four area churches remains up in the air.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.