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Helen Johnson, 96

Helen Johnson, 96

Hyde Park resident Helen Pomerance Johnson passed away at age 96 on August 19, 2015, from complications of heart disease. Her husband, Herman Frithjof Johnson, predeceased her. Ms. Johnson served 35 years as a physical education teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, including Sawyer, Nightingale, Parker, and Pasteur Schools. She received the BE from Chicago(…)

Rosenwald on the screen

Rosenwald on the screen

By Sarah Pan Herald Intern The film Rosenwald, based on the life of Hyde Park-Kenwood resident Julius Rosenwald, opens in Chicago on Sept.4. The film features a number of Hyde Park locals and landmarks. The 90-minute documentary tells the story of Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist who never finished his high school career but went on(…)

U. of C. theorist gets a little glass

U. of C. theorist gets a little glass

By Sarah Pan Herald Intern Members of the Department of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, along with the University of Wisconsin, have unexpectedly produced a new type of glass. Through various computer simulation experiments, Professor Juan de Pablo and a team produced samples of the material regularly. Each sample was then analysed using(…)

Walk-a-thon to be held for breast cancer research

Walk-a-thon to be held for breast cancer research

By Sarah Pan Herald Intern The Beyond a Mammogram breast cancer awareness organization will host its second annual 5K Breast Cancer Walkathon. All of the net proceeds go towards breast cancer research at the University of Chicago (U. of C.). “There are so many women and families who suffer,” said Beyond a Mammogram co-founder and(…)

Arts Bank poised to open

Arts Bank poised to open

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The South Side will be getting another structure dedicated to art with the opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, but with a focus on collective archives. The Stony Island Arts Bank is set to officially open in October, in the previous location of the Stony Island Trust & Savings(…)

Storied mural re-dedicated

Storied mural re-dedicated

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer After 43 years of admirers and three months of restoration, the Under the City Stone mural was officially dedicated on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Caryl Yasko, who was the original muralist, returned to Hyde Park in May to give the mural a much needed paint job. She was overjoyed to see(…)

Local Filmmaker debuts documentary about South Side

Local Filmmaker debuts documentary about South Side

By Sam Rappaport Staff Writer Cyrus Dowlatshahi cast aside all expectations, four years ago, when he began trekking around Englewood with a camera and aspirations for a feature length film. “Interesting stuff happens all the time,” Dowlatshahi said. “Something would happen, I knew that much going in. I’ve always loved the South Side. It’s a(…)

Dyett strike lands at Little Black Pearl

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On the eighth day of the Dyett hunger strike, protestors were weak physically, but their spirits were still high. “While my stomach is empty, my heart is full from the community’s support,” said hunger striker Jeanette Taylor-Ramann. On Monday the strikers, as well as supporters, gathered at Little Black Pearl(…)

One-Act play at Dusable shines new light on two familiar stories

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer This September, journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen is bringing her one-act play, entitled “Anne and Emmett,” to the Dusable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Pl. The play retraces the histories of Anne Frank and Emmett Till as they recount to one another their experiences of oppression.(…)

Hyde Park homes sharply increasing in value

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer An interesting spike has occurred in the Hyde Park housing market this summer, according to a recent real estate report. According to a recent Redfin Chicago Market Tracker report, Hyde Park experienced dramatic price jumps last month. Prices were up 42.7 percent a year over year in July across 170(…)

New Chief for U. of C. police department

By Sam Rappaport Staff Writer The University of Chicago has named Fountain L. Walker as their new chief of police. Walker has served as assistant chief of police since 2014 and replaces Marlon Lynch, chief of police since 2009, as the new top cop. In a statement dated Aug. 13, the university’s vice president for operations(…)

Burns and Travis pen letters regarding well-being of Dyett

Burns and Travis pen letters regarding well-being of Dyett

Editor’s note: As the Chicago Public School Board’s hearing for the future of Dyett High School draws near (Sept. 15), education advocacy groups and elected officials express their opinions about the best plan of action for the school.