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A Taste of Gary, Indiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT GARY?

  1. Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The city is in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area and is 25 miles from downtown Chicago. The population is 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth-largest city in the state.

  2. Among U.S. cities with a population of 100,000 or more, Gary has the highest percentage of African Americans, 84% (as of the 2000 U.S. census). This no longer applies to Gary since the population of the city has fallen well below 100,000 residents. Gary had one of the nation's first African-American mayors, Richard G. Hatcher, and hosted the ground-breaking 1972 National Black Political Convention. At the same time, Gary suffered from many affluent and middle-class residents leaving Gary and relocating to the surrounding towns and cities. Because of the loss of jobs in the city, many people left the area altogether for regions with employment.

  3. Gary is served by two major newspapers based outside the city, as well as a Gary-based, largely African-American interest paper. These papers provide regional topics, and cover events in Gary. Offices and facilities for the Post-Tribune are now based in Merrillville, a suburb of Gary.

  4. The Times, previously known as the Hammond Times. Offices and facilities for The Times are in nearby Munster. The Gary Crusader, based in Gary and largely focused on black or African-American interests and readership. The INFO Newspaper, based in Gary and largely focused on black or (African-American) interests and readership.

  5. Midtown is located to the south of Downtown Gary, along Broadway. This was, traditionally, the original "black" neighborhood in the pre-1960s days of segregation.

  6. Although Gary is located at a roughly similar latitude as New York City, the climate is colder in the winter because of a more continental influence. In July and August, the warmest months, high temperatures average 84 °F and peak just above 100 °F and low temperatures average 63 °F. In January and February, the coldest months, high temperatures average around 29 °F and low temperatures average 13 °F, with at least a few days of temperatures dipping below 0 °F. In summer months Gary is humid. The city's yearly precipitation averages about 40 inches. Summer is the rainiest season. Winters vary but are predominantly snowy with regular blizzards.

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Demographics of Gary, Indiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

11.92%

84.3%

0.21%

0.14%

1.71%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Two Student Support Specialists at New Gary Charter School GMC Names First Hires, Opens Fall 2012


GARY, Ind. – The school board of the new Gary Middle College (GMC), located at 556 Washington Street in Gary is pleased to announce that Ms. Nicole Harris and Mr. Terrence McCollough have been named Student Support Specialists.

Ms. Harris has worked in the education and social services fields for several years. Her background includes college recruiting, college admissions, teaching, career advising, and case management. She states, “I have a passion to see students succeed and I believe that all students can be successful with the proper development and an adequate level of support.” Harris received a Bachelor degree from Indiana University in 2003; and a Master degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008.

Ms. Nicole Harris
Ms. Nicole Harris


Mr. McCollough joins the GMC staff, having worked in the social services field for eighteen years. His background includes working with at risk youth, counseling, career advising, case management, and management. He states, “I strive to help others reach their full potential and excel, whether it’s leading them to college, helping them to solve problems and overcome barriers, or assisting them with future career choices.” McCollough received a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Indiana State University in 1994.

Harris and McCollough join new Principal James Joiner in a remarkably successful recruitment initiative. “The community is showing great interest in our new school paradigm,” said Joiner. “For the 100 available seats, we have already collected 160 applications.”

Mr. Terrence McCollough
Mr. Terrence McCollough


Gary Middle College, a tuition-free, public charter school is slated to open in August of 2012. This unique high school aims to serve the needs of non-traditional high school students. The school will actually be in session in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and offer flexible scheduling on Fridays and Saturdays, but will serve students in grades 9-12 wishing to finish their high school degree and go to college. For the first year, the Gary Middle College program will be housed in the highly successful 21st Century Charter School @ Gary.

Important Dates:

Lottery Application Deadline May 25

Enrollment Lottery June 1

First Day of School August 13

Online Applications are available now at GaryMiddleCollege.org

Gary Middle College and the 21st Century Charter School @ Gary are free, public charter schools founded and supported by the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation. The schools are small, with a capacity of only about 100 and 300 students, respectively. The schools offer solid academics in an orderly and intimate environment.

GEO, located at 333 North Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, believes that all children should have access to a quality education and embraces all quality educational options that enable parents to help their children learn and schools to succeed. As part of this commitment, GEO supports three charter schools – two in Indiana and one in Colorado – as part of its GEO Academies network.

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New Gary Charter School: Community Info Meeting

Gary Middle College Opens Fall 2012 with Evening and Flexible Hours


GARY, Ind. – The school board of the new Gary Middle College (GMC), located at 556 Washington Street in Gary is pleased to welcome community members, clergy, nonprofit colleagues, school counselors, members of the media and interested neighbors to an information session on April 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join the group for refreshments, tours of the facility and a brief informational presentation on this innovative new school for the Gary community.

Gary Middle College, a tuition-free, public charter school, is slated to open on August 13, 2012. This unique high school aims to serve the needs of non-traditional high school students. The school will actually be in session in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and offer flexible scheduling on Fridays and Saturdays, but will serve students in grades 9-12 wishing to finish their high school degree and go to college.

“GMC offers a program that will fit the unique needs of students who may have experienced some obstacles to completing their education in a traditional program,” stated Principal James Joiner. “Individualized instruction plans, childcare options and academic coaching will be the keys we offer to support student success. Our students will not only attend high school, but will be able to participate in our Middle College program, and attend Ivy Tech classes for up to 60 hours of college credit, free of charge, as part of their academic program.” For the first year, the Gary Middle College program will be housed in the highly successful 21st Century Charter School @ Gary.

“Community leaders are welcomed and encouraged to learn more about this school that has so much potential to serve young people in our community who desire a high school diploma and college experience but need a flexible, more personalized approach,” stated Joiner.

Additional Important Dates:
Prospective Student Open Houses April 28, 10am-12pm | May 3, 5:30pm - 7:30pm | May 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Lottery Application Deadline May 25

Enrollment Lottery June 1

First Day of School August 13

Online Applications are available now at GaryMiddleCollege.org

Gary Middle College and the 21st Century Charter School @ Gary are free, public charter schools founded and supported by the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation. The schools are small, with a capacity of only about 100 and 300 students, respectively. However, the schools offer solid academics in an orderly and intimate environment.

GEO, located at 333 North Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, believes that all children should have access to a quality education and embraces all quality educational options that enable parents to help their children learn and schools to succeed. As part of this commitment, GEO supports five charter schools – four in Indiana and one in Colorado – as part of its GEO Academies network.

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Businesses in Gary, Indiana


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Another Dimension -  All Types of Hair Barbers & Braiding -  4153 Broadway, Gary, IN 46409 (219) 884-2550

  2. Hype Hair Salon -  LaShawn Pruitt -  1016 West 25th Avenue, Gary, IN 46407 (219) 588-3124

  3. Locs by Kim -  By Appointment -  Gary, IN 46404 (219) 951-1044

  4. Sarai's Changing Faces -  Stylist: SaRai Caldwell - Gary's most professional at your service!   3805 Adams St. Gary, Indiana (219) 801-7463  - (visit website)

  5. Sarai's Changing Faces -  Stylist: Yvonne Bourgeois - Providing all your hair care needs.  3805 Adams St. Gary, Indiana (219) 884-4464  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. American -  Category: African American Newspaper -  2268 Broadway, Gary, IN, 46407 (219) 883-4903

  2. Gary Info -  Category: African American Newspaper -  1953 Broadway, Post Office Box M587, Gary, IN, 46401-0587 (219) 882-5591

  3. Robert A. Jordan, M.D. -  Category: Pediatrician -  2200 W. Grant Street -Ste 204 Gary, IN 46404 (708) 756-4900

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Barb's Taste Of Soul -   5084 Virginia St, Gary, IN 46409 (219) 884-6147

  2. D & G's Soul Food -   1801 Grant Street, Gary, IN 46404-2735 (219) 883-3663

  3. J J Fish & Chicken -   5900 Miller Ave, Gary, IN, 46403 (219) 939-8000

  4. Thomas Original Soulfood & BBQ -   1010 W 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402 (219) 880-4888

  5. Walker's Ribs LLC -   1109 Broadway, Gary, IN, 46407 (219) 886-7427

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Michael Jackson's last trip to Gary, IN, I was there and it was an exciting day June 11, 2003, I have original footage of the day email me at steadymackin@comcast.net if you would like a copy or call me at 1-888-834-4346 x103

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black/african american opinion

CALENDER 2013 Gary Housing Authority 2013
TBrodie@garyhousing.org
578 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46402


SATURDAY MARCH 23- GARY INDIANA Schools P.T.A. MEETING HERE -10 A.M.

SATURDAY MARCH 30- GARY INDIANA Schools P.T.A. MEETING HERE -10 A.M.

10 a.m.- Introduction of Panel

Special Invited Guest Speaker(s); Mr. James Piggee Senior, Mrs. Reagan Hatcher, Mr. Antuwan Clemons, Mr. Charlie Brown, Mrs. Earline Rodgers, Mrs. Renee Hatcher, Mr. James Piggee Jr., Mr. Raymond Pleasant, Mrs. Ida Gillis

There are MAJOR decisions and repairs in our schools VISIONS that need to be TALKED about. WE NEED to offer better techniques to Bring our CHILDRENS GRADES UP. WE NEED to make certain our children have the BEST KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS to compete in their future.




10:15 a.m.- Reading of the Grades that our schools received in our Gary Post Tribune newspaper

The need to better their ability (students and teachers)

The need for children to want to perform better

Check to see and open up the discussion as to if they are learning ADVANCED reading and writing.

Introduce IDEAS and SUGGESTIONS AT YOUR HOME

1. Create Math weekends where you and your child focus on Math

2. Create Science weekends where you and your child focus on Science

3. Create History/ Social Studies weekends where you and your child focus on the Past Events

4. Challenge your Child to Read 1 BOOK per Month

5. Drive and PLANT in Every Childs brain that you must have the ability to READ and COUNT to be a SUCCESS

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10- JOB FAIR HERE- 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

THURSDAY MAY 16-Family Self-Sufficiency programs REPORT CARD PARTY here 4 P.M.to 6 P.M.

THURSDAY JULY 11- JOB FAIR HERE- 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

SATURDAY AUGUST 3- CREDIT IMPROVING TRAINING CLASS HERE- 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7- FINANCIAL GUIDANCE TRAINING CLASS HERE- 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

CALENDER
2013 Gary Housing Authority 2013

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CHURCHES



  1. Davis Memorial AME Church -  4137 West 21st Avenue, Gary, IN 46404-2854 (219) 944-9840

  2. First Ame Church -  2045 Massachusetts Street, Gary, IN 46407 (219) 886-7561

  3. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church -  1548 Madison Street, Gary, IN 46407-2030 (219) 886-2641  - (visit website)

  4. Greater St James AME Church -  2601 Massachusetts Street, Gary, IN 46407-3609 (219) 885-7058

  5. Mt Zion Ame Church -  1765 Tyler Street, Gary, IN 46407-1926 (219) 886-9405

  6. New Covenant A/G Church  - 3946 Georgia St. P.O. Box 2246, Gary, IN (219) 884-8168  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Mister Lucky's Lounge -  Category: Nightclub -   - 1100 Grant Street Gary, IN 46404 (219) 885-9095  - (visit website)

  2. PICCADILLY CIRCUS -  Category: Entertainment -  HERE COMES THE CIRCUS! And PICCADILLY CIRCUS has everything you'd expect to see at a Circus. Celebrating 25 years entertaining families throughout North America "we've pulled out all the stops!" You'll see the 'Elephant Extravaganza', 'Motorcycle Madness', 'Katunga' the giant jungle monster, contortionists, Clowns, and much much more! It's one and a half hours of excitement and fun at PICCADILLY CIRCUS! Special "Buy One Get One Free" adult tickets are available on-line at http://www.TheFunCircus.com (limited time offer!!) See site for details and ticket pricing.   - 1 Genesis Center Plaza - Gary, Indiana (941) 552-9952  - (visit website)

Mr Luckys Lounge in Gary Indiana
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