Thursday, July 5, 2012

Walmart, PRI Victory Enrique Pena Nieto, America's Career Institute, Dr. Wang Acupuncture, Tony Gonzalez, Events

          The mega store outlet, Walmart, announced Tuesday it will be building two new Neighborhood Express stores in Chicago. Both in Mexican neighborhoods; one in Little Village, 2551 W. Cermark Rd. [Cermak & Rockwell], and in Back of the Yards neighborhood, 47th St. & Bishop Ave.
          PRI VICTORY: News outlets have announced Enrique Pena Nieto as Mexico’s new president.  Nieto, 45, President-elect of the United Mexican States is the Revolutionary Institutional Party [PRI] candidate winning the preliminary vote count of 38% of the popular vote.
Enrique Pena Nieto
            HOWEVER, the official count is still pending. More than 79 million voters went to the polls in Mexico Sunday, July 1, 2012 to elect a new president to serve a six year term. Voters also elected 500 congressional deputies and 128 senators. The PRI party has been out of power for the past 12 years.
            PENA called his victory “a fiesta of democracy.” “You have given our party a second chance and we will deliver results”, said Pena. Pena is married to Televisa soap opera actress Angélica Rivera. Rivera and Peña Nieto married on November 27, 2010 in Toluca.
          “MY GRATITUDE [tonight] is for the millions of Mexicans who voted for me,” Pena said, “I will work for all of Mexico . . . I will govern for everyone.”
            PENA promises a government who would be democratic, modern, open to criticism, fight organized crime, and will not make pacts with criminals. He has served as the governor of the State of Mexico from 2005 to 2011 and held numerous political PRI positions.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
            OTHER CANDIDATES: National Action Party [PAN] candidate Josefina Vasquez Mota, 51; New Alliance candidate Gabriel Quadri de la Torre, 57, both conceded, but Democratic Revolution Party [PRD] candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 58, who garnered about 30 percent of the votes is waiting for the final count. At 11 p.m. Sunday night at his party headquarters, Obrador remained confident of victory. Obrador narrowly lost the presidential race in 2006.
            SSA #25: The Little Village Special Service Area #25 held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza [26th St. & Kolin Ave.] as a “Commissioners Fiesta” evening. Music, food and refreshments were served to the public after the business meeting. Folkerico dancers/teachers from El Valor entertained the community.
            SPECIAL guest at the SSA #25 was 10th District Police Commander Maria Pena, El Valor President Vince Allocco, and El Valor’s VP of Children and Youth Services, Clara Lopez. New business was discussed: International Downtown Association 58th Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Minneapolis, Sept. 21-24, 2012; and Green Eagle Technologies presentation on G.E.T. Graffiti Removal Equipment proposal. Old Business: Beyond the Ball to expand on Graffiti Removal Equipment proposal.
           SIX MEMBERS of the Little Village Community Council attended the SSA meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2012. For more info call 773/521-5387.
Abe Munoz gets a haircut and trim demonstration by America's Career Institute students
             HAIR CUT & MANICURE DAY: Free haircuts and manicures will be given to the Little Village residents this Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment necessary. Abe Munoz posed for a photo-op with two beautician students from the America’s Career Institute in Berwyn as they demonstrated their skills in giving haircuts.
Dr. Yong Gao Wang
           ACUPUNCTURE: Dr. Yong Gao Wang heads two new locations of the WX Medical Center: 318 W. Adams St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606 and 9917 W. 143rd Street, Orland Park, IL 60462. Phone: 312/899-9999.
            DR. WANG said: “When other doctors say, ‘No’, we say, ‘Yes’! with acupuncture treatment for medical issues. His medical centers offer free consultations to all of his patients as a “Thank You” for their patronage. Patients must schedule an appointment within the 31 days of July, for either location, to qualify. 
                AN Acupuncture Health Article says: “Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine which dates back to 282 A.D. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions”. I was a patient of Dr. Wang for treatment with acupuncture when one of my fingers kept locking on me. I was told that I would need an operation on my finger, but after four acupuncture treatments, my “trigger finger” became normal.  I’m a believer in using acupuncture for some medical treatments.
Tony Gonzalez
            FELIZ CUMPLEANOS: My friend, Tony Gonzalez, celebrated his birthday last Tuesday, June 26, 2012 with his family and friends at the Nuevo Leon Restaurant, 26th St. & Lawndale Ave. in Little Village. He’s ageless.
            TONY is a happy-go-lucky guy and a very generous person who is always willing to help someone in need. Tony is a Navy veteran who served during World War II. He is an active and dedicated member of the Manuel Perez Jr. American Legion Post 1017. He serves as the Welfare Officer who checks on sick, disabled, or members in need. Tony was one of the advocates for the Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza, 26th & Kolin Ave. and he has made many contributions to Post 1017 for its good and welfare. “I’ve been a member of the Post for the past 50 years,” said Tony. He was given a plaque at his birthday party which read: “Tony is a fighter, a lover and a dancer.” 
          Sat., July 7th--Free Haircuts & Manicures. Sabado, 7 de Julio. Gratis Cortes de Pelo y manicures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LV Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St. No appointment necessary.
          Sat., July 14th--Garage Sale "La Garra de La Villita", 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 26th St. & Central Park Ave. to 25th St. & Central Park Ave. Open to the public. More info call: 312/286-3405. 
          Sunday, July 21st--Summer Night of Soccer, 7:30 p.m. Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL. Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa. Tickets are available for $10 each. Call 708/594-2113. 
          Thursday, July 19th--2nd Annual Birthday Golf Outing for State Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez [24th Dist.] Gleneagle Golf Course, 13017 McCarthy Road, Lemont, IL. For info call Lilly Kinney at 708/417-5680.
          Thursday, July 19th--Evening with State Rep. Edward Acevedo [2nd District], 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, 15th Floor, Wolf Point Ballroom. Ticket $250. More info call: Madeleine Mermall 312/961-1027. 
          Sat., July 28th--Tequila & Mezcal Fest, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. Entrada Gratis, $10 passaporte para probar tequila y mezcal. For info: 312/276-0631.