A longtime resident of Fort Ave, Ernest/Randy ( you choose- he goes by both!) has worked over many years to keep Highland Park a community in which all folks are welcome. Originally a local organizer, he's done everything from protecting neighbors walking up from the T, (in the days when it wasn't safe), to fighting against "Urban Removal". He's worked with RAP, spent over 40 years effecting today's Highland Park Architectural Conservation District status, and befriended almost everyone.
If you see him on the street, be ready to pause. This man can talk!