By Liam Millerick, Coordinator of BAPA Housing Services A few short years ago Beverly/Morgan Park was the location of a housing scam. Criminals who falsely identified themselves as owners illegally rented properties to victims or laid claim to vacant properties under the auspice of adverse possession, what most people know as “squatting.” Through the efforts […]
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BAPA LOVES our business members and sponsors! We hope our neighbors will also show them some LOVE for Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ways to show some love to several of the businesses that support BAPA and our community. Say it in the Morning B-Sides Coffee + Tea Metropolis coffee, Rishi organic tea and classic […]
Go above the crowd for eats, beats, brews and an exclusive birds-eye view of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade at O’Brews and Views, BAPA’s rooftop parade viewing party, Sun., Mar. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western. Join us for live Irish music by Bohola, food, […]
Once again, our generous Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors have come through to support BAPA and our community. Donations reached, then exceeded, the $25,000 challenge for a matching grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. “The tremendous response from our community is so gratifying,” said BAPA Executive Director Susan Flood. “Our mail box and inbox […]
The deadline has been extended for BAPA’s challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. All donations to BAPA made by Dec. 31, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the value of contributions. “It’s a very exciting time in Beverly/Morgan Park, with so many young families, expanding cultural events and unique […]
By Grace Kuikman Craig Huffman, a BAPA Board member since 2016, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park from Hyde Park in 2008. Huffman and his wife, Rebeca, learned about the neighborhood when visiting friends. “I fell in love with the community,” Huffman said, citing the mix of small town feel and big city appeal that has drawn […]
On Fri., July 20, a burst of smoke will explode from a starting gun, signaling the start of day one of the 2018 Intelligentsia Cup cycling series, as well as the return of BAPA’s Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes & Brews Festival. The Races The local event for the Prairie States Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup […]
Mother McAuley graduate Catherine Rogers has been named a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). She is one of 2,500 designees who were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Rogers is a Beverly/Morgan Park resident and graduate of St. John Fisher School. With a grade point average of 4.49, Rogers earned the […]
Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810½ W. 99th St., owners Kimberly Buford and Dr. Angelique Jackson will host the shop’s grand opening Sun., June 3, 2 to 6 p.m. Offering customers a wide range of organic fruit- and plant-based beauty treatments and products, Color Me Beauty Bar is a nail and skin care boutique that will “color” you with lavish beauty experiences using products that are natural, toxin-free, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. They look […]
By Abby Johnson Mary Jo Viero didn’t like the weeds she saw piling up alongside the train tracks at the 103rd Street Station. It was a jarring sight, she said. Hideous greenery had burst from the ground and settled into the cracks and crevices of the pavement, much like unwelcome house guests. “It was a terrible representation of our neighborhood,” said Viero, […]
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The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is a not-for-profit, community-based alliance of more than a dozen civic and business groups dedicated to serving the historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago.
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1987 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60643