Village Viewpoint

How is it possible the year is half over already? Time is going so fast.  I’m happy it’s July because that means BAPA has accomplished a lot and our community […]

New Study Looks at Language and Identity  

The Roots of Linguistic Identity team, composed of language scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, is running a study to learn about how caregivers of Black children […]

Tree Care in Hot Weather 

All trees can suffer ill effects from drought and heat, though it’s not always obvious. For newly planted trees, like the many trees recently planted on neighborhood parkways by the […]

Redefining Inclusion Through Horticulture 

By Sebastiana Smith   Gardens throughout the Beverly/Morgan Park area are in bloom, beautifying our neighborhood and creating a haven for pollinators. There are two neighbors in particular whose gardens reflect how […]

School Update  

By Tina Jenkins Bell BAPA School Liaison   Summertime is here, complete with its camps and activities primarily for kids under age 12. What about teens? Parents everywhere shudder at the […]

BAPA History: The Historic Districts 

By Carol Flynn  The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) has been involved in many successful initiatives during its 75 years as a grassroots community organization. On the list of accomplishments […]

The Man Behind The Cart 

By B.C. Robinson  For over 40 years residents of the 19th Ward were familiar with the famous sound of the bells that belonged to Tony Del Ciello’s knife sharpening cart.  […]

PAC News 

Park #581  Park #581 (“The Prairie”) at 116th and Oakley had a fun-filled June with activities that included a park clean-up, Meet & Greet Picnic, and an amazing porch concert […]