Entries by Villager Editor

Village Viewpoint – We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

By Mary Jo Viero, BAPA Executive Director I have to admit it. A few weeks ago, I was in a panic. Along with the rest of the world, BAPA’s “normal” was anything but. BAPA’s regular revenue streams were completely shut off: The city denied the permit for the rescheduled Ridge Run/Memorial Day Parade – too […]

Welcome to New Neighbors Brady Ruel and Nina Moore

By Kristin Boza Brady Ruel and Nina Moore moved to North Beverly in September 2019, giving them just enough time to explore all the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood has to offer before the coronavirus forced everyone inside. Both lifelong Chicagoans – Ruel born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park and Moore born and raised in Logan Square […]

By Brittany Wiley, BAPA Business Liaison Customer Service in the Time of Coronavirus Small business owners in Beverly/Morgan Park are thrilled (yet cautious) about reopening. A few of them share their plans with The Villager. Belle Up: Safety is in Style Belle Up, 1915 W 103rd St., is Beverly/Morgan Park’s source for stylish maternity apparel […]

A Message from the Beverly Area Planning Association

To Our Neighbors, With BAPA’s unique history around racial integration and diversity, and as a community of first responders and helpers, we feel it’s important for you to hear from us about recent events. We are in a time when all of us must come together to bridge the gaps between us. We first want […]

School News – May 14, 2020

Kellogg’s New Student Registration Kellogg Elementary School’s Kindergarten and new student registration is now open. According to Principal Cory Overstreet, families within Kellogg’s attendance boundaries may register students now through the opening of school in September. Interested families can access a registration form at kellogg.cps.edu. For more information, contact Principal Overstreet The Chicago Public School […]

Mercy Circle Celebrates Moms, Nurses With Car Parade

In the midst of National Nurses Week and just before Mother’s Day, a caravan of 68 cars decorated with colorful bouquets of balloons, streamers, posters and car windows painted with personal messages circled the campus of Mercy Circle, a continuing care retirement community at 3659 W. 99th St. Waving, honking horns, playing music and shouting […]

Chicago Technology Loan Program

By Tina Jenkins Bell, BAPA School Liaison According to Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer LaTanya McDade, CPS has and will continue to disburse laptops and iPads to schools to lend to students in need of technology to access remote learning instruction, lessons, and activities. In a PBS Chicago Tonight interview on Tuesday, April 14, […]

BAPA’s 7-Day Earth Day Challenge

This month has brought change beyond what any of us could have expected. As we adjust to our socially distant, quieter lifestyles at home, we are focused on the health and well-being of our family, friends and neighbors. However, this month we also will still celebrate Earth Day, and bring awareness to the health and […]