Entries by Villager Editor

Housing: Awareness is Key to Preventing Deed Fraud

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 […]

Thank You Neighbors!

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 […]

BAPA/Driehaus Matching Grant Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

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 […]

Catherine Rogers ‘18 Named National Merit Scholarship Winner 

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 […]

Beauty in Beverly: Newest Neighborhood Spa Sets Grand Opening 

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 […]