Bringing Out the Best In Our Neighborhood 

By Maureen Reilly  BAPA Board President  Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors, the last time I wrote to you our community, city, and country were at the doorstep of the coronavirus pandemic. I used the word “unprecedented” to describe both the fearsome challenges of COVID-19 and the remarkable response to the crisis from our community’s people, businesses and organizations.  BAPA’s quick and nimble response to the crisis is […]

BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas raffle got off to a great start!

BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas raffle got off to a great start! The people having the best time are, of course, the winners! Holly Donovan and Brendan Murphy are the first two.   Holly Donovan won a private party for 24 on the Open Outcry Brewing Company rooftop in the Week #1 raffle.   Donovan has lived in the community for 20 years working […]

BAPA Update 

    New Neighbors Meet and Greet  If you’re new to Beverly/Morgan Park and interested in learning more about the community and meeting other news neighbors in an outdoor, socially distant setting, you’re invited to BAPA’s new neighbor meet and greet on Fri., Aug. 14. Look for an invitation in the mail or contact BAPA, 773-233-3100 or to share your information.    Reach […]

Our Response to Readers 

    In the July issue of The Villager, BAPA ran a front page article on the Moms of Beverly Facebook page and its anti-racism policy.   The article generated more response that any other story in the 40 year history of The Villager. Some of the emails, calls and social media messages were from people who chastised BAPA for reporting […]

BAPA Update – July 2020 

  We Loved Our Piccolo Parade  Thank you to our neighbors for participating in the car parade on June 16 honoring the 50th anniversary of the death of Chicago Bears legend – and former neighbor – Brian Piccolo. Several members of the Piccolo family were there, and Fr. Larry Sullivan from Christ the King –Piccolo’s parish – said […]

Pettiford, Halversen and Larisey Join BAPA Board 

  Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) Board of Directors recently voted to welcome three Beverly/Morgan Park residents to join them as Board members. Each of these people brings to BAPA a wealth of professional experience, a deep connection to our community and a heartfelt commitment to serving our neighbors by serving BAPA.   Michele Pettiford didn’t know […]