News In Brief

Seminary Co-op talk

The Hyde Park Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the stories and people that made the former home of the Seminary Co-op such a distinctive place. University of Chicago alumni Jasmine Kwong and Megan E. Doherty will give a first look at “The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project: Capturing the Bookstore’s Distinctive Character and History”(…)

McMobil meeting Mon.

Hyde Park residents will meet next week to discuss the size and scale of the proposed 13-story residential and retail building proposed for the McMobil Site on 53rd Street. The Citizens for Appropriate Retail and Residential Development will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., to discuss(…)

MAC wants Regents Park rezoned

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer MAC Properties’ request for a zoning change to bring Regents Park in line with is previous uses was approved by the zoning board last month, Peter Cassel said. The zoning change would allow MAC to open the gym to the public and add amenities. After Antheus Capital, the financial arm(…)

Local schools updates

Murray The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team at Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., advanced to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) City Finals by beating Beasley Elementary School, 5255 S. State St., 45 to 41, in four overtimes in the Burnham Park Network Championship game. The finals will take place at 4:45(…)

Murray PTO hosting sale

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting its 4th annual rummage sale on April 13 to raise money to assist with providing programs and other resources for the school. The school is currently seeking storage bins to for the sale. The Murray PTO is in(…)

Hyde Park G and S to screen pirate movie

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Hyde Park’s Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present a special film screening Sunday, March 10 in advance of their production of “Pirates of Penzance.” The film, “Topsy-Turvy,” will be screened in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., in cooperation with the University of Chicago’s DOC Films. “[The film(…)

Bach’s “Passion According to St. John”

Chicago Chorale presents J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. John” later this month at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The event, to take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, features “the Baroque master at his most urgent, most streamlined, most theatrical mode,” according to Chicago Chorale. Advance tickets, which range in price(…)

Temple is sold

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The former Vivekananda Vedanta Society temple at 5421 S. Hyde Park Blvd. sold recently to a buyer who intends to use it as a single-family home. The Vivekananda Vedanta Society, an order of monks and a branch of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, India, left Hyde Park in(…)