At the beginning of December, Gapers Block made a short, one-sentence post calling out the new Logan Square-focused blog, Being a proud Logan Square resident and supporter, I quickly followed the link to bookmark the page. I’ve been a regular to the site ever since.

Adrian (AJ) LaTrace, 25, began the blog in mid-November and has been populating it with news about the neighborhood and its immediate surrounding areas. Posts range from quick hits like restaurant openings and photos from the site’s Flickr pool to meatier, more-substantial topics like the Logan Theatre renovation and, yes, the brand-spanking-new ward map.

I talked with AJ on the phone last Thursday about his motivations for the blog, the ever-changing neighborhood, and general Logan Square chatter: