Housing Forward Moves Back Home

Friday, June 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jackie Powell, a supportive services case manager for Housing Forward, inside of the nonprofit’s newly reopened Maywood headquarters on June 21. | VFP 

The nonprofit Housing Forward, which provides assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness across the western suburbs, recently reopened its headquarters, located at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, roughly a year after a fire and flooding forced the organization to temporarily close the facility.

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Maywood Native, Proviso East Grad Selected 32nd Pick In NBA Draft

Thursday, June 21, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jevon Carter, who was selected 32nd in the NBA Draft. | Memphis Grizzlies/Twitter 

A Maywood native and Proviso East graduate has been picked in the NBA Draft, held June 21.

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Real Estate Experts’ Talk On Chicago Market Applies To Proviso

Thursday June 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Expert panelists during the May 24 Crain’s Real Estate Forum in Chicago. | VFP 

Last month, I attended a Crain’s Real Estate Forum, held May 24 at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Chicago’s South Side.

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A Year In, Proviso East Lifeguards Warming To Demands Of The Job

Thursday, June 21, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review ||@maywoodnews 

Featured image: From left: Tracy McCormick, Malcome Ross, Joshua Farley, Jennifer Medina, Chris Orego and Kyle Friend. All are lifeguards who have become certified through Proviso East’s program. | Nona Tepper 

Joshua Farley felt inspired to become a lifeguard because of the easy-going characters on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” a favorite TV show of his.

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Maywood Wins Grant Funds For ‘Green Alley’ Resurfacing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An example of a green alley, this one in Los Angeles | The Trust for Public Land 

The village of Maywood was recently selected to receive grant funding to resurface six alleys in the village with material that will more effectively capture stormwater runoff and reduce residential flooding and basement backups.

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Maywood Board Denies Park Dist.’s Request To Waive $20K In Permit Fees

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The 809 W. Madison Building, owned by the Maywood Park District. | File 

The Maywood Board of Trustees recently voted down a request by the Maywood Park District to reimburse $19,454 in building permit and plan review fees associated with the renovation of the park district’s 809 W. Madison building.

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