Maywood to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades to 670 Street Lights
Community Development / Energy / Government / Infrastructure

Maywood to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades to 670 Street Lights

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Soon, Maywood residents will be seeing differently in the dark. During a March 7 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contact with two companies, H & H Electric and Twin Supplies, LTD, that will result in the replacement of 670 lighting fixtures — 470 … Continue reading

The YMCA Taught Hundreds How to Swim at Maywood Pool Last Year — Including a Former Mayor
Community Development / Parks & Recreation

The YMCA Taught Hundreds How to Swim at Maywood Pool Last Year — Including a Former Mayor

Children having fun inside of the Fred Hampton Pool. | File Wednesday, March 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews It’s never too late to learn. Last year, at 74 years old, former mayor and sitting trustee Henderson Yarbrough learned how to swim after taking advantage of the West Cook YMCA’s offer to provide … Continue reading

Registration Starts for Village-Wide Cleanup | Maywood Commission Seeking Members, Volunteers
Community Development / Events / Government / Noted

Registration Starts for Village-Wide Cleanup | Maywood Commission Seeking Members, Volunteers

Participants at last year’s Village Pride-Village Wide event. | File Wednesday, February 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Organizers of the third annual Village Pride-Village Wide cleanup event, held each spring in Maywood, are looking for sponsors and volunteers ahead of this year’s event, which is set for April 22, 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

Melrose Park Restaurant Closes in Honor of ‘A Day Without Immigrants’
Community Development / Noted

Melrose Park Restaurant Closes in Honor of ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

Los Comales in Melrose Park closed on Thursday as a show of solidarity with immigrants throughout the country. | Google Earth || Below, signs indicating the restaurant’s closure. | Los Comales/Facebook  Friday, February 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6:54 p.m.  President Donald J. Trump’s recent immigration policies and public declarations have … Continue reading

Four Grocers Eyeing Maywood Market Property, One Grocer to Reveal Concept at Meeting Tonight, Feb. 2
Business / Community Development / Economic Development / Maywood Politics

Four Grocers Eyeing Maywood Market Property, One Grocer to Reveal Concept at Meeting Tonight, Feb. 2

The site of the former Maywood Market grocery store, which closed in 2011. | Google Earth Thursday, February 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2/3/17 It’s been a little more than a month since Aldi, the village’s only full-service grocery store, exited Maywood, but things are already looking up, says Village Manager Willie Norfleet, … Continue reading