Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs
Community Development / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs

Norman Rockwell | “New Kids in the Neighborhood,” 1967 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A new study by the Metropolitan Planning Council’s research chief, Alden Loury, examines what happens to a town’s jobs climate when its white residents leave and, as is usually the case, black or brown residents … Continue reading

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup
Community Development / Community Notebook / Parks & Recreation

Volunteers Wear Maywood Pride on Their Sleeves During Annual Cleanup

A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon in Maywood for the 3rd Annual Village-Pride, Village-Wide cleanup. | Below, participant Michael Robinson wearing a custom Maywood t-shirt he designed and is currently selling as another demonstration of village pride. | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, April 21, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4/24/17 A crowd of hundreds of … Continue reading

New Mental Health Wellness Center in La Grange Offers Free Service to Proviso Township Residents
Community Development

New Mental Health Wellness Center in La Grange Offers Free Service to Proviso Township Residents

The Living Room in La Grange, which is operated by NAMI Metro Suburban. \ Below, Jeffrey Shapiro, a recovery support specialist with NAMI, during a recent tour of the facility. | Michael Romain/VFP Tuesday, March 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro Suburban, an Oak Park-based … Continue reading

Around Town: Maywood Firefighter Fred Saffold on the Village’s New Fire Engine
Community Development / Community Notebook

Around Town: Maywood Firefighter Fred Saffold on the Village’s New Fire Engine

Saturday, March 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last Wednesday, Maywood Firefighter Fred Saffold explained the comparative advantages of the department’s new $450,000 fire engine, which the village purchased last year after Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh told board members that the department’s old engine was not functioning due to mechanical failure. “Some communities … Continue reading

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