Category: Community

PTMAN Expands Summer Youth Work Program To Forest Park

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Rev. Albert Johnson leading an oritentation for PTMAN’s summer youth employment program at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside in 2017. | File

In 2015, Bishop Reginald Saffo, chairman of the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) and pastor of United Faith M.B. Church in Maywood, saw that many of the youth in Proviso Township lacked direction in life and were even getting into crime.

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Community Leaders To Protest Westlake Hospital Closing On Feb. 18

Sunday, February 17, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Members of PASO – West Suburban Action Project, which is planning to protest the impending closure of Westlake Hospital on Feb. 18. | File

A coalition of community leaders is planning to protest the impending closure of Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake Street in Melrose Park, at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 18. The demonstration will take place in front of the hospital.

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County’s Black History Month Essay Contest To Award $3,500 To Winner

Sunday, January 27, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A painting, “In the North the Negro had better educational facilities,” by Jacob Lawrence. | Moma.org

An essay contest sponsored by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will reward the winner with a $3,500 scholarship, which would go to support the winner’s first year of college.

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