Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand
Economic Development / Government / Religion

Maywood Board Approves Special Use Permit for Church Seeking to Expand

New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave. | Google Earth Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews During a June 20 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance approving a special use permit that would allow New Hope Christian Center, 14 S. 19th Ave., to buildout and … Continue reading

Construction Trades Training Center to Open in Bellwood this October
Business / Economic Development

Construction Trades Training Center to Open in Bellwood this October

The future site of a new training center for apprentices of the Cement Masons Local 502 and the Plasterers Local 5, which is scheduled to for completion in October. | Michael Romain/VFP  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  A new training center for apprentices of the Cement Masons Local 502 and … Continue reading

A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market
Business / Economic Development / Government / Real Estate

A Grocery Store Looks to Open Inside Former Maywood Market

The former Maywood Market, located at 615 S. 5th Ave., which closed in 2011. | Google Earth Thursday, April 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Less than six months after Aldi — Maywood’s only full-service grocery store — closed, another grocer is looking to move into the village. Ali Hamden, an entrepreneur who … Continue reading

Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So
Business / Economic Development / Interviews

Could the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ Land in Maywood? Thom Alcazar Hopes So

Screenshot from an EATS informational video on its website. Below left, EATS Groceries founder Thom Alcazar.  Thursday, February 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Thom Alcazar, the founder of Alcazar, Ltd., a consulting firm that provides expert knowledge in business automation, believes that he has a blockbuster idea on his hands and wants to … 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

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun
Arts & Culture / Economic Development / History

50 Years After the ’67 Blizzard Postponed Their Wedding, They’re Still Having Fun

CAN I (STILL) HAVE THIS DANCE?: Lois and Ernie Baumann have some fun inside of the new Stairway of the Stars dance studio in Maywood. Below, the couple’s wedding photos from 50 years ago. The wedding was postponed because of the Blizzard of 1967, the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago. || Top, William Camargo/Wednesday Journal | … Continue reading

Free Mobile Tax Clinic to Roll Into Maywood, Will Offer Credit Help, Too
Economic Development

Free Mobile Tax Clinic to Roll Into Maywood, Will Offer Credit Help, Too

The Free Mobile Tax Clinic is parked outside of the Multipurpose Building in Maywood last Saturday. Below, the inside of the vehicle. | Michael Romain/VFP Tuesday, January 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last Saturday, Maywood village officials were offered a tour of the Free Mobile Tax Clinic, an initiative of the Center for … Continue reading