Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute
Economy / Education / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The New York Times’ “The Upshot” blog has developed an interesting interactive graphic that shows the correlation between the price of homes (per square foot), the quality of schools (based on grade-level proficiency) and the average commute time of residents within a given school district. … Continue reading

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union
Business / Economy / Reading from Around the Web

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union

Friday, March 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Seaway Bank & Trust — once the state’s largest black-owned minority bank and the sixth largest in the country — has yet another owner after the bank shutdown and its assets were acquired by State Bank of Texas in January. A March 10 Crain’s report … Continue reading

Crain’s: Seaway Bank’s New Owners Will Preserve Its Name, Say Deposits are Safe | But Who to Blame for the Failure?
Business / Economy

Crain’s: Seaway Bank’s New Owners Will Preserve Its Name, Say Deposits are Safe | But Who to Blame for the Failure?

Seaway Bank & Trusts’ Maywood branch. Chicago’s largest black-owned bank failed earlier this year. | File Monday, February 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A Feb. 4 Crain’s Chicago Business report caught up with Sushil Patel, the president of State Bank of Texas, which now owns the now-defunct Seaway Bank & Trust, … Continue reading

Crain’s: Over 230 Homes Sold in Maywood in 2016 as Values Rise | Bellwood, Melrose Park See Similar Gains
Economy / Housing / Township News

Crain’s: Over 230 Homes Sold in Maywood in 2016 as Values Rise | Bellwood, Melrose Park See Similar Gains

A visualization generated by Open Street Map and published by Crain’s shows median housing prices up by at least 10 percent in many area suburbs at the end of 2016 compared to the year before. | Crain’s Chicago Business  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a Jan. 24 Crain’s Chicago … Continue reading

Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics
Maywood Politics / Arts & Culture / Economy

Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics

Attendees at Afriware’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Friday recite Amy Jacques Garvey’s “This Flag of Mine.” | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, December 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 1/3/17 Dozens of people packed a second-floor conference room inside of the Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave., on Friday night to commemorate the fifth … Continue reading

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event
Arts & Culture / Books / Economy / History

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, published from 1936 to the early 1960s, was responsible for helping black travelers navigate the country’s roadways safely. | PBS || Below left, Tequila Sahaya Shabazz has authored what might be called a Green Book for the 21st generation, The Neo-Green Book. || R. Amon Photography/Facebook Thursday, December 22, 2016 … Continue reading

Maywood Officials, Blindsided by Aldi’s Decision to Leave, Draw Up a Hail Mary Plan to Keep Store Open
Business / Economy

Maywood Officials, Blindsided by Aldi’s Decision to Leave, Draw Up a Hail Mary Plan to Keep Store Open

The Maywood Board of Trustees during a Dec. 14 Legal, License and Ordinance Committee (LLOC) meeting where a plan for retaining Aldi was discussed. | Michael Romain/VFP Wednesday, December 14, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 11:49 p.m. After Maywood Trustee Michael Rogers learned about Aldi’s plan to close its only Maywood location … Continue reading