Tuesday, October 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A patron sipping coffee inside of Kathy’s Café in Maywood. | Sebastian Hidalgo
“I’ve had a lot of hungry days in my lifetime. That’s how I wound up in this business, basically,” said Dennis Moran, the owner of Kathy’s Café, 1008 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, during a rare break from manning his kitchen last Sunday.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey was 16 years old when he started working at McDonald’s — the first job he ever held.
“I worked at the one on 1st Ave. and Lake St. [in Maywood],” Harvey recalled, as Ray Nelson — who along with his wife, Jan, now owns that Maywood McDonald’s — looked on (the Nelsons met as teenagers while working at two different McDonald’s locations).
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Bellwood McDonald’s, which is nearing completion after several months of remodeling. | Shanel Romain/VFP
The Bellwood McDonald’s, located at 520 S. 25th Ave., will open in early October, according to marketing officials affiliated with the company.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Shoppers stand in the rain before the grand reopening of the Broadview Aldi on Sept. 13. | Michael Romain/VFP
Terri Sansone, of Forest Park, was in line at around 6 a.m. on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the newly remodeled Broadview Aldi, 1001 W. Cermak Rd. The Sept. 13 grand reopening lured patrons from around the western suburbs.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
The Broadview Aldi, located at 1001 Cermak Rd., will open its doors for the first time on Wednesday since undergoing extensive renovations.
The store renovations are part of Aldi’s national plan to invest $1.6 billion in improving and expanding more than 1,300 stores in the United States within three years. Roughly $180 million of that national investment will go into 130 stores in the Chicago area.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 || Photos by Spooner Baumann/Spooner Photography || @maywoodnews
Christopher Epps, 36, is the full-time gardener who is slowly, deliberately making the Proviso Partners Giving Garden the start of what he hopes will be a paradigm shift in how Proviso Township residents relate to the food they eat.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Feature photo: Melrose Peppers “sautéed in olive oil with a little red sauce.” | Photo and recipe: Proud Italian Cook
The Chicago Tribune recently published an eye-opening story about Joseph and Lucia Napolitano, a couple who traveled to Ellis Island from Italy in 1903 before settling in Melrose Park.
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