Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor
Interviews / Politics / Township News

Andre Harvey is Poised to Become Bellwood’s First Black Mayor

Thursday, March 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Andre Harvey, Bellwood’s director of public safety, is poised to become the village’s first African-American mayor on April 4. Bellwood’s current mayor, Frank Pasquale, 79, is retiring after 16 years in the position. Harvey, who is running unopposed, is Pasquale’s handpicked successor. During an interview … 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

A Brief Conversation with Broadview Mayoral Candidate Princess Dempsey
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A Brief Conversation with Broadview Mayoral Candidate Princess Dempsey

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Last month, I had a phone conversation with Princess Dempsey, who recently announced her intentions to run for Mayor of Broadview in the upcoming April 4 election. Dempsey is running as an independent for Mayor of Broadview in a field that, as of Dec. 31, … Continue reading

Get to Know Martin Casey, Who Wants to Bring a Beauty Products Manufacturing Facility to Maywood
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Get to Know Martin Casey, Who Wants to Bring a Beauty Products Manufacturing Facility to Maywood

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:23 p.m.  During a Dec. 16 community meeting hosted by Village Free Press at the Maywood Public Library, I spoke with Martin F. Casey, (pictured left) the grandson of the famous black entrepreneur S.B. Fuller, (pictured below). Fuller, who died in 1988 at 83 … Continue reading

A Brief Conversation with Broadview Mayoral Candidate Katrina Thompson
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A Brief Conversation with Broadview Mayoral Candidate Katrina Thompson

aWednesday, December 14, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 12/15/16 Last week, I had a phone conversation with Katrina Thompson, who recently announced her intentions to run for Mayor of Broadview in the April 4, 2017 election. Thompson, 46, is running atop the Broadview People’s Party slate, which includes sitting Broadview trustee Kevin … Continue reading