Get to Know Martin Casey, Who Wants to Bring a Beauty Products Manufacturing Facility to Maywood
Business / Interviews / Lives

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

Get to Know B. Noel’s Uncle, Eddie Noel, the Real ‘Django Unchained’
Community Notebook / History / Lives

Get to Know B. Noel’s Uncle, Eddie Noel, the Real ‘Django Unchained’

A newspaper account from the time in 1954 when Eddie Noel, pictured below, of Mississippi, murdered three white men after confronting one of them about an alleged affair with his wife. Noel is the uncle of B. Noel, a resident of the Maywood Garden House apartments. | Newspaper article taken from “The Real ‘Django Unchained’: … Continue reading

Get to Know Bernard Headley, 45, The Interpreter
Community Notebook / Economic Development / Lives

Get to Know Bernard Headley, 45, The Interpreter

Thursday, December 8, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo by William Camargo/Wednesday Journal Last month, I interviewed Bellwood resident Bernard Headley — a former community lending specialist and mortgage banker who now works as a  community justice coordinator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Headley talked about what it will take for … Continue reading

Get to Know Sherry Okonmah, 66, Retired Schoolteacher
Community Notebook / Lives

Get to Know Sherry Okonmah, 66, Retired Schoolteacher

Sherry Okonmah, 40-year a Maywood resident. | Shanel Romain/Village Free Press Friday, December 2, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews I ran into Sherry Okonmah, 66, during Friday’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony that was sponsored by the Maywood Environmental and Beautification Commission and held at the corner of 5th Ave. and St. Charles Rd. … Continue reading

At 81, Maywood Resident Bobbie McFadyen Has No Time for Cynicism
Community Notebook / Lives / Noted

At 81, Maywood Resident Bobbie McFadyen Has No Time for Cynicism

Maywood resident Bobbie McFadyen, third from left, wants other residents to get involved in the community. On Nov. 3, she hosted a discussion on community concerns at her home, which was attended by Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon, second from left. | Submitted photo Friday, November 4, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bobbie McFadyen, … Continue reading