Category: Noted

Village People: Maywood Native Is Taking His Talents To Harvard This Fall

Monday, May 21, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Malcolm Ruffin, a Maywood native who will attend Harvard Business School in the fall. | Courtesy Malcolm Ruffin 

Malcolm Ruffin, a Maywood native who attended the Illinois Math and Science Academy before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management, is taking his talents to Harvard Business School in the fall to obtain an MBA.

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Shedd Aquarium’s Special ‘Underwater Beauty’ Exhibit To Open May 25

Monday, May 21, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A ribbon eel, part of Shedd Aquarium’s new ‘Underwater Beauty’ exhibit, which opens Friday. | Courtesy Shedd Aquarium 

The Shedd Aquarium’s new special exhibit, “Underwater Beauty,” seeks to “bring guests closer to the stunning and surprising spectrum of shapes, sizes, movement, patterns and colors that exist within the aquatic animal world,” according to a statement the Shedd released on May 21.

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Maywood Native’s Sermon On Love Is ‘Surprise Star’ At Royal Wedding

Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bishop Michael Curry, a Maywood native, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. | Screenshot of New York Times video 

“There’s power in love,” was the refrain during Bishop Michael Curry’s address during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, held Saturday morning.

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Village People: Tamara Wallace, 27, Soon-To-Be E-Magazine Publisher

Saturday, May 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Tamara Wallace on the test cover of, Lādē Magazine, her forthcoming online quarterly publication. | Courtesy Tamara Wallace 

When Tamara Wallace, 27, of Bellwood, debuts Lādē Magazine, her new online publication, in June, she’ll be extending a brand of empowerment and aspiration that originated with her nonprofit of the same name.

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Quinn Center Hires New Executive Director

Friday, May 11, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Kristen Kierulf-Mighty, the new executive director of the Quinn Community Center. | Submitted photo 

Representatives with the Quinn Community Center at St. Eulalia Church, located at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, recently announced that they’ve hired a new executive director.

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PMSA Ranked 8th Best School In State By U.S. News & World Report

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, was ranked among the top 10 public high schools in Illinois this year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of schools across the nation.

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Eyeing Uptick In Numbers, East Marching Band Turns Sights To Forest Park

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cletiss Seals directs the Proviso East High School Marching Band during a May 7 performance at Field-Stevenson in Forest Park. | Alexa Rogals 

Members of the Proviso East High School Marching Band swayed, stomped and shouted in the auditorium at Field-Stevenson Elementary School on May 7, offering young Forest Parkers a look at what their future could hold if they join the growing high school group.

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