Category: Noted

Photos of the Week: On Eve of 9/11, Maywood Remembers Bataan

Monday, September 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain | Photos by Spooner Baumann || @maywoodnews 

On Sept. 10, a few hundred people gathered under a tent pitched at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St., for the 75th Bataan Day commemorative service.

According to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), the service is the “longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area.” This year, MBDO officials added, also marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.

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Murder of ‘Gentle Giant’ Shocks A Community Now Searching for Answers

Saturday, September 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Feature image: Michael Jones, 14, who was murdered in Maywood last month. | Photo from Jones’ obituary

After 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones was fatally shot on the afternoon of Aug. 30 while walking in the 600 block of 11th Ave. in Maywood, many community members were perplexed.

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The Taste of Melrose Park Delights Again

Thursday, September 7, 2017 || Photos by Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews

Feature image: Corinne Ariola Principe prepares her popular artichoke casserole during last weekend’s Taste of Melrose Park. | Shanel Romain/VFP

The 36th annual Taste of Melrose Park, held between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 at the Melrose Park Village Complex in Melrose Park, was another opportunity for Corrine Ariola Principe to serve her popular artichoke casserole. 

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This Labor Day, Think About the Pullman Porter

Monday, September 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || OPINION||  @maywoodnews

Feature image: A Pullman porter | Library of Congress/Public Domain

“The most influential black man in America for the hundred years following the Civil War was a figure no one knew,” writes author Larry Tye in his eye-opening 2004 book, “Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.”

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Photos of the Week: Broadview, Bellwood Firefighters Unite for Harvey Victims

Sunday, September 3, 2017 || Photos by Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Doug Dombek, Bellwood Fire Chief, left, and Broadview firefighter Jimmy Mulligan, of North Riverside, load up a semi with cases of water bottles on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Broadview Fire Station on 25th Avenue in Broadview.

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Education Leaders from Guangzhou, China Visit Triton College

Thursday, August 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Dr. Sue Campos, the dean of Triton College’s Health Careers and Public Service programs, leads a group of educators from Guangzhou, China on a tour of Triton’s Health and Sciences building on August 29. | Submitted photo

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Pirate Dee Brown Takes Coaching Job at UIC

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Dee Brown during his Illini playing days. | Getty Images 

Proviso East Pirate and University of Illinois basketball standout Dee Brown has taken a job as an assistant coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago, according to multiple reports.

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