Category: Noted

Area Police Officers Host ‘Torch Run’ To Raise Money For Special Olympics

Saturday, June 9, 2018 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Police officers from area departments participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on June 9. | Shanel Romain 

On Saturday, police officers from Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood, Forest Park and Westchester ran more than four miles in the rain — from the Westchester Police Department in Westchester to Constitution Court in Forest Park — for a good cause.

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Area Chambers Of Commerce Give Out Community Awards, $1K Scholarships

Friday, June 8, 2018 || Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Attendees gather at Triton College on June 6 for the annual Proviso Township Joint Chambers of Commerce scholarship and awards banquet. | VFP 

On June 6, at Triton College, 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, the Bellwood, Maywood, Broadview and Melrose Park Chambers of Commerce hosted their annual Proviso Township Joint Chambers of Commerce annual scholarship and awards banquet.

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Village People: D89 Students Among Global Problem-Solving Elite

Friday, June 8, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: District 89 students were among more than 1,400 of the top-scoring Destination Imagination teams who competed in Tennessee this year. | Courtesy District 89

Each May, more than 1,400 of the highest-scoring Destination Imagination teams from 45 states and 14 countries travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to showcase their innovative solutions to various Challenges in the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) fields. This year, a team of District 89 students were among that elite pool of teams.

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Area Police To Hit The Streets June 9 For Special Olympics Torch Run

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Law enforcement officials, along with Special Olympics athletes, participate in a torch runs across the country each year. This one is in Virginia. | Virginia Special Olympics 

Commuters taking Roosevelt Road on Saturday afternoon may want to prepare for the possibility of a slight holdup. The employees of local police departments, and their relatives, will hit the street on Saturday for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run.

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Maywood Swears-In New Police Officer, A Proviso East Alum, And Promotes 2

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Officer Chris Fuqua with Maywood Board of Trustee and Board of Fire and Police Commission members on June 5. | Courtesy Mike Rogers 

During a regular meeting on June 5, members of the Maywood Board of Fire and Police Commission conducted a ceremonial swearing-in for the police department’s newest officer and he’s homegrown.

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Maywood Trustee Seeks To Connect With Area Youth Through Fishing

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Trustee Melvin Lightford fishing in 2015. | Dawn Williams-Rone/Facebook 

Melvin Lightford, 71, is a man on a mission and the destination is an area pond. For the last eight years, the Maywood trustee has been taking young people on fishing trips during the summer.

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Ferrara Awards $5K Scholarships To Children Of Workers At Bellwood Plant

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Five children of Ferrara Candy Company employees in Bellwood have received $5,000 checks as part of the firm’s second annual Ferrara USA Scholarship Program, which awards 10 high school seniors, graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates money for college. Ferrara awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarship money.

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