Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs
Community Development / Noted / Reading from Around the Web

Report: White Flight Correlated to Job Loss in Black, Latino Suburbs

Norman Rockwell | “New Kids in the Neighborhood,” 1967 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews A new study by the Metropolitan Planning Council’s research chief, Alden Loury, examines what happens to a town’s jobs climate when its white residents leave and, as is usually the case, black or brown residents … Continue reading

Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners
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Chicago Magazine Names Melrose Park Best Area for First-Time Homeowners

Monday, April 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Chicago Magazine recently named Melrose Park among the best places in the Chicago area for first-time home buyers. The feature spread, titled “Where to Buy Now,” will appear in the April issue. The village was listed along with Niles and Des Plaines. “In this … Continue reading

Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute
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Quick Fix: Want Better Schools? You Might Have to Pay More for Your House, Make a Longer Commute

Thursday, March 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The New York Times’ “The Upshot” blog has developed an interesting interactive graphic that shows the correlation between the price of homes (per square foot), the quality of schools (based on grade-level proficiency) and the average commute time of residents within a given school district. … Continue reading

Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Mayor OK With Deputy Chief’s Moonlighting’
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Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Mayor OK With Deputy Chief’s Moonlighting’

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 || Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Chicago Sun-Times reported on March 18 that Melrose Park Mayor Ron Serpico “is standing behind his deputy police chief amid new questions about the high-ranking cop’s moonlighting.” The Sun-Times reports that Deputy Chief Michael Castellan works a side job as a plumbing contractor. “Several years … Continue reading

Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union
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Crain’s: Failed Seaway Bank Gets Yet Another Owner — A Credit Union

Friday, March 10, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews Seaway Bank & Trust — once the state’s largest black-owned minority bank and the sixth largest in the country — has yet another owner after the bank shutdown and its assets were acquired by State Bank of Texas in January. A March 10 Crain’s report … Continue reading

Briefly: Man Who Shot Himself Outside of Beggar’s Pizza Won’t Face Charges, Maywood Detective Says | Meet Maywood’s New HR Coordinator | More
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Briefly: Man Who Shot Himself Outside of Beggar’s Pizza Won’t Face Charges, Maywood Detective Says | Meet Maywood’s New HR Coordinator | More

Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Google Earth Friday, December 2, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A man who shot himself outside of Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood, won’t face charges, according to Maywood Det. Dennis Diaz. The incident happened Monday evening, police said. The man, who’s identity hasn’t … Continue reading

Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending
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Bellwood School District Facing More Scrutiny Over Spending

Monday, November 28, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews The Chicago Tribune has published an article today about Bellwood School District 88, which apparently has paid $605,000 to People Cab Co. since 2011 on transportation services for homeless and special education students. “More than half — or $311,000 — of those expenses were … Continue reading