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Vote Now for Your Favorite ‘Purposed-Filled Prom’ Essay
Community Development / Education

Vote Now for Your Favorite ‘Purposed-Filled Prom’ Essay

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Because we believe in the integration of literacy and everyday life, the Village Free Press recently sponsored an essay contest open to all students in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 who plan on attending prom this year. The idea was to get students writing and … Continue reading

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

D209 Superintendent Outlines Strategic Plan, Radical Changes for Next Year
Education

D209 Superintendent Outlines Strategic Plan, Radical Changes for Next Year

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The 2017-18 academic year at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will be radically different from years past, based on changes Supt. Jesse Rodriguez outlined during an April 20 meeting at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park. Rodriguez convened … Continue reading

New Walther Middle School to Launch in the Fall | Walther Christian Hires New Head of School
Education

New Walther Middle School to Launch in the Fall | Walther Christian Hires New Head of School

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Ave. in Melrose Park, recently announced that it has hired a new head of school to replace Jim Craven, who retired last June. Since then, the school had employed an interim. Wayne Wenzel Jr. was hired after a nation-wide searching and … Continue reading

Maywood Students Represent Village in Washington D.C.
Community Notebook / Government / Noted

Maywood Students Represent Village in Washington D.C.

Maywood youth delegates with their parents and/or guardians, and Trustee Isiah Brandon, far left. | Below, they pose with other members of the Maywood Board of Trustees. || Michael Romain/VFP Monday, April 24, 2017 || By Community Editor|| @maywoodnews Earlier this month, five high school students selected to represent Maywood as youth delegates at the … Continue reading

County Commissioner Calls for Moratorium on Facebook Live
Noted / Technology

County Commissioner Calls for Moratorium on Facebook Live

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a press conference outside of Facebook’s Chicago headquarters on Friday. | Michael Romain/VFP Sunday, April 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) — whose district includes all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park — staged a press conference Friday … Continue reading