In Maywood, Community Leaders Lament President Barack Obama’s Departure

President Barack Obama delivers his Farewell Address on Jan. 10 in Chicago. | Getty Images/Bloomberg Thursday, January 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews On Thursday afternoon, Maywood Park District Commissioner Bill Hampton was still basking in the reflected glow of President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address, delivered two days earlier on Jan. 10 before a crowd of around 18,000 people in Chicago’s McCormick Place. … Continue reading In Maywood, Community Leaders Lament President Barack Obama’s Departure

Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide

Thursday, December 18, 2014 || By Michael Romain This article presented by Maywood Fine Arts’ Stairway of the Stars, which has some holiday fun for you on December 20th. See more info at the end of this read. Asians and Latinos are grossly underrepresented in nearly every state in the country, according to a new report by the New American Leaders Project (NALP) (PDF: nalp-represent2020). … Continue reading Hispanics Underrepresented in Maywood Government, Local Governments Nationwide

Around Town: NOMCO Has a Holiday Ball

Monday, December 15, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR MAYWOOD || About 50 people gathered yesterday evening at the First Congregational Church, 400 N. 5th Avenue, to celebrate Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization (NOMCO)’s annual holiday party. The event was planned by NOMCO’s vice president Gary Woll. NOMCO’s president, Lennel Grace, emceed the gathering, which included various local government officials, community leaders, businesspeople and interested residents. VFP   … Continue reading Around Town: NOMCO Has a Holiday Ball