Tag: Mayor Andre Harvey

Village People: Mayor Andre Harvey, 53, On the Power of Mentors

Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey during a reception at McDonald’s in Bellwood on Oct. 2. | File

Back in May, during a ‘Breakfast with the Mayor’ event hosted by the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey spoke about his mentors growing up and a moment that he called decisive.

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Newly Remodeled Bellwood McDonald’s Officially Opens for Business

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey was 16 years old when he started working at McDonald’s — the first job he ever held.

“I worked at the one on 1st Ave. and Lake St. [in Maywood],” Harvey recalled, as Ray Nelson — who along with his wife, Jan, now owns that Maywood McDonald’s — looked on (the Nelsons met as teenagers while working at two different McDonald’s locations).

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Bellwood McDonald’s, Closed for Remodeling, to Reopen in Early October

Thursday, September 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Bellwood McDonald’s, which is nearing completion after several months of remodeling. | Shanel Romain/VFP

The Bellwood McDonald’s, located at 520 S. 25th Ave., will open in early October, according to marketing officials affiliated with the company.

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Taste of Bellwood Deemed A Success By Vendors as Mayor Anticipates Next Year

Sunday, August 6, 2017 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 8/10/17

Sergio Minniti, of Westchester, and his business partner, Bobby Anzaldi, of Melrose Park, were nothing but smiles on Sunday as the first-ever Taste of Bellwood wrapped up.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey said the two-day event, which started on Aug. 5 and happened along Washington Blvd. (between Eastern and 25th Avenues), was perhaps the biggest event of its kind in nearly two decades, attracting a crowd he estimated may have been around 5,000 strong over two days.

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Taste of Bellwood Set for Aug. 5 & 6

Thursday, August 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The Taste of Bellwood is set to take place on the weekend of Aug. 5 and 6. The event will be held from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. each day. Recently elected Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey announced plans to hold the first-ever Taste earlier this year.

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A ‘Taste of Bellwood’ is Coming in August, Says Village’s Mayor

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Crowds at last year’s Taste of Melrose Park. This year, community members may also enjoy the Taste of Bellwood. | File

Thursday, June 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

There’s the Taste of Melrose Park, which takes place each year in September. There’s the Taste of Chicago, the big kahuna. Pretty soon, there will be another taste coming to town.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey recently announced that the village will host a Taste of Bellwood on August 5 and August 6.

The event will essentially encompass the village’s annual Family Day Picnic, which it hosts each year in August, along with other features, including a beer and wine garden and a full tasting of local restaurant fare. The village also expects area high school bands and other musical acts to participate.

“We want to be more family oriented so we’re trying to do whatever we can to get our communities together,” Harvey said in a phone interview on Thursday.

The mayor said that he’s invited all of the village’s local businesses to become vendors at the upcoming event, but that the invitation isn’t limited to Bellwood establishments.

“We’re inviting vendors in other communities like Broadview, Melrose Park, Maywood and Hillside to participate as well,” he said. “If they have something they want to share with the community, they’re welcome to setup. We welcome anybody and everybody.”

Harvey said that the inaugural two-day festival will take place on Washington Boulevard, between 25th Avenue and Eastern. The mayor said the village has plans to block off that entire strip of roadway while the fest is going on.

Harvey said that the village didn’t budget for a taste, but noted that officials have told him that they’ll identify the funds. The mayor said that he’s already attracted private funding for the event, including a $10,000 donation from a local business. VFP


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