Sunday, April 22, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Verneka Smith cleans up a Maywood garden during the annual Village Pride Village Wide cleanup event on April 21. | Shanel Romain
Nearly 400 people registered to volunteer at Village Pride Village Wide in Maywood on April 21 — Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet Jr. among them.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Community members kayak on the Des Plaines River on April 14. | Courtesy Forest Preserves of Cook County
On a cold, rainy Saturday morning, roughly two dozen community members converged on Maywood Grove, just off of the corner of 1st Ave. and Lake St. in Maywood, to break the ribbon on a new, informal canoe and kayak launch site installed in the area.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Maywood strip mall where Ramzey Fakhouri wants to open a vide gaming bistro. | Google Earth
During the public comment period of an April 3 regular meeting, Ramzey Fakhouri stood before the Maywood Board of Trustees to plead his case for why board members should lift a ban on Class M liquor licenses they approved back in December 2016.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a March 6 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to allow public comments earlier during board meetings. Trustee Melvin Lightford, who came into the meeting after the matter was discussed, abstained from the vote.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Dozens of Maywood residents, and even some people from other towns, flowed in and out of the village’s Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 17, for a first-of-its-kind winter pop-up produce market.
Shoppers perused the makeshift bazaar, which featured greens, snap peas, carrots, tomatoes, apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes and other fresh produce.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: David Myers, third from left (holding papers), after a meeting in Maywood two years ago. | File
During a Feb. 6 regular board meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted 6 to 0 in favor of an ordinance that separates the positions of assistant village manager and director of community development. Trustee Ron Rivers was absent from the meeting.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Any Maywood resident who has fines related to delinquent motor vehicle stickers and is looking forward to a tax return might be in for a surprise, said Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., during a town hall held in at Village Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave., on Jan. 31.
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