Maywood Nonprofit Seeks To Show Youth Career Opportunities In Creative Arts Industry

Sunday, February 14, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A Maywood nonprofit is hoping to show area young people the diversity and breadth of career opportunities in the creative arts.  Jeremy, 36, and Jasmine Lopez, 37, officially established The Firehouse Dream as a tax-exempt nonprofit in 2019. The organization’s mission is to “connect young adults with a safe space […]

Chef Shares Her Ideas For Livening Up Westchester Food Pantry Food  

Sunday, February 14, 2021 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  When Amanda Grant, the executive director of the Westchester Food Pantry learned that some of her clients didn’t really know how to incorporate the food that they received from the pantry into their cooking, she called on former chef Peg Checchi, 54, to create a series of online cooking videos […]

Area Police Address Rise In Carjacking 

Sunday, February 14, 2021 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews || Updated: Feb. 15  Police in Proviso Township are searching for answers as instances of carjacking and armed robberies increase in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. In Maywood, for instance, carjacking doubled from 2019 to 2020, said Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz during a village board meeting on Feb. 2. Diaz […]