One Possible Solution To Maywood’s Crime Problem? More Green Space And Well-Kept Lawns

Volunteers with Maywood Youth Mentoring tend to a garden at the corner of 17th Avenue and Madison in Maywood during last year’s Village Pride Village Wide event. | File Wednesday, April 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain || OPINION  New studies recently highlighted by the The Atlantic’s City Lab suggests that “the way we take care of our trees, shrubs, and lawns makes a difference … Continue reading One Possible Solution To Maywood’s Crime Problem? More Green Space And Well-Kept Lawns

Maywood’s ‘Ghetto Tax’?

A screenshot of WBEZ’s interactive map of the location of Low Income Housing Tax Credits in metro Chicago. Most of the credits that have been used since 1986 have tended to cluster in suburbs with large minority populations and higher poverty rates.  Sunday, November 8, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 11/9/15 || 8:50 AM  When a church was planning on utilizing Low-Income Housing … Continue reading Maywood’s ‘Ghetto Tax’?