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 By Renee Summers    Business    March 26, 2020 

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Emphasizes Service to Community

Michigan's 14th Congressional District extends from Detroit and the Grosse Pointes in the east, west to Farmington Hills and north to Pontiac. Covering parts of two counties, it is a diverse district...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 26, 2020 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Hosts Tele-Town Hall to Address Coronavirus Issues

On Tuesday, March 17, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib hosted the 13th Congressional Coronavirus (COVID- 19) Telephone Town Hall. Information presented at the town hall and questions from residents were...

 

Occupy Your Time While Hiding at Home from the Coronavirus

The next several weeks are promising to be a challenge for all Americans. If you are one of those who are either working from home, sent home because your workplace is no longer open, or just home...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 19, 2020

Allen Park Mayor Gail McLeod Serves Her Hometown with Integrity

Allen Park Mayor Gail McLeod, sworn in last November, has never considered herself a politician. A resident of Allen Park for more than 40 years, McLeod spent her career as a Human Resources manager...

 

Korean War Veteran Receives High School Diploma in Wayne

In 1953, at the age of 17, Avery Hall left his home in Wayne, dropping out of high school to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve in the Korean War. He never had the opportunity to walk across the stage...

 

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Repurposes Inkster Home for Needy Veteran

The chilly March breeze didn't deter the volunteers working to repurpose a home in Inkster on Wednesday, March 4. The volunteers were part of Habitat for Humanity's International Women Build Week...

 

Spotlight on Health: Cardiovascular Health

In our final installment of Spotlight on Health, we will focus on heart health, including hypertension, or high blood pressure. When someone in the family has a heart attack, it's big news. Heart...

 

AmeriCorps Aims to be The Greater Good

Perhaps you've spoken to one at your city hall offices. Maybe one helped you find your way at a state or county park. Or perhaps one offered you assistance at a local community non-profit...

 

Community Partners Assist Inkster Public Safety

Ever wonder what giving back to community in a big way looks like? Look no further than the city of Inkster, where Midwest Recycling founder and CEO Abe Hachem and several other business owners in...

 

Spotlight on Health: Obesity

It is no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 40 percent of American adults were obese for the years 2015-2016. For...

 

Spotlight on Health: Asthma

Chances are very likely that you know someone with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 25 million Americans-or 1 in 13-- struggle to manage the chronic...

 

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH

When it comes to chronic diseases in the United States, diabetes is one of the most prevalent. In fact, one out of every 10 people in the country has been diagnosed with the disease and one out of...

 

Detroit Institute of Arts Millage Up for Renewal in March

On March 10, the Art Institute Authorities of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties are seeking a millage renewal to ensure the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) can continue offering residents across...

 

House Passes Bill to Remove Credit Barriers for Consumers

On January 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The bill, known as The Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit & Protecting Consumers Act...

 

Spotlight on Health: The African American Community

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), in 2017, 41.4 million people in the U.S. were African American, making that group the second lar...

 

Therapy Dogs Help Children to Be Better Readers

The Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights hosted an informational presentation on Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) on January 16. READ founder Sandi Martin says the program uses certifi...

 

Remembering Those We Lost in 2019

Each January it seems only appropriate to remember the noteworthy lives lost the previous year. At the Telegram, we look back at these exceptional lives and recall the contributions they made. On...

 

The Art of Storytelling is Alive and Well in Detroit

To be a person is to have a story to tell," said the Danish author, Isak Dinesen, also known as Karen Blixen. Satori Shakoor knows this firsthand. The playwright, stand-up comedian, singer, and author...

 

Local Motown Legends Honored in Hamtramck

In honor of Motown's 60th Anniversary, State Representative Isaac Robinson hosted five legendary Motown artists to receive special honors on Monday, December 30 at The Film Lab Cinema and Cocktail Lou...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

A Look Back at Some of the Noteworthy News Highlights of 2019

Another year is coming to a close. The Telegram thought we’d review some of the news that made headlines here in our downriver communities. How many continue to stick out in your mind? 2019 began...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

Inkster's Steven Chisholm Cherishes Involvement in City He Serves

Sometimes, the more one is immersed in their community, the better they will be at identifying and addressing problems in that community. This appears to be the case with Inkster Councilman Steven...

 

Mayor Bowdler Oversees Many Accomplishments in River Rouge

When first elected to office in 2005, River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler had already gained experience in business as owner of his own t-shirt shop. He knew a thing or two about finances. The city was...

 

Outreach Program Introduced by Inkster Animal Control

Pet owners in the city of Inkster will be getting assistance with some of the expenses involved with pet ownership, thanks to a new initiative being launched the Inkster Police Department's Ordinance...

 

The Legacy of Former Ecorse Councilman Robert Hellar Won't Be Soon Forgotten

Robert Hellar was a very young man when he was first elected to serve on the Ecorse City Council in 1995. At 20 years old, Hellar was the youngest city councilmember elected in Michigan at the time....

 

Grandparents Tea Brings Community Together in Ecorse

The Ecorse School District held a Grandparents Tea on Tuesday, December 3, from 9:30 to 11:00, to honor the grandparents of Ecorse students. The district-wide event was held at the Ecorse High School...

 

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