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NOW HIRING!!

Most of us are familiar with Telegraph Road, or US 24. In Michigan, it extends from the Ohio border to points north in Oakland County and beyond. The route lends mobility to the region and is...

 

Dearborn Adult Education Registering Now for Fall Classes

As you are preparing your children or grandchildren to return to school via virtual classrooms, maybe you think it's time you tended to some unfinished business in regards to your own education? If...

 

Automotive Suppliers and Animals Need You

If you have reliable transportation, the city of Warren has five job openings: rental code enforcement officer, general laborer II for building maintenance and sanitation, and wastewater treatment...

 

The 2020 Election May Be Remembered as The Year of The Absentee Ballot

As Election Day, November 3, 2020, draws near, COVID-19 continues to ravage the nation. As a safety precaution, many voters nationwide are opting to vote by mail, also known as absentee voting,...

 

Mary Greenwood, Founder of Mother's Pantry

This week's Senior Star is Inkster resident Mary Greenwood. Greenwood was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but her family moved to Inkster when she was very young. She had three siblings; one sister...

 

Central City Health Clinic Strives For a Healthy Community

DETROIT - In 1971, Detroit Central City Health Centerwas first incorporated to provide health care services to urban Detroit neighborhoods. Now nearly 50 years later, Central City Integrated Health (C...

 

Byron Brooks Finds Purpose in Activism

Byron Brooks is not one to sit around, recounting injustices and wait for someone else to do something about it. The 25-year old Ferris State University student is more than willing to be a catalyst...

 

New Bicycle Trails Signal Downriver Revitalization

As part of the implementation of the West Jefferson Corridor Plan, which calls for revitalization of Jefferson Avenue as it runs through the cities of River Rouge and Ecorse, bicycle lanes are being i...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 13, 2020

Vigil Held in Dearborn to Honor Victims of Beirut Explosion

A candlelight vigil was held in Dearborn Friday evening, August 7, to honor the lives lost in a massive explosion in a Beirut port earlier in the week. The vigil was held in the parking lot of the...

 

Check Out These Local Companies with Openings

The Telegram is helping our readers get back to work by providing information on available jobs in our area. Below we have listed a few employment opportunities you may be interested in. Good luck....

 

Rosemary Burgess

Our current Senior Star is Detroit resident Rosemary Burgess. Ms. Burgess was born in Detroit in 1939 and was raised in River Rouge. She is one of eight children. Of her seven siblings, four remain al...

 

Connect 4 Care Helps Families Find Affordable Childcare By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

The United Way of Southeast Michigan has introduced a tool for families called Connect 4 Care to help them find free and low-cost childcare programs they may be eligible for in Detroit. Jeff Miles,...

 

SENIOR STAR Wardell Montgomery, Jr.

This week's Senior Star is Mr. Wardell Montgomery, Jr. The Detroit resident was born in 1940 to Rose and Wardell Montgomery, Sr. Throughout his life he has made his home in Los Angeles, New York...

 

NOW HIRING

Getting back to work means getting some cash in your wallet, which in turn, goes back into our now lagging economy. Perhaps you wish to become one of the newly employed now that Congress has allowed...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 30, 2020

Youth Against Racism Marches Through Dearborn Heights and Inkster

On Friday, July 24, youth from Detroit and several downriver communities participated in Youth Against Racism. The event was promoted as a peaceful protest for youth, providing a safe space for them...

 

Jobs Are Out There

In Michigan, over 2 million people have applied for unemployment since March 15. Many in the state are still waiting for their claims to be resolved and benefits received. If you or someone you know...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 23, 2020

Ecorse Schools Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Jim Bibbs Track Facility

Ecorse High School was the site of the district's grand re-opening of its outdoor track facility on Saturday, July 11. The track had been resurfaced as part of the district's commitment to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 16, 2020

Cruise for the Count Raises 2020 Census Awareness in Inkster

The Census Committee for the city of Inkster hosted a Cruise for the Count event on July 3. Curtisene Barge, Census Coordinator for the city of Inkster, says the goal of the event was to raise...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 16, 2020

Governor Says Face Masks Required in all Indoor Public Spaces

On Friday, July 10, in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order requiring individuals to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 9, 2020

Auto Insurance Reform Comes to Michigan

This month, Michigan drivers, who have paid the highest auto insurance rates in the country, will be able to cut their auto insurance costs. On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed...

 

SENIOR STAR: Rosa Lee Bow

This week's Senior Star is River Rouge resident Rosa Lee Bow. Ms. Bow was born at Sumby Hospital in 1940 and has spent her entire life in River Rouge. She was the only girl of five children; three of...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 2, 2020

Ecorse Readies a New Tool to Use as the City Seeks Revival

When it comes to developing and promoting your downtown area, one very useful item for any city to have in the toolkit is a downtown development authority. A downtown development authority, or DDA,...

 

Dominican Literacy Center Serves Its Students in the Midst of Pandemic

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and shut down of the state has had a particularly disruptive impact on schools and learning. While school attendance is compulsory for youth, adult learners...

 

Westland Gym Holds Grand Re-Opening By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

Westland Fitness and Nutrition Center held its Grand Re-Opening on Sunday, June 14. The exercise facility had been shuttered since March 16, when Governor Whitmer issued an executive order closing all...

 

Now Hiring: More Options for Employment

More than 2.2 million new unemployment claims have been filed in Michigan since mid-March, according to the Michigan Department of Labor. Layoffs in the state continue to decline as restaurants were...

 

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