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 By Renee Summers    News    November 26, 2020 

Buffalo Soldiers' Legacy Alive and Well in Detroit

The Buffalo Soldiers contribution to the history of the United States is often overlooked when reviewing the westward expansion of the nation in the 19th century. In 1866, Congress enacted...

 

Many are Slowly Getting Back to Work

The number of people in the United States seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 709, 000, down from 757,000 the previous week. While the level is still high, the Labor Department says the...

 

State Rep. Jewell Jones Partners with former Detroiter Roneil Jackson to Distribute Pandemic Relief

State Representative Jewell Jones has partnered with former Detroit resident and community leader Roneil Jackson to distribute pandemic relief to local residents. Jackson has donated 10 care packages...

 

Meet the Newest Face at the River Rouge Police Department

As a young girl, Rosa Holly planned on becoming a lawyer one day. The Ecorse High School graduate went on to attain an associate and bachelor's degree, both in the area of law. She later worked as a p...

 

Rotary Club of Dearborn Hosts Food Drive for Zaman International

The Rotary Club of Dearborn is lending a hand to a local non-profit humanitarian organization as it works to assist in addressing basic needs, particularly now during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 

Family-Run Hot Dog Stand Navigates an Uncertain Season

Tommy Ruark has enjoyed cooking since he was a teenager. The 26-year old Westland resident says it has always been a hobby, so when some retiring neighbors who ran a mobile hot dog stand were...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 22, 2020

Police Department Accreditation Benefits Community says Dearborn Police Chief

When schools, colleges, and health care agencies are accredited, it lets the client or consumer know they are putting their trust in an institution with professional qualifications. The same is true...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 15, 2020

Investigators Seek New Tips in Year Old Murder Case

A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of Anthony "Nicky" Jones on Saturday, August...

 

Potential Employers are Looking for You

Carrabba's Italian Grill is hiring at all five of its metro Detroit locations. Part-time positions are available in Troy, Sterling Heights, Novi, Canton, and Southgate, and include server,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 8, 2020

River Rouge's Roberto Cruz Rooted in Community

River Rouge's Director of Public Safety Roberto Cruz was born and raised in River Rouge. He began as a firefighter with the city in 1993 after receiving job offers from the Los Angeles Police...

 

Job Opportunities Assist Economic Recovery

The national economy is still creeping along in wake of COVID-19. According to CBS News, economists had anticipated 800,000 new jobs to be created in September; however 661,000 new jobs were added...

 

Scarecrows Return to Downtown Wayne for Another Fall Family Event

Since 2011, scarecrows have been appearing in downtown Wayne each fall season. Wayne's Scarecrow Show, organized by Wayne Main Street, is once again in full swing, with more than 50...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 1, 2020

New Veterans Memorial Salutes Veterans in Wayne

On September 30, Wayne City officials held a ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony at the new Wayne Veterans Memorial. Attending the event were community members, city officials, donors to the...

 

Westland Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared September 20th to 26th to be Michigan Small Business Week. In Michigan, small businesses comprise over 98% of all businesses, and employ roughly half of t...

 

Find a Job or Reinvent Yourself with a New Career

If you are searching for a new career and have reliable transportation, the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for the Pipefitting Industry and Pipefitters, Steamfitters,...

 

Westland Police Department Launches New Transparency Dashboard

On Tuesday, September 8, Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik announced a partnership with Altovista Technology to provide the department with a new intelligence risk management software program...

 

Apply for a Job- Gain a Career

When Art Van furniture stores closed across the region earlier this year, putting thousands out of work, all hope seemed lost. But into that vacancy stepped Loves Furniture and Mattresses, a...

 

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...

 

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