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Zaman International Chosen as a Top 10 Nominee for CNN Hero of the Year

NKSTER - Since 2007, the news network CNN has been honoring individuals who make contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. Each fall, a Top 10 List of Nominees is i...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 21, 2019 

Open House Held in River Rouge to Address Brownfield Area Wide Plan

A Public Open House was held on Thursday, October 17, to address the status of the River Rouge and Southwest Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Area-Wide Plan (AWP). The open house was held in the city...

 

Dearborn Heights Garden Club Still Growing After More than 50 Years

Perhaps you've been long admiring your neighbor's green thumb and wondering how she is able to have such beautiful rose bushes each year. Maybe you'd like to have some roses yourself, but...

 

Series Feature: My Journey Towards Fitness Part 2 By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

I have officially been working out at Westfit Fitness and Nutrition Center for one month. I am following the eating plan set up for my by Westfit Owner Mike Toler. I am in the gym three days each...

 

First Step Supports Victims of Domestic Violence

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). In Wayne County, First Step is...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 24, 2019

Ecorse's Deputy Public Safety Director Serves With Compassion

“Hey, Cop!” the boy would call. Ecorse Deputy Public Safety Director Narda Bruno recalls the young boy she had befriended years ago while making rounds in her patrol car. “Every time I rode past...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 17, 2019

Garden City Fire and Police Departments Welcome Residents at Open Houses

On Saturday, October 12, the Garden City Fire and Police Departments each hosted an Open House for the community. The free family event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and gave the public a chance to tour...

 

Series Feature: My Journey Toward Fitness

As a young girl, my mother's nickname for me was Spider, in reference to my long, skinny legs. Heck, all of me was long and skinny in those days. When I entered young adulthood, it was a busy time of...

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar Held in Detroit

A bra and panties lay on the sidewalk near Fort Street Presbyterian Church. To any passerby, it would likely not have significant meaning other than to cause one to look the other direction. But to a...

 

United States Congressional Field Hearing Held in Detroit

U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda (CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, along with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, convened a field hearing in Detroit on...

 

Suicide Awareness Event to Be Held at University of Michigan's Dearborn Campus

DEARBORN - An inaugural event to raise awareness about suicide will be coming to the University of Michigan's Dearborn Campus on Wednesday, October 2. The event, called "Be the Light: An Evening of...

 

Westland Councilwoman Proposes Districted Council Seats

When Tasha Green was elected to Westland City Council in 2017, she vowed never to vote against the interests of constituents and to always bring their voices with her to city hall before making a deci...

 

Back Pack Giveaway Combined with Health Fair in Dearborn Heights

The non-profit organization EduCare4all combined a back to school backpack giveaway with a mini health fair in Dearborn Heights on Saturday, September 7. The free outdoor event was held at Med Rite...

 

Adult Learners Served for 30 Years at Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit

Sometimes people just need a hand up to help them navigate life a little better. For thirty years, the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit has been offering a hand up to local adults struggling to re...

 

Elder Abuse Town Hall Opens the Lines of Communications

State Representative Jewell Jones, along with along with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and State Senator Betty Jean Alexander met with residents at a town hall in...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 22, 2019

State Representative Alex Garza Remains In Touch with Voters

In 2013, Taylor resident Alex Garza knocked on over 15,000 doors, encouraging residents to vote for him in his bid for a seat on city council. At age 19, Garza won election, becoming the youngest...

 

Splash Bash Free Water Fun Comes to Westland

Summer is beginning to wind down and Back to School sales are everywhere, but that doesn't mean all the fun is over yet. The city of Westland is hosting an outdoor family-friendly event which...

 

Cruisin' Hines One of the Biggest Classic Car Shows in the Area

Classic car cruises have become a mainstay of summertime in Metro Detroit. After all, this is the motor city, and cars are indeed part of the culture here. One of the largest classic car cruises has...

 

Downtown Days Returns to Wayne with Summer Family Fun

The Third Annual Downtown Days is coming to a new location at Veteran's Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Wayne. This year the event will commemorate the city's 150th birthday. Festivities will...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 1, 2019

City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 25, 2019

Democracy Now Town Hall Held in Dearborn Heights

Michigan's 13th Congressional District held a town hall to inform residents about changes in the state's election process and how those changes affect voters and their communities. The town hall was...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 11, 2019

Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski Embraces the City's Diversity

The city of Hamtramck shares its history with the city of Detroit. Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski says that at one time, the city stretched from Eight Mile Road, all the way to the Detroit River....

 

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