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Zaman International Poised to Assist Afghanistan Refugees Arriving in Michigan

In 1996, Zaman International founder and CEO Najah Bazzy was a transcultural clinical nurse specialist, working with a family who had recently immigrated to the United States and whose infant son was...

 

New Westland Community Health Center to Offer Wide Range of Healthcare Services

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 1 to celebrate the opening of the new Westland Community Health Center, located at 35700 Warren Road. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on hand to congratul...

 

Lincoln Park Public Schools Board Members Receive Honors

Four Lincoln Park Public Schools (LPPS) Board of Education members have been selected as 2020 Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Awards honorees for their commitment to students and their...

 

Westland Historical Commission Preserves the Past

Preserving local history is what the Westland Historical Commission strives for. The nine-member commission collects and preserves materials and documents relating to the history of Westland and...

 

Wildlife Refuge on Detroit River Open to Welcome the Community

If you've been looking for an additional option to take the family outdoors to interact with nature, consider the Refuge Gateway at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) in Trenton....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 19, 2021

National Night Out in Inkster a Fun Evening for All

On Tuesday, August 3, the Inkster Police Department hosted National Night Out in the department parking lot for the community to come out and mingle with the officers. The event lasted from 5 to 9...

 

Cruisin' Hines Classic Car Cruise Celebrates 10 Years

Classic car cruises are a regular event in metro Detroit each summer. One of the largest classic car cruises has been Cruisin’ Hines, which takes place through scenic Hines Park. This year, the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 12, 2021

Specialty Court in Lincoln Park Serves Those Struggling with Substance Abuse

A judge in his courtroom is something most people ordinarily try to avoid. What many are not aware of, however, is that a courthouse can be a remarkable resource for those dealing with substance...

 

Ecorse Senior Birthday Club Hosts Outdoor Party

Members of the Ecorse Senior Birthday Club held its first birthday celebration in almost 17 months on Friday, July 30 at the Ecorse boat ramp picnic shelter on Jefferson Avenue. A picnic lunch for...

 

Leanna Hicks Public Library Hosts Local Author

The Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster finished the month of July with two events on Saturday afternoon, the 31st. For adults, the library hosted local author and Inkster resident Che J. Ambe,...

 

Lincoln Park Middle School Receives Grant to Showcase Cultural Diversity

Lincoln Park Middle School (LPMS) received a grant from The Western Governors University to showcase and celebrate the school's diverse student backgrounds. The $500 grant, received this past spring,...

 

Ecorse School District's Hope Academy provides options

Hope Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. We encourage students between the ages of 16-21, who cannot attend a traditional high school, to enroll. Classes are...

 

Exhibit Showcasing Jim Henson's Life's Work on Display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is currently on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn through September 6, 2021. The traveling exhibit has been making the rounds across the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 22, 2021

Wayne County Treasurer's Office Aims to Keep Residents in Their Homes

Benjamin Franklin said in 1789, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes." Nearly a year and a half into a pandemic, most have had enough talk of death and illness so...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 15, 2021

Scams and Scammers Never Take a Day Off

Most any circumstance in life whether good or bad can draw the attention of fraudsters looking to gain at your expense. Read on to view a short list of some of the ways scammers are trying to get you...

 

Westland Voters Asked to Approve New Library Millage

On August 3, 2021, residents of Westland have the option of voting to extend the millage which funds the operation of the William P. Faust Public Library, located at 6123 Central City Parkway. The...

 
 By Renee Summers    Business    July 8, 2021

Crab Kitchen Offering Cajun-Style Seafood in Westland

This past winter, Westland neighbors received a new option for dining: Cajun seafood. In January 2021, Crab Kitchen Cajun Seafood opened on Wayne Road, across from the Westland Shopping Center. Restau...

 

Councilwoman La'Gina Washington Working to Bring Opportunities to Inkster Residents

As a young woman, La'Gina Washington became caregiver to her elderly grandparents. The role nurtured the characteristics of compassion and patience within her, she says. It also taught her a bit...

 

Planting for Pollinators Event Held at Fort Street Bridge Park

On Wednesday morning, June 23, a collection of non-profit and community organizations, along with industrial partners, volunteers, and community members descended on the Fort Street Bridge Park in...

 

Focus HOPE Supporting Seniors Facing Food Insecurity

In 1971, Focus: HOPE beganproviding supplemental food for pregnant and post-partum mothers, infants and children up to age six, through its participation in the federal Commodity Supplemental Food...

 

Telegram Intern - Now a University of Michigan Grad

Former Telegram intern Gail Monds graduated from the University of Michigan this past April and now holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Screen Studies. Monds interned with the Telegram for...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 24, 2021

Ticks in Michigan: What You Should Know

Scientists and researchers are saying Michigan is seeing an explosion of its tick population. When one thinks of ticks, you usually think they are only found up north or in wooded areas. That may...

 

Ecorse High Graduate Headed to Ivy League University

Graduating Ecorse High Senior Dominic Woods says he is just a normal, average teen. Woods has had a distinguished academic career in Ecorse Public Schools and throughout his four years at Ecorse High...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 10, 2021

Inkster EnVision Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

On Thursday, June 3, the Inkster Housing Commission welcomed residents and city officials to a Community Open House celebrating the Grand Re-opening of the city's EnVision Center located on Hickory...

 

Wayne-Westland Superintendent Wants to Amplify District's Message

Stepping in to take command of an entire school district during a global pandemic can be a daunting expectation. The Wayne-Westland School Board voted in spring of 2020 to offer the post of...

 

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