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Ecorse Mighty Marching Raiders Looking Forward to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The Ecorse High School Marching Band, the Ecorse Mighty Marching Raiders, have been invited to participate in parades during Mardi Gras in New Orleans in February. Mr. Lord'Amani Cooper is in his...

 

River Rouge Schools Celebrates Grand Opening of the District's Pup Culture Lab

On Saturday, January 21, the River Rouge Schools hosted an Open House and Grand Opening event to showcase the district's Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) Program. The celebration was held at the...

 

Downriver Family YMCA Is the Place to Be in 2023

If you're looking to get some support for those health and fitness-related New Year's Resolutions, consider a membership at the Downriver Family YMCA in Southgate. The Downriver YMCA (the Y) was first...

 

River Rouge Schools Boost Young Entrepreneurs

In April 2022, the River Rouge School District added a unique learning experience called META 24to its curriculum to offer students the opportunity to learn essential skills and plan for a successful...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 5, 2023

Westland Mayor to Step Down, Says It Was an Honor to Serve His Hometown

This past fall, Westland Mayor William R. Wild announced his intention to step down as mayor and will assume a new role as president and CEO of the Midwest Independent Retailers Association. The new...

 

A Look at Those We Lost in 2022

Each New Year 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...

 

Help is Available For Anyone Struggling with High Energy Bills

Winter time in Michigan is no time to be worrying about how to get that high gas or electric bill paid. There are many agencies and programs available to help with paying your winter energy bill....

 

WRCJ 90.9 FM Offers Listeners' Classical and Jazz Music

Did you know that Detroit has a classical and jazz radio station? Among the varieties of music and talk on Detroit's radio dial, many are unaware of this niche station, WRCJ, 90.9 FM, at the far end...

 

Holiday Banners Add a Decorative Touch to Ecorse Roadways

Ecorse Councilwoman LaTonya Lamb was considering some ideas for beautifying the city she serves. Working with other city leaders, she came up with the idea for banners to line the city's main streets...

 

Don't Let Holiday Stress Get You Down

Holiday time is here and with it comes plenty of hustle, bustle-- and stress. "There are multiple reasons why the holidays can be stressful," explains Dr. Shama Faheem, M.D. and Chief Medical Officer...

 

Toys for Tots Celebrating 75 Years of Christmas Joy

As holiday time draws near, you've likely seen one of those large collection boxes positioned at local business and government office by Toys for Tots. The Toys for Tots Program began in 1947 when...

 

Lincoln Park Public Schools Administrator Recognized for Dedication to Student Literacy

Lincoln Park Public School's (LPPS) Executive Director of Instruction and Evaluation, Eric Calvin, was recently awarded the statewide 2022 Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Award for his...

 

BBB Scam Alert: Scammers are Targeting your Facebook Page

It can all happen so innocently. You're scrolling through your Facebook posts and see a post about an injured pet or lost child. Thinking you're being helpful, you share the post on your own profile....

 

Students Highlight Environmental Issues One Image at a Time

An old saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words." When it comes to conveying the many ideas behind the environmental justice movement in Michigan, pictures really can say a lot. In 2018, when...

 

Local Entrepreneur Producing Healthy Treats for Your Dog

If you share your life with a canine family member, you know all too well how confusing it can be to pick out a treat for Fido. With dozens to choose from, it is often easy to just pick out the cheape...

 

Garden City History Inspires Local Author

Jessica Kogelmann has spent her entire life in Garden City. Agraduate of Garden City High School, she recalls of her time in school that history was never of much interest to her and always involved l...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 27, 2022

Police Leadership Puts the Emphasis on Community in Ecorse

The Ecorse Police Department's Interim Police Chief Jerry Flowers knows a thing or two about the community he serves. Flowers grew up in River Rouge and graduated from River Rouge High School. His...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 20, 2022

Downriver Women of Distinction Honored at Local Awards Event

The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber (SWCRC) hosted its sixth annual Women of Achievement Awards on Friday, October 14. The event was held at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. Main sponsors for the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 13, 2022

Garden City Fire and Police Departments Host Open House

On Saturday, October 8, both the Garden City Fire and Police Departments hosted a joint Open House event to welcome residents in to meet firefighters and police officers and get a peek at each...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 6, 2022

Better Business Bureau Issues Texting Scam Alert

On September 30, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a scam alert urging consumers to be aware that scammers are trying to gain your trust and ultimately, your money using text messages with a...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 6, 2022

American Red Cross of Michigan Deploys Teams of Volunteers to Florida

In the days before Hurricane Ian blasted the state of Florida with heavy winds and rain, the American Red Cross-Michigan Region was already preparing volunteers to travel to Florida to help with the...

 

Westland Police Department Presents "A Day for You"

The Westland Police Department will host "A Day for You" for young people with disabilities and their families to enjoy a special tour of the police department and get up close to actual police...

 

Veterinarians Investigating Parvovirus Outbreak in Northern Michigan

If you are planning to head up north for the holiday weekend, it may be best to leave Fido at home. For the past two months a canine parvovirus-like illness has been sickening and killing dogs in...

 

Assistant Police Chief Finds Purpose on the Job in Inkster

Assistant Chief of Police Constance Slappey has been on the job with the Inkster Police Department less than four months, but already the new assistant chief is finding the contributions she brings...

 

Plan Ahead for Labor Day Weekend Fun

The long Labor Day Weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer and it will soon be upon us. Start planning now to make the most of the dwindling summer before snapping back into the autumn...

 

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