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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH

When it comes to chronic diseases in the United States, diabetes is one of the most prevalent. In fact, one out of every 10 people in the country has been diagnosed with the disease and one out of...

 

Detroit Institute of Arts Millage Up for Renewal in March

On March 10, the Art Institute Authorities of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties are seeking a millage renewal to ensure the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) can continue offering residents across...

 

House Passes Bill to Remove Credit Barriers for Consumers

On January 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The bill, known as The Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit & Protecting Consumers Act...

 

Spotlight on Health: The African American Community

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), in 2017, 41.4 million people in the U.S. were African American, making that group the second lar...

 

Therapy Dogs Help Children to Be Better Readers

The Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights hosted an informational presentation on Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) on January 16. READ founder Sandi Martin says the program uses certifi...

 

Remembering Those We Lost in 2019

Each January 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...

 

The Art of Storytelling is Alive and Well in Detroit

To be a person is to have a story to tell," said the Danish author, Isak Dinesen, also known as Karen Blixen. Satori Shakoor knows this firsthand. The playwright, stand-up comedian, singer, and author...

 

Local Motown Legends Honored in Hamtramck

In honor of Motown's 60th Anniversary, State Representative Isaac Robinson hosted five legendary Motown artists to receive special honors on Monday, December 30 at The Film Lab Cinema and Cocktail Lou...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

A Look Back at Some of the Noteworthy News Highlights of 2019

Another year is coming to a close. The Telegram thought we’d review some of the news that made headlines here in our downriver communities. How many continue to stick out in your mind? 2019 began...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

Inkster's Steven Chisholm Cherishes Involvement in City He Serves

Sometimes, the more one is immersed in their community, the better they will be at identifying and addressing problems in that community. This appears to be the case with Inkster Councilman Steven...

 

Mayor Bowdler Oversees Many Accomplishments in River Rouge

When first elected to office in 2005, River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler had already gained experience in business as owner of his own t-shirt shop. He knew a thing or two about finances. The city was...

 

Outreach Program Introduced by Inkster Animal Control

Pet owners in the city of Inkster will be getting assistance with some of the expenses involved with pet ownership, thanks to a new initiative being launched the Inkster Police Department's Ordinance...

 

The Legacy of Former Ecorse Councilman Robert Hellar Won't Be Soon Forgotten

Robert Hellar was a very young man when he was first elected to serve on the Ecorse City Council in 1995. At 20 years old, Hellar was the youngest city councilmember elected in Michigan at the time....

 

Grandparents Tea Brings Community Together in Ecorse

The Ecorse School District held a Grandparents Tea on Tuesday, December 3, from 9:30 to 11:00, to honor the grandparents of Ecorse students. The district-wide event was held at the Ecorse High School...

 

New Livonia Coffee Shop to Provide Jobs for Young Adults with Disabilities

Ian Edgar loves people and enjoys interacting with others. Come the week of December 2, the young man will have the opportunity to polish up his people skills when his new workplace, Anastasia and...

 

Enrich Your Mind and Exercise Your Body at Kemeny Center

First opened in 1957, Kemeny Recreation Center has been serving Detroit's southernmost neighborhood with recreational opportunities. The city closed the center in 2015, intending to build a new...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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