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 By Renee Summers    Lifestyles    March 4, 2021 

Inkster's Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Howard

INKSTER - Kim Howard is in her third term serving on Inkster's City Council. The Inkster grandmother says she initially became involved in politics more than a decade ago when she began to perceive...

 

Westland Police Seeking Qualified Candidates for Officer Positions

The Westland Police Department is establishing a New Hire Eligibility List from which the names of qualified candidates for police officers are selected for the interview process. The process of...

 

Ecorse Schools Preparing Students for Success Amid Virtual Learning

School districts throughout Michigan have faced an unprecedented year in the face of COVID-19. Schools have strived to keep education humming along with virtual classrooms, limited in-person learning...

 

Operation Refuge Provides Hope and Inspiration in Inkster

Some of the most effective non-profit organizations are those that remain in touch with the community they serve. Inkster's Operation Refuge is one such organization. The organization began as...

 

Crossroads of Michigan Serving the Community for 50 Years

Crossroads of Michigan, a social service outreach agency, was established in Detroit in 1971. Its mission is to support the surrounding community by providing emergency assistance and advocacy and to...

 

Marilyn Oliver is a Treasurer for the People in Ecorse

Marilyn Oliver was born and raised in Ecorse and has seen the city's ups and downs over the years. Now having been re-elected as the Ecorse City Treasurer, Oliver says she sees her role in city...

 

So You're Sick with COVID-19, Now What?

We've read it in the newspaper, heard it on the radio, and have seen it on the television: If you think you may have COVID-19, isolate yourself away from others. But then what? The Centers for...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 14, 2021

Newly Elected 34th District Judge Maintains a Community Focus

Attorney Lisa Martin brought with her more than 20 years' experience in the legal field when she decided to run for a seat on the 34th District Court. A resident of Van Buren Township, Martin had...

 

Mittens for Detroit Keeping Local Hands Warm All Winter

Mittens for Detroit uses as its tagline, "Warming hearts, two hands at a time." Indeed, the 501(c) (3) non-profit has been delivering mittens and gloves by the thousands to metro Detroit children and...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 7, 2021

Congresswoman Haley Stevens Hosts Pre-Holiday Tele-Town Hall

On the evening of Tuesday, December 22, U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens (Dist. 11) hosted a Tele-Town Hall for her constituents, to address concerns related to COVID-19. Invitations to Stevens' town...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 7, 2021

Remembering the Notable People We Lost in 2020

Basketball fans were heartbroken to hear of the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash the morning of January 26. During his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers Bryant became one...

 

Giving Back is his way of doing good for others

Kevin Harrington is a man on a mission. That mission is to do good for others. Harrington was released from prison in April after serving 17 ½ years for a crime he did not commit. His...

 

Ecorse Businesses Urged to be On Alert for Counterfeit Bills

Ecorse's Public Safety Director Joseph Thomas is urging local businesses to be on alert for counterfeit $50 and $20 bills. Thomas says five fake bills had been received by three Ecorse businesses as...

 

Marathon Announces Property Purchase Program

On December 17, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) announced its offer to purchase residential properties in southwest Detroit. MPC plans to spend $5 million on the purchase program focusing on...

 

Wayne County Residents Have Options for Paying Property Taxes During COVID

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree wants county residents to know his office is there to help anyone struggling to make property tax payments. In the nearly five years he has been treasurer, Sabree's...

 

Fire Inspectors Urge Residents to Pay Attention to Electrical Safety this Winter

As of December 8, Michigan had experienced 93 residential fires with fatalities. In fact, multi-fatality fires have jumped 78 percent from a year ago. The Michigan Fire Inspectors Society (MFIS) is...

 

Telegram News' Senior Star - Willa (Bates) Royals

This week's Senior Star is Mrs. Willa (Bates) Royals. Royals turned 80 years old just last week and celebrated with friends and family, adding, "We had a good time!" Royals is widowed and now lives...

 

Community Survey Aims to Gauge Opinions on Ecorse Creek Restoration

For the past two years, Michigan Sea Grant has been working with the city of Ecorse and its neighbors to develop a plan for clean-up and revitalization of the Ecorse Creek. The cities of Ecorse,...

 

Governor Whitmer Declares Persons With Disabilities Day

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a proclamation declaring December 3 as Day of Persons With Disabilities in Michigan. In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed an International Day of...

 

Detroit Goodfellows Delivering Holiday Cheer for More Than 100 Years

In 1914, a worker with the Internal Revenue Service in Detroit named James J. Brady happened to get a glance of a cartoon featuring a sad child who had been overlooked at Christmastime. Knowing that...

 

Depression All Too Common Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

It happens for roughly 3 million Americans every year as the holidays approach: the days become shorter and a type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) sets in. "With seasonal...

 

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...

 

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