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  • Ecorse Schools Preparing Students for Success Amid Virtual Learning

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Feb 4, 2021

    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 and some combination of both. While it isn't the ideal learning environment, most school districts are tackling the challenge of online classrooms, including Ecorse Public Schools, which had already taken the first steps toward including a virtual learning environment into its system before the...

  • Mayor Duggan expands vaccination eligibility

    Feb 4, 2021

    Starting today, any food service employee living or working in Detroit, regardless of age, can call to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the TCF Center, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. The Mayor also added to the eligible list, any security guard living or working in the city of Detroit. The full list of eligible individuals now includes: Food Service Workers, including grocery store, restaurant, meat packing and food and beverage handling employees living or working...

  • Tuition-Free Opportunity

    Feb 4, 2021

    LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined today with Republican and Democratic legislators to announce the launch of the $30 million Michigan Reconnect program, the largest effort in state history to ensure that more than 4.1 million Michiganders who are 25 or older and do not have a college degree will have an opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degree or skills certificate. "All Michiganders deserve a pathway to a good-paying job, whether they choose to pursue a college degree, t...

  • Black History is Everybody's History

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Feb 4, 2021

    Happy Black History Month! It's no time like the present for you to learn your history. During 2020, the Telegram News had a series entitled, 'Pioneers of African American History' written by Renee Summers. The section focused on sharing information about unfamiliar African Americans. Most people know about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Madame C. J. Walker, but there are so many others that helped to shape our country and our lives. I grew up in a household that...

  • MI House Democrats unveil pandemic recovery plan, call for vote

    Feb 4, 2021

    LANSING - Michigan House Democrats today unveiled a plan that would immediately unleash $5 billion in federal dollars to help Michigan workers, small businesses, families and schools impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic. House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski, D-Scio Twp., called on legislative Republicans to stop holding hostage the funding critical to Michigan's recovery from the pandemic. "The COVID-19 virus doesn't care about politics, yet legislative Republicans continue blocking pandemic...

  • Operation Refuge Provides Hope and Inspiration in Inkster

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Feb 4, 2021

    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 Mother's Pantry in 2006 in order to meet food insecurity needs in the neighborhood and operated out of the basement of Christ Temple City of Refuge Church. It later grew into Operation Refuge and established its non-profit status in 2008. Jean Overman is the Executive Director of Operation Refuge and says...

  • Partnership for Progress Listening Tour

    Gail Monds, Telegram News Intern|Feb 4, 2021

    Detroit area civilian community members, police chiefs and various city and township government officials presented their viewpoints on police interactions with the public, online on January 14, 2021, while other attendees listened. This was the third (second virtual) Listening Tour. The purpose of these meetings is to identify the wants, needs and desires of the public so that agencies can intentionally identify priorities, develop a plan, act, evaluate and maintain accountability. A mutual...

  • City of Westland and Wayne County partners to protect residents from COVID-19

    Feb 4, 2021

    The City of Westland and Wayne County has partnered on two additional programs. The programs are designed to help keep the residents of Westland safe as it relates to surviving the Covid-19 Virus. Free Mask Give Away - City of Westland partners with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Wayne County for free mask giveaway. Westland is offering residents to come into Westland City Hall, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. located at 36300 Warren Road and request a pack of 5 free...


    Feb 4, 2021

    WAYNE COUNTY - The State of Michigan on Friday informed Wayne County it will receive 8,375 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week, an increase from the 4,350 doses Wayne County received this week. However, the supply remains insufficient to expedite vaccinations of health providers, educators, and other high-priority essential workers currently underway. News of the increase came one day after County Executive Warren C. Evans met with state officials demanding the county receive its fair...


    Feb 4, 2021

    CITY OF WESTLAND NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public meeting of the City of Westland Marijuana Review Board will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., in the City of Westland Council Chambers, 36300 Warren Road, Westland, MI 48185. Details can be found on the City’s web calendar. Written comments or questions may be submitted to the Marijuana Review Board before 5:00pm one (1) day prior to the scheduled meeting at [email protected] or 734-467-7920. Publish: February 5, 2021 Westland Marijuana Review B...

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