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  • Inkster's New Leanna Hicks Public Library Poised for a Spring Opening

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 11, 2021

    The Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster will officially open its doors to the public on Monday, March 22, 2021. Originally planned for last March but delayed due to COVID-19, the library's opening is a celebration of its new location at 2500 Hamlin Drive. A grand opening gala celebration will be held at a later date. The library's previous location at 2005 Inkster was permanently closed due to severe building problems in 2018. The Inkster Library Board had worked to find a new home for the...

  • President Biden Poised to Sign $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Mar 11, 2021

    President Joe Biden eagerly awaits the final version of the American Rescue Plan, and is expected to sign the legislation into law by the end of the week. After passing in the Senate last weekend, the revised legislation was sent back to the U.S. House of Representatives for review and approval – a formality – before final passage by both chambers could be accomplished. The measure passed the House on Wednesday, and President Biden said he would sign the bill on Friday, which means that man...

  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs supplemental funding to support COVID-19 recovery plan

    Mar 11, 2021

    LANSING - Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that supports the COVID-19 recovery plan she sent to the legislature in January. It includes key provisions of the governor's MI COVID Recovery Plan, including a $2.25/hour wage increase for direct care workers, $283 million in federal emergency rental assistance to help ensure people can stay in their homes, up to $110 million in federal funding for vaccine administration, and up to $555 million in federal funding for testing and...

  • AHRC Celebrates International Women's Day

    Imad Hamad, Executive Director American Human Rights Council|Mar 11, 2021

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation and the global community in celebrating International Women's Day. The Day falls on March 8 annually. March is also Women's History Month, an occasion to celebrate women successes and contributions to all humanity. The United Nations began celebrating International Women's day in 1977. On this special day, the world recognizes women's contributions and reaffirms that the struggle for the rights of women is at the core of the struggle...

  • Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: Oprah Winfrey was the Star of that Interview

    Nsenga Burton PhD|Mar 11, 2021

    According to the Wall Street Journal, 17.1 million people got an opportunity to see why Oprah Winfrey is still the Queen of talk, interviewing Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle on CBS. The Royal Family has been the center of tabloid fodder for centuries and Harry and Meghan's break from the tight-knit clan left many wondering what had gone wrong. The narrative of why the relative newlyweds left the monarchy a mere two years after their highly anticipated royal wedding was framed mostly by...

  • Legislative Update With State Representative Tyrone Carter

    Xaiver Jones|Mar 11, 2021

    4 was more than a year in time. 2020 was a thing that happened to the world. 2020 happened and most of the world didn't see it coming. Individuals like Tyrone Carter didn't have time to see it coming. His duty as Michigan State Representative is to defend the unforeseen punches of 2020, and every second behind it. Carter has done what he could in 2020, and has thoroughly moved on to the present. The District Six Representative's hands are full with what 2021 has to offer. Tyrone's schedule...

  • Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree announce deadline extensions Due to COVID-19

    Mar 11, 2021

    WAYNE COUNTY - Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and an overwhelming demand for payment plans and appointments, the Wayne County Treasurer is extending the deadline for payment plan enrollment as well as foreclosure redemption until May 14, 2021. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the Wayne County Treasurer's Office online payment plan enrollment and remote payment methods throughout the redemption period. For taxpayer assistance and to make an appointment, taxpayers can contact our office by...

  • Covenant House Michigan Puts Homeless Youth on the Path to Success

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 11, 2021

    Ida Benson recounts the story of a young man she encountered a few years ago who endured life at more than 15 foster care homes. Just prior to aging out of Michigan's Foster Care System, the young man emancipated himself and turned to Covenant House Michigan for help. Though he struggled with mental health issues, the young man had dreams of becoming a certified Emergency Medical Technician; but he had never learned to drive. "In all his time in foster care, no one ever bothered to say ,'Hey, le...

  • Inkster Police Department Partnership - Hegira Health C.O.P.E. and Mobile Crisis Stabilization Program to address psychiatric emergencies

    Mar 11, 2021

    INK.STER, Ml. The Inkster Police Department is now in partnership with Hegira Health for "Community Outreach and Psychiatric Emergencies Program" or C.O.P.E. and Mobile Crisis Stabilization Team M.C.S. The Inkster Police Department has entered a partnership with Hegira Programs, Inc. to have them assist our agency with psychiatric emergencies as they pertain to residents of adult foster care facilities (A.F.C. homes) and private residences in the City of lnkster. This new program will allow the...

  • Four hard-hit Metro Detroit areas to get first vaccine appointments at Ford Field

    Dominique Madden|Mar 11, 2021

    Ford Field is becoming one of 20 mass vaccination sites in the country. Detroit was a COVID hot spot in 2020, but will now help protect thousands against coronavirus. Michigan residents can register for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field with the site set to officially open on March 24. There is no cost for the vaccine. Insurance is not needed and parking will be provided. "Because the State of Michigan is using the CDC's vulnerability index, prioritizing people who are getting...

  • Healthy activities you can do by yourself in Ecorse

    Gail Monds, Telegram Intern|Mar 11, 2021

    Often family, work, education and social obligations are obstacles to setting time aside for exercise. Gradually increasing movement is beneficial for everyone, regardless of age or current physical shape. Physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Our communities offer several options for residents, employees, and visitors to engage in enjoyable and healthy activities. We are highlighting some of these opportunities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical...

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