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  • Belanger Park is open only for fishing

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram Staff|Apr 6, 2023

    During the River Rouge Council meeting on March 7th, it was announced that Belanger Park will only be open for fishing. The Park area has been closed off and orange safety fencing has been installed around the outer area of the park. That includes the play area, two of the picnic shelters and the bond fire area. During initial conversations with the EPA, it was stated that some of the soil samples that were taken last year revealed a level of contamination. A decision was made to close the park...

  • Donald Trump Arrested, Ex-Prez is Officially an Accused Felon

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Apr 6, 2023

    Former President Donald Trump is now criminal defendant Donald Trump. For at least several moments on Tuesday, April 4, Trump was placed under arrest. His Miranda rights read, and fingerprints taken, but authorities spared him a mugshot and customary perp walk. Still, as he headed to the 15th floor courtroom at 100 Centre Street downtown, Trump joined the nearly 8,000 other non-violent felony defendants who have been arraigned in Manhattan so far in 2023. Shortly before 2 p.m. EST, Trump became...

  • April 4th marks the anniversary of the assassinated of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Dominique Madden, Telegram Contributing Reporter|Apr 6, 2023

    Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died at 7:05 p.m. He was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968, at...


    Telegram Staff|Apr 6, 2023

    March was Reading Month - Telegram News Publisher, Gina Wilson Steward, took time to read to students at River Rouge Public Library. The book she chose was 'All Are Welcome'....

  • Senator Gary Peters and Others Highlight the National Security Implications of Limited or Lack-of Abortion Care Access Including on Military Readiness and Recruitment

    Gary Peters|Apr 6, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined his Senate colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin underscoring the serious national security imperatives tied to providing U.S. service members with access to protected leave for abortion and reproductive health care services. The letter addresses numerous national security implications in the wake of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, which in addition to d...


    Apr 6, 2023

    WESTLAND, MI – The forecast predicts a blizzard of marshmallows! Wayne County Parks will kick off the 2023 event season on Friday, April 7 with its 38th Annual Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park in Trenton starting at 9:00 AM and Nankin Mills in Westland starting at 11:00 AM. Thousands of Wayne County children will gather for the annual free event, awaiting a helicopter visit from the Easter Bunny who will drop more than 20,000 marshmallows from the sky. Attending children will have the opportun...

  • April is Donate Life Month:

    Apr 6, 2023

    April 3, 2023 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Donate Life Month, which was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. It features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ and tissue donors ... and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. The first Wednesday of April (April 5,...


    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Apr 6, 2023

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." "The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

  • Inkster Hydrant Replacement Program

    City of Inkster|Apr 6, 2023

    As part of the efforts to connuously improve the water system, fire hydrants will be replaced throughout the City during the month of April. These fire hydrants have already been idenfied and the City and Contractors will be working in the area. During this me, watermains will need to be shut down temporarily for tesng and replacement of the hydrants. These shut downs should only last for a day. Residents water supply may be disrupted. These disrupons are temporary and supply will return to normal upon the compleon of work. If your water is...

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