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Articles from the June 8, 2023 edition

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  • Westland Mayor Michael Londeau Serving Out a Commitment to His Hometown

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Jun 8, 2023

    This past January, the Westland City Council chose Michael P. Londeau to fill the vacancy left by Mayor William Wild who resigned to pursue employment in the private sector and spend more time with family. Londeau will fill the mayor's role for the remainder of this year and says he plans to campaign to retain the role this August and November. Londeau, 44, is Westland's 9th mayor. A lifelong resident of Westland, Londeau decided to try a run for city council and was first elected to a two-year...

  • Senate Finalizes Sylvia Santana's Bill to Keep Detroit-Trained, Quality Police Officers in Detroit

    Michigan Senate Democrats|Jun 8, 2023

    LANSING - (June 6, 2023) - Today, the Michigan Senate finalized Senate Bill 32, Sen. Sylvia Santana's (D-Detroit) legislation that would allow the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and other police departments to enter tuition contracts with recruits, enabling the department to better retain talented, well-trained officers. The bill had bipartisan and nearly unanimous support in both the House and Senate throughout the legislative process, and the legislation now heads to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

  • Get ready for the 2023 Roll Along the River bike ride!

    E. Arellano|Jun 8, 2023

    The Downriver Delta's Annual "Roll Along the River" is a FREE community event and slow-roll bicycle cruise through Southwest Detroit and Downriver Communities. This year's RATR 2023 ride and route is a 14.3 mile leisurely ride exploring Detroit, Melvindale, and River Rouge; parks, recreation, and neighborhoods. Saturday, June 17th: Meet-up at the Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park on the banks of the Rouge River starting at 9:00 AM for check-in. Depart at 10:00 AM embarking for stops at...

  • Detroit native, Terique Birl, serves aboard forward- deployed Navy warship in Japan

    James Thorson, Navy Office of Community Outreach|Jun 8, 2023

    YOKOSUKA, Japan - Petty Officer 3rd Class Terique Birl, a native of Detroit, Michigan, serves in Japan aboard a forward-deployed U.S. Navy warship. Birl joined the Navy six years ago. Today, Birl serves as a quartermaster aboard USS Shoup. "I wanted to learn the in-and-outs of the Navy, and then go to law school," said Birl. Growing up in Detroit, Birl attended Michigan Technical Academy and graduated in 2009. Today, Birl relies upon skills and values similar to those found in Detroit to...

  • Legendary Hip-Hop Icons Run-DMC to Headline Star-Studded Concert Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Genre at Yankee Stadium

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    In a historic event that will pay homage to the roots of hip-hop, the legendary Yankee Stadium in the Bronx will host a star-studded concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the genre. Live Nation, the prominent entertainment company, has announced that the much-anticipated celebration, aptly named "Hip-Hop 50 Live," will take place on August 11, symbolizing the day that hip-hop culture was born. The concert holds even greater significance than initially anticipated. It could be the final...