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Articles from the July 22, 2021 edition

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  • Clean Up, Clean Up Everybody do their share

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Jul 22, 2021

    Community volunteers came out again to help clean up the Ecorse Creek. This team is continuing with the work they started last year. Each month they come out and do a little bit more to make this area a clean pathway for water transportation. This is the second Clean Up this summer with two more to go. Volunteers traveled down the Ecorse Creek in canoes and kayaks and pulled debris from the water and along the sides of the creek. During this day at the two locations they removed over 1,000...

  • Wayne County Treasurer's Office Aims to Keep Residents in Their Homes

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jul 22, 2021

    Benjamin Franklin said in 1789, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes." Nearly a year and a half into a pandemic, most have had enough talk of death and illness so maybe it is time to put the focus on something less intimidating: property taxes in Wayne County. The reason property taxes in Wayne County are less intimidating is that Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree and his staff at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office (WCTO) have been working with county...

  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Southeast Michigan

    Jul 22, 2021

    WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in Michigan following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes from June 25 - 26, 2021. “The SBA is strongly committed to providing Michigan residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest pri...

  • The River Rouge School District announces the hiring of new District Coordinator for Culture, Health, & Wellness Bacari Alexander

    Xavier Jones, Media Specialist|Jul 22, 2021

    The River Rouge School District has identified a phenomenal leader in Mr. Bacari Alexander to serve as the District Coordinator for Culture, Health, & Wellness. The District has adopted, and is continuing to develop a framework that allows schools to support student's social-emotional intelligence, mental health and wellness, as we continue to deepen our work to create academically competitive students. Mr. Alexander will be responsible for ensuring that the culture of our schools reflects our c...

  • Westland Seeks Public Input on Proposed Repurposing of Marshall School Into Recreation

    Jul 22, 2021

    The City of Westland is currently exploring repurposing the vacant 120,000 square foot, Marshall Upper Elementary, which closed in 2020 and is slated for demolition. In February, the City entered into an agreement with Wayne-Westland Schools in order to conduct due diligence on the building to determine if it may be suitable to repurpose the space into a community/recreation center in a potential partnership with the Detroit Metro YMCA. The building offers ample space, including 2 gymnasiums, a...

  • Delta Variant Now Makes up 83 Percent of all U.S. COVID Cases

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jul 22, 2021

    The delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for roughly 83 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced on Tuesday, July 20. "The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants is to prevent the spread of disease, and vaccination is the most powerful tool we have," Dr. Walensky asserted during a U.S. Senate hearing. On July 3, the CDC noted that the delta variant accounted for about half of U.S. COVID cases....