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10/07/2021

Many residents of The City Of River Rouge came out to say NO to adding a w**d facility across from Rouge Panthers Stadium.

10/06/2021
There is always something going on for small businesses in Wayne County, Michigan.  Check in with the Southern Wayne Cou...
09/29/2021
Wayne County Businesses Have a Partner in Regional Chamber of Commerce

There is always something going on for small businesses in Wayne County, Michigan. Check in with the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce for more information.
#telegramnews, #smallbusinessesmakeithappen,

The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber (SWCRC) serves the western Wayne County and Downriver business communities by supporting local businesses, providing resources, and promoting engagement with a variety of sectors in the state of Michigan. SWCRC's vision is to be a unifying body for the Down...

09/21/2021

As I was preparing for The City Of River Rouge Council meeting, I noticed that the agenda said the meeting is on Wednesday. For everyone that had planned to attend tonight's meeting, please note that the meeting will be on Wednesday, not Tuesday.

As posted on the website......
City of River Rouge Council Meeting
You are invited to the scheduled In-person meeting in the Court room Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Topic: City of River Rouge Council Meeting

Time: 6:30 Study Session 7:30 Council Meeting

Patricia Hudson Johnson
City Clerk

Gina Wilson Steward, #tomorrowitis, aheadsupworks, I grew up in the Tri- City area River Rouge, Ecorse, and Southwest Detroit, #telegramnews

The Redistricting of our state is important.  How do you want your community to be divided?#diversenewsassociation, Pure...
09/21/2021

The Redistricting of our state is important. How do you want your community to be divided?
#diversenewsassociation, Pure Michigan

The Redistricting of our state is important. How do you want your community to be divided?
#diversenewsassociation, Pure Michigan

It's TELEGRAM TUESDAY!  Take some time to read the #telegramnews.We love our Senior Stars.  They have the values that we...
09/21/2021
SENIOR STAR - MARILYN MORROW

It's TELEGRAM TUESDAY! Take some time to read the #telegramnews.

We love our Senior Stars. They have the values that we need today.
Read about Marilyn Morrow.
#seniorstars,

Where were you born and raised: New York City and Kingston, Jamaica Number of children: 3. Number of grandchildren: 4. . What you want the readers of the Telegram to know? That my favorite hobby was stamp collecting and writing to pens pals all over the world. That I always put my family first, many...

THIS DAY IN HISTORYOn September 20, 1973, in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, top women’s player ...
09/20/2021
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY
On September 20, 1973, in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, top women’s player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men’s player.

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There are Food banks and Food give-aways throughout Wayne County.  However, the Michigan Department of Health and Human ...
09/20/2021
Additional September emergency food assistance benefits related to pandemic to be issued

There are Food banks and Food give-aways throughout Wayne County. However, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has more Food resources for people in Michigan that qualify. They are here to help

Don't go without food for you and your family. Check out all programs that you qualify for.
#dontgohungry, #telegramnews, #letseathealthy

LANSING – All Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits are receiving an additional monthly payment in September in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. "No Michigander should go hungry during a pande...

Attorney Ben Crump has been fighting for the rights of people who have been killed; many killed by police officers.  Kud...
09/19/2021
Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Attorney Ben Crump has been fighting for the rights of people who have been killed; many killed by police officers.

Kudos to TIME magazine for recognizing him.
Western Wayne County NAACP, #wwc_naacp, Conference of Western Wayne

TIME named nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, making him the only personal injury trial lawyer to make the list. Crump has established himself as one of the nation's foremost la...

My goal by next summer is to canoe on the Rouge River
09/12/2021

My goal by next summer is to canoe on the Rouge River

My goal by next summer is to canoe on the Rouge River

What a joy it was to interview Mr. Grayson.  He's 100 years old and still walks everyday.  He put us to shame.  His love...
09/11/2021
GEORGE GRAYSON IS 100 YEARS OLD

What a joy it was to interview Mr. Grayson. He's 100 years old and still walks everyday. He put us to shame.
His lovely family was there and many locals who I grew up in the Tri- City area River Rouge, Ecorse, and Southwest Detroit stopped by to wish him a happy 100th Birthday.
Thanks Gina Wilson Steward for spot lighting our #seniorstars

George celebrated his 100th Birthday on August 4th with family and friends. He had a Drive-Thru celebration at SS Andrew and Benedict Catholic Church on Beatrice in Southwest Detroit. His children Sheila, Donald and Stan were on hand for the celebration The motto he lives by is - Try to keep healthy...

People will learn that they can not treaten people and get away with it.Let's see what's happens in the court system.Tak...
09/09/2021
Man To Stand Trial for Death Threat Against State Representative Cynthia Johnson

People will learn that they can not treaten people and get away with it.Let's see what's happens in the court system.

Take A Stand with Cynthia A Johnson for Detroit
Gina Wilson Steward

LANSING - Michael Varrone, 49, who called the state House of Representatives six times on Dec. 12, 2020, using one of those calls to threaten the life of state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) and her family, has been ordered to stand trial. He faces two counts of making a false threat of terrori...

Let your voice be heard.  Draw the map that represents your community.Michigan Diverse News Association - DNA, #Diversen...
09/08/2021

Let your voice be heard. Draw the map that represents your community.
Michigan Diverse News Association - DNA, #Diversenewsassociation, #letyourvoicebeheard

Let your voice be heard. Draw the map that represents your community.
Michigan Diverse News Association - DNA, #Diversenewsassociation, #letyourvoicebeheard

Attention Inkster Michigan residents take a few minutes to boil your water before you use it.  Just to make sure.Gina Wi...
08/30/2021
Partial boil water advisory issued for Inkster residents

Attention Inkster Michigan residents take a few minutes to boil your water before you use it. Just to make sure.
Gina Wilson Steward

The city of Inkster’s water supply system was observed to be experiencing a drop in pressure in the area south of Michigan Avenue and west of Inkster Road.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to get assistance if you had flood damage.  FEMA is here to help Gina Wilson Steward
08/29/2021
FEMA Disaster Relief Deadline is Approaching

Don't miss out on your opportunity to get assistance if you had flood damage. FEMA is here to help
Gina Wilson Steward

Dear Neighbor, I'm writing to remind you that time is running out to apply for FEMA disaster relief for the floods that ravaged our communities. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 13, 2021-less than three weeks away! Over $43 million in assistance has already been approved! Wayne County residents and bus...

It's time to take steps to keep your home and avoid foreclosure.Gina Wilson Steward, Wayne County, Michigan
08/07/2021
Wayne County Treasurer's Office Aims to Keep Residents in Their Homes

It's time to take steps to keep your home and avoid foreclosure.
Gina Wilson Steward, Wayne County, Michigan

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...

Just sharing some information  for The City Of River Rouge  residents without power. The gas stations on Jefferson are o...
06/30/2021

Just sharing some information for The City Of River Rouge residents without power. The gas stations on Jefferson are open.

04/20/2021

They have a verdict. It will be read about 4:30 pm

Join with the Western Wayne Naacp Branch  for WALKING WEDNESDAY.  Walk around your block or at your job to work on your ...
04/07/2021

Join with the Western Wayne Naacp Branch for WALKING WEDNESDAY. Walk around your block or at your job to work on your Mental and Physical Health.

Let us know you walked.

Join with the Western Wayne Naacp Branch for WALKING WEDNESDAY. Walk around your block or at your job to work on your Mental and Physical Health.

Let us know you walked.

Don't stop reading!  Make a commitment to continue to read. Stay informed about what is going on in our world. Support t...
03/30/2021
Reading month is coming to a close, However, keep reading

Don't stop reading! Make a commitment to continue to read. Stay informed about what is going on in our world.

Support the Telegram! - Your Community Newspaper
Gina Wilson Steward

Just a reminder - Please continue to wear a mask when around others.

As Reading Month comes to a close, I want to inspire you to continue reading. Reading opens the world to you without paying for air fare, rental car and a hotel stay. It is a way to share in the lives of people you don't know. Remember Reading is FUNdamental. Each week, the Telegram Newspaper strive...

The Telegram Newspaper is available in Westland.  Pick up a copy at one of the locations  listed here.  Wayne Westland A...
03/27/2021
City of Westland launch new dashboard focus on Financial & Community

The Telegram Newspaper is available in Westland. Pick up a copy at one of the locations listed here.
Wayne Westland Admin Office 36745 Marquette
Westland City Hall 36300 Warren Rd
William Faust Library 6123 Central City Parkway
Westland Chamber of Commerce 36900 Ford Rd
Friendship Center 1119 Newburgh Rd.
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home 4670 S Inkster Rd
Town & Country Bowling Alley 1100 S WAYNE RD
Jefferson Barns Community Center 32150 Dorsey Rd
BP 7139 N. Wayne Rd
CVS 7250 N. Venoy Rd
Shell 31425 Ann Arbor Trail
Marathon 29509 Ann Arbor Trail
711 31403 Michigan Ave
Sunoco 840 Inkster Rd
Shell 37400 Newburgh
BP Warren /Venoy
More locations coming soon.

Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland, City of Westland - Administration Westland Police Community Partnership, Westland Shopping (Officiel)

WESTLAND - The City of Westland has launched a new financial and community performance dashboard available at www.cityofwestland.com. The new dashboard, powered by Michigan-based Munetrix, provides an insider's look at the city's financial health by providing a convenient and easy-to-navigate por...

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is looking for men and women to serve the community.  This is a perfect opportunity fo...
03/22/2021
Wayne County Sheriff Office is SEEKING TO FILL 200 VACANCIES

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is looking for men and women to serve the community. This is a perfect opportunity for people in our communities to change their lives with a new job or a career change.

You can make a difference.
Gina Wilson Steward, Western Wayne Naacp Branch

Wayne County – Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington is looking for 200 men and women to fill corrections officer vacancies at the three jails. The vacancies-resulting from retirements or other turnover-critically affect staffing levels in the facilities. In an effort to get folks hired fast, th...

SAVE YOUR HOUSE! Wayne County Treasurer's Office - Eric R. Sabree extends the deadline.You have options.  Share the news...
03/20/2021
Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree announce deadline extensions Due to COVID-19

SAVE YOUR HOUSE!

Wayne County Treasurer's Office - Eric R. Sabree extends the deadline.

You have options. Share the news with family, friends and enemies.
#telegramnews,

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....

COVID-19 Vaccines to be given at Ford Field in Detroit. Residents in  The City of Ecorse, City of Inkster, The City of H...
03/17/2021
Four hard-hit Metro Detroit areas to get first vaccine appointments at Ford Field

COVID-19 Vaccines to be given at Ford Field in Detroit. Residents in The City of Ecorse, City of Inkster, The City of Highland Park, Michigan, and the City of Hamtramck were classified as Hardest Hit with COVID-19 and will get priority.
Gina Wilson Steward, #wearyourmask, #betterdaysarecoming

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. T...

Join the Western Wayne County NAACP Youth Branch at their Annual Founder's Day Trivia Competition.
02/26/2021

Join the Western Wayne County NAACP Youth Branch at their Annual Founder's Day Trivia Competition.

Join the Western Wayne County NAACP Youth Branch at their Annual Founder's Day Trivia Competition.

BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK  - Dr. Ingrid Wilson-Johnson local doctor is role model to her community. It is with...
02/21/2021
The Golden Grip Of Doctor Ingrid Wilson-Johnson

BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK - Dr. Ingrid Wilson-Johnson local doctor is role model to her community.

It is with great pride that I, Gina Wilson Steward feature my big sister as a History Maker in Wayne County.

In 2021 I will be twenty-eight years old. I've had my driver's license since I was seventeen years old. I wrote my first article for the Telegram Newspaper ten years ago. There are sixteen years of formal, and accredited education under my belt. My experiences are grains in the bottom of an hourglas...

This is truly a Black History moment."Every great dream begins with a dreamer"  - Harriet Tubman.What's your dream??#tel...
02/02/2021
Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under President Biden

This is truly a Black History moment.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer" - Harriet Tubman.

What's your dream??
#telegramnews, #theskyisthelimit, Gina Wilson Steward

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill.....

LET'S GO RIVER ROUGE PANTHERS!!!!WATCH THE GAME AT FOXSPORTSGO
01/24/2021

LET'S GO RIVER ROUGE PANTHERS!!!!

WATCH THE GAME AT FOXSPORTSGO

LET'S GO RIVER ROUGE PANTHERS!!!!

WATCH THE GAME AT FOXSPORTSGO

01/20/2021

Donald Trump pardons former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as reported on CNN.

Attorney Lisa Martin makes history.  First Black person to be elected to 34th District Court.  This district serves the ...
01/16/2021
Newly Elected 34th District Judge Maintains a Community Focus

Attorney Lisa Martin makes history. First Black person to be elected to 34th District Court. This district serves the residents of Romulus, Van Buren Township, Belleville, Sumpter Township and Huron Townships.

Congratulations.
#telegramnews

Attorney Lisa Martin brought with her more than 20 years' experience in the legal field when she decided to run for a seat on the 34th District Court. A resident of Van Buren Township, Martin had previously served as attorney magistrate in the judicial district for nearly two years. Martin triumphed...

The Blue Light Project is a step towards giving citizens a sense of calm and safety at local businesses in The City of E...
01/11/2021
Project Blue Light helps deter crime in Ecorse and Highland Park

The Blue Light Project is a step towards giving citizens a sense of calm and safety at local businesses in The City of Ecorse and The City of Highland Park Michigan. Things are not bad, but every little bit of safety helps.

A partnership between Ecorse and Highland Park is working together to reduce the amount of crime in their cities. A pilot program funded in part by the State of Michigan's Financially Distressed Cities Grant has developed a live stream surveillance system that is connected to their police department...

Check out the High School Football Game- River Rouge vs Martin Luther King on www.foxsportsgo.com. 22 -7 less than a min...
01/09/2021

Check out the High School Football Game- River Rouge vs Martin Luther King on www.foxsportsgo.com.
22 -7 less than a minute before half time

Check out the High School Football Game- River Rouge vs Martin Luther King on www.foxsportsgo.com.
22 -7 less than a minute before half time

The #telegramnews  is featuring this week's Business Highlight  -  Economy Shoe-Repair in Ecorse.  Get your shoes shined...
01/07/2021
SPOTLIGHT ON ECONOMY SHOE REPAIR

The #telegramnews is featuring this week's Business Highlight - Economy Shoe-Repair in Ecorse. Get your shoes shined or repaired from one of the oldest shoe repair shops in Metro Detroit. Owner Donald Agee is there to serve the community.
Gina Wilson Steward says Shop Local.

This week's BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT is ECONOMY SHOE REPAIR The Economy Shoe Repair is located in the city of Ecorse Mi. in the Tri-City area of River Rouge Southwest Detroit 48217, and Ecorse the address is 579 Visger Rd. Ecorse MI 48229 email address is [email protected] The contact number 313...

Once people are elected to serve in an elected position, they should be held accountable.Gina Wilson Steward is still wa...
01/05/2021
Questions still go unanswered from Romulus City leaders

Once people are elected to serve in an elected position, they should be held accountable.

Gina Wilson Steward is still waiting for officials from the City of Romulus, Michigan to answer questions from the December 7th City Council meeting

We must hold our Elected Officials accountable for their decisions.

What does it take to get an answer to your questions from the Romulus, Mayor, Council or Clerk? I guess the answer to that question is 'It depends'. During the City Council meeting on December 7th I asked several questions after council voted five to two for the Associated News to serve as their off...

Shout out to our Homegrown Santa, Mr. Myron Benford, for continuing to spread joy throughout Metro Detroit for over 50 y...
01/04/2021
Santa makes his yearly visit through Metro Detroit

Shout out to our Homegrown Santa, Mr. Myron Benford, for continuing to spread joy throughout Metro Detroit for over 50 years.

You can look for him and his sled going down the streets on Christmas Eve.

Thanks for spreading joy to our generation of kids, young and old

Each year for over 50 years our local Santa has loaded up his sled with gifts and drove through the streets of Metropolitan Detroit giving out toys. Kids of all ages would stand in amazement when they see the sled and Santa coming down the street or driving on the highway. We love you Santa (Myron B...

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The Dearborn-Dearborn Heights League of Women Voters will be holding a virtual Town Hall on Redistricting on Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm. Zoom registration can be found at www.lwvddh.org. It will also be livestreamed on the League's page https://www.facebook.com/events/957666905062618 Attendees will learn about the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and about Communities of Interest. A member of the MICRC will join the Town Hall to provide a brief presentation, including how to submit testimony to the Commission. The League is partnering with AAUW-Dearborn Branch, ACCESS, and Western Wayne County NAACP. Free and open to the public. Please join us.
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Please consider attending this important event where 3 significant voter engagement issues will be discussed in detail. You will have the opportunity to find out how to contribute to the success of each of these issues. Hope to see you there. https://facebook.com/events/s/town-hall-voter-rights-census-/498848700766101/?ti=icl
The Satin Dolls would love to have you in the house!!!
DINGELL PARK CRUISE IN Hosted by Team Turner racing every Friday in Ecorse MI down by the old rowing building from 6-9 PM! We hope to see you stop in this evening!
Please consider attending our Town Hall and encouraging you friends and colleagues to also attend. Voters Not Politicians worked hard to get this constitutional amendment passed and it is now up to all of us to se that it is implemented in the way that it was intended. Opposition is still trying to sabotage our efforts and we must be diligent and react appropriately to all attacks. I hope to see you on Monday, June 24th at Local 600 in Dearborn at 6:30 for this important meeting. https://www.facebook.com/events/646441275873208/? active_tab=about
This workshop is free! All you have to do is register! Come out creatives for a great workshop! Contact info on the flyer !
Join me at Celebrate the Arts! Featuring Downriver poets, singers, praise dancers and musicians! Tickets are $10! Let's celebrate National Poetry Month as well as other arts! Tickets are available on eventbrite or message me for yours!
This is a FREE event!! JOIN Trische' Duckworth founder of Survivor Speaks along with GMBC TAMAR MINISTRIES FOR SURVIVOR SPEAKS THE TRUTH Emcee: Detective Jeff Manson Speakers: Victorious Pastor Yasharon Williams Valerie Kelley-Bonner Spoken Word Artists: Paris Jones Natasha Anée Keynote Speaker: Karen R. Lewis from The Angel House Come on out, there's so much more!! We hope to see you there!! #GMBCGSSAndSurvivorsSpeak... #July14th... #11amTo2pm... #HopeToSeeYouThere... We hope to see you tomorrow!
Teachers----Grant Opportunity – Wheels to Woods Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or forest products company. Any PreK-12 school in Michigan is eligible to apply for funds to go on a field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company. Wheels to Woods reimburses actual transportation costs up to $350 per bus and $1,000 per school. Applications can be submitted anytime to [email protected].