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Mayor Haidous files to run for vacant Wayne County Commissioner seat

Today Wayne Mayor Abdul “Al” Haidous filed paperwork to run for Wayne County Commissioner of the 11th District in the Aug. 5 primary election. The 11th District includes Belleville, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, Huron Township, Romulus, Wayne and a portion of Westland.
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Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union celebrates 60 years

By Jenny Johnson - The Wayne-Westland Federal Credit Union, your community Credit Union, celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 4. Their employees are proud of the work they do, the people they help and the service they offer to the entire community. The credit union started...

City council approves city manager candidate

By Jenny Johnson – City council has voted to move forward in offering Joseph Merucci the job of city manager. Merucci, 54, is currently city manager in Lincoln Park and has 28 years experience in Garden City, Pleasant Ridge, Fowlerville and Clawson. He was born and raised...

City approves proposal to retire three firefighters

Wayne City Council approved a proposal to eliminate three positions from the Wayne-Westland Fire Dept. by having three firefighters retire immediately. Deputy Chief/Fire Marshall Shawn Bell, Fire Captain Ken Chapman and Fire Captain Kenny Joe Hines with Bell having close to 20...

Wayne becomes Main Street Community

By Jenny Johnson - The city got good news from Lansing. Gov. Rick Snyder announced three communities were selected to Select Level of the Michigan Main Street program. In addition to Wayne the cities of Three Rivers and Grayling were also chosen by the Michigan State Housing...

City asks state for help with budget

Help could be on the way. City Council voted 5-2 to have the administration contact the Office of Fiscal Responsibility with the State of Michigan. This is an interim step before bringing in an emergency financial manager. This does not mean Wayne is hiring an emergency financial...

Serving lunch to those who serve

By Jenny Johnson - They eagerly stood at the door waiting to greet their guests. The Student Council at St. Mary Catholic Church was excited to welcome the Wayne Police and Wayne-Westland Fire Department to their school for the second annual “Bagged Lunch.” Even with being...

Wayne resident competes in Death Race

By Jenny Johnson - Jason Hood doesn’t have a death wish but he is competing in the Death Race.  Billed as part Survivor and part Jackass the 48-70 hour outdoor race will start on June 27 in the woods in Vermont. “I found out just searching different obstacle races online and came...

Ripple Effect earns Wayne the state’s coveted Main Street designation

Wayne, MI— Governor Snyder announced today that Wayne has earned the state’s coveted Main Street Select Level designation, which will give the city five years of intensive aid to revitalize the downtown. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), tasked with making...

First Semester Champions announced

The Champions of Wayne program is changing lives. On Feb. 11 they hosted their winter awards banquet. Students are paired with an adult mentor and given a customized academic goal.  If they achieve it, they earn a financial reward at the end of the semester. This past semester...