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City to contact Office of Fiscal Responsibility

NEWS UPDATE:  Tonight in a 5-2 vote City Council voted to have the administration contact the Office of Fiscal Responsibility with the State of Michigan. This is not the same as bringing in an emergency financial manager. The Office of Fiscal Responsibility will help the city...

City hires budget consultant

In a 7-0 vote city council agreed to hire a budget consultant to help prepare the 2014-15 city budget. Vincent Pastue will assist Interim City Manager Ramzi El-Gharib with preparing the budget and making decisions on how to eliminate the estimated $2 million budget deficit....

Demolition paves way for McDonalds

By Jenny Johnson – The former Rex’s Restaurant on the corner of Wayne Road and Michigan Avenue was demolished last month. The empty corner will soon host the golden arches. McDonald’s has pulled all of their construction permits and construction will soon start. They plan...

Vision session helps determine future financial goals

It was a meeting of the minds. The city’s financial vision sessions paired city officials, residents, business owners and other community members of Wayne together to come up with goals and ideas for the city’s financial future. Jim Ghedotte, the City’s Finance Director,...

Race for Wayne County Executive has Wild candidate

Westland Mayor Bill Wild, 45, announced his candidacy for Wayne County Executive in the Democratic primary election to be held on Aug. 5. Wild is the first candidate to make his official announcement. “The message is clear—people want a transformation in Wayne County. They are...

More about the old Wayne Cemetery

                  By Darlene Hawley – Since a cemetery is a time capsule of years gone by and a recording of our ancestors and those who lived in our community long ago, we can learn about the past by exploring the tombstones of those...

McNamara announces run for County Executive

Wayne County Commissioner Kevin M. McNamara, 56, of Belleville, also made his announcement that he will seek the position of Wayne County Executive. “The possibilities for our county are greater than our challenges,” said McNamara. “Wayne County residents are seeking real,...

Wayne and Westland share fire chief with Inkster

By Jenny Johnson – In a potential next move toward a fire authority Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy will also become chief of the Inkster Fire Department for the next six months. In a joint press conference at the Inkster Fire Department Inkster Mayor Hilliard...

Dairy Queen owner wins Woman of Achievement

By Jenny Johnson – Anna Petrou, owner of Wayne Dairy Queen, was recognized at a city council meeting for being named 2013 Michigan Business and Professional Women’s Woman of Achievement Award. Petrou was presented the award by Paulette Medvecky, Wayne Public Library...

Race for Wayne County Executive has Wild announcement

Today Westland Mayor and Wayne business owner  Bill Wild announced his candidacy for Wayne County Executive in the primary election to be held on Aug. 5. Wild is the first candidate to make his official announcement. “The message is clear—people want an transformation in Wayne...