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Lady Rocket Bowlers are Regional CHAMPIONS – Men Qualify for States in 2nd!

Your Westland John Glenn Lady Rocket Bowlers are Regional Champions in Team Regional competition, having ground out a hard-fought victory over their arch rivals, the Plymouth Salem Lady Rocks, today at Super Bowl in Canton. On the Men's side, our John Glenn Rockets Varsity Bowlers also did an awesome job, finishing 2nd in Team Regional competition. On the strength of both...

EDITORIAL: The Gazette and the Westland Election

Greetings, everyone! For those that do not know, my name is Jason S. Jackson, and I am the owner and operator of The Westland Gazette, along with my wife, Krystal. I am a candidate in the 2019 Westland City Election, for a seat on the Westland City Council.  I ran for a seat in 2017, as well, before the creation of...

Westland Recycling to Meet Detroit Incinerator

For better or worse? City Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal to send recycling to the Detroit Renewable Energy plant located near I-94 and I-75. As the recycling market has collapsed, municipalities across the country are searching for alternatives to keep waste out of the growing landfills. The incinerator takes in trash from States across the Midwest and...

Same Old Politics Get Us Nowhere on Public Safety

Westland City Council President Pro Tempore Peter Herzberg scolded other council members for their vote in support of a contract that gives our City Fire Union a mere 1% wage increase. The 2017-2020 Contract Wage Re-Opener for our Local 1279 Fire Union was voted on by City Council in February 2019. It is unclear at this time why it...

New Sidewalk, Road Repairs added to 2019 Schedule

City Council approved nearly $1.1 Million for infrastructure projects last week including plans for new sidewalks, road work and bridge repairs. About 70% of the work will be funded by grants and is set to begin in June. The savings will allow the City to take a look at additional projects this year. The south side of Marquette between Wayne...

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The Results of the Westland Police Poll!

Over the past week, The Westland Gazette has conducted a public Facebook poll, asking a simple question of its readers:  Do you trust the Westland Police? Our week-long poll has now completed, and we are going to present the results, as well as some analysis of those results. After a grand total of 1,229 votes (WOW) here are the results: 35% Yes...

Join Us for Valentine’s Tea at the Westland Historical Village Park!

Please join us for our Third Annual Valentine's Tea Party at the Westland Historical Village Park!  This year's Tea Party takes place on Saturday, February 16th, at 1PM at the Westland Historical Village Park: From the President of both the Westland Historical Commission, and the Westland Historical Society, Ryan Eberhart:  “Did you like the movie Footloose starring Kevin Bacon? Come out to...

Letter to the Editor: My Experience with the Westland Police!

This is a letter to the editor, by a resident who wishes to remain anonymous.  The views presented here are solely the writer's, and do not necessarily represent the views of The Westland Gazette.  Thank you. I had a recent experience with the Westland Police Department, and when I saw The Westland Gazette was asking about experiences with our police,...

Ask the Expert: Beer Brewing Basics

Sean Murphy, Co-founder of Black Bottom Brewing Company, will be in Westland to give an overview of home brewing basics and answer any questions you have about brewing the perfect beer. Participating in local homebrew events is also a great way to connect with your brewing community. Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with...

EDITORIAL: It’s Time to Resign, Chief Jedrusik!

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It isn't often I write an editorial here on The Westland Gazette.   We like to present newsworthy information, relevant events, information about City Council actions, and the like.  I generally prefer not to use this platform to speak my own mind about happenings in Westland, even as the owner of this publication.  I believe this is only the second full...