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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...

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...

Unpaid Federal Workers in Westland Get a Break on Water Bills

City Council aims to provide relief to federal workers within the City who are required to work without pay due to the partial Federal Government shutdown. This Motion by Westland City Councilman Michael Londeau, supported by Westland City Council President Pro Tem Peter Herzberg, resolves to remove late fees and penalties for unpaid federal workers who live in the...

System Failure: Westland Recycling Program Near End of the Road?

Recycling in Westland could be disrupted as early as next week. Less than a decade after it began, efforts to continue recycling seem hopeless at City Hall as the word is spreading about a significant change in costs to send materials for recycling. The first sign of trouble was discussed by Mayor Wild at the October 15th Council Meeting. “Theres...

Moped Driver Killed on Central City Pkwy

A 48-year-old man driving a moped was killed Thursday morning after being struck by another vehicle. According to the Westland Police Department, the collision happened just after 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Nankin Boulevard and Central City Parkway. The intersection was closed during the investigation. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured. The investigation is ongoing. Police don't believe drugs...

“I do solemnly swear”- Coleman to take Oath of Office

This Saturday, the new State Representative for Westland & Wayne will take the oath of office in the City Council Chambers of Westland City Hall at Noon. Coleman has invited friends, family and supporters to attend the ceremony where he will be sworn in by Judge Sandra Cicirelli. Refreshments and snacks will be provided and the ceremony will...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration January 21st

Freedom Walk: 9:00am Ceremony: 10:00am PRESS RELEASE: Office of the Mayor The City of Westland's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place on Monday, January 21 at Westland City Hall.  Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and a shuttle bus will be provided from City Hall to the Westland Public Library where we will begin our Freedom Walk to signify...

New Restaurant at Westland Mall

Crispy’s Fish & Chicken is a branch of an English based chain that owns and operates 100’s of fish and chicken restaurants throughout Europe. The chain offers fast & convenient online ordering with several customizations available. The new restuarant is located at the former Taco Bell in Westland Mall. Crispy’s entered the U.S. market in early 2018 and is continuing...