Lawsuit: Teacher Sexually Assaulted 4 Girls in Westland, Garden City

Prosecutors say a former teacher is accused of sexually assaulting four girls, who are between the ages of 10 and 15. Between 2018 and 2020, James Baird, 43, of Plymouth, is accused of sexually assaulting four girls: a 10-year-old girl from Garden City, a 13-year-old girl from Westland, an 11-year-old girl from Dearborn, and a 15-year-old girl from Wayne. He is accused of two charges … Continue reading Lawsuit: Teacher Sexually Assaulted 4 Girls in Westland, Garden City

Obituary: Longtime Public Servant, Andy Spisak Jr.

Andrew was a police officer for over 25 years. He worked in both Wayne and Westland over his career, but more notably in Westland where he was known as one of the city’s first officers. He worked as the Deputy Mayor in Westland under two different mayors and as a court officer for over 10 years. Over the years he was on the School Board, … Continue reading Obituary: Longtime Public Servant, Andy Spisak Jr.

All Folk'd Up

Irish Band Headed to Michigan

A band that has garnered a reputation as one of the best bands on the Irish folk circuit has scheduled a show in Michigan. The band from Dublin, ‘All Folk’d Up’, has evolved and captured fans from all over the world. Sell out shows continue in Ireland and the UK, and the band has impressed audiences in several countries. All Folk’d Up will perform at … Continue reading Irish Band Headed to Michigan

Backlash over W-W School Security Wages

A job posting from Wayne Westland Community Schools has drawn criticism over the pay for school security personnel. Last week, the district posted a job opening for the position of ‘School Safety Officer’ and was listed as a full-time job with a rate of $12 per hour. As soon as the job posting was shared to social media, thousands of comments from area residents described … Continue reading Backlash over W-W School Security Wages

Nankin Lake Restoration Project Underway

A multi-million dollar restoration project is underway at Nankin Lake. You may have noticed the large white tarps and heavy equipment along Hines Drive lately. The project aims to restore the fish habitat as well as increase the amount of water the lake can hold during severe storm events. The lake was created via the construction of a dam in 1921 and is currently maintained … Continue reading Nankin Lake Restoration Project Underway

Applications Now Open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. Click here to register and start your application. “Restaurants are the core of our neighborhoods and propel economic activity on main streets across the nation. They are … Continue reading Applications Now Open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Westland Teacher Wins $2,500 Grant for Innovative Project

Carl Lowe, a teacher at Adams Middle School has been selected to receive $2,500 to implement his creative idea in the classroom, a database inquiry project. Teachers in Michigan were asked to share their innovative teaching ideas for an opportunity to be selected for a State Farm ® Teacher Assist grant. In less than 44 hours, teachers across Michigan submitted over 200 submissions for the … Continue reading Westland Teacher Wins $2,500 Grant for Innovative Project

College Scholarship Program Promotes Leadership, Talent

Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year the program makes over $1 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter! Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are … Continue reading College Scholarship Program Promotes Leadership, Talent

First Newcomer Candidate Kicks Off City Council Campaign

Angela Anderson is the first newcomer candidate to file to run for a Westland City Council seat in the 2021 election cycle. Anderson, 26, is a graduate of John Glenn High School and has served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) since 2017. The PRAC, like many other Boards & Commissions in the City of Westland, continues to have open positions as the … Continue reading First Newcomer Candidate Kicks Off City Council Campaign