News Listings

  • The public is invited to provide input into the development of a new master plan for the City of Taylor.

    Three neighborhood public meetings have been scheduled during the process called “City of Taylor Master Plan…Blueprint for the Future.” The sessions will take place:

    ●Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Johnson...

  • The “True Meaning of Christmas” is alive and well in the City of Taylor, where a group of volunteers will serve a complimentary Christmas dinner to anyone, whether alone, less fortunate or hungry – and their guests.

    The eighth annual True Meaning of Christmas dinner will be served free of charge from Noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day,...

  • The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Master Plan process includes a public involvement program to encourage information sharing, discussion and collaboration among the airport sponsors, users and tenants, agencies, civic and elected officials and the public. Collectively, these groups represent the airport stakeholders who have an...

  • For the second year in a row, Santa will meet with visitors to the Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Road. Cookies and cocoa will be served. Bring your camera and have your photo taken with Santa. There is no cost as the Friends of the Library underwrite the cost of the visit. Those...

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    Reprinted with permission from the November 29, 2006, editions of The News-Herald Newspapers. 

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  • An Empty Bowls Dinner will be held at 5:30  p.m. December 6 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Taylor to raise funds to help feed needy people in the Downriver area.

    Those who attend will receive a decorative clay bowl made by students at the Downriver Campus of Wayne County Community College District in Taylor. Local restaurants...

  • Firefighters who put their lives on the line to pull a man from a burning house fire have been recognized for their heroics by city officials.

    On behalf of the city, Mayor Cameron G. Priebe recently presented certificates of appreciation to Battalion Chief Ron McNamee, Captain Glenn Ross and Fire Medics Rick Beaudoin, Bill Dudek, Ron...

  • Officials representing the cities of Taylor, Dearborn Heights and Allen Park recently met to explore the feasibility of a new initiative designed to improve the Van Born Road corridor that runs through each city’s commercial district. The corridor has recently experienced a disproportionate number of vacancies and is seen by many in need of...

  • The Heritage Park Petting Farm is collecting new books for patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in honor of "Princess Maddie," a young cancer patient who died in November.

    New books -- or book store gift cards -- will be accepted during normal business hours at the farm, located...

  • Doris Duplessie, an 82-year-old Taylor widow, said she felt like “a celebrity” as contractors provided holiday goodwill at her Haig Street home for the last 30 years.

    Members of the Western Wayne Plumbing and Mechanical Association chose Duplessie’s residence as the recipient of new fixtures and a variety of repairs during a day-long...

  • New commercial development along the Eureka Road corridor will create 108 new jobs in the City of Taylor.

    The shops, which are located in an outlot of the Meijer store on the northwest corner of Eureka and Pardee roads, are expected to begin opening this month.

    They include Cold Stone Creamery, Jimmy John’s, Starbucks, Regis Hair...

  • When dozens of decorated Christmas trees and wreaths went to the highest bidder during the annual Festival of Trees at the Compuware world headquarters in Downtown Detroit, there was a sense of satisfaction among members of the Taylor Garden Club.

    Fifteen of the small artificial trees and one of the wreaths were donated by artistic...

  • In accordance with Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006 and related amendments, when a city is intending to prepare a master plan update, it must notify by first class mail any city, village and township located within or contiguous to the city and to the county planning commission. The notice must occur in advance of the formal planning process of...

  • Michael Racklyeft has been appointed the new city assessor in Taylor.

    Racklyeft, who joins the administration of Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe after working the last decade for the City of Southfield, succeeds Annette Amici, who retires November 30 after 15½ years as Taylor’s assessor.

    Racklyeft has had an impressive career in...

  • Congressman John D. Dingell, who represents the City of Taylor in Washington, DC, and Douglas A. Fraser, president emeritus of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and current university professor of labor studies at Wayne State University, are the recipients of the Walter P. Reuther Humanitarian Award.

    The award, which was presented October...

  • One of the top sports stories of the year in the City of Taylor also may have been one of the best kept secrets in the Downriver sports world: A team of Taylor teen-agers won the 2006 state championship in the Senior Division of Little League softball.

    The state title in softball is believed to be the first won by a team of girls...

  • December 1 is the last day of compost pick-up for 2006 in Taylor. The service will resume in March 2007. Residents may take compost to the city-operated Taylor Hills Transfer Station and Compost Site at 16300 Racho Road, between Eureka and Pennsylvania roads, or...

  • A small group of senior citizens from Taylor and Allen Park is looking for a few good men – or women – to join in regular weekly volleyball games at the Taylor Recreation Center.

    Pat Westra of Allen Park said the seniors play from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. When there are enough participants, they play volleyball in the Recreation Center...

  • Plenty of seasonal events and activities are scheduled in the City of Taylor:

     “The Nutcracker”
    When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. December 2 and 2 p.m. December 3
    Where: DSA Ford Theater for the Arts Auditorium, 123 Selden Avenue, Detroit.
    What: Stars of the New York City Ballet will join their talents with the...

  • The Downriver Community Conference, the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth sponsor the following programs for people living in the Downriver area. The programs are available at the Southgate Service Center, 15100 Northline Road, Southgate.

    Job Assistance

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