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Dearborn Makes Its Mark at the Presidential Inauguration

Far away in Washington, D.C., traces of Dearborn could be found during inauguration week.

Dearborn is just one little American city of less than 100,000 people—so how could it be so prominent during the inauguration of the president of the United States?

Dearborn resident and Patch blogger Fred Hoffman shares his first-hand look at the inaugural events on Patch today, and found plenty to remind him of home.

That included a Ford Motor Company party, as well as the Michigan Inaugural Ball, which was hosted by Dearborn resident and wife of Congressman John Dingell, Debbie Dingell. Performing at the event was the Henry Ford Community College Big Band, and several other Dearborn residents were in attendance.

Read all about Hoffman's experience in D.C. in his blog, "Diary of a Dearborn Democrat - The Inauguration."

Chicago Way January 24, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Tough editorial decision: Story about nibbling canapes while sipping Champagne in formal wear around Washington DC or 14 companies expanding their payrolls in Michigan http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130124/BIZ/301240337/Michigan-fund-aid-14-projects-aim-create-4-590-jobs?
Not welcome in my hometown January 24, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Had the article mentioned Dearborn specifically, Jessica probably would have jumped on it. This is not a regional news site looking to duplicate what the News and Freep do. (For one thing, there is a staff of a very few, not a few dozen to a few hundred.) This is supposed to be pretty Dearborn specific. Besides the Freep and the News run fluffier pieces too. Lighten up, Chicago. If you think you can do a better job, get yourself hired.
Chicago Way January 24, 2013 at 07:39 PM
"Not welcome" (or Hector Protector) - Time to put your tights, cape and mask back in your locker and try reading comprehension. I simply posed a question, to which you took great umbrage for some unknown reason. Please tell us: How would a Dearborn reader of a hyper-local newsfeed ever know if any jobs were coming to Dearborn if no local reporter asks the Governor's office? The story and pictures of Dearbornites taking in Washington DC seemed more like Facebook album fodder than a *lead story* to this reader.
City of Dearborn (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Hi there, Let's please keep the conversation on topic! Chicago Way, you're definitely entitled to your opinion, but it's correct that we do report news that is generally local to Dearborn - like when Ford Motor Company announced upgrades (and new jobs) to their facilities, including in Dearborn. Also, we try to keep things diverse on Patch - government, business, schools, sports, crime and human interest. Some people may find it interesting that Dearborn had such a presence at the inauguration, but it's fine if you don't. Check out our government and business sections of the site if you'd like to find some more hard news about Dearborn!
Chicago Way January 24, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Ms. Carreras - According to Gallup: "Thirty-eight percent of Americans interviewed Monday night said they watched or listened to the inauguration ceremonies" - fewer followers than George W. Bush's second term. Link: http://www.gallup.com/poll/160055/fewer-watch-obama-second-inauguration-first.aspx. One suspects that even a smaller percentage of Dearbornites care about the fun and frolic of a handful of the Democrat faithful during a visit to Washington DC. BTW, What ever happened with the January 15 deal closing on the Adoba Hotel and the 300 jobs there?

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