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Dearborn's Best Local Blog Posts of 2012

Here are some of our favorite user posts on Dearborn Patch from this year.

Dearborn Patch isn't just about us reporting your local news; it's about residents having a place to share their events, accomplishments, and opinions.

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Nowhere is that better showcased than in our Local Voices section, where everyone from high school students to politicians has used the platform to talk about what matters to them. These posts have spurred change, created conversation, and shared unique experiences.

Here are some of our favorite 2012 blog posts from Dearborn residents. You can read all of these and more in our Local Voices section.

Hot Dogs a Hot Button Issue

When the Binky's hot dog cart was moved out of the Westborn Mall parking lot in the spring of 2012, it was Dearborn resident who rallied supporters on Patch to bring it back. Eventually, Binky's returned to the strip mall, knowing that the resident-run outdoor hot dog business had a lot of local supporters.

Read the blog here.

A Hoodie for Trayvon

Fordson High School student Husain Bazzi spoke his mind about the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in February of 2012. This local response to a nationally relevant issue sparked much discussion on Patch.

Read the blog here.

Dearborn Goes to DNC, RNC

Patch readers got a hyperlocal view of a very national event when residents reported live from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in August and September of 2012. Delegate Fred Hoffman shared photos, facts and thoughts leading up to, during and after the DNC; teenager Eric Smith was lucky enough to have his first glimpse of the RNC, and shared his big trip on Patch.

Read more here.

Another School Year Already?

Scott Spielman shared his musings on sending his son off to another year of school in his September blog. The heartwarming post touched parents everywhere.

Read the blog here.

Celebrating Dearborn's Diversity

Resident Colette Richards' blog series, Recipes for a Healthy You That Don't Involve Cooking, covers a variety of issues. But one 2012 gem talks about one of her favorite things in the city of Dearborn: its diverse population.

Read the blog here.

Deliberate Acts of Kindness

One Dearborn mom's response—action, not anger—to the December shooting in Newtown, CT, that left 26 people dead.

Read the blog here.

What were some of your favorite blog posts (Patch or otherwise) of 2012? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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