Friday, February 1, 2013
HYPE Athletics was handed a hefty tax bill from the city that they say is unwarranted.
Dearborn Heights organization HYPE Athletics is currently fighting a battle to save their nonprofit status—an effort that is taking them to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. HYPE founder Ali Sayed said in a letter recently released to the community that the City of Dearborn Heights has assessed the organization with a tax bill for $200,000. This comes, he added, after the organization took “extra measures to ensure HYPE would not be assessed any taxes.” Now, HYPE is looking at the possibility of major cuts as it grapples with the possibility of a mounting tax bill. HYPE was formed in 2001 in Dearborn, and, according to Sayed, was awarded nonprofit status in 2006. The HYPE Recreation Center was constructed starting in 2010, and opened in 2012 in …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The highly contagious illness caused Annapolis High School to shut down last Friday.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dearborn Heights resident Hamzi Daklallah was charged with 37 counts relating to alleged animal cruelty in his story, Pet Station.
A case of animal cruelty was revealed in Dearborn Heights Thursday with the charging of a local pet shop owner accused of abusing or neglecting more than 100 animals. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charging of Heights resident and Pet Station owner Ramzi Daklallah for alleged criminal acts including cruelty to animals, pet shop violations regarding record keeping, and animal industry act violations regarding the importation of dogs. The case involves more than 20 dogs, more than 70 birds, a number of guinea pigs, hamsters, frogs, snakes, lizards, tarantulas, chinchillas, mice and rats. It is alleged that Dakhlallah, and his corporation Pet Station, L.L.C., engaged in keeping animals under unsanitary and unsafe conditions …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Civil rights group hails judge's decision to drop aggravated assault charges against four Muslim students from Star International High School.
A judge dismissed assault charges on Wednesday against four high school football players from Star Academy in Dearborn Heights, according to a release from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. "We accept the decision of the Court and have no plans to appeal the matter," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy said in the release. The charges came after a scuffle in Star International’s football game against Lutheran Westland on Oct. 21, according to the Arab-American News. One Lutheran Westland player was hospitalized with a concussion. Three Star International students were charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault charges for the incident involving a Lutheran Westland quarterback, and a fourth was charged for allegedly striking a coach…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Partnership will continue through March 2014 with City Council approval.
The Dearborn Public Library's reciprocal borrowing program with Dearborn Heights will likely continue, the library announced this month. The Library Commission unanimously approved the continuation at its Jan. 13 meeting. The partnership will have to also be approved by Dearborn City Council at an upcoming meeting to become official. Dearborn library Director Maryanne Bartles said that the program has been successful thus far. "(Dearborn Heights library Director) Michael (McCaffery) and I are pleased with the arrangement and want to do this arrangement for two years," she said. The agreement would need to be renewed again by March of 2014, or else would expire at that time. Originally approved in January of 2011 for a one-year trial period…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Antonnie O'Neil Ray faces up to life in prison if convicted for the shooting of Moshin Jaber-Hassoun Al-Uglah.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday afternoon that a suspect in the Sept. 14 shooting of a Dearborn Heights Man has been arraigned on charges of home invasion, robbery and murder. Detroit resident Antonnie O'Neil Ray, 19, was arrested in connection with the homicide of Moshin Jaber-Hassoun Al-Uglah of Dearborn Heights. A warrent request for Ray's suspected accomplice in the crime is still being reviewed, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Dearborn Heights police responded to a 911 call from residents of a home on the 20400 block of Brooklawn just after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. According to police reports, two men entered the house armed with weapons and robbed the Al-Uglah, his wife and his bother at gunpoint. The …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Five things you need to know to start your day in Dearborn.
Ready to start your day? Here's what you need to know. 1. Thursday in Dearborn promises mostly sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Skies will stay mostly calm, with only a slight breeze. 2. The "Park It" Family Fun Night comes to Dearborn Heights starting at 6 p.m. at the Canfield Community Center in Dearborn Heights, located off of Beech Daly. Enjoy free family fun, a film and more. 3. Henry Ford Community College will host a Big Band night at Andiamo from 7-9 p.m. The band will perform the works of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more. The music is free, but call Andiamo for reservations at 313-359-3300. 4. The Dearborn Senior Center is holding a Hearing Loss Clinic with the help of clinical …