southwest Dearborn Heights Neighborhood AssocialtionWelcome and thank you for coming to The Southwest Dearborn Heights Neighborhood Association website. If you live in Southwest Dearborn Heights you have come to the right place. The association is working hard to build a better City for residents to live in. We have been actively working on blighted homes in the Southwest Dearborn Heights area, making sure to keep lawns well kept, garbage picked up. Working with the ordinance department of Dearborn Heights and administration to get a vector program to control pests. We have a neighborhood watch program. Patrols out at least 3 nights a week. we’ve made great strides since our conception.

The Association meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Richard A Young Center, 5400 McKinley. Meetings are open to the public we would love to see you there.

Get To Know The Candidates.



We cannot endorse anyone that is running but we can tell you about the candidates, we sincerely hope this will help you make a decision on November 3, 2015. Dearborn Heights needs a change.

The Southwest Dearborn Heights Neighborhood Association meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Richard A. Young center starting at 7:00pm. There will not be a forum of the candidates running for the Dearborn Heights City Council but we will still have a meeting. If there are candidates at this meeting we will give them time to talk about why they should be elected.

Five residents seek three seats on Dearborn Heights City Council they are:

Ned Apigian, 77, running for reelection. He said the city of Dearborn Heights should have the same restrictions as Bloomfield Hills when it comes to its appearance. Apigian said rules, regulations and stipulations must be made to give a clean appearance and increase the property value of the city, calling a resident’s home “his greatest investment.

Raymond Muscat, 61, running for a seat on the City Council. He said his role in the community includes being a member of the Knights of Columbus, attending St. Linus Church, and caring for the elderly. Before he began his campaign for office, Muscat had been attending council meetings for 12 years. He said he is running because his cares about the city, and believes it has regressed from when he grew up and he would like to see more transparency from government officials. He is very passionate about his family, his faith and about this city.
Lisa Hicks-Clayton. 50. Running for reelection. She said the city’s most valuable resource is the residents. She said the position of being on the City Council is all about serving the residents and assessing the needs of the community. This is what Lisa loves to do. She is always looking forward to improve for the residents.
In a press release about her candidacy, some of the concerns she cited were retaining the city’s residents, blight in the community, developing youth programs and maintaining integrity in the city.

Troy Brown, 49, running for a seat on the City Council. He said I don’t believe the current government is collectively for the people and by the people. He would like to change that one council member at a time. He said he recognizes specific issues that still affect the city like the 2014 flood and said he can represent Dearborn Heights as a whole with no agenda outside of serving the people. One of the first actions he would take if elected is to have simplified and transparent reporting of all financial and accounting records as well as maintaining and improving the city’s standard of living. He believes in true representation and transparency that has residents engaged. There is no reason why we can’t.

Wassim Abdallah, 49, running for a seat on the City Council. He said all of his family lives in Dearborn Heights, and he has the endorsements of other politicians including Michigan Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Mayor Dan Paletko. He also mentioned issues of city regulations and home values. He cares very much for this city and wants to give back to the city and country. Because of his experience in real estate he can implement rules and ordinances to increase property value of homes in the city in terms of safety and cleanliness.

Hope to see all of you there.

Caroline Stuart

You Know That You Live In Dearborn Heights.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS – The summer season always tends to bring along a handful of unwanted animals. In Dearborn Heights, however, skunks, raccoons and possums have dominated certain neighborhoods like never before.

Residents claim pests are taking over their streets and that lack of services from the city only contributes to the nuisance.

Local resident Pam Farhan, who lives on Ardmore Park in the northern section of Dearborn Heights, said she noticed that pests began dominating her neighborhood as soon as spring rolled around.

“I hear raccoons running back and forth on top of my roof,” Farhan said. “I called the city three different times about getting my front tree cut. These animals are jumping off of the tree branches and onto the roof.”

The city has yet to respond to Farhan’s request. Instead, someone told her the city was backed up with several requests from residents who needed their trees trimmed.

Farhan said city employees were seen trimming her neighbor’s tree earlier this week, but they never bothered to resolve her personal inquiry.

Such pests appear to be a common occurrence in Farhan’s neighborhood. Residents there seem to agree that overgrown trees have turned the neighborhood pitch black in the evening hours, making it a stomping ground for the unwanted animals. Read The Rest


More than 50 residents gathered at Daly Park on Saturday for the launch of the 2015 Light up the Night campaign to promote community awareness.

The collaborative event was designed to get residents together with several neighborhood associations and important figures in the community.

Carol Stuart, president of the Southwest Dearborn Heights Neighborhood Association, spoke on the purpose of getting everyone together. She urged residents to help deter crime by turning their porch lights on from dusk till dawn. Source: Press and Guide  full story 

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