High praise for bravery

A young train commuter from Dandenong has been praised for her courage in standing up against a racist attack against a mother and toddler. Fahima Adan, 20, bravely stepped in as a woman allegedly shoved and abused the mum carrying her son during the city-bound train service near Westall railway station on 12 January. The […]

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Learn-to-cycle course wheeled out again

It’s time again to get on your bikes. Wellsprings for Women has launched a repeat of its popular Good Cycles Program, which trains women to ride a bike, pull it apart and re-assemble it. At the end of the six-session course in Dandenong, the 11 riders get a free bike and helmet and access to […]

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Legal action against developer’s pit

Residents say their backyards and fences are on the brink of dangerous collapse due to a deep water-logged pit at a shambolic building site in Noble Park. Several months ago, the house at 1 Roberts Street was demolished, leaving an unsightly mess and a pit that extends within centimetres of three adjoining fencelines. As the […]

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Masked males wanted over liquor ram-raid

Police have released CCTV footage relating to a ram raid of a bottle shop in Police Road, Mulgrave. Three males allegedly drove a silver Ford Ranger ute through the glass front windows of the shop about 1.30am on December 12. The thieves stole packets of cigarettes and fled, police say. The ute bore stolen plates […]

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Charity hero wins Solidarity Cup

Springvale charity stalwart Joe Rechichi has received lofty recognition from the Italian community for his immense efforts for the elderly, disabled, homeless and impoverished. Mr Rechichi was proudly awarded the glorious 2018 Solidarity Cup, also known as the Coppa della Solidarieta. The trophy is awarded annually to an Italian community member across Victoria for exceptional […]

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Prize fighter

There’s plenty of fight in Dandenong’s world-class kickboxer Rahullah Sarwari. The 17-year-old Afghan-born fighter has withstood notable challenges in his life with admirable determination. He is a worthy role-model and recipient of the Journal’s Person of the Year 2018. As recently featured in Star News, Rahullah had been denied from representing Australia in Kung Fu […]

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