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Listeria traced to Dandenong South

Health authorities have closed commercial caterer I Cook Foods while they investigate a listeriosis death. An elderly woman died in an eastern suburbs private hospital...

Inside Amazon’s walls

No car keys. No phones. No bags. No photography. Security was cordial but tight as Star News joined members of Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce...

Stand-off on park’s future

Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams and Greater Dandenong councillor Matthew Kirwan have clashed over the future of ‘surplus’ Melbourne Water land in Dandenong. Since 2014, the...

Climb out of ice addiction

When Janice Ablett reflects on her efforts on the Ice Meltdown Project, it boils down to 150 lives ‘saved’. She shuns ‘harm minimalisation’, doesn’t receive...

Funding crunch for ‘first responder’

Wellsprings for Women regards itself as a “first responder” to family violence. However from August, its family violence service is facing an uncertain future with...

Plan to fast-track velodrome demolition

Greater Dandenong Council is proposing to fast-track the controversial demolition of Maurice Kirby Velodrome in Noble Park as soon as March. On 25 February, councillors...

Speeding drink-driver loses car

A driver drink-driving at more than twice the legal limit was caught in a daytime police operation near Burden Park, Springvale on Wednesday 20...

Apartment tower for Herbert Street

A towering apartment building has been given the green-light among predominantly one-storey homes in Dandenong. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal approved the 13.1-metre, four-storey...

Supper Room’s new life

Springvale Town Hall’s revitalised Supper Room was aptly re-opened with an enticing morning tea. On 19 February, Greater Dandenong mayor Roz Blades cut the ribbon...

Hospital robbery foiled

An unknown person has foiled an attempted robbery of a worker on a ‘smoko’ break at Dandenong Hospital. The 56-year-old staff member, of Reservoir, was...

Worker loses thumb, company fined

A Noble Park steel fabrication company has been fined $30,000 after a 28-year-old worker lost his thumb in a workplace accident. The 28-year-old’s left thumb...

Stolen items ready for return

Dandenong police are seeking to return a treasure trove of 30 stolen items such as power tools, motorcycle gear, drones and industrial equipment. The property...

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Another day, another ton

Dandenong are yet to have a Ryder Medal draped around the neck of one of its players. While there have been some serious cricketers grace...