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Metro Detroit 07/01/2015

Ride on with caution

METRO DETROIT — Whether people are renting inflatable bouncers for parties or are among the more than 40 million carnival and amusement park-goers, real dangers are mixed in with the fun.   The Michigan Department of Licensing and ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/30/2015

Township’s fireworks festivities aim to be best yet

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As the bombs burst in the air, people of all ages should enjoy the fireworks and festivities July 8 at the Clinton Township Civic Center. This year is the eighth time the township has put on the show, with help from multiple ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/30/2015

Phase two of sewer relief projects approved by Board

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The sewer systems in Clinton Township will continue to get overhauled as part of orders from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. At its June 15 meeting, the Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/30/2015

Movie theater to undergo $8.5 million renovation

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Get your popcorn ready because a local cinema is trying to bring big crowds back to the movies. Clinton Township’s Board of Trustees recently approved an $8.5 million remodeling of AMC Star Gratiot 21, located in the ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/30/2015

Car chase ends with teen driving into Clinton River

CLINTON TOWNSHIP— A 16-year old Macomb Township male was arrested by Macomb County sheriff's deputies after a car chase that ended in the Clinton River.The sheriff’s office is reporting that at approximately 5:23 a.m. on June 25, a ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/30/2015

Curriculum goals presented during strategic planning presentation

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On June 15, a strategic planning committee that was formed this past November presented its findings and goals to the Chippewa Valley Board of Education.The committee presented goals for culture, technology, curriculum and ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/29/2015

Man who shot child at park heads to court facing four charges

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A man who allegedly shot a young child by accident in a local park will see his day in court. Christian Eric-Deandre Howard, 24, recently waived his right to a preliminary examination and thus moved his case to the Macomb ...Read More

Macomb County 06/27/2015

Three found guilty of murder in Sulaka case

MACOMB COUNTY — Three men involved in the March 28, 2014, Moon Lite Party Store robbery that resulted in the death of owner Basil Sulaka were found guilty June 17 on multiple counts by a jury in the Macomb County Circuit Court. After ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/24/2015

Strategic plan presented at Chippewa school board meeting

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In November, a strategic planning committee was formed in the Chippewa Valley Schools district to create several short- and long-term goals. After months of work, that committee presented its findings to the Chippewa Valley ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/24/2015

Judge accepts alleged baby dangler’s insanity plea

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A woman who reportedly dangled a baby out of a second-story window had an insanity plea granted by a Macomb County Circuit Court judge. On June 9, Judge James Maceroni accepted the not-guilty plea by 30-year-old Parisienne ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/24/2015

Senior Center awards first-ever scholarship to high school senior

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The cost of a college education can be a heavy burden for many, and any alleviation can help soften the financial blow. The Clinton Township Senior Center is doing its part, introducing a scholarship program this year that ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/24/2015

Local physical therapist honored by MDA

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Polly Swingle has practiced physical therapy for 30 years, and now she is getting something in return for giving back. The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Michigan recently selected her as the “Make a Muscle, Make a ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Guard against Lyme disease this summer

METRO DETROIT — Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. A specific species of the bloodsucking arachnid, the blacklegged tick — also known as the deer tick — can spread Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that, if left ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Demand for new construction, higher interest rates could make housing market tougher for sellers

METRO DETROIT — The housing market in metro Detroit is still flooded with buyers and sellers, but things may get a little more difficult for sellers as interest rates have started trending upward and more buyers are looking to get into new ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/24/2015

Prevent foodborne illness at your summertime picnic

METRO DETROIT — Hot, humid days spent sizzling under the summer sun are one of the few antidotes to a long Michigan winter. Soaking up the heat is fine, of course, as long as it’s not your food that’s doing the sweating. The ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/17/2015

New technologies improve flooring options

METRO DETROIT — The flooring scene has changed drastically in the last few years, according to flooring experts in the area. New types of flooring are available, such as luxury vinyl, which can resemble any other type of floor. And other ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/17/2015

In the summer, families opt for movie nights under the stars

METRO DETROIT — With winters that seem to last most of the year, Michiganders know how to take advantage of the warm weather once it finally rolls around. Dinner time, exercise routines and daily play all seem to migrate outdoors in the summer ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/17/2015

Roseville officer aids Clinton Township police in arrest

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — One Roseville police officer is drawing praise after being the catalyst for an arrest. On June 5 at around 4:50 p.m., a man was working in his office in the 44000 block of Gratiot Avenue when he heard something strange going ...Read More

Fraser 06/17/2015

Fraser council seat remains empty months after resignation

FRASER — William Morelli announced his resignation from the Fraser City Council April 9, and more than two months later, the seat remains vacant. Morelli had missed numerous meetings prior to his resignation, altering the dynamic of what is ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/17/2015

Summer reading program aims to keep minds active for children, adults

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — School might be out for the summer, but library officials want both children and adults to know that reading is a yearlong, lifelong endeavor. That rings especially true during the dog days of summer. The Clinton-Macomb ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/15/2015

Volunteers needed to support disabled adults

METRO DETROIT —Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is looking for people ages 55 and older to provide support to adults with mental and physical disabilities. The Senior Companion Program is a 40-year-old national volunteer program that ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/12/2015

Trio accused in death of party store owner in court

MACOMB COUNTY — Jomar Robinson, Darius Diaz-Gaskin and Kenneth Hill face counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery, felony firearm possession and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in relation to the death of Clinton Township party store owner ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/11/2015

DNR urges Michiganders to honor veterans without loud fireworks

METRO DETROIT — Fireworks are a Fourth of July staple. From cherry bombs to Roman candles, Michiganders have enjoyed launching fireworks since before the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 was signed into law, permitting consumer pyrotechnics on the ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/10/2015

MedStar offering eight-week summer EMT course

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For the first time, MedStar Ambulance is giving people the opportunity to gain certification through a summer program. The eight-week program starts June 15 and is an emergency medical technician-based course designed to help ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/10/2015

Gas leak shuts down Hayes for several hours

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Hayes Road had to be shut down after a gas main was struck and began to spew gas last week. Consumers Energy spokeswoman Deb Dodd said the incident occurred June 2 at the intersection of 18 Mile and Hayes roads. She initially ...Read More

Fraser 06/10/2015

Budget provides stability for Fraser’s future

FRASER — City Manager Rich Haberman called the 2014-15 fiscal year “very interesting.” Between the resignation of former finance director Tim McCulloch, a six-member city council that had to deliberate over budget proceedings, and a ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/10/2015

Police investigating crash that killed 78-year-old man

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Clinton Township Police Department was investigating a car crash that resulted in a fatality. Police said that around 5:20 p.m. on May 28, a 78-year-old resident of Chesterfield Township was driving his ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/10/2015

Chippewa student battles brain cancer on journey to graduation

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For a brief moment, Chippewa Valley senior Danny Braithwaite didn’t think he deserved to graduate. His teachers and parents made him quickly realize that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the middle of ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/10/2015

Experts provide tips on how to make a room shine

METRO DETROIT — It’s time to let your light shine — in your home, that is. We all have many lighting styles in our homes: table lamps, under-cabinet lights, and even the tuxedo of lights: chandeliers. But what kinds of lighting ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/10/2015

C & G staffers reminisce with tales of dear ole Dad

METRO DETROIT — Father’s Day is tough. How do you express your gratitude for the man who gave you so many happy memories over the years, gave you unyielding support to follow your dreams and the pearls of wisdom to actually get you ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/08/2015

Deteriorating roads, distracted drivers dangerous for cyclists

METRO DETROIT —  Warmer temperatures have cyclists itching to get out, but riders beware: As voters overwhelmingly turned down the state Legislature’s bid for road funding, it’s not only cars and trucks feeling the bumps of ...Read More

Fraser 06/03/2015

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting Fraser woman

FRASER — A Westland man was recently arrested for his third domestic violence-related charge of 2015. The most recent incident occurred May 24. At approximately 5:30 p.m., 44-year-old Douglas Beseler and his girlfriend — whose identity ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/03/2015

Local school makes changes to counter shrinking enrollment

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — St. Luke Lutheran Church and School, 21400 South Nunneley Road, has been around since the 1950s, preaching the faith while educating young ones. The times are definitely changing, though, and the effects are being felt in the ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/03/2015

Grief programs putting emotions on the table

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be challenging. That’s why there are people like Nancy Hennings and programs like Hospice of Michigan’s “Journey Through Grief.” Hennings is the grief ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/03/2015

New pub to celebrate grand opening at Partridge Creek

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Beer will be flowing and food will be devoured at a new spot in town. The Mall at Partridge Creek is expected to get a boost in patrons once Blackfinn Ameripub officially opens its doors to the public on Thursday, June ...Read More

Fraser 06/01/2015

Fraser student to hone broadcast skills

FRASER — Keenan Penn II is able to say something that maybe not many others his age can proclaim: he knows what he wants his life work to be. Penn, 14, a freshman at Fraser High School, has taken his love of learning behind the scenes — ...Read More

Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider

Roseville 07/01/2015

School board member’s Facebook post a ‘mistake’

ROSEVILLE — A Facebook post allegedly shared by a Roseville Community Schools Board of Education member June 10 has led the Council for American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan executive director to call for the board member’s ...Read More

Eastpointe 07/01/2015

East Detroit approves positive budget

EASTPOINTE — Not only will East Detroit Public Schools start its next fiscal year with more money in the bank than expected, but under a proposed budget, it should continue to slowly rebuild its general fund after massive deficits threatened the ...Read More

Roseville 06/30/2015

RoseFest exceeds organizers’ expectations

ROSEVILLE — With the 2015 RoseFest event in the rearview mirror, Roseville City Manager — and one of the organizers — Scott Adkins said the festival exceeded their expectations for a new event. He estimated that about 40,000 people ...Read More

Metro Detroit 06/26/2015

Lake Erie toxic algal bloom may be smaller than last year’s

According to researchers, the annual bloom of harmful algae on Lake Erie is on track to be on par with the 2009-10 blooms, though still smaller than last year’s bloom that saw the shutdown of the Toledo water system. The National Oceanic and ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/24/2015

Eastpointe expands Beaconsfield roadwork

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council unanimously approved expanding work on Beaconsfield Avenue from Biscayne Avenue to Nine Mile Road during its regular meeting June 16. The council had approved Beaconsfield repair work from Spindler Avenue ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/24/2015

East Detroit drops uniform policy

EASTPOINTE — After a little more than a month, the East Detroit Board of Education voted 4-3 June 8 to drop the school uniform policy that it passed in April.Board members Craig Brozowski, Charley Jackson, Margaret Podsiadlik and Randy Wilson ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/21/2015

East Detroit offers superintendent job to Ryan McLeod

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit Board of Education unanimously approved sending a superintendent job offer to Ryan McLeod following a special meeting June 15. McLeod was one of two finalists with Nancy Hipskind. McLeod has been an assistant ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/20/2015

Rain doesn’t deter cruise-goers

Despite rain coming and going June 20, the Roseville Gratiot Cruise and Eastpointe’s Cruisin’ Gratiot drew crowds of onlookers and participants alike.Some visitors felt the rain had reduced the number of vehicles in the cruises, though. ...Read More

Roseville 06/19/2015

RoseFest visitors find a lot to enjoy

RoseFest started its four-day run at Veterans Memorial Park June 18 and, by that evening, already had drawn people interested in dancing, carnival games, rides and food.Though the Rose Parade, car show, fireworks and most musical acts were not scheduled ...Read More

Roseville 06/17/2015

Macomb Mall brings in more stores; sales up in last year

ROSEVILLE — New shops like Ulta Beauty and Rue 21 have recently opened their doors at Macomb Mall, with more stores and restaurants on the way later this year. Christopher Brochert, a partner at Lormax Stern — the development company that ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/17/2015

Eastpointe library announces adult, youth summer programs

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library has trivia contests, art discussions, courtyard teatime and face-reading events set up for adult visitors as part of the library’s summer programs. The library also has solidified its youth ...Read More

Roseville 06/17/2015

Roseville prepares for summer school programs

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Community Schools district has several programs running this summer designed to help kids get back on track, get ahead and get prepared for the fall. Curriculum Director Mark Blaszkowski said the district will play host ...Read More

Roseville 06/17/2015

Looking Back: The Eastgate Shopping Center

ROSEVILLE — This month’s historical photo is from around 1950 and features the Eastgate Shopping Center in Roseville under construction. The shopping center’s architect is listed as Charles M. Agree, and it still stands in use today at ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/10/2015

Eastpointe hears complaints about museum spending

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council approved its appropriations for the next budget year in a 4-0 vote during its regular meeting June 2 amid complaints from residents.Those complaints during a budgetary public hearing were not directed ...Read More

Roseville 06/10/2015

Man in custody after shots fired

ROSEVILLE — A Dearborn Heights man is in police custody after allegedly getting into a fight in the early hours of June 2 that ended when he allegedly fired a handgun into the air. Karar Mohamed, 24, was arraigned in 39th District Court on June ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/10/2015

Michael Klinefelt is Eastpointe’s newest City Council member

EASTPOINTE — In a 4-0 vote during a special meeting June 3, the Eastpointe City Council selected Michael Klinefelt to fill the vacant council seat. Klinefelt will fill the vacancy created when former Councilwoman Wendy Richardson resigned in ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/09/2015

Cruisin’ Gratiot plans a week of celebrations before the annual event

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s annual Cruisin’ Gratiot, now in its 17th year, is looking at a week’s worth of car shows starting June 15 and culminating on the cruise day itself, June 20. Cruise Board President Harvey Curley said ...Read More

Roseville 06/09/2015

Roseville Gratiot Cruise will see events from 10 Mile to 14 Mile roads

ROSEVILLE — From Midas north of 10 Mile Road to Hooters at 14 Mile Road, the Roseville Gratiot Cruise is planning a number of car shows, cruise-ins and other activities along Gratiot Avenue on June 20. Judy Warren-Wright, cruise event ...Read More

Roseville 06/09/2015

Parades, games, fireworks planned for RoseFest

ROSEVILLE — The four-day RoseFest festival is set to kick off at Veterans Memorial Park on June 18, and organizers are planning for a full plate of activities, games and special events. “Everything right now is fast and furious,” ...Read More

Roseville 06/08/2015

Police investigate Sunday night shooting

Roseville Police are investigating a shooting involving a man and a teen who were in front of Athena Hall on Gratiot Avenue the evening of June 7.According to preliminary reports from the Police Department, an unknown vehicle pulled into the parking lot ...Read More

Roseville 06/05/2015

Regional law enforcement agencies make major heroin sweep

Police agencies on the local, county, state and federal levels came together June 3-4 for “Operation Smack Down,” an anti-heroin effort to arrest users and bust dealers.Agencies from Armada and Richmond to Detroit and the FBI worked together ...Read More

Roseville 06/05/2015

Roseville man allegedly shoots dad, kills self in alcohol dispute

ROSEVILLE — A 22-year-old Roseville man is dead and his father recovering from a gunshot wound following an altercation early June 1 that ended when the younger man allegedly shot himself. According to a press release from Roseville Police Chief ...Read More

Roseville 06/05/2015

Police remove more than a dozen dogs from home

ROSEVILLE — Police removed 14 dachshund dogs from a house in the 29000 block of Legion in Roseville on June 4 following a complaint about possible animal cruelty. According to a press release by Roseville Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon, all ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/03/2015

Recycling programs help reduce waste

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Contrary to what Kermit the Frog sang 36 years ago, being green is easier than ever. The recycling programs in Eastpointe and Roseville have been helping keep a notable amount of materials out of landfills, according to ...Read More

Eastpointe 06/03/2015

Farmers market to open in new location this year

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe farmers market has a new location, new management and new availability for state Bridge card benefits this year. The Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe has taken over management of the market, ...Read More

Warren Weekly

Warren 07/01/2015

Suspect charged with carjacking 97-year-old woman

WARREN — A Warren man remained in custody with bail set at $250,000 cash June 30 after he allegedly ordered a 97-year-old woman out of her son’s car and drove it to a liquor store in Hamtramck.Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren ...Read More

Warren 06/30/2015

‘Justice for Theresa’ served, killer gets life in prison

MOUNT CLEMENS — In May, Scott Wobbe pleaded no contest to taking 22-year-old Theresa DeKeyzer’s life. On June 30, he surrendered the rest of his as a free man when he was sentenced in Macomb County Circuit Court.Dozens of DeKeyzer’s ...Read More

Warren 06/30/2015

Warren grows bountiful farmers markets

WARREN — You’ll find more than just fresh produce, healthy activities and good times this summer at Warren’s weekly farmers market at City Square. You’ll also find a sense of community.“Our motto is we’re creating a ...Read More

Warren 06/29/2015

Fouts vows strict fireworks enforcement

WARREN — Planning to blow off Roman candles, mortars and bottle rockets to celebrate the Fourth of July? There are some things you should know if you live in Warren.“I’m starting to get calls,” Mayor Jim Fouts said June 23, a ...Read More

Center Line 06/26/2015

PPO filed against student after ‘disturbing’ threats

CENTER LINE — A Wolfe Middle School teacher who stated she was “afraid for my family’s life” filed a personal protection order May 26 in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens, after a sixth-grade student reportedly made ...Read More

Warren 06/24/2015

Warren’s Friends bookstore plans ‘night owl’ hours

WARREN — Despite the demise of many brick-and-mortar bookstores, the rise of online shopping and the emergence of e-readers, there’s still a place you can go to enjoy that multi-sensory experience of hands-on shopping for books, movies and ...Read More

Warren 06/24/2015

Some ‘Extra Credit’ for these teachers and students

WARREN — Five local students were honored June 17 for their academic achievements during Extra Credit Union’s Excellence Awards luncheon held at ECU’s main office on Chicago Road.In addition, nearly a dozen educators were recognized as ...Read More

Warren 06/23/2015

Warren police officer hit by truck while directing traffic

WARREN — A Warren police officer was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a truck while directing traffic at the intersection of 13 Mile and Hoover roads at 12:20 p.m. June 23.According to an official statement from the Warren Police ...Read More

Warren 06/21/2015

Suspect identified in plant thefts, retail fraud

WARREN — It remains to be seen whether a woman will face misdemeanor charges for stealing plants from two homes near 13 Mile and Hoover on June 11. But police said the same suspect would likely face a retail fraud charge for a theft at Oakridge ...Read More

Warren 06/20/2015

Police seek suspect in wheel thefts

WARREN — Police are looking for a man linked to the theft of rims and tires from at least two vehicles in Warren during the month of June, and possibly other thefts in the city of Sterling Heights.A woman waiting to drive patients from physical ...Read More

Warren 06/19/2015

Warren police: Suspect found wallet, used man’s credit card

WARREN — A patron at the BP gas station at 10 Mile and Hoover left his wallet behind after he made a purchase on June 10. Within hours, Warren police said a 29-year-old Detroit woman used the card for four petty purchases and attempted to get a cash ...Read More

Warren 06/17/2015

Cadillac dealership breaks ground in Warren

WARREN — Auto dealer Gregory Jackson looked like a happy man, brimming with pride and a sense of accomplishment, as he stood in Warren before a line of new Cadillacs shimmering in the hazy late-morning sun.Fittingly, the backdrop was the ...Read More

Center Line 06/17/2015

Catching up with alumni: CLHS grad is still a champ

It’s not very often that someone approaches you and asks you to play professional baseball for the New York Yankees.But that’s exactly what happened to Larry Bielat not long after he graduated from Center Line High School in 1956. Bielat, ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/17/2015

WCS board prepares to vote on budget

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/TROY — The Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the 2015-16 proposed budget at the June 29 school board meeting.The meeting was originally scheduled for June 17, but school officials moved ...Read More

Warren 06/16/2015

Man robbed of phone by group of teens

WARREN — A 40-year-old Warren man told police he was robbed by a group of older teens who pushed him to the ground and took his cellphone while he walked north on MacArthur toward Hupp at 11:20 p.m. June 5.“The victim was dropped off by a ...Read More

Warren 06/15/2015

Home Depot recognized for supporting community gardens

WARREN — Through its charitable foundation, The Home Depot has given $39,000 in grant funding in recent years to community garden projects in the city of Warren.For their continued efforts, employees from the company’s stores in Warren and ...Read More

Center Line 06/14/2015

Summer reading programs start this month

WARREN/CENTER LINE — What’s the cure for the “summer slide?” It just might be summer reading programs through your local branch library.In Warren, the 2015 Summer Reading Club was scheduled to begin June 13 with online ...Read More

Warren 06/14/2015

Menards now looking at fall 2015 opening

WARREN — The new Menards store on Van Dyke in Warren looks nearly ready for business, at least from the outside, and is currently “on schedule” to open this fall.Headquartered in Wisconsin and founded in 1960, Menards sells a wide ...Read More

Warren 06/12/2015

‘It’s never too late’

WARREN — When Tomika Cheeks-Kimbrough was in her junior year at Mackenzie High School in Detroit, her mother became ill.When she began caring for her mom, Cheeks-Kimbrough was unable to concentrate on her studies and quit school. She tried ...Read More

Warren 06/12/2015

Court of Appeals denies Warren ballot challenge

WARREN — Barring an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, Warren City Council members Cecil St. Pierre and Keith Sadowski will remain on the ballot for this year’s election despite voter-approved term limits that some say should keep them from ...Read More

Warren 06/10/2015

Grandmother killed in parking accident

WARREN — A 68-year-old Warren woman died June 9 after she was struck by an SUV she was attempting to park in the driveway of her home near 14 Mile and Mound.According to Warren police, the woman exited a 2005 Mitsubishi SUV in the driveway of her ...Read More

Warren 06/10/2015

Rotary to honor Warren mayor

WARREN — For his leadership after last summer’s flooding disaster, members of the Warren Rotary Club will honor Mayor Jim Fouts as the club’s first “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” on June 17.Merle Loch, a past president ...Read More

Warren 06/10/2015

Looking Back: Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools

This photo illustrates members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Schools Parent-Teacher Organization performing a lively skit for the parents to begin the new school year.IC first opened in Hamtramck in 1936 with an enrollment of 18 students in two ...Read More

Warren 06/09/2015

City Council approves tax break for Art Van expansion

WARREN — Art Van Furniture will add jobs and space to its holdings on 14 Mile Road in Warren with an anticipated $18.24 million total investment in building improvements and infrastructure between now and 2017.Members of the Warren City Council ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/09/2015

WCS to offer Transitional Kindergarten

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — With the approval of the Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education, WCS officials will offer a Transitional Kindergarten program beginning with the 2015-16 school year.Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK, was ...Read More

Warren 06/08/2015

Warren Fire Department recognized for EMS service

WARREN — For the second year in a row, the Warren Fire Department has been recognized for the emergency medical care its paramedics give while transporting heart attack patients to the hospital.The Warren Fire Department is currently the only ...Read More

Warren 06/08/2015

Mayor pledges continued blight crackdown

WARREN — They came with a crew of six “Blight Busters,” a big roll-off trash bin and a court order. After weeks of warnings and citations, a yard full of accumulated things covered with rust and fallen leaves from years past was getting ...Read More

Warren 06/03/2015

Three in custody tied to robberies at 7-Eleven, Family Video

WARREN — Three men arrested early June 3 are being investigated in connection with at least two recent robberies of petty cash from local stores.Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department said a 21-year-old Warren resident and ...Read More

Warren 06/03/2015

City to rename park after murdered girl

WARREN — Deanna Seifert was just 10 years old in May of 1992 when she was kidnapped during a sleepover at a home on Essex in Warren. More than two months later, her body was found in a metal bin behind a machine shop.This summer, city officials ...Read More

Sterling Heights Sentry

Sterling Heights 07/01/2015

Sterling officials lament water authority deal

STERLING HEIGHTS — Some Sterling Heights City Council members didn’t exactly gush about a recent agreement made by the new Great Lakes Water Authority board, in which Sterling Heights’ finance director cast the lone dissenting vote.In ...Read More

Sterling Heights 07/01/2015

Featured Artist inspired to enter by former honoree

STERLING HEIGHTS — Heidi Kujat may not have entered her paintings into any commercial art shows yet, but she recently became the Sterling Heights Featured Artist for June and July.Kujat, 52, of St. Clair Shores, was recently picked by the Sterling ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/30/2015

City offers road, parking lot renovation updates

STERLING HEIGHTS — The summer weather is hardly a roadblock for road crews working on an estimated $48.53 million in road and parking lot repairs in 2015, according to Sterling Heights city officials.During a June 16 City Council meeting, City ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/27/2015

Rock music, craft beer highlight Stars & Stripes this weekend

Freedom Hill is counting on a banner year for its annual pre-Independence Day event, the Stars & Stripes Festival June 25-28.Joe Nieporte, co-owner of festival organizer Funfest Productions Inc., said the festival, now in its third consecutive year ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/26/2015

Polish festival ups the spice

STERLING HEIGHTS — Organizers of the 35th annual American-Polish Festival and Craft Show are hoping to provide plenty of both variety and spice to liven up the weekend of July 10-12.The annual Polish fair will once again be held at the American ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/25/2015

Police suspect murder/suicide in married couple’s deaths

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police say they are continuing to investigate what they suspect was a murder/suicide involving a married couple in Sterling Heights.According to police, officers arrived at an apartment in the 43000 block of Polo Circle, located ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/23/2015

Library’s ‘Project Runway’ contest goes patriotic

STERLING HEIGHTS — Red, white and blue are likely to be among the summer fashion colors on display during the June 27 all-American edition of the Sterling Heights Public Library’s “Project Runway” series of fashion ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/23/2015

Local cinema offers showtime for students’ films

STERLING HEIGHTS — Attendees at a recent student film event saw some coming attractions — what could be the next generation of filmmaking talent in Hollywood, TV and more.Utica Community Schools partnered with Emagine Entertainment on June ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/21/2015

Yanez ignites new proposal against consumer fireworks

STERLING HEIGHTS — As it gets closer to the Fourth of July, a local state representative has drafted proposed legislation to curtail the use of consumer fireworks in Michigan.State Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights, said in June that he wants ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/20/2015

Resident cited after large dogs blamed for killing cat

STERLING HEIGHTS — A pack of large dogs reportedly went on the loose in a Sterling Heights neighborhood June 12, allegedly trapping a man on top of his vehicle and killing a cat.According to Sterling Heights Police Chief Michael Reese, five Cane ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/19/2015

School community says farewell to Fillmore

STERLING HEIGHTS — Not only was it the end of the school year for Fillmore Elementary on June 17, it was the end of an era.The building closed as an elementary school as Warren Consolidated Schools officials find ways to reduce the ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/19/2015

Boy drowns in residential pool

STERLING HEIGHTS — Police say a swimming pool was a factor in the death of a Lake Orion boy in Sterling Heights last week.Police and fire crews arrived at a home in the 43000 block of Winterfield Drive at around 3:45 p.m. June 14 on a report that ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/17/2015

Stretch of 19 Mile memorialized in former mayor’s honor

The legacy of former Mayor Richard Notte will continue to live on in the city that he served for about three decades, thanks in part to a new road sign.The Sterling Heights City Council attended a June 2 dedication ceremony on 19 Mile Road, near ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/17/2015

It’s not just another day in the Office at UCS

Halikos Yax Craig Smale’s Microsoft Office class at Utica High School is way beyond needing a talking paper clip’s advice on how to write a letter.Smale, ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/17/2015

Eagle Scout hopeful builds wheelchair ramp for church

Scouts are known for navigating trails, and a local aspiring Eagle Scout recently organized a campaign to put together an aluminum path for people in wheelchairs to more easily access a local church.Boy Scout Bradley Heydel, 17, of Sterling Heights, and ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/10/2015

Graduates share their high school memories

Students scheduled to graduate from two Sterling Heights high schools in the Utica Community Schools district said they are ready to take their knowledge and skills to the next stage.School officials said they expected 2,017 students from UCS’s ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/10/2015

Five businesses awarded for showing their edge

Five local businesses recently took a breather from their busyness to receive recognition from the city of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The city and the chamber announced the winners of the Sterling ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/10/2015

City seeks voluntary adherence to summer watering rules

City officials are urging Sterling Heights residents to check their clocks and their calendars before cranking the water spigot this summer.During a June 2 City Council meeting, City Manager Mark Vanderpool said officials are asking residents to abide ...Read More

Warren 06/10/2015

Way to go, grads!

WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Pomp and circumstance was in the air as the Class of 2015 celebrated the accomplishment of graduating from high school.Local students were honored at various commencement ceremonies across town, where they ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/09/2015

Goslings in Sterling Heights test positive for avian flu

State officials say the public needn’t be alarmed over three goslings testing positive for avian influenza in Sterling Heights. According to the state, three young Canada geese suspected to be ill were located near Lakeside Mall in Sterling ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/05/2015

PTO’s former treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

A Switzer Elementary School parent group is supposed to eventually get some money back after a former group treasurer was sentenced to jail after being convicted of embezzlement.On May 28 in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens, Judge Jennifer ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/05/2015

SHHS ranked ‘best’ in national report

STERLING HEIGHTS —Sterling Heights High School is among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.The news publisher recently ranked SHHS with silver status as a “Best High School” nationwide. SHHS Principal ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/03/2015

New group of UCS grads to get their diplomas

Caps and gowns are back in style at Utica Community Schools as the district gets ready to wave goodbye to a new wave of graduates.This year, the school district’s main four high schools will hold their commencement ceremonies June 6.According to ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/03/2015

Library to launch summer reading program

Days before summer officially begins, the Sterling Heights Public Library will initiate its annual series of summer reading programs and activities June 15.According to library Public Relations and Programs Coordinator Jason Groth, this summer’s ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/03/2015

City marks 30th consecutive tree distinction

The city of Sterling Heights recently celebrated a “tree-rific” accomplishment: securing a Tree City USA designation for its 30th year in a row.At a May 19 meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council accepted a commemorative 2014 Tree City ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/03/2015

City touts website overhaul, features

After months of anticipation, the threads of a fresh Sterling Heights city website have been spun together.During a May 19 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, officials introduced the new website redesign, which officially went public at around 5 ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/03/2015

Students bring more nature via QR codes

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS —Next time you visit the Sterling Heights Nature Center, your smartphone can be of assistance when learning more about specific animals.High school students who are members of the Warren Consolidated Schools Macomb ...Read More

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Macomb Township 07/01/2015

Future road projects outlined as part of budget approval

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees approved its 2015-16 budget during a meeting on June 24, and along with it, several future road projects were outlined.A budget of future capital projects, which included those road projects, ...Read More

Macomb Township 07/01/2015

Local volunteers recognized by county board

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — More than 60 volunteers from throughout Macomb County were honored by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners on June 25.In order to be recognized, volunteers were required to donate at least 150 hours toward numerous ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/30/2015

Ascension Lutheran finds a new home in township

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For the past eight years, Ascension Lutheran Church has been without a permanent building to call home.It has held services in a suite inside the former Foam Factory building on Hall Road and Groesbeck, but that all changed on ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/24/2015

Local student recognized for ‘Making a Difference’

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — During the past several years, Matthew Hagstrom has worked to make a difference throughout the metro Detroit region through numerous volunteer ventures.For his efforts, Hagstrom, a Bishop Foley High School graduate and Macomb ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/24/2015

Dakota grad has music performed by United States Marine Band

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Joe Krycia was sitting in class when he received the phone call.On April 1, he learned that his first-ever composition for a wind ensemble would be performed by the President’s Own Marine Band.“It was absolutely ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/22/2015

Macomb Township runaway found

MACOMB TOWNSHIP— A 13-year old girl from Macomb Township who was reported as a runaway on the afternoon on June 19 was found later that night.On the afternoon of June 19, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department reported that Jordan Christine ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/19/2015

Runaway reported in Macomb Township

      MACOMB TOWNSHIP— The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 13-year old girl from Macomb Township has run away from home.The girl has been ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/17/2015

Dakota graduate masters the arts

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — As Jessica Boza arrived in Debra Groth’s Foundations of Art class as a quiet sophomore more than two years ago, she was just starting to explore her interest in creative art.The daughter of a professional photographer, ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/16/2015

Run the Plank 5K returns on June 27

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For three years, the Run the Plank 5K has grown in terms of runners participating and the amount of proceeds that have been donated to charities from the event.According to runtheplank.com, the event started with 918 runners or ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/10/2015

Kiwanis Club awards four local students

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Four students from high schools in the Chippewa Valley Schools district received scholarships from the Clinton Township Kiwanis Club at a club breakfast meeting on June 3.The students awarded at the event were Alexandra Manus, ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/09/2015

Planning Commission approves plans for new Taco Bell

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Three months after talks were tabled for a pair of proposed Taco Bell locations in early March, one of the locations has now been approved.At a Macomb Township Planning Commission meeting on June 2, plans were approved for a new ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/09/2015

Dakota senior driven to excel

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Driven and determined are just two adjectives that Jacob Gumma’s teachers use to describe the recent Dakota High School graduate.School hasn’t come easy for Gumma, which is why he has instilled in himself a tireless ...Read More

Ray Township 06/03/2015

Austin Catholic celebrates first graduating class

RAY TOWNSHIP — When Oscar Aponte began researching high schools to attend, Austin Catholic High School was nowhere near the top of his list.In fact, it didn’t even make the list, mainly because it didn’t exist yet.However, the advice ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/02/2015

Fatal car crash on 26 Mile Road

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — An 84-year old Chesterfield Township man died in a single car crash on May 22.According to eyewitness accounts, Umberto George Orlando’s vehicle ran off the roadway on the south side of 26 Mile Road, near Indian ...Read More

Macomb Township 06/02/2015

Variety of vehicles displayed at Tons O’ Trucks

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The past and present of car and truck technology was on display at Macomb Township’s Tons O’ Trucks event on May 30 at the St. John Medical Center.A severe thunderstorm cut festivities short for many families ...Read More

St. Clair Shores Sentinel

St. Clair Shores 06/30/2015

Scrivo sentenced to life without parole

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Donna Scrivo was sentenced June 30 to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death, disinterment and mutilation of her son’s body.Scrivo, 61, of St. Clair Shores, was found guilty May 18 of first-degree ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Council, TIFA authorizes Blossom Heath seawall repairs

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council approved a loan from the city’s utility fund to the Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) on June 15 to pay for immediate repairs to the seawall at Blossom Heath Park. A portion of the seawall at Blossom ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Local teen wins state pageant title

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Before Vanessa Chambe began competing in local Miss America’s Outstanding Teen preliminary competitions, she was shy and somewhat insecure, her mother said. But now, the 17-year-old former Miss Teen St. Clair Shores ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Shores reviews investment policy

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Continuing its conservative financial path, City Council approved the next fiscal year’s investment policy with some changes that still protect the principal. Finance Director Doug Haag said the city’s investment ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Council approves new police laptops

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Officers will have new technology at their fingertips in their patrol cars this year, thanks to an upgrade approved by City Council in June. Police Lt. Anthony Pietrzak said that the Police Department doesn’t have much ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Change to ordinance permits street corner solicitors only on weekends

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Emphasizing that they don’t wish to harm local charities that rely upon street solicitation for their fundraising efforts, City Council voted June 15 to restrict street solicitation to just two weekend days per year for each ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

Summer meal program available at Masonic Heights

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While plenty of families get help feeding their students during the school year, oftentimes that assistance stops when the last bell of the year rings. Lake Shore Public Schools is hosting a summer food service program at ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/29/2015

City battles storms to keep roads clear, homes dry

Sustained strong winds and heavy rain kept St. Clair Shores residents inside their homes Saturday, while forestry and sewer workers from the Department of Public Works were hard at work, said DPW Director Bryan Babcock.“We had three trees that we ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/27/2015

Fireworks a tradition for St. Clair Shores

With warm weather and plenty of fun to be had, residents, family and friends turned out Friday for the annual St. Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza.Gates opened at 2 p.m. with DJ music, fun at the splash bad, inflatable bouncers and obstacle courses, ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/24/2015

Homes, properties sold by city

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city of St. Clair Shores has three more properties off its books and on the tax rolls, in part due to the Community Open House event held at the end of May. A condominium in the 21000 block of 11 Mile Road that the city ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/24/2015

Bill would mandate insurance coverage of wigs

LANSING — Although Wigs 4 Kids provides wigs and other services, free of charge, to children who lose their hair because of a medical issue or through treatment for a medical issue, there are so many more children in need of wigs than are cared for ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/24/2015

Taco Bell bringing new store concept to Shores

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Plans are proceeding for a new Taco Bell restaurant on Harper Avenue, near Little Mack Avenue, to be one of the first in the country with a new design that encourages “selfies” and has an open kitchen plan. City ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/19/2015

Kupinski sentenced on firearm charges

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A St. Clair Shores man acquitted of shooting an Eastpointe man who entered his home in December has been sentenced on charges associated with his possession of a firearm as a felon. Forty-one-year-old Gerald Kupinski was ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/17/2015

School hosts local Wigs 4 Kids cut-a-thon

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After months and, in some cases, years of growing it out, a dozen local students took the plunge and gave up their locks for children in need. This is the third time that Rodgers Elementary has sponsored a cut-a-thon from Wigs ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/17/2015

Police can now recoup costs for drunken boaters

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With this being the first year of a stricter new standard for drunken driving on boats, this will also be the first year the St. Clair Shores Police Department can recoup its costs for those arrested for being under the influence ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/17/2015

Fireworks extravaganza to bring family fun, music to the park

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The plans are in place for fireworks to light up the shores of Lake St. Clair at the end of the month, when the annual St. Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza comes to Veterans Memorial Park. Dennis George Karwoski, of the St. ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/15/2015

Looking Back: Paradise-on-the-Lake band shell

ST. CLAIR SHORES — When you are enjoying the beach at Veterans Memorial Park, you are on the spot of the old Paradise-on-the-Lake band shell. After the stock market crash in 1929, the Detroit Masonic Country Club was sold. The club and golf ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/15/2015

More changes considered for rental ordinance

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council once again discussed proposed changes to St. Clair Shores’ rental ordinance, taking into consideration the possibility of requiring limited liability corporations to have a local agent and placing additional ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/15/2015

Monster Quest returns this month

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The hunt for the biggest bass in Lake St. Clair will return to the Nine Mile Boat Ramp on June 28 when Monster Quest XII comes to town. This year’s two-angler team bass tournament will begin with registration at 4:30 ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/10/2015

Neighbors see plans for new senior housing project for first time

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Developers under contract to purchase the site occupied by St. Gertrude Church on Jefferson Avenue, north of Martin Road, met with about two dozen nearby residents May 28 to get feedback on the plan for the property. Mike ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/10/2015

St. Joan of Arc considering fence, admission to keep peace at ’16 fair

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Changes could be coming to the St. Joan of Arc Spring Festival in 2016 after some arrests led to the early shutdown of rides May 16. “There was some crowd control issues on Saturday night,” said City Manager Mike ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/10/2015

EPA to begin construction on Harper

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Members of the Environmental Protection Agency will be back in town June 11 to discuss upcoming construction on Harper Avenue meant to remove contaminated manhole vaults. The excavation work will remove the large vault ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/05/2015

Despite cuts, fund balance still used to balance budget

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City administrators cut more than $1 million out of the 2015-16 fiscal year budget since it was first presented to City Council in April, but St. Clair Shores is still projected to use $2.7 million from its rainy day fund to ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/03/2015

Sounds of summer coming with concert series

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Summertime means summer concerts in the Shores, and this year a plethora of acts will bring their sounds to the city. “Petitpren has sponsored it for 25 years; we’re very fortunate to have that partnership with ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/03/2015

Fleet blessing long-standing tradition for yacht club

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s a Nautical Mile tradition dating back more than 50 years — the annual blessing of the fleet. And this year, the Jefferson Yacht Club will kick off summer with its ceremony at 10 a.m. June 6 behind the Tin Fish ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/03/2015

A taste of the state

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With a taste of the town, local third-graders got a hands-on social studies lesson with some delicious results. Since part of Michigan’s curriculum for third-graders is to learn about their state, teachers at Ardmore ...Read More

St. Clair Shores 06/02/2015

Man hospitalized after suspected hit-and-run

St. Clair Shores Police are working with the Michigan State Police on a possible connection between a hit-and-run accident and a driver pulled out of a burning vehicle on Harper Avenue June 2.Traffic Bureau Sgt. Jenna Conrad said that just after 12 p.m. ...Read More

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Shelby Township 06/30/2015

Township approves 2015 road improvements

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At its June 16 meeting, the township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2015 Pavement Preservation Program, a cost-sharing effort between the Macomb County Department of Roads and the township to fix Shelby’s most ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/26/2015

UCS fund reserves dwindle in newly balanced budget

STERLING HEIGHTS/UTICA — School officials agreed to deeply tap their stash of fund reserves and lay off some teachers to balance the budget June 22.The Utica Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the district’s 2015-16 ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/24/2015

Police identify man who drowned at Stony Creek

At approximately 2:30 p.m. June 25, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham’s office released a statement that identified the man who drowned at Stony Creek Metropark a day earlier as Loyd Thomas Jr., 23, of Warren.The original call regarding a ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/24/2015

Shelby approves police K-9 replacement

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At its June 16 meeting, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved the replacement of the Police Department’s K-9, as well as the cost of training and new equipment, for $13,750.Police Chief Robert Shelide ...Read More

Utica 06/24/2015

Cash, debit card taken during Utica break-in

UTICA — At approximately 11:25 a.m. June 2, police were dispatched to an apartment located off of Cass Avenue for a report of an overnight break-in.The 24-year-old victim told police that she left $500 in cash and a debit card on the ottoman in ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/24/2015

Talent show to support military members and their families

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In an effort to raise funds for the emergency needs of active and veteran military members and their families, a Rochester-based nonprofit organization will host a karaoke and talent show June 26 in Shelby Township.Operation ...Read More

Utica 06/23/2015

Officials break ground on Utica minor league ballpark

On June 23, officials broke ground on an approximately $12 million minor league baseball stadium financed by the Rochester-based company General Sports and Entertainment. The ballpark, to be located at the crossroads of Auburn Road and Moscone Drive, ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/23/2015

Shelby PD embraces social media as valuable tool

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — As part of Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide’s vision for increased community engagement, the Police Department upped its social media presence, in the form of its Facebook page, to provide open communication ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/22/2015

Stony Creek fireworks to blast off patriotic season

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Stony Creek Metropark’s annual fireworks display over its 500-acre lake is set to take place at approximately 10:05 p.m. June 26. Organizers are requesting that the public show up a couple hours early, since the event ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/22/2015

Fire chief on fireworks: Be responsible, respectful and legal

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — It’s the time of year for fireworks, with the Fourth of July right around the corner — a time that brings a lot of people joy and a lot of people headaches.“We obviously want to let you enjoy fireworks and ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/17/2015

For at least one month, 24 Mile to close at M-53

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Officials said the pipeline installation of the 7-mile water main project along 24 Mile Road is scheduled to be complete before Nov. 1, with final paving and restoration taking place next spring.Although contractor Ric-Man ...Read More

Utica 06/17/2015

Utica honors police K-9 set to retire at end of June

UTICA — At the June 8 Utica City Council meeting, the Utica Police Department bestowed its highest award, a citation of valor, to a nearly seven-year, furry-faced veteran of the force who is set to retire at the end of the month.Bear, an almost ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/17/2015

Local autism society chapter to get Out and About

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — An event that started as an additional fundraiser and morphed into a highly anticipated event for those whose lives have been touched by autism will celebrate its 10-year anniversary June 20.The Out and About Autism 5K Walk/Run ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/16/2015

Shelby officer to receive prestigious award for bravery

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Officer Paul Sorbo, of the Shelby Township Police Department, is slated to receive the prestigious Medal of Valor from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police at its annual conference June 23 in Harbor Springs, ...Read More

Utica 06/10/2015

Riverwalk Festival puts spotlight on entertainment

UTICA — Utica’s premier summer event, the Riverwalk Festival, will return for its fourth year June 18-21 along Cass Avenue and Auburn Road in downtown Utica.The festival’s emphasis this year will be on live entertainment.Linda ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/10/2015

Last leg of sewer repair project breaks ground at River Bends Park

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On June 2, officials from Oakland and Macomb counties joined together at River Bends Park to announce the final repairs to a $170 million, seven-year sewer rehabilitation project that spans 20 miles from Shelby Township to ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/08/2015

Board approves cell tower near 23 Mile and Schoenherr

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On June 2, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved special land use to Verizon Wireless to build a 100-foot monopole behind an industrial business on 23 Mile Road, between Schoenherr and Hayes roads.Board members initially ...Read More

Utica 06/08/2015

Utica ballpark will break ground June 23

UTICA — After several bumps in the road to a minor league ballpark slated for the corner of Auburn Road and Moscone Drive in downtown Utica, city officials and the ballpark’s developer are planning a groundbreaking ceremony that will be open ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/07/2015

Man loses control of vehicle, crashes into house

At approximately 7:39 p.m. June 5, the Shelby Township Police and Fire departments responded to the area of 23 Mile and Ryan roads for a vehicle that had crashed into the living room of a home near the intersection.A 61-year-old Sterling Heights man ...Read More

Washington Township 06/03/2015

Nonprofit creates haven for women with cancer

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A little more than a year ago, a Washington Township woman launched The Healing Nest and opened the doors of her home to women undergoing treatment for cancer.Once a month, licensed professionals donate their time to pamper ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/03/2015

Sharing friendship, one bag at a time

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In January, Girl Scout Troop 70063, out of Wiley Elementary School, embarked on a Bronze Award project to create 100 “bags of friendship” to give to young patients at Troy and Royal Oak Beaumont hospitals.The troop, ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/03/2015

Board puts off cell tower request

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — After three motions and nearly an hour of discussion May 19, the Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to bring petitioners for a 100-foot Verizon Wireless monopole back before the board to answer more questions. The petitioners were ...Read More

Shelby Township 06/02/2015

Some pig

The grinning face of a free-spirited porker in the back of a police patrol vehicle sparked national attention and gave celebrity status to the approximately 8-month-old, 170-pound pig.The pig, originally dubbed Daisy but who responds better to Pig Pig, ...Read More

Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal

Mount Clemens 06/29/2015

Accidental fire displaces women, children at shelter

MOUNT CLEMENS — A fire that broke out Sunday at Turning Point in Mount Clemens has left nearly 40 women and children seeking temporary new shelter.Mount Clemens Fire Department Captain Gregg Shipman said the fire, which was deemed accidental, ...Read More

Mount Clemens 06/26/2015

Festival-goers flock to Mount Clemens for inaugural event

MOUNT CLEMENS — The music, the smell of everyone’s favorite carnival fare and the vibrant colors and lights of the carnival rides are prevalent along Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens today as the Summer Magic Festival moved into second ...Read More

Mount Clemens 06/26/2015

Former Mount Clemens teacher charged with sex with student

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 23-year-old former Mount Clemens High School teacher has been charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her students, Lapeer County Sheriff’s officials confirm.Rachael Lauren Smith, of Imlay Township, ...Read More

Harrison Township 06/25/2015

Verkest talks future in State of the Township address

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The future of Harrison Township was the focus of Supervisor Ken Verkest’s recent annual State of the Township address.“Harrison Township is doing great and getting better all of time,” he said during the June ...Read More

Harrison Township 06/24/2015

Hutchins named library’s first full-time director

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Harrison Township Public Library is well on its way to becoming a full-time, full-service library.The first of those changes took place on June 15, when the first full-time director commenced his duties.Dan Hutchins was ...Read More

Mount Clemens 06/20/2015

New festival comes to Mount Clemens this week

MOUNT CLEMENS — There will be music, fireworks and magic in the air this weekend as two events — one new and one a long-standing tradition — join together to offer what is expected to be a memorable Independence Day celebration in Mount ...Read More

Harrison Township 06/17/2015

Harrison Township nurse wins prestigious award

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A local registered nurse was recently honored for the years of work and tireless dedication she has put into a project that is today allowing patients at Henry Ford Health System to stay safe while retaining their ...Read More

Sterling Heights 06/12/2015

MTM back on track for 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s official. Leisurely Sunday train ride season has begun.The Michigan Transit Museum began its weekly summer historical train rides — for the 42nd year — on June 7, and some of those longtime volunteers say ...Read More

Macomb County 06/12/2015

Macomb County officials celebrate $65 million for downtown projects

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens is about to undergo a serious overhaul.As the county seat, the city that’s filled with eclectic shops, popular restaurants and bars, as well as a scenic view of the Clinton River, Mount Clemens serves as the ...Read More

Mount Clemens 06/10/2015

Teen releases debut album

MOUNT CLEMENS — Emma Islands is about to take the music world by storm. And she’s well-prepared to keep her fans happy with an arsenal of self-written and composed songs for future albums.A resident of Mount Clemens and a seventh-grader at ...Read More

Macomb County 06/10/2015

County transfers records to digital

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County government officials on June 3 commenced phase 1 of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners scanning project as a means to preserve their historical records and make them more accessible to the public through ...Read More

Macomb County 06/04/2015

Macomb County emergency dispatch now able to accept 911 text messages

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center is now capable of taking emergency text messages.Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the new technology, which allows 911 text messages to be received from cellphones anywhere in Macomb ...Read More

Harrison Township 06/04/2015

Clinton Township man killed after vehicle strikes boat trailer

HARRISON  TOWNSHIP — A 29-year-old Clinton Township man was killed June 3 after being pinned under his boat after another motorist reportedly struck the rear of his boat trailer.Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that the ...Read More

Clinton Township 06/03/2015

Student websites are history in the making

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For anyone interested in what Mike Ward’s 10th-grade students in U.S. history at Clintondale High School learned this year, check out the website tlc34e.webs.com/comments-work.As part of their class assignments, the ...Read More

Macomb County 06/03/2015

Macomb County shelter waiving adoption fees

MACOMB COUNTY — In an effort to combat overcrowding, the Macomb County Animal Shelter in Clinton Township will be waiving all adoption fees through June 5.Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo said that while the fees are being waived, a small ...Read More

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