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Grosse Pointes 08/31/2015

Armed suspect robs restaurant patron

Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun and robbed a woman who was sitting in the outdoor patio area at Little Tony’s Restaurant at 20513 Mack at about 2:05 p.m. Aug. 31.The robber reportedly paced in front of the patio area, which ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/27/2015

Shores adds appointee to Parks and Harbor Committee

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The latest appointee to Grosse Pointe Shores’ Parks and Harbor Committee could be a good fit with a potential new project.Mayor Ted Kedzierski recommended the appointment of Shores resident Joseph Cipriano to fill one ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 08/27/2015

Liquor license transfer approved for Whiskey Six

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A bar and restaurant whose name alludes to the east side’s role in the illegal alcohol trade during Prohibition has, fittingly, gotten its own green light to serve spirits. During an Aug. 17 City Council meeting, the ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/27/2015

Shores aiming for AAA bond rating

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Anyone who’s spent any period of time in the Pointes is keenly aware of the friendly rivalry among the cities. So when Grosse Pointe Farms earned a AAA bond rating earlier this year from Standard & Poor’s ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 08/27/2015

City agrees to contract with assessment firm

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The City is going in a new direction with regard to its assessor. Following the July departure of City Assessor Wendy S. Moya, who served in that capacity as an independent contractor for the last three years, the City is ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 08/27/2015

Farms to tackle weeds on Mack islands

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If the traffic islands along Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms are looking a little more shabby than chic, despite city plans to spruce them up, it isn’t your imagination. But it also isn’t that the city has ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/27/2015

Tributes offered for local Detroit police supervisor

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — His sudden death made headlines because he was a veteran member of the Detroit Police Department, but for those who knew Sgt. Joseph J. Abdella, it was a loss that hit close to home. During an Aug. 18 Grosse Pointe Shores ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/27/2015

Shores honors local Little League players

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Some young athletes were congratulated by the city for a great season and a state championship. The Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League 11-and-under All-Star Tournament Team received a hearty round of applause from ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 08/19/2015

State releases five Grosse Pointe schools from Focus Schools list

GROSSE POINTES — The state has removed all five of the Grosse Pointe schools that were named to the Focus Schools list during 2012, the first year the Michigan Department of Education launched its Focus School designation.The Focus Schools list ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 08/19/2015

Outdoor artist seizes the natural light

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Painter Roselyn Palazzolo Rhodes has been working on canvases since she was a girl, but she said she’s really found her creative voice by painting outdoors.Rhodes, whose work is on display through Oct. 16 at Services ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 08/19/2015

Fresh Farms Market to undergo major expansion, renovation

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As early as this fall, work could begin on a major expansion and upgrade at Fresh Farms Market, 355 Fisher Road.The specialty market, which offers a range of groceries as well as gourmet pizzas and catering, hopes to more than ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 08/19/2015

Sewage agreement reflects new regional authority

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The latest version of the city’s 30-year sewage disposal contract — initially signed with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in 2013 — reflects the creation of the Great Lakes Water Authority, but the ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 08/19/2015

City contracts with Farms administrator for building inspections

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In yet another example of intergovernmental cooperation between the Grosse Pointes, Grosse Pointe City is now using a Grosse Pointe Farms administrator for the City’s building inspections.As of Aug. 1, Farms Public ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 08/17/2015

Woman killed in head-on collision on Lake Shore

A head-on collision between two SUVs on Lake Shore near Warner Road claimed the life of a 43-year-old Grosse Pointe Park woman on Saturday afternoon.At approximately 1:18 p.m. Aug. 15, the 43-year-old motorist is believed to have suffered an unknown ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/12/2015

Water contract largely unchanged for Shores under regional authority

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — If Grosse Pointe Shores residents thought the newly formed Great Lakes Water Authority would spell reduced bills, they may be disappointed to learn that that’s not the case. The GLWA gives customers of the Detroit ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/12/2015

Shores approves ‘reasonable’ increase for auditing services

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Auditing fees for the city will be going up in the coming years, but officials say the increases are slight. With officials pleased with the service they’ve gotten from Abraham & Gaffney P.C. over the last few ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 08/12/2015

New Farms program takes proactive approach to property maintenance

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The city is taking a new approach with regard to making sure that properties meet city standards. In recent weeks, City Manager Shane Reeside said, code enforcement officers have begun walking the city, block by block, to ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 08/12/2015

Future uncertain for Fairfax Quality Market once current owners retire

GROSSE POINTE PARK — With the anticipated retirement of longtime Fairfax Quality Market owners Gus and Rita Koupparis later this year, the big question for many residents is what will become of the store they’ve known and loved for ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 08/12/2015

Sweet celebration honors couple known for their candy and caring

GROSSE POINTE PARK — For kids growing up in the area of Fairfax and Beaconsfield avenues, a sweet treat was always only a block or two from home. For the last 44 years, the tiny Fairfax Quality Market — at 899 Beaconsfield, at Fairfax, in ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 08/12/2015

Park restaurant honored for achieving milestone anniversary

GROSSE POINTE PARK — One of the city’s longtime restaurant owners was honored for reaching a major milestone this year. During a meeting July 27, the Grosse Pointe Park City Council unanimously approved a resolution honoring Harry’s ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 08/05/2015

Pots in Park provoke debate

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The border area with Detroit at Kercheval Avenue — which has been a site of controversy since the Park closed Kercheval to traffic at Wayburn last year — is again a source of tension between Park officials and some ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 08/05/2015

Grosse Pointe teachers named finalists in national competition

GROSSE POINTES — A district having one of the five finalists for a Bammy, a national award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, generates excitement, but Grosse Pointe Schools nabbed two of five slots in the same category. North ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/05/2015

Shores doesn’t leave tree maintenance to chance

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Recent hot weather is drawing out more than just additional users of the Osius Park pool and splash pad. Tree Board Chair Brett Marshall said the city will be looking for evidence of Dutch elm disease in the city’s ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 08/05/2015

Public safety officers earn citations for exceptional work

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Several officers recently earned recognition for their standout performances in the public safety arena. During the last couple of City Council meetings, four public safety officers were recognized.  Mayor ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 08/05/2015

Anonymous donor gives money to Shores Public Safety Department

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Over the years, the Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department has received letters from residents who’ve received lifesaving medical and other assistance from officers. But one resident recently decided to go ...Read More

Detroit 08/04/2015

Success is no accident for classic rock band Whiplash

DETROIT — If you’re looking for drama and tension, you’ll have to find it in the songs Whiplash plays. Most bands disintegrate because of conflict, but the guys in Whiplash — all local music scene veterans — say this group is ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 08/04/2015

Eye-catching large prizes lure kids to fishing rodeo

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fishing might not sound like something that would generate much interest among modern kids. It doesn’t have flashing lights or sophisticated computer graphics, there’s no tie-ins to comic book superheroes or ...Read More

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Metro Detroit 08/31/2015

State says to watch for invasive beetle on Michigan’s doorstep

METRO DETROIT — An invasive, tree-killing insect working its way across the U.S. is closing in on Michigan, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to be watchful. The Asian longhorn beetle, first found in New York back in ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/28/2015

Harper Woods police arrest rape, robbery suspects

Two teens were arraigned on a number of charges Aug. 27 in relation to a rape and robbery that occurred Aug. 22 at the Parkcrest Inn, located at 20000 N. Harper Ave.Detroit residents Travis Phinisee, 17, and Dezmon McMiller, 18, were formally charged in ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/27/2015

Forum to focus on smart meters

After residents voiced concerns during a recent City Council meeting about DTE’s smart meters, city officials decided to set up a public forum on the issue.The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at Harper Woods City Hall, starting with the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

From sanitarium to state park

NORTHVILLE — Jean Bemish, 78, of Northville, used to ride Charlie, her horse, throughout Maybury State Park when it was the William H. Maybury Sanatorium. For 60 or so years, Bemish would ride up and down the trails on a trusty steed as the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Campus safety 101

METRO DETROIT — Hiding beneath the excitement of shopping for clothes, towels and new bedding, students going off to college might also be feeling a bit of anxiety leaving home for the first time. No doubt their parents are. The transition ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/26/2015

Make a space at home to study for school

METRO DETROIT — With a new school year approaching, it’s time to get back into the groove of studying and doing homework. Several local educators have offered tips to help create the ideal workspace for students to do their homework at ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/26/2015

City sells 24 foreclosed properties to outside firm

HARPER WOODS — Global Realty LLC is once again buying a group of tax-foreclosed properties from the city to fix them up and put them back on the market.The City Council approved the sale during the Aug. 10 council meeting.The city’s ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/26/2015

City approves engineering proposal for roadwork

HARPER WOODS — The city is moving ahead with a more than $1 million road construction project on Beaconsfield and Eight Mile roads.Federal dollars will fund a large portion of the project.The City Council unanimously approved an engineering ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/26/2015

Council requests repeal of 2012 fireworks changes

HARPER WOODS — A number of communities in Michigan have complained about fireworks problems since the state loosened commercial fireworks restrictions a few years ago.The Harper Woods City Council is a part of the chorus across the state that has ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/26/2015

Library continues search for new director

HARPER WOODS — With the application deadline having expired earlier this month, the Library Board is on to its next task — reviewing the qualifications of its pool of applicants.The library received several applications for a new director to ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/24/2015

Police investigate two violent attacks on same day

The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety is investigating a rape and armed robbery and a second armed robbery that occurred Aug. 22.“Our detectives are following up with some leads. We have some good leads right now,” Deputy Chief John ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/16/2015

Michigan carbon emissions to decrease under Clean Power Plan

METRO DETROIT — President Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan on Aug. 3, tasking the Environmental Protection Agency with setting goals for carbon emission reduction from power plants and leaving the states to figure out how to reach those ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/15/2015

Experts weigh in on helping children through pet loss

METRO DETROIT —  Grief is not an event; it’s a process. Depending on age, explaining death to a child can be difficult. Although parents may want to protect their child from these experiences, experts say it is important for adults to ...Read More

Detroit 08/14/2015

Senator announces legislation to review proposed nuclear waste site

DETROIT — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, unveiled a bill in Detroit on Aug. 10 that would require an international review of a Canadian power company’s proposal to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from the Lake Huron shore. If ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

A summery splash of color

METRO DETROIT — Looking for a way to entertain the family during these last few days of summer vacation? We’ve got you covered. Across metro Detroit, galleries and museums are hosting events and exhibitions to entertain and educate ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/12/2015

From shipping container to residential development

METRO DETROIT — Several local development companies are repurposing the large, stackable steel crates used to ship goods around the world for the quick construction of living quarters. In Detroit, Three Squared Inc. is developing condominium ...Read More

Detroit 08/07/2015

East English Village gets ready for garage sale

DETROIT — The East English Village Association will host an annual tradition in the neighborhood — the community’s garage sale event.This year’s garage sale will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15-16. Residents can participate ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/06/2015

City Council to get one new member after November election

HARPER WOODS — Barring a successful write-in candidate, it appears as if the City Council election has been decided.Just enough candidates to fill the open seats filed for the mayor and council elections.One name not on the list, however, was ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/06/2015

FDA suggests including daily value for added sugars on nutrition labels

METRO DETROIT — Nutrition facts labels may receive a face-lift in the future. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed July 24 that food companies include the percentage of the daily value for added sugars on labels of packaged food. ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Put proper hydration on your summer to-do list

METRO DETROIT — There’s no doubt about it. It’s hot out there.Got a bottle of water with you? Good. But many don’t think to snag some aqua as they rush out the door each day during the summer, and experts say that could lead to ...Read More

Metro Detroit 08/05/2015

Techniques reduce water use in your own home

METRO DETROIT — While people have been told for years that they can help conserve water by turning off running sinks and taking shorter showers, new technology is combining with old techniques to provide residents with additional measures they can ...Read More

Harper Woods 08/04/2015

Harper Woods police officer killed in crash

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Public Safety Department lost one of its own Aug. 3 when Ronnie Karjo, 46, of Macomb Township, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Gratiot Avenue in Chesterfield Township.The crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on ...Read More



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