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Grosse Pointe Woods 05/20/2015

Woods continues longstanding tradition of honoring veterans

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The annual Memorial Day commemoration in Grosse Pointe Woods is a big affair, one that draws large crowds that include veterans and their families. “We have been honoring veterans for 33 years,” Historical ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/20/2015

Water, sewer bills to rise again in Park

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The general fund millage rate may be staying the same, but rising rates for water and sewage processing from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department mean residents will be seeing another increase in their water bills starting ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 05/20/2015

Chaplain blesses local officers during National Police Week

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointes might not seem like the most dangerous area for police officers to work, but the truth is that even a seemingly routine situation like a traffic stop or a call to a home can lead to a violent ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/20/2015

Lease of lot to relieve some parking strain in Mack/Cadieux area

GROSSE POINTE PARK — For residents living in the area of Mack and Cadieux, parking can be a real problem, given the relative scarcity of off-street spaces for business patrons. City leaders hope a new parking lot lease plan will help relieve at ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/20/2015

Artists embrace ‘Anything Goes’ with broad range of works

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Maybe if comic book superheroes and monsters had populated their textbooks, some art history students would have paid closer attention during class. Jack Summers certainly takes a playful, pop culture-infused stab at art ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/20/2015

JLD Designers’ Show House to be back in Park in 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The next Junior League of Detroit Designers’ Show House will be at a new address, but on a familiar street. The 2016 Designers’ Show House will be at 15500 Windmill Pointe Drive, and it will be the fifth property ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/20/2015

Park appoints Mack business owner to TIFA Board

GROSSE POINTE PARK — City officials hope to give Mack Avenue business leaders a voice with a new appointee to the Park’s Tax Increment Finance Authority Board. In keeping with a recommendation by the mayor and city administration, the Park ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 05/20/2015

South student’s artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then Grosse Pointe South High School art student Melissa Brieden’s charcoal drawing “Spark of My Eye” serves as a window with a view. Brieden’s piece ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/13/2015

Park renames City Hall for retired Mayor Palmer Heenan

GROSSE POINTE PARK — He served the city for almost 32 years as mayor, so Grosse Pointe Park officials wanted to honor Palmer T. Heenan in a grand way. During a meeting April 27, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 05/13/2015

Water, sewer rates slated to increase in Shores

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — When the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council votes on a new budget — for the 2015-16 fiscal year — at its next meeting at 7 p.m. May 19, officials are expecting to maintain the millage rate, but water and sewer rates ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 05/13/2015

City takes advantage of good bid price to do more water main work

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The City has decided to replace more water mains than expected this year. Last month, the City was in the midst of replacing a water main on Chalfonte between Fisher and Rivard. Because the City expects to undertake roadwork ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 05/13/2015

Every picture tells a story in new Shores history book

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and that milestone is among the many significant dates, people and places commemorated in “The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores” (Arcadia Publishing), a ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 05/13/2015

City trains its sights on AAA bond rating

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Asking whether the Grosse Pointes are in friendly competition with each other is like asking whether there’s a rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. And so when Grosse Pointe Farms ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 05/13/2015

Students branch out creatively in Arbor Week Poster Contest

GROSSE POINTE PARK — With stiff competition from dozens of their peers, winning a prize in Grosse Pointe Park’s annual Arbor Week Poster Contest is a “tree”mendous accomplishment. And this year’s winners didn’t ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 05/12/2015

Students work to raise $20,000 to attend global competition

GROSSE POINTES —  Grosse Pointe students earned their spot at the Destination Imagination global competition, but they still need to raise the money to make the trip.Two teams from Pierce Middle School and one team from Trombly Elementary ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 05/06/2015

City enacts new rules to discourage adult businesses

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The Village is bustling with recently opened businesses, but Grosse Pointe City officials want to make sure that future newcomers don’t include adult bookstores, pawn shops, pool halls, topless/nude dancing establishments ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 05/06/2015

Farms to retain same tax rate for fifth straight year

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Despite a slight increase in the general fund budget, Grosse Pointe Farms is expected to maintain the same tax rate — 14 mills — that it’s had for the last five years, City Controller/Treasurer John Lamerato ...Read More

Detroit 05/06/2015

Local activists protest eviction of couple

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Local activists are trying to prevent a Detroit couple from being evicted from their home. Members of Pointes for Peace and Detroit Eviction Defense gathered April 19 to protest the pending eviction of Sandi Combs ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 05/06/2015

Mel Brooks mines unlikely comic material in ‘The Producers’

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If dancing and singing Nazis sound like the makings of a terrible musical, that’s exactly what Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom, believed. After realizing they can make more money from a ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 05/05/2015

Grosse Pointe Schools chooses its new superintendent

GROSSE POINTES — After weeks of searching and many meetings, the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education chose Gary Niehaus as its next superintendent. It was a process that involved the entire district with participation from ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 04/30/2015

Grosse Pointe North closed due to bomb threat

The Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety announced the morning closure of Grosse Pointe North High School April 30 after an anonymous bomb threat was made the day before.North administration contacted the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 04/29/2015

Shores residents invited to Arbor Day Fun Run

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — It’s time for residents to once again lace up their running shoes or put on their in-line skates.The city’s 17th annual Arbor Day Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m. May 3. Strollers and in-line skaters are welcome ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 04/29/2015

GP Shores now considering ‘safe haven’ spot for sales transactions

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Internet sites like Craigslist have made it easier than ever for people to find buyers for items they no longer need or want, like furniture, electronics or cellphones. But as too many alarming news reports have shown, ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 04/29/2015

Road resurfacing to start this summer in Farms

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Pothole-riddled roads are an unfortunate reality for Michigan drivers, but Grosse Pointe Farms officials hope that at least within their city limits, they can create a smooth driving experience. The city is once again ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 04/29/2015

Attorney-turned-pianist trades Michigan Bar for musical bars

GROSSE POINTES — For most audience members, music festivals are a chance to hear their favorite artists and enjoy time away from the stresses of everyday life. But for Matthew Ball, one particular music festival changed his life. The ...Read More

Detroit 04/28/2015

Memorial fund creates lasting legacy for acclaimed late pianist

DETROIT — Just before her death from ovarian cancer in 2005, pianist Ruth Laredo asked that her tombstone read “An die Musik.” Those three simple words — the title of one of Franz Schubert’s most memorable songs — ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 04/28/2015

Local venues honor vets

The Grosse Pointes have a long history of honoring their veterans, most notably through two well-attended Memorial Day services — one in Grosse Pointe Woods at Vernier and Mack, and one at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe ...Read More

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Harper Woods 05/20/2015

Schools, library to once again host summer nutrition program

HARPER WOODS — Children in the community once again will be able to partake in the free summer nutrition program at the Harper Woods Secondary Campus and the library.The program will start on June 15 and run through June 31 at the library and ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/18/2015

Harper Woods follows leads in Eastland incident

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods detectives are working to track down three suspects, one of whom fired a handgun inside Eastland Center on Mother’s Day.A few days after the incident, on May 13, Public Safety Director James Burke said ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/17/2015

Seniors receive full college scholarships

HARPER WOODS — Getting a full scholarship to college takes hard work, which is why two students from Harper Woods Schools have been fielding a lot of congratulatory greetings while walking the halls of the high school recently.Naylan Johnson will ...Read More

Metro Detroit 05/15/2015

Canadian nuclear waste site is one step closer to reality

METRO DETROIT — The Canadian joint review panel looking over a proposed nuclear waste site that would be less than a mile from Lake Huron recommended the project to Canada’s minister of the environment May 7 despite an outcry from communities ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/15/2015

Paiz resigns from Library Board

HARPER WOODS — City Councilwoman Veronica Paiz resigned from her post on the Harper Woods Library Board, which ended the need to hold a hearing on incompatible offices during the May 4 City Council meeting.The hearing had been scheduled to discuss ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/14/2015

Harper Woods continues special assessment district

HARPER WOODS — The City Council voted to continue a special assessment district so that it can move forward with a proposal to levy 15 mills to cover costs for police and fire services.It’s not a new scenario, since the city has been levying ...Read More

Metro Detroit 05/13/2015

Native fish species bounce back

METRO DETROIT — Native fish like walleye, steelhead, lake trout and, to an extent, yellow perch populations are doing well, leading to a positive fishing outlook on the Great Lakes this year. Todd Grischke, Lake Huron Basin coordinator with the ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/13/2015

Murder suspect pleads guilty in 2013 killing

Andrew Bernard Keith, 45, pleaded guilty May 12 in Wayne County Circuit Court in the 2013 murder of Johnny Lee Buckner, 60, inside Buckner’s home on Old Homestead.Buckner was fatally shot on Feb. 13, 2013. Harper Woods police arrested Keith, ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/07/2015

City kicks off annual code enforcement program

HARPER WOODS — Public Safety Director James Burke wants residents to know that officers from the Public Safety Department, the Department of Public Works and the Building Department will be out starting the first week of May to look for violations ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/07/2015

Beautification Commission welcomes spring with an annual tradition

HARPER WOODS — After months of cold winter, spring has sprung, and the Beautification Commission is kicking off the season with its annual perennial plant exchange.The exchange will be held from 10 a.m.-noon May 16 at Salter Memorial Park on ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/07/2015

Harper Woods Little League marks 60th season

HARPER WOODS — Balmy spring days herald the start of something beloved for many in Harper Woods, when children’s laughter can be heard on the baseball fields as they gear up for a new season of Little League. Generations of children have ...Read More

Harper Woods 05/07/2015

Eastland’s possible financial struggle concerns city officials

HARPER WOODS — City Manager Randolph Skotarczyk said he wasn’t panicking over recent news that Eastland Center missed a loan payment, but he was taking steps to find out more information from city financial planners and the mall ...Read More

Detroit 05/05/2015

Detroit Jazz Festival strikes the right chord with famed guitarist Pat Metheny

DETROIT — The Detroit Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the top jazz players in the world for years, but the 36th annual festival scored a particular coup this year with artist-in-residence Pat Metheny. The jazz guitarist and composer, ...Read More

Detroit 05/04/2015

Intruder dies in shootout on Liberal Avenue

An armed suspect was fatally shot after midnight May 4 during a gunfight with the owner of a home in the 14900 block of Liberal Avenue. According to Detroit police information, the suspect forced the homeowner’s girlfriend into the house at ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/29/2015

Local defense industry recalls ‘Arsenal of Democracy’

METRO DETROIT — As artillery and troops traveled overseas to fight in World War II, metro Detroiters who remained at home stayed productive by making the equipment needed to defeat the Axis powers. Ron Lamparter, who owns the Defense Corridor ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/29/2015

The women who won the war

METRO DETROIT — Not every American who fought for victory during World War II wore a uniform on foreign shores.You won’t find their tales often in history books, but rather in journals and family photo albums.The work done and sacrifices ...Read More

Metro Detroit 04/28/2015

The end and the beginning

METRO DETROIT — The most destructive war ever fought in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. That point in time will forever be known to history as V-E Day. For those who lived through the war, it was both the end and the beginning. Gone forever ...Read More



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