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Metro Detroit 07/26/2015

Supreme Court upholds ACA tax subsidies

METRO DETROIT — In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the availability of Affordable Care Act tax subsidies to assist low-income people with purchasing health insurance. Through the Affordable Care Act, states can create an ...Read More

Harper Woods 07/23/2015

Eastland Center assigned receiver after financial woes

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods City Manager Randolph Skotarczyk is concerned about the current situation at Eastland Center, but he also sees the potential for positive changes. Eastland Center is now in receivership. The U.S. District ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/22/2015

City regulates with ordinances

METRO DETROIT — Noise pollution could be a contributing factor for cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and hypertension, but regulations are limited to what local municipalities have set up and can enforce. Richard Neitzel, assistant ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/22/2015

State eliminates February elections

METRO DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder signed six bills June 29 amending Michigan’s election law to eliminate February elections, which supporters say will save taxpayers money. Prior to the amendment, elections could be held on four dates in a ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/22/2015

There’s a fungus among us

METRO DETROIT — Things were going so well. You started your seeds on time indoors or had luck finding gorgeous heirloom plants at the local greenhouse. Everything went into the ground on schedule, and the plants really took off when the weather ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/22/2015

Drink in summer memories

METRO DETROIT — It doesn’t take many ingredients to mix up a perfect summer evening: balmy air, a few friends and some refreshing drinks to sip on as the sun sets. And it doesn’t need to take many ingredients or fancy add-ons to make ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/15/2015

Mom-to-mom sales offer great deals— if you know what to look for

METRO DETROIT — No two parenting styles are alike. You’ve got your helicopter parents, your attachment parents, your free-range parents — the options are seemingly endless. But one thing most moms and dads can agree on is that ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/15/2015

Senior Brigade warns about home repair scams

METRO DETROIT — ’Tis the season for summer and fall home repairs. But as homeowners work rapidly to complete projects before the winter months, scam contractors might slip right under their noses. On June 19, Glenn Clark, a presenter ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/15/2015

Community GiveBack contest provides for others

METRO DETROIT — Leslie McMahon has always had a connection to law enforcement. Her late father, Arthur Dickinson, was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police No. 130 in Ferndale, and her late grandfather, E. Parker Dickinson, was a ...Read More

Harper Woods 07/13/2015

Library plans second annual Artisans’ Market

HARPER WOODS — The Friends of the Harper Woods Library’s first Artisans’ Market was a hit last year, and they’re hoping to make it even bigger this year. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Harper Woods ...Read More

Detroit 07/13/2015

Organization asks groups to adopt DPS schools for Neighborhoods Day

DETROIT — ARISE Detroit! is once again bringing people together to tackle community improvement projects throughout Detroit for its ninth annual Neighborhoods Day on Aug. 1. ARISE Detroit! is a nonprofit organization that serves as a ...Read More

Harper Woods 07/13/2015

Code enforcement continues as big issue in Harper Woods

HARPER WOODS — Judge Daniel Palmer, of the 32A District Court, understands city officials’ concerns about code enforcement, which were concerns he also heard from residents during his election campaign last year. City officials have ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/10/2015

Great Lakes water levels reach highest point since 1998

METRO DETROIT — Water levels on the Great Lakes have not only recovered over the past two years, but as of June, they are higher than they have been since the 1990s. All five Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair have passed their long-term averages as ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/08/2015

A lot happens in the aftermath of a home disaster

METRO DETROIT — When disaster strikes a home in the form of a fire, storm damage, flooding or unforeseen reconstruction needs, the damage needs to be addressed immediately. Lt. Scott Trumbo, of the Shelby Township Police Department, said that if ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/08/2015

Exercising with your pooch can be fun — if you play it safe

METRO DETROIT — You know that itch you’ve had to get outside and burn off some of that extra energy? Well, guess what? Your pooch feels the same way. Plenty of people have gotten into the habit of not just walking their dogs around the ...Read More

Metro Detroit 07/07/2015

Noise pollution is a health issue

METRO DETROIT — Noise pollution could be a contributing factor for cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and hypertension, but regulations are limited to what local municipalities have set up and can enforce. Richard Neitzel, assistant ...Read More

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

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

Fire at dollar store significantly damages building

A fire during the early morning June 28 that took multiple fire departments to knock down resulted in significant damage to a strip mall in the 19500 block of Kelly.All of the Grosse Pointes responded to the five-alarm fire at 12:45 a.m. at a dollar ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

City to continue adding ADA ramps to intersections

HARPER WOODS — City Council June 15 approved the transfer of unused Community Development Block Grant funds from previous years to continue its ADA ramp program. The city held the required public hearing and voted to approve a transfer ...Read More

Harper Woods 06/29/2015

Harper Woods extends curbside recycling contract with Rizzo

HARPER WOODS — The city is joining the five Grosse Pointes in keeping Rizzo Environmental Services as the contractor for curbside recycling pickup and household hazardous waste drop-off. Officials unanimously approved the extension through ...Read More

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Grosse Pointe Farms 07/22/2015

Farms officials limit signs of the times

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Whether they’re announcing a resident’s graduation from high school or an upcoming local fundraiser, lawn signs have become almost as common in front yards as dandelions. And that’s why city officials are ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/22/2015

Farms Public Service director to take over building inspections in City

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The Pointes already share a number of things — including a school district and library system — and now two of the cities will share something else. Grosse Pointe Farms Public Works Director Terry Brennan will ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 07/22/2015

Shores approves new contract with command officers

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A new contract with the Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department’s command officers was expected to form the basis for agreements with the city’s other unionized workers. Following a closed session June ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/22/2015

Vicious dog owners could face fines, jail time in Farms

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Following a dog mauling this spring that severely injured a Grosse Pointe Farms woman, city officials have revised their dog and animal regulation ordinances. The Farms City Council voted unanimously July 13 in favor of an ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 07/22/2015

Public Safety Director tagged for possible administrator post

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Woods City Council interviewed Public Safety Director Bruce Smith during a committee of the whole meeting July 21 as the possible long-term choice for a permanent city administrator. City ...Read More

Wayne County 07/22/2015

Judgment levy placed on summer tax bill

WAYNE COUNTY — Some residents who have taken a look at their summer tax bill have raised questions or concerns about something different on their bill this year — a judgment levy. The levy was placed on the bill to help the county ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 07/21/2015

Local boy celebrates birthday by giving Crocs to kids

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The average youth might ask for a bike, a tablet or a videogame for their 11th birthday, but not RJ Kilcher. Then again, Kilcher isn’t the average youth. The St. Clair Shores boy — who turned 11 on July 13 ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/15/2015

New eco-friendly addition crops up at War Memorial, creates buzz

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Have you heard the latest buzz surrounding the Grosse Pointe War Memorial? This is no figure of speech. To improve the local environment and combat the loss of honeybees, the War Memorial now has its own beehive adjacent to ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/15/2015

Lifetime of serving as local lifelines

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When Don Dewey started his law enforcement career in Grosse Pointe Farms in 1967, the city still had separate police and fire departments. The Romeo native — son of a homemaker mom and a father who worked in a paper ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods 07/15/2015

Fincham agrees to postpone retirement

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — City Administrator Alfred Fincham announced his retirement a few months ago, but it looks like he will be at the helm for a bit longer. “I was scheduled to retire effective August 7th,” he stated in an ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 07/15/2015

Yacht club history added to Shores City Hall display

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Although the city and one of its most prominent landmarks, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, have had a couple of noisy, contentious disputes in recent decades, the two have enjoyed a largely peaceful and cooperative relationship ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Shores 07/15/2015

New yacht club book uncovers lost historical treasures

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — When they started working on a book chronicling the first 100 years of history of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, editor Dr. Larry W. Stephenson and associate editor James L. Ramsey knew they had a huge task ahead of ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/14/2015

Residents alerted after recent series of larcenies

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — It’s summer, and for many, that brings to mind sandals, shorts and sun. But there are two other “s” words that police would like people to add to that list: safety and security. Over the last couple of ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 07/08/2015

Report of hostage situation on Lakepointe was a hoax

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Residents on Lakepointe were awakened to a scene straight out of a police drama on the morning of July 2, when members of the Special Response Team were called to a house on a report of a gunman who allegedly was holding ...Read More

Harper Woods 07/08/2015

Teen butterfly-bench artist’s career is taking flight

HARPER WOODS — Some well-known local artists were selected to paint butterfly benches for a street art project this summer for the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, but alongside veteran professionals, one newcomer really stands out. Although a ...Read More

Detroit 07/08/2015

Museum showcases classic outboard motors

DETROIT — Charlie Schmidt bought his first outboard motor by raising money catching catfish as a child. “That’s when I really got started working with outboard motors and collecting them,” he said. “I’ve been ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 07/07/2015

Butterfly benches land in the Pointes

GROSSE POINTES — If you think you’ve been seeing a lot more butterflies around lately, it’s not your imagination. This summer, the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce has organized a butterfly bench street art project. The GPCC is ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Park 07/06/2015

Police take attempted carjacking suspect into custody

A suspect who reportedly tried to carjack a vehicle from a Grosse Pointe Park man Friday afternoon has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted the victim.A police report indicated that the suspect — a 25-year-old Detroit man — approached ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/01/2015

Farms looks to add teeth to dog, animal control ordinances

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Officials are considering possible changes to the city’s dog and animal control ordinances. During a meeting June 8, the Farms City Council unanimously voted to set July 13 as a public hearing date to consider ...Read More

Grosse Pointes 07/01/2015

School board approves 2015-16 budget

GROSSE POINTES — The 2015-16 Grosse Pointe Public School System budget anticipates a drop in enrollment for the next school year, which means fewer dollars coming in from the state. The school board voted 6-0 to approve the budget during ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 07/01/2015

Business input sought for Fisher Road improvements

GROSSE POINTE CITY — City officials hope to join with Fisher Road business leaders and property owners to create a more aesthetically pleasing and unified look for the small but vital business district. With renovations expected at Fresh Farms ...Read More

Grosse Pointe City 07/01/2015

More cities agree to recycling contract extension

GROSSE POINTE CITY/PARK — With more communities on board, several Pointes and Harper Woods will be retaining Rizzo Environmental Services for recycling. Like its neighbors in Grosse Pointe Farms and Shores, and Harper Woods, the Grosse Pointe ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Farms 07/01/2015

Significant library mobile on the move

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Dozens of visitors pass through the main room of the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Central Branch each day, but unless they happened to glance at the ceiling, they might never have realized that they were standing ...Read More



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