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Published August 31, 2015

ROSEVILLE — A nonprofit organization that works with the 39th District Court’s sobriety court is planning a 5K run to raise money for the people it helps.


The Sobriety Today Our Purpose, or STOP, program helps people going through the sobriety court with financial assistance for things including transportation and medical treatment, said Julie Hlywa, president of the program.

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Published August 31, 2015

EASTPOINTE — While the inner-ring suburb may have left its farming history behind decades ago, the Eastpointe Community Garden is giving residents a chance to grow crops for themselves and those in need.


Garden record keeper Peggy DiMercurio said that since its inception in 2012 as part of the organization Urban Seed, the garden has been using a 500-foot-deep property off Nine Mile Road as its base. Different herbs and vegetables grow in planting boxes.

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Published August 31, 2015

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe is starting up its fall season of basketball leagues and is offering its gym for people interested in pickup games.


RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson said that sign-ups currently are open for the girls’ and boys’ basketball leagues. Registration for girls’ leagues closes Sept. 11, with the games running through October and November; the boys’ league deadline is Nov. 13, with games starting in January.

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Published August 28, 2015

A Roseville man was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court on charges of unlawful imprisonment, torture and extortion following a preliminary exam in the 39th District Court Aug. 28.

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Published August 26, 2015

ROSEVILLE — A Roseville boy fighting bone cancer is getting a boost thanks to fundraising efforts that his friends are putting together.


Eric Dean, 14, was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left leg July 17, according to his mother, Amy Dean.


“For the last year and a half, he was getting a lot of knee pain and we couldn’t figure out why,” Amy Dean said. “No X-rays or blood work were showing (anything) at all.”

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Published August 26, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Community Schools administrators reported during the school board’s regular meeting Aug. 17 that the district’s extended school year summer classes saw solid student growth this year.

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Published August 26, 2015

EASTPOINTE — After two years of legal wrangling, the city of Eastpointe can now move ahead and sell the Colonial Dodge property, located on the western and eastern sides of Gratiot at Stephens.


City Attorney Richard Albright said the property has been vacant since approximately 2008, a time when Chrysler was in the midst of its bankruptcy proceedings. The property reverted to the city, and an interested buyer emerged in 2013.

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Published August 21, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The City Council unanimously approved the first step in adding an ordinance that would, with some exceptions, restrict or ban sales of dogs, cats, rabbits, large reptiles and long-lived birds during its regular meeting Aug. 18.

The ordinance would need to be approved at its second reading to be adopted; that currently is planned for the council’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at City Hall.

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Published August 18, 2015

A man reportedly robbed Morning Express Donuts in Roseville at gunpoint during the morning Aug. 18 and took an unknown amount of money.

According to a press release written by Deputy Roseville Police Chief Don Glandon, the incident took place around 11:30 a.m. at the doughnut shop, located at 17804 13 Mile Road. Police received a phone call about an armed robbery shortly after that time.

Reportedly, a man asked a clerk for a doughnut.

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Published August 17, 2015

ROSEVILLE — The City Council formally opened a 60-day comment period about its proposed Downtown Development Authority during its regular meeting Aug. 11.


During that time, residents can leave comments with the City Manager’s Office or with the Department of Community and Economic Development and its director, Jason Friedmann; both offices are located at City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Ave. The period will run until the first meeting of October, when the council can vote on formally establishing the DDA and Roseville’s downtown.

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Published August 17, 2015

Even the lowest oil prices in around six years do not guarantee a cheaper August road trip in Michigan, and experts are blaming it on reports of technical problems at an Indiana refinery.

On Aug. 12, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil hovered around the $43 per barrel mark. Nevertheless, AAA Michigan reported a major recent swing in gas prices — although the state’s gas prices averaged around $2.48 per gallon Aug. 11, that increased to $2.58 per gallon Aug. 12 and to around $2.81 per gallon Aug. 13.

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Published August 16, 2015

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 targets.


With the reductions, the president hopes to slow carbon pollution into the atmosphere and reduce the severity of global warming in the long term.

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Published August 16, 2015

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 targets.


With the reductions, the president hopes to slow carbon pollution into the atmosphere and reduce the severity of global warming in the long term.

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Published August 14, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum is still solidifying its events for the fall and winter, but it already has booked a series of guest speakers and planned a media sale.


President Chris Causley said that the museum’s upcoming slate will kick off with a book and media sale for two weekends in September. The sale will run Sept. 19-20 and 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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Published August 14, 2015

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 passed, the legislation would invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 between the U.S. and Canada, which would require the International Joint Commission to study the risks to the Great Lakes watershed and the State Department to negotiate with Canada to wait for those study results before approving a waste site.

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Published August 14, 2015

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 passed, the legislation would invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 between the U.S. and Canada, which would require the International Joint Commission to study the risks to the Great Lakes watershed and the State Department to negotiate with Canada to wait for those study results before approving a waste site.

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Published August 14, 2015

ROSEVILLE — This month’s photo is of the original Erin Presbyterian Church building, used from 1861 until 1930 on land donated by Thomas Common. Originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Erin, the church was renamed in 1929 to the First Presbyterian Church of Roseville; at roughly the same time, the church sold part of its land to the state so that Gratiot Avenue could be widened.

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Published August 12, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The City Council during its regular meeting Aug. 4 passed a resolution 4-1 to formalize its opposition to Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 and request that the Legislature approve a bill repealing it.


The fireworks law legalized the purchase of more kinds of fireworks in Michigan and increased the days to legally fire them off. City Manager Steve Duchane said it originally was billed as a way for communities to make more money from tickets and taxes, but that revenue has “not materialized.”

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Published August 10, 2015

It typically brings in more than a million people each year, and this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise promises to be no different.

On Aug. 15, car connoisseurs and casual fans will flock together to watch classic cars careen down Woodward Avenue. from Ferndale to Pontiac. Also in attendance will be auto clubs, many of which bring some of their favorite vehicles to the event.

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Published August 7, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum in St. Clair Shores will remember the final end of World War II on Aug. 15 with an event showcasing rare photographs, artifacts and a chance to meet veterans who fought in the Pacific.

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