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Published October 4, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in Eastpointe and Roseville who are at least 18 years old and want to vote during the general election Nov. 7, but who have not registered, have until Oct. 10 to do so.

Polls in both cities will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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Published September 29, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County law enforcement, in partnership with federal and state law enforcement, held a press conference at Roseville City Hall Sept. 22 to explain its “Operation Smackdown IV,” an effort to combat the opioid and heroin trade on the east side of the metro Detroit area.

“It’s becoming a national epidemic, and we’re trying to do everything we can to control what’s taking place in our communities,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.

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Published September 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Final testimonies wrapped up during the preliminary examination continuation Sept. 26 for a 20-year-old Eastpointe resident accused in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Clinton Township resident at a graduation party in Roseville Aug. 6, and 39th District Court Judge Joseph Boedeker bound the matter over to Macomb County Circuit Court.

The defendant in the case, Amer Mongogna, was arraigned Aug. 9 on five charges, including second-degree murder.

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Published September 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council allotted part of its meeting Sept. 26 to honor a Roseville boy with a Lifesaving Award for saving his younger brother’s life.

Jacob O’Connor, 10, found his younger brother, Dylan Meadows, 2, unresponsive in a pool July 25, then used chest compressions to treat his younger brother. Meadows was transported to St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, and he was there for observation for one day.

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Published September 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Chris Tait offers a sober assessment of his outlook in 2011, after all the years he spent touring with bands and living a rock and roll lifestyle fed by booze and drugs.

“I’ve torched so many relationships. The shame and guilt. I didn’t want to die, but I didn’t want to live anymore, either,” said Tait, of Hamtramck, who plays keyboards in the Detroit-based Electric Six.

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Published September 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce honored residents and businesses for their contributions to the community during its 2017 Salute to Excellence awards dinner Sept. 21 at Eastpointe Manor.

Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce ambassador Lawrence Morris said this year’s focus was making sure the community was able to know one another.

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Published September 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE — East Detroit High School Class of 2008 alumna Claudia Donaldson wanted to bring EDHS band pride to the Eastpointe High School community after being saddened by negativity surrounding the district’s and high school’s name change in July.

The Board of Education voted earlier this year to change the district’s name to Eastpointe Community Schools. East Detroit High School became Eastpointe High School.

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Published September 27, 2017

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted to end its contract for the Michigan Municipal League to perform an executive search for the open Eastpointe city manager position during the Sept. 18 meeting at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Prior to the vote Sept. 18, council had voted to table the matter Sept. 5 after Mayor Pro Tem Michael Klinefelt told the council that he was not happy with the potential timeline for the search per the MML, which had indicated that the search might last at least into November.

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Published September 26, 2017

FRASER — The restaurant business is, and has always been, a family business for Eugene Kasapis.

Throughout high school, he worked in his dad’s restaurant in Greektown alongside his brothers Steve and Gus Kasapis. And three months before graduating, he and his brothers opened up their own restaurant in downtown Detroit.

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Published September 26, 2017

ROSEVILLE — A Roseville resident waived his right to a preliminary examination at 39th District Court Sept. 20 after being charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which is a 10-year felony, stemming from a driving altercation that ended with another man suffering cuts Aug. 4.

The driving altercation started on eastbound Interstate 696 near Mound Road at around 5:45 p.m. Aug. 4. Police said in a press release that both Steven Krenz, 34, and a 49-year-old man claimed that the other was “driving aggressively.

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Published September 22, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — State Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, was recently awarded the first Michigan Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership promoting libraries in Michigan.

Brandenburg was recognized during a reception held at the Chesterfield Township Library on Sept. 8.

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Published September 21, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Breweries from all over Michigan are well-known, and well-regarded, across the country. But you don’t have to travel far for a pint of quality craft beer.

In metro Detroit alone, there are more than 100 craft breweries within a short drive.

Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild, estimates that there are more than 300 breweries in Michigan. But it wasn’t always such a large industry.

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Published September 20, 2017

ROSEVILLE — After a lot of testimony Sept. 13 and 15, 39th District Court Judge Joseph Boedeker adjourned until Sept. 26 the preliminary examination for a 20-year-old Eastpointe resident accused in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Clinton Township resident at a graduation party in Roseville Aug. 6. 

The defendant in the case, Amer Mongogna, was arraigned Aug. 9 on five charges, including second-degree murder.

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Published September 19, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council, during its Sept. 12 meeting, unanimously adopted an ordinance to prohibit taking shopping carts off private properties.

The ordinance prohibits removing shopping carts from any “shops, stores, grocery markets, self-service stores, supermarkets, or other business establishments in the city regardless of any intention to convert such cart to his or her own use,” according to the ordinance language on the city’s website at www.roseville-mi.gov.

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Published September 18, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville City Council approved a replacement vehicle purchase in the amount of $217,330 for the Roseville Fire Department during the Sept. 12 council meeting at City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Ave.

The Fire Department will purchase a 2016 Road Rescue ambulance with a Ford E450 body.

“As council may recall, this is one of our capital replacement items as approved in the budget. We do plan to pay that over a three-year spread,” said Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins.

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Published September 18, 2017

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Fire Department will receive a $106,292 Assistance to Firefighters grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help purchase equipment.

According to Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland, Roseville applied for the grant last September and will receive the money sometime after the week of Sept. 18. Roseville has one year to purchase and install the equipment.

“That grant is presented to us for static ventilation systems for our two fire stations. It’s a really unique thing for fire stations,” he said.

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Published September 15, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will host its 39th annual Big Bird Run at the authority, 18185 Sycamore St., with a 10K, 4K and 1-mile fun run at 10 a.m. Nov. 12.

The start and finish lines will be at the authority, with the course including Gratiot Avenue, the Interstate 696 pedestrian bridge and several residential streets, according to a press release from the authority Sept. 12.

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Published September 13, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Dating back to 1960, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Excellence dinner honors individuals, youths and businesses in the community. This year’s awards will be at Eastpointe Manor, 24611 Gratiot Ave., Sept. 21.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:15 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person for adults and $16 for children ages 4-16. Tickets are free for ages 3 and younger.

The awards recognize recipients in Eastpointe and Roseville in the following categories:

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Published September 13, 2017

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Nov. 7 general election has Eastpointe and Roseville city officials recruiting more election inspectors, who will work with new election equipment this year.

The city of Eastpointe explained in a press release Sept. 1 the experience that inspectors need.

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Published September 13, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Last week, Eastpointe’s City Council decided to table discussion on its city manager search timeline until its next meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Prior to the motion to table at the Sept. 5 meeting, Eastpointe Mayor Pro Tem Michael Klinefelt made a motion to not use the Michigan Municipal League’s services for the search, but there was no support for the motion. Klinefelt was not happy with the potential timeline for the search per the MML, which indicated that the search might last at least into November.

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