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Published February 21, 2018

Gleaners Community Food Bank recently received a large donation of nearly 1,500 nonperishable food items from the students at Bishop Foley Catholic High in Madison Heights. The students also donated nearly $140 to the cause. 

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Published February 21, 2018

In the play “The Meeting,” civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. have a conversation. And on Feb. 22 at the Madison Heights Public Library, scenes from the play will be performed by the Ebony Road Players in recognition of Black History Month.  

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Published February 21, 2018

A storyteller specializing in African folktales is coming to the Hazel Park District Library, part of Black History Month. The HPDL is also adding a new program for early literacy.

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Published February 21, 2018

Madison Heights has had an Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, since 1989, but the group’s been inactive for years. 

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Published February 14, 2018

Police have released the name of the victim in a recent hit-and-run incident on 12 Mile Road, near Dequindre Road. At press time, they were still searching for the driver. 

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Published February 14, 2018

Students at Lamphere High recently got to see how easily distracted driving can lead to disaster.

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Published February 14, 2018

Faced with home construction at the site of the former Monroe Elementary in Madison Schools, neighbors are voicing concerns, asking whether the process of selling off the property was fair or the best use of the land. 

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Published February 12, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY/TROY — After dropping out for a few months, the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority Recycling Drop-off Center and Material Recovery Facility in Troy is open to residents in participating communities.

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Published February 12, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY/PONTIAC — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson ended his Feb. 8 State of the County address before a packed house at the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts with a strong message, drawing a standing ovation: He will not force communities that have opted out of public transit to fund it.

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Published February 12, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — Rochester Outreach and Charity for Kids, known as ROCKit, is asking local women to give new life to their special dresses for the organization’s annual ROCK the Prom dress giveaway.

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Published February 6, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Henry Ford Macomb Hospital recently partnered with CARE of Southeastern Michigan and Project Vox to produce the 2018 Faces of Recovery calendar, celebrating those who have maintained long-term sobriety from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Published February 2, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The shift from private citizen to public servant has been a learning process for Roslyn Grafstein. Grafstein was sworn in as a Madison Heights city councilwoman Nov. 13, following her second-place finish in the Nov. 7 election. Incumbents Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bliss and City Councilman David Soltis won second terms, leaving Grafstein as the only newcomer to the council.

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Published February 2, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The senior all-night party is a safe way for Lamphere High School seniors to celebrate graduation and the next phase of their lives. It’s made possible, in part, thanks to an annual fundraiser including a tin can raffle and silent auction. The event also benefits in-school activities and helps provide scholarships, such as the four $500 scholarships that were awarded last year.

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Published February 2, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — Police in Madison Heights and other communities across Oakland County have been hard at work fighting human trafficking. Recently, the county has begun implementing a major new initiative to raise awareness for the crime.

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Published January 31, 2018

For the no-kill rescues backed by Guardians for Animals, or GFA, saving lives is a serious business. Every dollar they bring in goes to the homeless animals — paying for food, vaccines, emergency surgeries and more. 

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Published January 31, 2018

Delicious drinks, a cozy atmosphere and talented musicians will help cure the winter blues each Wednesday in February during the coffee concerts.

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Published January 31, 2018

From February through the end of April, the cities of Madison Heights and Royal Oak will be competing in a “Recycle Off” to see which can produce the greatest increase in recycling rates. It’s an eco-friendly contest where the winning community receives bragging rights — and where the real winner is the Earth. 

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Published January 30, 2018

OAKLAND COUNTY — Winter and its flip-flopping temperatures can cause more problems than just slushy puddles and potholes. The dramatic freezing and thawing cycles make for perfect conditions to cause water main breaks.

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Published January 24, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Police are investigating a robbery at a convenience store in Madison Heights where the suspect appeared to be armed. At press time, the suspect was still at large.

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Published January 24, 2018

NOVI — If you’re inspired to begin new home improvement projects, or aim to find professionals who can turn your dreams into realities, look no further than the Novi Home Show.

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