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Published December 13, 2017

Last month’s election for City Council featured a crowded field in each city — eight candidates on the ballot in Madison Heights, and six in Hazel Park — and not everyone would make the cut. But those who didn’t secure a seat said it was still worth the time and effort getting to know the community and make themselves heard.

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Published December 13, 2017

Across the state, 80 schools were chosen to join the Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness program this year, including Madison High School in Madison District Public Schools. The program provides students, teachers and administrators with different tools to create healthier school environments.

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Published December 13, 2017

For the third year in a row, City Councilman David Soltis is working with volunteers to put together holiday dinners for the police officers and firefighters who will be working on Christmas and unable to spend time with their families. 

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Published December 13, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The 17-page Special Education Funding Subcommittee Report submitted to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley in November outlines seven priority investment and funding recommendations.

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Published December 12, 2017

Ed Swanson, the former mayor of Madison Heights who died Sept. 10, always believed that holiday cheer was good for the community. Even during the lean years of the Great Recession, when the budget was tight and the city couldn’t afford much, he privately fundraised to ensure the decorations and holiday lighting ceremony continued. 

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Published December 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Suppliers of auto products and services agree that the season of “Jingle Bells” can also be a great time to buy bells and whistles for loved ones’ vehicles.

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Published December 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The housing market in metro Detroit continues to follow the recent trend of benefiting the sellers as 2017 comes to a close, as there isn’t enough inventory to fulfill the demand from buyers.

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Published December 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — A few C & G employees share tidbits of their favorite yuletide memories.

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Published December 8, 2017

PONTIAC — On Sunday, Dec. 3, crowds gathered at the site of the Pontiac Silverdome to say goodbye to the iconic building one last time. 

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Published December 8, 2017

WATERFORD — Foster children around the state are getting their Christmas wishes this holiday season, thanks to Operation Good Cheer. 

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Published December 7, 2017

A brush with the law can be a traumatizing experience for youths. 

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Published December 7, 2017

The last few decades have seen increased use of prescription and nonprescription opioid drugs, leading to addiction and other issues across the country. And it’s a crisis that appears to only be getting worse. 

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Published December 7, 2017

The city of Madison Heights periodically conducts code enforcement sweeps checking neighborhoods and commercial districts for violations ranging from unkempt yards to unlicensed vehicles. 

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Published December 6, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In light of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week lasting from Dec. 4 to 8 this year, a couple of organizations are announcing that there are steps that seniors — particularly those 65 and older — can take to acclimate their vehicles for safer driving.

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Published December 6, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Whether it’s decorating the Christmas tree, baking batches of cookies or hosting a family party, many people fine-tune the music inside the home to add to the festivities.

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Published December 6, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The calendar of holiday events happening across metro Detroit is packed. Many programs have already kicked off and will run through the new year.

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Published November 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — According to Troy Police Sgt. Meghan Lehman, the biggest thing to be aware of while in parking lots is others’ lack of situational awareness around the holidays.

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Published November 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Even though that cold spell is coming, not all individuals and family households can quell their financial woes. There are a few different options to help people who have fallen on hard times or live on fixed incomes.

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Published November 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Making a wreath boils down to a few basics: Grab some floral wire and wire cutters, any ornaments and ribbons you want to add for flair, of course various kinds of fresh greenery to suit your taste, and then some sort of base, whether it’s a wired wreath base from the craft store or a twisted hoop of dogwood branches or grapevine. 

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Published November 29, 2017

If you want to find respite from the stresses of the season, a holiday show is probably the way to go.

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