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Published September 3, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — More than a dozen administrative changes made by Chippewa Valley Schools over the summer are now being felt by students, parents and staff as the 2014-15 school year gets underway.

In all, there are 13 new principals, assistant principals and other administrators at buildings all over the district. Most of these positions were awarded to existing employees who have worked in the district for many years and made their way through the ranks to leadership roles.

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Published September 3, 2014

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/SHELBY TOWNSHIP  — The two communities will soon repave a long stretch of 24 Mile Road at an extremely low cost as part of a new water main installation by the city of Detroit.

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Published August 27, 2014

METRO DETROIT — Many Detroit-area homeowners just experienced the most extreme flooding of their lifetimes, and local experts want them to know that when dealing with water in their basements, safety should always come first.

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Published August 27, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools fared pretty well on the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) 2013-14 Top to Bottom Rankings and Accountability Scorecards, but district officials are not convinced that these enormously detailed assessments provide an accurate picture of a school’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Published August 27, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — When Tony Aued was looking for inspiration for his latest book, “Murder in Greektown,” he just took a peek at the world around him.

“I name a lot of my characters after people I know, and I use a lot of locations that are familiar to me,” the 68-year-old Macomb Township resident explained. “It helps a lot as a writer when you’re trying to describe someone or something if you base it on stuff you already know.”

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Published August 27, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the adoption of its new master plan, the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department put in writing its intentions to add more parks to the township, as well as open a long-awaited dog park and build a new facility for hosting community events.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Aug. 13 to approve the master plan, which covers the years 2015-2019.

The 95-page document includes a huge amount of information, but at its heart, it discusses many of the department’s goals and ambitions over the next five years and beyond.

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Published August 20, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Officials at the Macomb Township Recreation Center will make another important upgrade to the facility’s popular Aquatic Center as part of its next shutdown period the week after Labor Day.

At its Aug. 13 meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $36,000 request from the Parks and Recreation Department to resurface the rectangular “activity” pool. According to Aquatic Supervisor Permelia Gross, this upgrade will take place during the Aquatic Center’s next biannual shutdown from Sept. 2-7.

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Published August 20, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Under pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and seeking to avoid any lawsuits, township officials chose to eliminate an ordinance that they approved six months ago in order to regulate the use of political signs in the township.

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Published August 13, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The township was not hit nearly as hard as other metro Detroit communities by the punishing storm that struck the region on Aug. 11, but motorists were still inconvenienced by a pair of major road closures.

According to Bob Hoepfner, director of the Macomb County Department of Roads, the torrential rains that flooded so many roads, parking lots, yards and basements in southwest Macomb County and southeast Oakland County did not do much damage north of Hall Road. Meanwhile, he said, “everyone south of Metro Parkway really got whacked.”

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Published August 13, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Voters in Macomb Township supported the renewal of their Fire Department’s operating millage by nearly a 3-1 majority on Aug. 5.

The proposal to continue the department’s funding source for another decade was the only question on the primary election ballot specific to Macomb Township. Of the 9,500 voters who made it to the polls, 6,889 — or about 72.5 percent — voted in favor of the fire millage renewal, while the other 2,611 — or about 27.5 percent — voted against it.

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Published August 6, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — Public bus transportation in metro Detroit will continue as Macomb County voters joined their peers in Oakland and Wayne counties in approving a millage increase for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART).

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Published August 6, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Although township officials insisted that there are not necessarily any layoffs on the horizon, they are moving forward with an employment study to determine if changes should be made as their personnel needs continue to evolve.

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Published August 6, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Starting next month, local residents won’t have to go to a doctor’s office or medical clinic to receive treatment for many of the pains that ail them — they can just head over to the Macomb Township Recreation Center.

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Published August 6, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — An issue that was a major sticking point for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners a year ago recently found resolution when the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office became nationally accredited.

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Published August 5, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 21-year-old Macomb Township man who was allegedly driving drunk when his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle, killing the motorist, will head back to court later this month.

Jordan Dominguez Pinheiro appeared in Shelby Township 41-A District Court on July 29 for a preliminary examination. However, Judge Douglas Shepherd adjourned the hearing for an additional 30 days for discovery purposes. Pinheiro will return to court at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28.

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