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Published July 28, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Representatives from Meijer view it as a first-of-its-kind grocery store for the company, and in great location.

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Published July 28, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Funds that are part of the American Rescue Plan are coming to communities across the country, including Roseville.

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Published July 28, 2021

CENTER LINE — If something was happening in Center Line, James Reid was there.

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Published July 27, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — Strong loyalty to the former Macomb County prosecutor, a falsified invoice, and instructions to investigate the background of another county official was among the testimony provided in a Macomb County corruption case.

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Published July 27, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The issue of the city of Royal Oak moving its veterans memorial less than 100 feet as part of the development of a downtown park has ignited a grassroots movement and led to legal proceedings.

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Published July 27, 2021

FARMINGTON — A recent study revealed Farmington as one of the top 10 cities in the country to retire.

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Published July 17, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — In an update to comply with federal law, the city of Berkley is moving to restrict the purchasing of cigarettes and other tobacco products for people under the age of 21.

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Published July 17, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Revenues as of the third quarter of the 2021 fiscal year were trending upward in St. Clair Shores, according to the city finance director.

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Published July 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On June 28, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved a one-year contract, with options for two additional one-year extensions, for financial consulting services from Guidehouse Inc. to help the city allocate the $28,107,502 it received under the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Published July 16, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The proposed development of a Meijer in Macomb Township brought many residents out to a recent meeting.

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Published July 16, 2021

WARREN — Developers, financial advisers and administration officials, including Mayor Jim Fouts, appeared before the City Council on July 15 to present plans for the long discussed and anticipated Warren Town Center development.

The proposed plans call for an initial $30 million in bonds to leverage another $140 million in investments from developers in the Civic Center north of 12 Mile Road, adjacent to City Hall and across Van Dyke Avenue from the General Motors Technical Center. Warren’s Downtown Development Authority would supply the land and bond for initial “gap funding” to start the project.

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Published July 16, 2021

FERNDALE — In 2020, the Ferndale City Council approved a resolution that stated its commitment to anti-racism.

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Published July 16, 2021

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GROSSE POINTES — Federal relief is on the way to the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, Detroit and other Wayne County communities hit hard by a devastating storm that caused widespread flooding and sewage backups June 25-26.

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Published July 14, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — More than 20 people came ready to voice their opinion on a proposed resolution.

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Published July 14, 2021

WARREN — A “bad landlord” with dozens of outstanding tickets for blight at several properties was reportedly arrested by Warren police on July 8 after a “24-hour stakeout” at a rental home on Hudson Avenue, west of Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published July 14, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — Hate crimes continue to occur across the country, often directed at ethnic and sexual minorities. In Madison Heights, a city with hundreds of minority-owned businesses, city officials have been discussing ways to protect its most vulnerable.

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Published July 14, 2021

CENTER LINE — Mary Ann Zielinski’s love of the city of Center Line and her dedication to serving its residents were clear during her three decades of elected service.

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Published July 14, 2021

CLAWSON — During a special meeting June 29, the Clawson City Council approved adding two items to the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

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Published July 14, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the Sentinel’s coverage area, voters will decide during the Aug. 3 primary election which six candidates for City Council and which two candidates for the 8th District state Senate seat, vacated by now-Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido, will move on to the November general election.

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Published July 13, 2021

CENTER LINE — If something was happening in Center Line, James Reid was there. A retired member of the UAW, he followed city politics for a decade before he was named to a seat at the City Council table in 2015, when Bob Binson was appointed mayor following the death of David Hanselman. Reid ran for the seat in 2019 and won election to his first full term as a city councilman. He was also named the city’s mayor pro tem. Reid, 71, died early on July 12 at Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren.

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