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Published September 13, 2019

HARPER WOODS — Reggie Tabron would regularly drive through Harper Woods with his parents when he was a child. He always loved the town and thought it was an incredibly appealing place to live.

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Published September 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Clinton River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers of all ages to help clean the Clinton River this month.

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Published September 10, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Phragmites in five Macomb County communities will be mitigated this month.

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Published September 6, 2019

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METRO DETROIT — While Hurricane Dorian took its toll on the southern Atlantic Coast, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit and the St. Clair Shores Coast Guard Station were ready to help as needed.

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Published September 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In January 2021, the Detroit Zoological Society will be 100% powered by Michigan-made renewable energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower program.

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Published August 29, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Macomb County Public Works Office has begun emergency repairs on a sinkhole discovered underneath a sidewalk outside Eastpointe Middle School.

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Published August 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s been almost 20 years since they wintered together at the American McMurdo Station at the South Pole in Antarctica in 2001, but the scientists and crew members from that expedition are bonded to this day.

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Published August 27, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council recently passed its energy plan in hopes of reducing costs and saving energy.

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Published August 27, 2019

DETROIT — Both U.S. senators from Michigan, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, came together on Belle Isle Aug. 22 to formally announce a bill to renew the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and increase its funding.

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Published August 26, 2019

UTICA — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel hosted a kayaking and canoeing event Aug. 21 at Heritage Park in Utica to highlight the progress being made in revitalizing the Clinton River.

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Published August 20, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Following a period of nearly 20 years and the spending of approximately $30 million, raw sewage overflows in Clinton Township are hoped to be a thing of the past.

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Published August 20, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Families and individuals across the state can head outside to explore the great outdoors as part of the Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest.

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Published August 16, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — As reports come in from across the country of pets dying after ingesting blue-green algae found in lakes, the Oakland County Health Division is reminding residents that the same thing could happen here if we’re not careful.

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Published August 13, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Powerful thunderstorms hovered over Sterling Heights and parts of metro Detroit the night of Aug. 12, drenching roads and flooding basements. But Sterling Heights officials said city workers banded together to minimize disruption to residents.

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Published August 12, 2019

FRASER — The Macomb County Public Works Office recently refurbished the county’s only biofilter facility.

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Published August 9, 2019

HAZEL PARK — For its first major project, the Hazel Park Nature Initiative recently installed a garden at Hazel Park’s municipal offices between City Hall and the library, facing the intersection of Nine Mile and John R roads.

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Published August 7, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The drive to make Sterling Heights greener continues.

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Published August 6, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With an uptick in watering violations, the time apparently has come for an ordinance amendment.

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Published August 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A new federal grant aims to remove invasive phragmites in southeast Michigan, notably in Macomb County, and to control their spread.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A contract amendment enables the member communities of the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority to take their garbage to a closer transfer station, if needed — but at a price.

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