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Local Government

Published March 6, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY— A new office that will provide legal defense counsel and representation for people unable to afford it has launched in Macomb County.

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Published March 6, 2020

HAZEL PARK — The city of Hazel Park is flourishing through a combination of low crime rates, growing business, community projects and volunteer involvement, according to Mayor Mike Webb in his annual State of the Cities address, which this year took place Feb. 28 at House of Shamrocks.

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Published March 6, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights Mayor Brian Hartwell highlighted his town’s ever-evolving business scene at the annual State of the Cities address, organized by the Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce and held Feb. 28 at House of Shamrocks in Hazel Park.

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Published March 4, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council appointed Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga to serve a 5 1/2-month term Feb. 24. The term was  made vacant when Councilman Ed Pennington resigned Jan. 13.

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Published March 4, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Since June, not much has been said about an investigation regarding a top Macomb County official.

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Published March 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — During public comment at the Madison Heights City Council meeting Feb. 24, a resident asked the mayor and several others on the council about contributions their campaigns received from people affiliated with the marijuana industry.

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Published March 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance change that would eliminate setback requirements for marijuana facilities.

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Published March 3, 2020

FARMINGTON — Farmington City Council members beat the 60-day clock to fill a vacancy left by former Council member Bill Galvin by unanimously appointing a new council member Feb. 18.

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Published March 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Feb. 24, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously selected three candidates for the position of city manager to advance to a second round of public interviews set for March 12.

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Published March 3, 2020

CLAWSON — On Feb. 18, Clawson Deputy Clerk Jennifer Perkins officially swore in Catherine Kristian, of Highland Township, to the position of Clawson city clerk at a salary range of $63,000-$66,000.

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Published March 3, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — The Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce has a bright future ahead of it.

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Published March 3, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods City Councilman George McMullen made a “very difficult decision” this past weekend when he submitted his letter of resignation March 1.

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Published March 3, 2020

FERNDALE — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced at a press conference Feb. 28 that it will be awarding $206,250 to the Ferndale Housing Commission.

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Published March 2, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made a special stop locally to speak during a luncheon hosted by the Macomb County Chamber and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Feb. 24 at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.

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Published February 28, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The surgical removal of a cat’s claws may generally be no longer purr-mitted in Michigan, if state Rep. Nate Shannon gets his way.

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Published February 28, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city of St. Clair Shores is just that, a city, and as such, prohibits farm animals such as chickens from being kept on residential properties.

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Published February 28, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The woman convicted of abusing Wyatt Rewoldt when he was just a baby is scheduled to be released from prison in April.

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Published February 28, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Debbie Binder, the township clerk for West Bloomfield, said she is expecting high turnout at each of the three major elections scheduled this year.

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Published February 28, 2020

WARREN — There never really was a honeymoon for Warren’s fourth-term mayor and a mostly new group of City Council members who claim they aren’t getting the information they need to work on behalf of residents.

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Published February 28, 2020

WARREN — Hand-sanitizing stations. Protective masks and gloves. Public service announcements about steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors.

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