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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON — As restaurants and retailers in Farmington begin reopening their doors to customers for the first time in more than two months, another round of help is on the way from the city’s Downtown Development Authority and other city officials.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The Clawson City Council passed its annual budget June 2, and the Royal Oak City Commission is slated to approve its annual budget June 8, after press time.

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Published June 9, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township elected officials deemed it OK to utilize outside legal counsel to handle recently brought up issues.

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Published June 8, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Senate approved a bill June 2 that would allow police and firefighters to use EpiPens and protect school employees who need to use EpiPens for emergency situations.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the city had already been formulating a plan as to how it could reopen municipal offices and facilities, the governor’s June 1 rescission of the stay-home executive order moved those plans into overdrive.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — So much is unknown about how much revenue the city will receive from the state as Michigan faces budget shortfalls due to decreased revenues in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown of businesses, that the St. Clair Shores City Council has decided to take a “wait and see” approach to the fiscal year 2021 budget.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — After 10 weeks of isolation and uncertainty about the future near and far in a world dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, life is slowly starting to return to something that resembles normal.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN — Republicans Sherri Murphy and Erin Stahl have filed to challenge Macomb County Treasurer Larry Rocca in the August primary election. Warren City Treasurer Lorie Barnwell has also filed as the lone Democrat and will contend for the county job in November.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — A trip to City Hall or other municipal facilities in Sterling Heights may look different as things start to reopen this month. At a June 2 Sterling Heights City Council meeting, the city reacted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to end her Safer at Home order and bring all of Michigan to Phase 4 of her six-phase reopening plan.

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Published June 4, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — Even a global pandemic does not obstruct the flow of records and information. Just ask Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds Fred Miller and his staff.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD/ORCHARD LAKE — While society is transitioning out of its pandemic-induced stasis, there remains the possibility of a second surge in COVID-19 cases —so officials remain vigilant.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Brian Hartwell, the mayor of Madison Heights, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to preside as judge over Hazel Park 43rd District Court.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights has implemented a variety of cost-cutting measures in the face of budget shortfalls anticipated for the next two fiscal years — the shortfalls resulting from the pandemic’s impact on the community.

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Published June 4, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Wishing to provide relief for residents and businesses during uncertain economic times, the Madison Heights City Council has approved a version of the budget for the new fiscal year that will not fully levy the tax increase that voters approved last fall.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As the rain fell across St. Clair Shores, City Council debated just how much to allocate for emergency flood control to keep water from Lake St. Clair from spilling over onto private property and local roads.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores is looking to improve the lighting at Kyte Monroe Memorial Park on Harper Avenue with help from a grant through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Published May 26, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, and now there’s another topic to add to the list: home foreclosures due to delinquent taxes.

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Published May 22, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — The bench of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court has named Acting Prosecutor Jean Cloud to fill the role vacated when Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith resigned at the end of March.

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Published May 22, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY — During a May 19 press conference, Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced plans to allocate $30 million to county cities, villages and townships. There are 62 such municipalities in Oakland County.

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Published May 20, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If the weather is warm, the pool at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms is typically teeming with families cooling off as they enjoy the unofficial start to summer over Memorial Day weekend.

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