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Published May 31, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The newly formed Downtown Development Authority in Roseville already is preparing for one of its first events — a classic car show to be held July 23.

According to Eric Lafata, event organizer and owner of Lafata Auto Body, the Jammin’ at the Junction show will run from noon until 5 p.m. on Utica Road between Gratiot Avenue and 12 Mile Road. Utica will be completely shut down to vehicle traffic during that time, being instead dedicated entirely to the event and the vehicles brought in for it.

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Published May 31, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A pair of iPads in bright blue cases rest on desks in the children’s section of the Roseville Public Library.

Loaded with free educational apps from Khan Academy, PBS Kids and others, the iPads are similar to those that kids — and adults — may be familiar with from operating a smartphone or tablet, Assistant Library Director Annamarie Lindstrom said.

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Published May 25, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe currently has science and art classes for kids ages 4-10 planned for the summer months, to be held in the authority’s building at Spindler Park.

The art class, Creative Kids, will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from June 21 through July 26 — with no class July 5. The other class, Little Scientists, will run 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays from June 30 through July 28.

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Published May 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted 4-0 at its meeting May 17 to end animal control veterinary services with East Detroit Animal Hospital and Eastpointe Animal Hospital and return to using the Animal Care Hospital of Sterling Heights.

Public Safety Director John McNeilance said that the city had previously used Animal Care Hospital after the Macomb County Animal Shelter raised its fees beyond what the city had wanted to pay. The city ran into the same problem with Sterling Heights, however.

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Published May 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The city still has some street repairs planned for the summer construction season, but it is focusing more of its efforts on sewer and water line repairs and replacements.

Tony Pry, Eastpointe’s Department of Public Works supervisor, said Eastpointe has plans to resurface Roxanna and Johnston streets between 10 Mile and Stephens roads this summer. The work will take place sometime after July 1 — when the next city budget goes into effect — but Pry said no specific times have been set in stone yet.

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Published May 24, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb Food Program recently received more than 300,000 pounds of food thanks to the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers and U.S. Postal Service Food Drive.

The May 14 countywide drive netted a total of 500,000 pounds of food. The food helps feed families, seniors, veterans, children and the homeless throughout the county.

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Published May 23, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Public Library has announced its summer programs for kids, teens and adults alike, with the aim of keeping residents tuned in to the library.

Teen Librarian Sarah Marsack said there are a variety of events — some requiring registration — that will run from June 17 through Aug. 12. At the center of all this is the library’s summer reading program, which has different prizes and requirements for each age bracket.

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Published May 23, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council approved a special land use permit 4-0 for MySpace Storage at the council’s regular meeting May 17.

The proposed storage facility would be located at the former Colonial Dodge property at the northeast corner of Stephens and Gratiot.

Architect Peter Stuhlreyer told council they hope to use the bulk of the existing structure there for a modern facility, retaining the showroom and much of the frontage while adding a retail space at the corner and landscaping to make the area more visually interesting.

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Published May 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Despite a warmer and drier winter than usual, water levels across the Great Lakes — including Lake St. Clair — have remained higher than the long-term average.

What’s more, researchers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect those high water levels to remain for the coming months.

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Published May 18, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Ken Kaucheck, a Catholic priest who helped co-found the Gianna House ministry for pregnant teens in 2015, has resigned from his position on the Gianna House board of directors after the Archdiocese of Detroit determined his involvement was a violation of restrictions placed on his work.

Gianna House is not owned or operated by the archdiocese, but it is a Catholic-based organization based out of a former convent.

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Published May 18, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Last year, three local nonprofit organizations received thousands of dollars in cash donations and advertising as part of C & G Newspapers’ inaugural Community GiveBack contest, and now C & G is teaming up with Suburban Hyundai in Troy once again to offer the program for a second year. 

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Published May 16, 2016

This month’s photo is of Roseville’s interurban railway, which serviced communities between Mount Clemens and Detroit with passenger service from 1895 until 1930. This particular photo is undated and does not have a specific location listed. According to a city history document from the Roseville Public Library, the Rapid Railway Co. controlled interurban service during that time.

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Published May 16, 2016

EASTPOINTE/ ROSEVILLE — A New York-based financial technology firm has found Eastpointe and Roseville to be among the most affordable cities in Michigan to buy a house.

Under the study done by SmartAsset, Eastpointe came in second, narrowly missing the top spot to Holly. Roseville was listed in seventh place on the list, which factored in average closing costs, property taxes, housing insurance, annual average mortgage payment and median income.

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Published May 16, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Roseville’s four-legged police officers are getting an extra layer of protection while they are out on the job, thanks to a private donation for a pair of safety vests.

Roseville’s two K-9 officers, Corporal and Chase, are each receiving bulletproof and stab-resistant vests, according to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. The vests are being provided by Vested Interest in K9s, with the $4,600 needed for them coming from sisters Sharon Peters and Patricia Settimo.

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Published May 13, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Empire Tile and Marble, a longtime Eastpointe business in the 17000 block of Stephens Road, suffered heavy damage in an early morning fire May 6, and investigators last week did not believe it was accidental.

According to Public Safety Director John McNeilance, firefighters received the call at 3:48 a.m. and found upon arrival that the office area and workshop area were engulfed in flames. St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Warren and Detroit Arsenal responded through mutual aid to help get the blaze under control, McNeilance said.

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Published May 13, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The multiday trial for Hilary Ulp, the woman charged with first-degree child abuse for allegedly injuring a 14-month-old boy in May 2015, resulted in a hung jury May 12 in Macomb County Circuit Court.

Ulp’s case now returns to a pretrial conference May 25 in circuit court. It is possible that another trial will be held.

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Published May 11, 2016

Michigan traffic fatalities were up in 2015, keeping in line with what is a national trend. The first months of 2016 also appear to show an increase in traffic deaths, but the provisional numbers change daily.

The harder question to answer is what caused the increase in traffic deaths.

“Things have changed so quickly that we’re just now kind of catching up on the data side,” said Anne Readett, communications manager for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. “We still have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of progress to make.”

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Published May 10, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Before the Eastpointe Cruisin’ Gratiot event June 18, the Eastwood Odd Fellows club is going to hold a 5K walk/run to help raise money for local charities.

Event co-chairman Charlie Brown said this is the first time the Odd Fellows have put together a 5K event, after learning about a successful race held in Detroit that was sponsored by Mexican Village Restaurant.

“We were thinking that there’s no reason we can’t do something like that here,” Brown said.

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Published May 10, 2016

An armed suspect robbed a Speedway Gas Station in the 20000 block of 13 Mile Road May 7.

No injuries were reported.

According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, the suspect entered the store at approximately 8 a.m., at which time security camera footage reportedly caught him wandering around for a few minutes; police believe he was checking the location of cigarettes within the store.

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Published May 9, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Community Schools district is preparing for its third extended school year program for elementary school students this summer, alongside several others for preschool, middle school and high school students.

Assistant Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski said the district has its Steenland Elementary and Kment Elementary extended-year programs beginning in June, along with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten half-day programs, credit recovery programs for the middle school and high school students, and middle school math and literacy camps.

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