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Published March 6, 2016

WARREN — Nearly 3,000 people came to “Feel the Bern” March 5 at Macomb Community College’s Warren campus.

A mixed-age crowd poured into MCC’s Sports and Expo Center to see presidential Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, discuss his campaign initiatives.

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Published March 3, 2016

CITY — Sidewalk ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements are again the focus of Community Development Block Grant funding in Grosse Pointe City.

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Published March 3, 2016

DETROIT — Today it’s hard to imagine a world in which modern theatergoers might have never seen William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar” or “The Tempest,” but save for one book, those plays might have been lost forever.

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Published March 3, 2016

CITY — The Grosse Pointe Art Center has hosted beautiful art shows and edgy art shows, but it can now add “cuddly art shows” to that list.

“It’s Raining Cats and Dogs,” which opened with a reception Feb. 26, is a completely “aww”dorable exhibition dedicated to our four-legged best buddies. Open through March 18, the show was juried by Thomas Pyrzewski.

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Published March 3, 2016

CITY — As was the case with bids for roadwork this year, Grosse Pointe City officials learned that water main replacement along Fisher Road is going to cost much more than initially believed.

Sharp increases in the costs of concrete and trucking, combined with higher labor costs due to a shortage of skilled workers in the region, led to a low bid that came in 21.3 percent over budget, explained City Engineer Stephen Pangori, of Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Inc., during a Feb. 22 City Council meeting.

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Published March 3, 2016

CITY — Despite a voter-approved millage that has increased funding for needed road repairs, Grosse Pointe City officials are facing a challenging 2016 construction season, thanks to bids that far exceeded estimates.

During a Feb. 22 City Council meeting, City Engineer Stephen Pangori, of Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Inc., said the City had gotten four bids by the Feb. 9 deadline for this year’s planned road repair project, but even the lowest bidder was well above the budgeted amount.

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Published March 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — Anyone looking for a night out at the theater or to see a concert in the upcoming weeks might want to check some local shows that will take center stage in the Grosse Pointes and Detroit.

Some productions will include talented members from local theater groups, while other shows will feature students from neighborhood schools. Each show performer has rehearsed for weeks to get ready for opening night.

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Published March 2, 2016

A new program introduced by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan looks to help qualified homebuyers receive loans to purchase renovated homes in the city.

Duggan introduced the Detroit Home Mortgage program at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 18, and detailed how banks will give a second mortgage needed to purchase renovated homes or make repairs to homes in Detroit.

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Published February 25, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY/GROSSE POINTES - Michigan State Police troopers and Macomb County Sheriff deputies were involved in a chase of a reportedly stolen U-Haul truck at approximately 1 a.m. Feb. 24.

Lieutenant John Michalke of the Macomb County Sheriff’s department said the chase began on westbound I-94 at 23 Mile Road, and ended on Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe. Michalke said sheriff’s deputies joined the State Police in the chase on I-94 at Hall Road.

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Published February 22, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — How did the American culture of death and dying come to be?

When do you talk to children about death? What happens when and after we die?

These questions and more are dissected during the third and last installment of “The Embrace of Aging” program on Detroit Public Television this month: “The Embrace of Dying — How We Deal with End of Life,” which premiered Feb. 8 as an eight-part series.

The first two installments focused on the male and female perspectives of growing old.

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Published February 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Book lovers across metro Detroit are invited to experience a communitywide reading program sponsored by public libraries in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

Now in its 15th year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through reading and discussing the same book. This year’s book selection is “Shanghai Girls,” by Lisa See.

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Published February 19, 2016

WARREN — When Tiffany Mullen was 7 years old, Child Protective Services removed her from the Mount Clemens home she shared with her mother.

“My mother was an alcoholic. When she was sober, she was an amazing mom. She was beautiful, kind and loving,” Mullen said. “Unfortunately, addiction got its claws in her, and she was not able to get out of it.”

Mullen was placed in foster care at the Shelter Care facility in Mount Clemens. All she had with her were some personal belongings delivered in a garbage bag through her caseworker.

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Published February 18, 2016

Berkley American Legion Post 374
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Published February 17, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The small neighborhood grocery store is a memory now, but until four years ago, Grosse Pointe Park residents living near The Park business district still had one within walking distance: Mulier’s Market, at 15215 Kercheval Ave.

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Published February 17, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/WOODS — Six years after her disappearance, the mystery of what happened to Grosse Pointe Woods mother JoAnn Matouk Romain continues to haunt her adult children, who have been on a quest for answers since the night of Jan. 12, 2010, when their mother vanished from St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church on Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published February 17, 2016

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The eighth-grade students in John Farris’ global issues class at University Liggett School are involved in a study to evaluate lesson plans that will accompany the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new documentary movie, “The Path to Nazi Genocide.”

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Published February 17, 2016

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Gearheads have got game.

Last summer, the robotics team composed of Grosse Pointe North and South high school students presented a game competition idea for FIRST Robotics.

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Published February 16, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The stresses of police work can exact a heavy toll on law enforcement professionals, and that cost is explored in detail in Keith Huff’s “A Steady Rain,” a dark, gritty drama being produced this month by Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Purdon Studio Theatre.

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Published February 10, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Imagine having to flee your homeland in the middle of the night, able, at best, to pack a scant few belongings in a single bag. What would you bring with you? What cherished family mementos would travel with you on this arduous journey?

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Published February 10, 2016

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A penny challenge fundraiser for Shoes for Orphans, a performance by the De LaSalle High School band, Pajama Day, and a breakfast for the teachers were among the many events that highlighted Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady Star of the Sea last week.

Catholic Schools Week is held every year, and was recognized nationally Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 this year. Catholic Schools Week gives students and staff at Catholic schools the opportunity to highlight their schools through a variety of events.

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