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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When they started out, it was all about advocating for low-income housing during the Great Recession. But as the economy grew, so did the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, said Brian Rakovitis, the manager of financial empowerment initiatives at the Lansing-based CEDAM.

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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Does that old T-shirt from high school in the back of your drawer bring you joy? What about the box of receipts from 2015 lurking in your basement? There’s a new method of organization sweeping the nation called KonMari, and it’s all about focusing on keeping what brings you joy and getting rid of what doesn’t. The method was developed by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, who has written four books on the subject.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms will be getting state funding to take a closer look at its roads this spring. The Farms was one of several communities chosen to receive a portion of $60,000 in state funding through the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments for the purpose of road evaluation and road asset management planning.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City’s most recent audit, for the 2017-18 fiscal year, shows that the City’s financial reporting is in good order.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Every spring, former students of University Liggett School gather for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration. The event is a chance for past graduates to relive their glory days at Liggett, become acquainted with each other, and get a look at the updates and changes the school has undergone over the years. This year’s Alumni Weekend is set for May 17-18.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Students and staff from the Grosse Pointe Public School System chilled out last week when school was closed Jan. 28-29 and again Jan. 31 due to the arctic weather that Michigan endured.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If governmental bodies made New Year’s resolutions, a top one for the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority would be finding a buyer for the GPCRDA’s long-vacant former incinerator parcel at 33701 Lipke Road in Clinton Township.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Fans of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have seen Hong-Yi Mo performing with the violin section, but this weekend, he’ll have a chance to shine on his own.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If you were hoping to celebrate Presidents Day Feb. 18 in Grosse Pointe City with fireworks, you’re going to have to change those plans.

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Published February 4, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Macomb County residents may recall how a “fatberg” was discovered and was subsequently removed at the Clintondale Pump Station in September 2018. Now, local college professors are studying how to prevent such entities from backing up drains in the future.

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Published January 31, 2019

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Cold, wet weather and icy streets can kill one’s motivation to stay physically active.

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At the age of 55, Paul Chatlin could not walk more than seven steps without having to stop and take several breaths. He also found out he had three blocked coronary arteries and was a candidate for bypass surgery.

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Published January 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTES/DETROIT — Three years ago, a small group of female friends realized that despite their size, they could make a big difference in the lives of women in need.

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Published January 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After their oldest son, Kevin, died from suicide in March 2013, Gail and John Urso, of Grosse Pointe Park, knew they needed help dealing with the overwhelming grief.

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Published January 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — There are plenty of places where you could buy towels and sheets, but if you wanted to know the difference between sateen and percale, you went to Kramer’s Bed, Bath & Window Fashions in the Village.

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Published January 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Residents of Grosse Pointe Shores will be asked for their input and questions about the future direction of the city’s parks during a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at Shores City Hall.

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Published January 28, 2019

ROCHESTER — When the Great Recession hit, Rochester resident Tom Daldin had no choice but to reinvent himself.

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Published January 28, 2019

LANSING — After two record-setting windstorms and at least one death, the Michigan Public Service Commission went to work to review DTE Energy’s response to downed electric lines.

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Published January 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Guardians for Animals proves there is strength in numbers. The nonprofit network supports 17 no-kill animal rescues. Together, they have saved nearly 33,200 animals over the past 15 years, including more than 1,700 in 2018 alone.

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