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Published June 14, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The future is hazy as it pertains to whether recreational marijuana will be supported or rejected by Michigan residents in 2018, if it makes the ballot, but the battle is already being waged.

On May 5, petition language was turned in to the Michigan Secretary of State, on behalf of the pro-legalization group the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. From that date, the group has 180 days to collect 252,523 signatures.

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Published June 14, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s almost time for children and adults to let loose.

The Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department recently announced its free summer event schedule, made possible by various sponsors and friends of the program. Events will take place from late June to early August.

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Published June 14, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On May 30, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees discussed updates to the medical marijuana law that was approved by Michigan voters in 2008. A new set of state regulations are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Michigan is one of 20 states whose residents voted to approve medical marijuana.

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Published June 14, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The future is hazy as it pertains to whether recreational marijuana will be supported or rejected by Michigan residents in 2018, if it makes the ballot, but the battle is already being waged.

On May 5, petition language was turned in to the Michigan Secretary of State, on behalf of the pro-legalization group the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. From that date, the group has 180 days to collect 252,523 signatures.

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Published June 12, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Several people, including L’Anse Creuse High School-North students, were hospitalized June 12 following a three-vehicle crash in Macomb Township, sheriff's officials report.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at approximately 10:39 a.m. at 21 Mile Road and Creekside Boulevard, between Card Road and North Avenue.

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Published June 8, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A 56-year-old Macomb Township man died after his motorcycle struck a motorhome June 7.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Renee Yax, Kevin Michael Emery was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle west on 23 Mile Road, between North Avenue and Card Road, in Macomb Township at approximately 5:31 p.m., when a motorhome pulled out from a business and onto westbound 23 Mile Road.

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Published June 8, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller was invited by President Donald Trump to visit the White House June 8, after press time, to discuss local infrastructure needs.

Miller is one of a handful of state and local leaders invited to the White House to provide the president with first-hand input on local infrastructure priorities and concerns, according to a press release from Miller’s office.

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Published June 7, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending additional money to increase law enforcement presence in the community.

The decision was made during the board’s May 24 regular meeting, which was preceded by vocal support from residents during a long public comment session.

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Published June 7, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Residents took the microphone in droves to voice their displeasure at the May 24 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting.

Their discontent stems from Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Diane Druzinksi’s ruling that the board unlawfully hired its attorney, Thomas Esordi, as its human resources director. A new in-house legal position of general counsel was also created.

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Published June 6, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Michigan is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes and 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, making it an angler’s paradise. But with all that water, how do you choose the perfect fishing spot?

With the fishing season officially underway, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has plenty of tips to guide anglers to optimal fishing locations. One helpful tool is the DNR’s Trout Trails app at michigan.gov/trouttrails. 

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Published June 5, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Recently, nearly 3,000 girls across metro Detroit took part in an empowering event.

Locally, more than 400 girls throughout Macomb County participated in Girls on the Run, a YMCA-sponsored event.

Stacey Butler, community engagement manager for Girls on the Run and STRIDE, another popular local event, said Girls on the Run is an after-school program dedicated to empowering girls to live joyful, healthy and confident lives, and is open to girls in third through eighth grades.

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Published May 31, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Charles B. “Chuck” Rizzo, 46, of Bloomfield Hills, the former CEO of garbage hauler Rizzo Environmental Services, was indicted May 31 on five counts of bribery and three counts of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Acting United States Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch announced that Rizzo’s charges are in relation to refuse contracts with Clinton, Macomb and Chesterfield townships.

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Published May 31, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — A hidden and historical gem in Macomb County awaits passengers at Joy Park in Clinton Township.

It’s the Michigan Transit Museum’s train depot, and its 2017 Sunday train ride season launches June 4. Rides will be offered every Sunday through Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteer Deb Jensenius said there’s plenty of fun in store.

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Published May 31, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Anna Krolewski, a Clinton Township resident, was recently named as Macomb Community College’s Most Distinguished Graduate for the 2017 winter semester.

The 19-year-old, who has set her sights on working at Walt Disney Co., was the guest speaker during the school’s 97th commencement ceremony May 12 at the college’s Sports & Expo Center at South Campus. More than 1,500 associate degrees were awarded.

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Published May 30, 2017

Following a deadly attack at concert in Manchester, England, May 22, local law enforcement officials are asking residents to stay alert during summer celebrations.

Police recently identified British-born suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, as the person responsible for killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Those among the killed and injured are children, police said.

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Published May 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Forged in the chaotic crucible of the 2010 Haitian earthquake relief effort and tempered through military discipline, the veteran-led Team Rubicon stands ready to respond with an army of specialists in rapid deployment, damage assessment and debris management.

The team mustered about 100 workers from a 450-mile radius and put them into action in Detroit near the intersection of Clairmount and Rosa Parks May 12, supporting the Motor City Makeover campaign by evaluating and addressing residential properties around the Herman Kiefer Complex.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Christine Delvecchio is a self-described visionary, and it seems as if her twin daughters have learned a few tricks of the trade.

Delvecchio, who owns All American Screen Printing in Sterling Heights, is spearheading a new business venture in the form of an apparel decoration company called Palms and Roses.

The idea started around 2012, she said, as her daughters Brooke and Brianna Reid were attempting to figure out their own path while attending Eastern Michigan University.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Due to rapid population increase, business growth and increased incident reports in the area, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham has requested an increased police presence in Macomb Township.

The township’s Board of Trustees will consider the matter during its May 24 regular meeting.

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Published May 24, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In the journey of life, fulfillment tends to arrive at different stages.

For some, that expedition may result in a grinding halt — especially for those in their older age who are in post-retirement and are seeking something new in the realm of personal joy.

Volunteerism may be the answer, or just one answer. Through organizations such as Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the rewarding experience of volunteering — whether it’s with kids or other seniors — can brighten numerous lives.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On May 18, officials from the Macomb County Office of Public Works said that financial costs attributed to Sterling Heights’ lawsuit against the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District, of MIDD, could actually shift costs to communities located outside of the MIDD.

On May 15, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce rejected Sterling Heights’ motion to not to be held financially liable for its $22.2 million assessment in association with fees incurred from the damaged interceptor on 15 Mile Road.

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