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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 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 February 1, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Recently, officers from the Madison Heights Police Department visited Madison District Public Schools to provide active shooter training. The officers are now appearing at random in the school buildings as well, walking the halls and mingling with the kids.

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Published February 1, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The long-shuttered Super Kmart at John R and 12 Mile roads in Madison Heights is finally being torn down, paving the way for the construction of a new members-only store similar to the Sam’s Club and Costco already in town.

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Published February 1, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Promise Zone is still going strong, ensuring that each student who lives in the district and graduates there can continue their education after high school. And the level of financial support they will receive is now increasing.

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Published February 1, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The well-manicured grass turf lawn is a staple of suburban communities — but it’s not the only approach one can take with their yard. In fact, there are alternatives that are better for the ecosystem yet still straightforward to maintain and pleasing to the eye. The Hazel Park Nature Initiative is a new program that seeks to educate the public on these options while working on local ordinances that will enhance the city’s natural landscape.

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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 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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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Hiller Elementary School, part of Lamphere Public Schools, has become one of two schools in Michigan to be nationally recognized for its efforts serving English learners last year.

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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — It’s been a mild winter so far, but there have still been days and nights where the temperature dropped to what felt like single digits. This has prompted experts in animal care to remind residents that as a general rule of thumb, if it’s too cold outside for humans, it’s too cold for pets.

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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — When the thermometer goes down, fire-related incidents go up. Half of all home heating fires occur during the months of December, January and February, according to the Madison Heights Fire Department.

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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The floor gleams in the new gun range in the lower level of the Madison Heights Police Department.

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Published January 24, 2019

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Published January 23, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson did not mince words about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. “What does the ‘dream’ mean to me?” he asked Jan. 21 at Oakland University. “I think that most diversity inclusion stuff is really cute. I’ve seen the pamphlets. Every campus has one.”

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Published January 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Increased problem solving, better listening, mastery of memorization and enhanced coordination. All with a built-in family for the four years of high school. How can students take advantage of a program that gives them all that? Join the band.

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Published January 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A big renovation might not be in a household’s budget, but there are some less costly ways to refresh a home that can please homeowners and also help when they put their homes on the market. C & G Newspapers spoke with a real estate agent and a tile expert about ways folks can reinvigorate their homes without renovating.

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