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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — This year’s wet spring is making it hard to discount the effects of rain on local yards and gardens. For those looking out on a backyard that now includes more ponds than puddles, however, there is hope. Diverting the rain into a rain barrel for future use or establishing a rain garden to attract and filter the stormwater are great ways to eliminate backyard flooding and keep storm sewers from overflowing.

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Published May 14, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The environmental crisis of  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be even worse than originally thought, according to a new study from the Environmental Working Group.

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Published May 14, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — For the second time in a month, members of the Michigan State Police executed a search warrant in regard to an ongoing investigation into Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith’s usage of forfeiture funds.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A groundbreaking ceremony April 25 signaled the start of construction for BJ’s Wholesale Club, which will occupy the site of the former Super Kmart at John R and 12 Mile roads in Madison Heights.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A nondescript fixture of Civic Center Park in Madison Heights is about to receive a dramatic facelift. At press time, work had begun on an outdoor mural that will span all four sides of the Jaycee shelter building at the foot of the hill in the park on 13 Mile Road, west of John R Road, the imagery flowing from one side to the next. The building first had to be power-washed and primed.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Wary of solicitors at your front door? A recent ordinance amendment adopted by the Madison Heights City Council should make it easier to prevent them from ever arriving at your porch in the first place.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A federal grant has been awarded through Oakland County to the city of Madison Heights for the rehabilitation of Stephenson Highway, to be completed in two parts.

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Published May 10, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — Residents will be able to help out the hungry soon without leaving the comfort of their homes. The nationwide Stamp out Hunger Food Drive will be coming to Macomb County May 11.

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Published May 9, 2019

The Society of Professional Journalists Detroit honored several C & G Newspapers staffers at the Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet May 2 at the San Marino Club in Troy

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Published May 8, 2019

Your guide to this weekend's events

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Huron-Clinton Metroparks’ 2019 season pass has a new feature: a barcode that park staff will scan when visitors enter any of the authority’s 13 locations.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Nothing compares to the searing grief of losing a loved one, but learning that their organ donation saved or improved the lives of others can help temper the pain.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bees are important. But not everyone knows why, or how we can make a difference. Some local beekeepers and experts weighed in on how relevant bees are to each of our lives, and also how we can foster them to continue to reap the benefits they add to the ecosystem.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Being a female entrepreneur isn’t much different than being a male entrepreneur. It takes hard work and sacrifice to build a business. But sometimes success is a little bit sweeter for a female business owner, because she’s probably had to overcome a few stereotypes to get to the top and pave the way for the ladies behind her.

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Published May 7, 2019

LANSING — A major federal court ruling regarding gerrymandering may impact statewide elections as soon as 2020. However, the decision may go in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — There are many groups in the city of Madison Heights that try to make a difference. At an upcoming event, attendees will be able to meet these do-gooders — and maybe even be inspired to join them.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — As surely as winter turns to spring, Bishop Foley Catholic High School continues to mobilize a massive volunteer effort this time of year, serving dozens of sites. The annual tradition is called Be the Difference Day, and on this year’s outing April 26, the school tackled everything from street cleanups in Detroit to work at a rehabilitation center, local animal rescues, childcare centers, a cancer support community, healthcare centers, a fire station and more.  

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The heated debate over Boomer — a dog sentenced to death in Madison Heights for a killing that no one saw occur — has led to weekly protests in front of City Hall and three billboards in support of the dog. Now with several court cases ongoing, a new development has emerged in the form of a settlement offer.

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Published May 1, 2019

Your guide to this weekend's events

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Upcoming Events

West Bloomfield
Free concert at the library
3 p.m.
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
Farmington Hills
Classic car show
noon-4 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Sterling Heights
2019 Germanfest
noon-9 p.m.
Carpathia Club

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