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Published April 1, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Although she feels like teaching runs in her blood, Stephanie Dzubak said she was still quite surprised to be named the Teacher of the Year at the middle school level by the Macomb County Association of School Administrators and the Macomb Association of Curriculum Administrators. 

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A major plan to bring a minor league hockey team to St. Clair Shores is set to come before City Council next month, with a proposal to improve Civic Arena at minimal cost to the city.

Council heard a proposal from Recreation Sports Manager Gina Rheaume and franchisees from the Federal Hockey League at a March 14 study session to bring a minor league hockey team to the city to compete in the league, which will have eight teams guaranteed for the 2016-17 season. 

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

That’s the motto the city is following with regard to plans to build a skate park at Kyte Monroe Memorial Park on Harper Avenue. The city applied, and was rejected in 2015, for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to pay for half of the proposed $135,788 project. 

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In an effort to keep up with the changing pace of technology, City Council once again discussed ways to regulate a growing trend — the outlining of windows in LED lights.

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Stating that it would be used for training, standoffs and other situations, the city’s Police Department will request an armored military vehicle from the federal government.

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With a plan to fix up one of the city’s rental homes with money from the Community Development Block Grant program, the city planner told City Council members they had options when it came to making repairs to a house on Colony.

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Published March 23, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Although residents have approved a similar millage every few years since 2003, the proposal facing St. Clair Shores this August will have a few notable changes: namely, a higher millage rate and a lack of a guarantee of staffing levels in the ballot language.

The proposed language being put before voters Aug. 2 will call for up to 5 mills to be levied on residents for the next three years, beginning in 2017, to pay for police and fire operations in the city, an increase from the previous 2 mills levied.

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Published March 23, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ford was just beginning to ramp up production of personal vehicles in 1946, after a break to make tanks and military vehicles during World War II, when Roy O’Brien Ford opened its doors on the corner of Nine Mile and Mack.

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Published March 23, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After spending decades in the district, even helping to open one of its schools, South Lake Schools Superintendent Pamela Balint will retire at the end of the 2016 school year.

Balint began working in South Lake as a teacher in 1993 and worked with a group of other teachers to open the Koepsell Education Center in 1996 as a William Glasser Quality School. She went on to become principal of the school, and then curriculum director of the district before being named superintendent six years ago.

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Published March 23, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A house dating back nearly a century that is in falling-down disrepair will be torn down with help from the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority.

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Published March 21, 2016

Michigan State Police are investigating a crash that shut down Interstate 94 during the afternoon of March 18.

Troopers were sent to eastbound I-94 just east of 11 Mile Road around 12:30 p.m. that day, where the driver told them that road debris went through the windshield and injured the passenger. He also told police that he and the passenger had just purchased heroin in Detroit.

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Published March 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — You can either head past the second star to the right and straight on till morning, or you can head to Civic Arena March 18-20 to get a taste of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Neverland.

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Published March 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city of St. Clair Shores received the results of a voluntary lead and copper test of its water, and they were even better than the 2014 results, which were still under action guidelines.

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Published March 16, 2016

METRO DETROIT — For some, it’s a rite of passage. For others, a family tradition.

But if your child has special needs, does that mean summer camp is out of the question? 

No, according to local experts, who say summer camp has a lot to offer children who develop differently than their peers.

The Judson Center’s Autism Connections program offers summer programming for children ages 4-21 in Southfield and Royal Oak.

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Published March 14, 2016

DETROIT — A former St. Clair Shores Police sergeant will spend six months in the Wayne County Jail for the misdemeanor charge of willful neglect of duty in connection with a July 2013 incident in Detroit.

“The episode and conduct of Mr. Notoriano ... was nothing less than vigilante justice. It may make for Hollywood box office winners, but it’s a loser in real life and it’s a disaster for police officers to perform in that function,” Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny said March 14.

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Published March 10, 2016

Police found the body of a Clinton Township woman in a submerged car in Lake St. Clair the afternoon of March 9.

St. Clair Shores Police said they were alerted by a third party to a vehicle submerged in the water behind 200 Shoreclub Drive in between boat wells around 3:06 p.m. March 9. When officers and the Fire Department arrived, they found an older blue Honda Civic between the seawall and an empty boat well. Inside was the deceased body of a woman in her 20s.

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Published March 9, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Many tools are needed to create an artistic masterpiece, from a canvas to paint to brushes and more. And very important, yet sometimes overlooked — an easel to hold the work steady while the artist creates.

Sometimes, however, a regular easel just doesn’t do the job.

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Published March 9, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a proponent of assistance to veterans and families of service members, Bryan Mazey has been named the grand marshal of the 64th St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade. 

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Published March 9, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It may seem early, but the St. Clair Shores Easter Egg Hunt is right around the corner.

For the first time, though, the event will be held the day before Easter — on a Saturday — instead of on the actual holiday. This year’s hunt is at noon March 26 at Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave. 

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Published March 9, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With this month containing a holiday perhaps best known for its connections to alcohol, it may not be a surprise to see more St. Clair Shores police on patrol in March.

“This month is drunk driving awareness month,” said Traffic Sgt. Jenna Conrad. “We will be conducting OWI (operating while under the influence) enforcement periods throughout the entire month of March.”

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