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Published January 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Celebrating communities of “faith, knowledge and service,” local Catholic schools will highlight their efforts during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

“Each day we have special events planned ... celebrating who we are and why our school is special,” said Julie DeGrez, principal of St. Germaine Catholic School in St. Clair Shores. “We’re able to learn about and practice our faith every single day.

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While you can easily catch them at the zoo or in a bird show, it still seems to surprise residents when they spot the symbol of the country hanging around a local field or backyard.

“We were driving down Jefferson and we looked at this bird. ... We ran back home and she got her camera. These pictures were amazing,” said Cathy Sitek, of St. Clair Shores. 

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Looking to launch children into early literacy and language development, the St. Clair Shores Public Library has started a program aiming to help expose children to “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

“We’re excited to do this to promote early literacy and reading with your child as early as birth,” said Youth Services Librarian Liz Drewek. “It all helps.”

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council unanimously approved the purchase of several vehicles for the Department of Public Works, replacing trucks that were more than a decade old.

A new Skid Steer was approved to replace a 1998 vehicle with 1,800 hours logged in use that has a broken gear box, which controls the hydraulics on the front of the machine.

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation eliminating straight-ticket voting, local clerks and lawmakers say they hope the state is prepared for the consequences.

St. Clair Shores City Clerk Mary Kotowski said that Michigan has one of the longest ballots in the country on even-year elections, which can include votes for the president, U.S. senators and Congress representatives, boards of education, state lawmakers and more. 

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Did you enjoy all of the Christmas presents you received this year? Or were there some that were nice, but just not quite what you were hoping for?

If there were, the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center could be the place for you.

New this year, the center is hosting a “regift raffle” fundraiser for the Senior Center of the Shores (SCOTS) board, which supports expenses at the center like new audio/visual equipment, furniture and decorations for parties and events. 

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Published January 19, 2016

Community groups, residents and lawmakers are joining together to help those who have unsafe water flowing through their taps.

“We are really just a group of concerned citizens that wanted to do something to help the families of Flint, Michigan during their water crisis,” said state Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More than two years after a mixed-breed dog who allegedly lunged at police officers was shot by an officer, a federal district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the city of St. Clair Shores and the officers involved will be dismissed.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Continuing a trend extending back more than a decade, City Council unanimously rejected a proposed raise from the Compensation Commission at the Jan. 4 City Council meeting.

Reflecting that “most of us don’t sit here for the money,” council members once again rejected a proposed 2.5 percent increase in compensation from the commission, which meets at the end of odd years to decide recommendations for council salaries for the following two years.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Within the next year, all three pumps at the Alger Pump Station, which discharges stormwater to the Milk River, should be operational for the first time in years.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the first year since the decades-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) was replaced by the M-STEP test for students in grades 3-8, local districts say results from the 2015 test show a good first effort on the test.

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Published January 11, 2016

It was a media metropolis at the beginning of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

A daylong event open to media members kicked off around 7 a.m. and concluded at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Cobo Center. Those associated with various car brands made keynote presentations: Chrysler, Chevrolet, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai and Kia.

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Published January 8, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 5 signed legislation eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan.

Senate Bill 13, which was sponsored by state Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, updates state election law and disallows constituents from voting for single parties with the check of one box in polling places.

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Published January 6, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb Community College is one of three educational institutions nationwide that will receive grant money from the Kresge Foundation’s new education program.

The Kresge Foundation, based in Troy, is an organization that works to expand opportunities to low-income individuals in America’s cities. The foundation promotes post-secondary access and success for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ready for winter? The city of St. Clair Shores is.

Despite December temperatures that spent more time in the 50s than in the 30s, Department of Public Works Director Bryan Babcock said his department is ready whenever the snow really does start to fly on a regular basis.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While 2015 brought a new seawall to Blossom Heath Park and renovations at Blossom Heath Inn, a veritable building boom is expected for the city this year.

Mayor Kip Walby said construction will begin in 2016 on the new St. Mary’s nursing care and rehabilitation facility on the site of the old Chapoton Apartments, which were torn down in 2015.

“That was exciting; that was an eyesore for many years,” Walby said of the apartments’ demolition.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Plans are proceeding for a new theme restaurant to be built on the site of the former Linda’s Place on Harper Avenue at Nine Mile Road.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Growing up in St. Clair Shores with a musical father, it’s no surprise that local twins are devoting their lives to making music and sharing it with others.

Mark and Jon Lebiecki are 24-year-old twin brothers who graduated from Lake Shore High School in 2009. The next year, they got together with their friend Brian Fraser to form an alternative/punk band called Undesirable People.

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Published January 5, 2016

A 45-year-old man is in custody on charges of unarmed robbery in connection with an alleged attack in July against a Korean War veteran in his own front yard.

It was around 8:40 a.m. July 30 when St. Clair Shores Police received a call that an 80-year-old man had been robbed in the 28000 block of Larchmont. Harold Mackey was cutting his lawn that morning when police say Ricardo Benyard, of Detroit, allegedly came up from behind him, hit him on the back and forced him to the ground, then grabbed Mackey’s wallet out of his back pocket.

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Published December 30, 2015

With the death of a city councilman, construction that closed Harper Avenue and new city groups that brought out hundreds of people this summer, there was a lot to talk about this year in St. Clair Shores. Here, we take a look back at the top stories of 2015 and pass along some updates.

Construction in the city

The city received good news in July that the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center had been approved for a loan from the federal government to finance renovations.

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