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Andy Kozlowski

C&G Staff Reporter – Madison-Park News


Staff Writer Andy Kozlowski covers Madison Heights, Hazel Park, Madison District Public Schools, Lamphere Public Schools and Hazel Park Public Schools for the Madison-Park News.

Published July 19, 2019

ORCHARD LAKE — An award-winning art show will sweep through West Bloomfield Township the last weekend of July, bringing with it more than 100 artists and their all-original works.

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Published July 12, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council is raising awareness for those with dementia and their caregivers, making Madison Heights what the Michigan Dementia Coalition calls a “dementia-friendly community.”  

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Published July 12, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has found itself at odds with two major contractors in recent months. The city is still receiving complaints about the service of its waste hauler, Green for Life Environmental (GFL), leading some on the council to suggest that now might be the time to start considering other options.

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Published July 11, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The police departments of West Bloomfield and Orchard Lake are teaming up with Kroger for a food drive benefiting a half-dozen charities.

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Published July 9, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — There’s a special election in West Bloomfield Township next month, which officials say is critically important to funding nearly 70 percent of the police officers, firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers in the community. The same election will also decide the continued development of the township’s safety path.

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Published July 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights is considering the development of a luxury senior living community on Dequindre Road, between 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads. The proposal, by developer Cypress Partners, is for a 120-unit housing development that includes affordable options for moderate- and low-income individuals, to be constructed across three parcels located at 30021, 30031 and 30071 Dequindre Road.

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Published July 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has hired a contractor to install a new playscape at Wildwood Park, something that has been in the works for two years. A state grant is helping to pay for part of the project, which will have accessibility features for children with disabilities.  

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Published July 5, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Once the site of Hazel Park Raceway, the Tri-County Commerce Center at the corner of Dequindre and 10 Mile roads has drawn such tenants as an Amazon distribution center, automotive supplier Bridgewater Interiors, and an LG Electronics plant building electric batteries for use in the Chevy Bolt.

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Published June 27, 2019

HAZEL PARK — This year’s summer reading program is space-themed at the Hazel Park District Library, and there is programming to match, including astronaut training and a chance to build and launch your own rocket ship. Fans of “Star Wars” should also take note, with one event dedicated entirely to adventures a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Art Board has been building momentum in the community with one head-turning project after another — the most recent being an outdoor mural that spans all four walls of the Jaycee shelter building at Civic Center Park, with imagery that celebrates the power of the imagination.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — During the general election Nov. 5, there will be a proposal on the ballot asking residents to approve a general charter millage increase. If approved, the millage will help bolster public safety services in the city by hiring additional personnel in police, fire and emergency medical services. The millage will also improve quality-of-life programs such as the library, parks, recreation, economic development and downtown development.

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Published June 26, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield Township continues to be a popular destination for senior citizens — so much so that the township board previously had to issue a moratorium on the opening of new senior living facilities there due to an oversaturated market.

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Published June 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Despite a steady rise in home market values, current homeowners in Hazel Park will only see their city tax bills increase by about 2 percent in fiscal year 2019-20, which begins July 1. 

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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — For the last five years, Oakland County Parks has held a popular outdoor event called Come Out and Play at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield. But this year it will be closer to home in Madison Heights.

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Published June 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Officials for Hazel Park Public Schools recently announced that the district has hit another milestone on the road to eliminating its deficit. 

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