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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 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 9, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In our corner of the cosmos, Earth is a miracle of sorts: a perfect storm of factors that allow life to cling to this bright blue marble spinning through space.

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Published May 9, 2019

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Voters in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools district approved a $316 million bond at the polls May 7.

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Published May 3, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The intersection of Middlebelt and Maple roads is scheduled for reconstruction into a roundabout, with work beginning next month.

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Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Last season, Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s softball team won the program’s 10th district title since 2004. But as special as that accomplishment was, it was what happened prior to postseason play that coach John Ploskonka still remembers.

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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 April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In his first year on the Madison Heights City Council, David Soltis arranged for a bus trip to Lansing for a rally on the lawn of the Capitol building, where senior citizens could enjoy a free boxed lunch, meet other seniors from across the state, tour the historical buildings and sit in on a legislative session, making themselves seen and heard by the policymakers whose decisions impact their quality of life.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In an emotional video provided by Michigan AAA to local schools getting ready for prom, a young man named Derrick Jenkins explains that in 2013, he was driving while intoxicated when he slammed into the back of a truck and, as he put it, his eyeballs popped out of his head like a cartoon character. He hadn’t even traveled a mile before he crashed.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Earth Day was April 22, but we’re still living on this bright blue marble spinning through space. So why not continue to be good stewards of the world we call home? That’s what the Madison Heights City Council asked of residents during its regular meeting April 22, when the seven members unanimously passed a resolution in honor of Earth Day.

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Published April 26, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — A nonprofit in Hazel Park plans to engage the community this spring and summer with several programs meant to deepen one’s appreciation for the wonders of nature.

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Published April 25, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A West Bloomfield man with multiple sclerosis and his team of four families affected by the disease raised $70,000 for the Walk MS event at Comerica Park in Detroit April 13, making them the top fundraising team.

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