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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 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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Published June 24, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The annual Pre-Fourth of July Festival in the Park will once again end with a bang, with fireworks lighting up the skies over Civic Center Park. But there will be plenty of other things to check out before the night reaches its explosive conclusion.  

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Published June 21, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As part of a bond issue passed in May 2017, a new $59 million middle school will be built at the rear of the Orchard Lake Middle School property, 6000 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield. That work begins this summer, with a formal groundbreaking planned for August or September.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Those curious about the inner workings of city government and how they can get involved will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about it firsthand during the upcoming Madison Heights Citizens Academy.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The greenhouse attached to Lamphere High School is finding new use as a learning space for special needs students.   The Lamphere Adult Transition Program, or LATP, is a post-secondary life skills and vocational program that serves young adults ages 18-26 with a development disability or cognitive impairment who reside in the Lamphere school district and who have not received a high school diploma.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The milkweed plant was once banned in the city of Madison Heights, but is now allowed following an ordinance amendment that recognizes its role in sustaining pollinator insect populations — most notably that of the monarch butterfly.

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Published June 13, 2019

WALLED LAKE — Each of the high schools in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools district is celebrating students who have attained the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout.

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