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Brendan Losinski

C&G Staff Reporter – Eastsider and Advertiser Times


Staff Writer Brendan Losinski covers Eastpointe, Roseville, Harper Woods and Northeast Detroit. Brendan has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2016 and graduated from Oakland University.

Published May 17, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The Groves High School forensics team took home the Michigan state forensics title with a win at the state finals at Eastern Michigan University April 28 and 29.

Four members of the team — senior Kendall Hall, senior Halle Tilotti, junior Victoria Lurz and sophomore Lauren Emerick — placed first in their individual categories at states.

Forensics is an often-overlooked high school activity, but many regard it as one of the most intellectually challenging and rewarding programs.

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Published May 12, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods police arrested two juvenile suspects late last month following a series of break-ins in Harper Woods.

The break-ins took place during the course of two days, with the suspects allegedly breaking into three homes and attempting to enter two more. None of the residents were home during the incidents.

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Published May 12, 2017

Detroit-area residents and officials gathered at Grand Circus Park May 12 to celebrate the opening of the QLINE trolley system on Woodward Avenue.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — On May 4, Pope Francis in Rome announced that Father Solanus Casey, the Franciscan monk and Detroit-area icon, would be beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.

Beatification marks a critical step on the road to sainthood, and the person involved is called “blessed” by God. It is a rare honor bestowed by the church, as it requires a miracle to be attributed to the individual.

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Published May 11, 2017

DETROIT — The Solanus Casey Center, a pillar of the Detroit community aimed at assisting the homeless and those in need, will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 24.

Called the “Nourishing the Soul Pasta Fellowship Dinner,” it will be the center’s only 2017 fundraiser. The event will consist of a Mass at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel at 4 p.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner at the Solanus Casey Center itself.

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Published May 10, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — Several Beverly Hills residents are asking the Village Council to consider changes to village ordinances that would allow people to own chickens on property in the community.

Currently, the village prohibits any animals classified as livestock from being kept on residential property.

However, some residents say that allowing a small number of chickens to be owned on residential property would provide numerous benefits for families and the area as a whole.

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Published May 10, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Fifteen students from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills came home as the winning team at the Michigan Science Olympiad, an annual competition where teams of high school students compete in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math related subjects.

The state competition took place April 29 at Michigan State University. This was the 35th state tournament and the 17th attended by International Academy’s team.

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Published May 3, 2017

HARPER WOODS — A recent hot topic of discussion in the Harper Woods community, both in and out of City Council meetings, has been how to best address the issue of panhandling.

Many residents have long complained that the number of panhandlers begging for money reflects poorly on a community trying to rebuild and improve itself, while others want to ensure that poverty in the area is handled in a respectful and sympathetic manner regarding those living on the streets. 

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — More than 800 volunteers descended on Belle Isle April 22 for Earth Day to keep the Detroit jewel beautiful and trash-free.

The event was called Keep Belle Isle Beautiful, and its goal was trash and debris removal from the park and its numerous public areas. It was organized by the Belle Isle Conservancy and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which both oversee the island.

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — On April 20, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron blessed a new property expansion for the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

For more than a century, the institution at the corner of Linwood Street and Chicago Boulevard has been a pillar of the Detroit community through good times and bad. Those involved in the blessing said this is a sign that the city is entering into good times. 

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Published May 3, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club is inviting the public to attend a fundraising gala to support its historic clubhouse on Belle Isle.

A fixture in Detroit for nearly a century, the clubhouse will host the fundraiser, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, in the clubhouse’s ballroom. 

The purpose of the event is the preservation of the architecturally and historically significant building.

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Published May 3, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — On Sunday, May 21, Birmingham Covington School will host the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Youth Mental Health Conference and Resource Expo, an event that will focus on improving the mental health of children by teaching parents and professionals how to address a variety of topics.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on issues that are geared toward parents, caregivers and community members in the morning, and toward educators and mental health professionals in the afternoon.

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Published May 3, 2017

FRANKLIN — The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational is fast approaching, and the Franklin tradition is offering a special treat this year: tickets to the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational will take place Monday, June 12, at the Franklin Country Club in Franklin, and it is organized by the Jewish Sports Foundation.

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Published April 27, 2017

DETROIT — Seventeen-year-old Tyler Tate, the last of four suspects charged in connection to the 2015 murder of 17-year-old Tyrell Lane, was sentenced to serve no less than 40 years in prison.

The sentence was rendered April 24 in the courtroom of Judge Kevin Cox, in the 3rd Circuit Court in Detroit.

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Published April 27, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts is hosting its 80th annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition, a display of art created by students attending Detroit Public Schools.

Students from 18 schools submitted ceramics, collages, drawings, videos, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, sculptures and other works to a jury of local artists, retired Detroit Public Schools educators and DIA staff, who selected the nearly 400 pieces included in the show.

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