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Brian Louwers

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly


Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Published July 26, 2021

WARREN — A Warren man jailed last fall after a series of alleged hate crimes perpetrated against a Black family has pleaded no contest to a list of charges including ethnic intimidation, malicious destruction of property and related weapons offenses.

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Published July 16, 2021

WARREN — Developers, financial advisers and administration officials, including Mayor Jim Fouts, appeared before the City Council on July 15 to present plans for the long discussed and anticipated Warren Town Center development.

The proposed plans call for an initial $30 million in bonds to leverage another $140 million in investments from developers in the Civic Center north of 12 Mile Road, adjacent to City Hall and across Van Dyke Avenue from the General Motors Technical Center. Warren’s Downtown Development Authority would supply the land and bond for initial “gap funding” to start the project.

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Published July 14, 2021

WARREN — A “bad landlord” with dozens of outstanding tickets for blight at several properties was reportedly arrested by Warren police on July 8 after a “24-hour stakeout” at a rental home on Hudson Avenue, west of Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published July 14, 2021

CENTER LINE — Mary Ann Zielinski’s love of the city of Center Line and her dedication to serving its residents were clear during her three decades of elected service.

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Published July 13, 2021

CENTER LINE — If something was happening in Center Line, James Reid was there. A retired member of the UAW, he followed city politics for a decade before he was named to a seat at the City Council table in 2015, when Bob Binson was appointed mayor following the death of David Hanselman. Reid ran for the seat in 2019 and won election to his first full term as a city councilman. He was also named the city’s mayor pro tem. Reid, 71, died early on July 12 at Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren.

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Published July 9, 2021

WARREN — The blast and resulting fire that obliterated a condo and destroyed several others, left one man dead and 20 families without homes on the Fourth of July had all the hallmarks of a natural gas explosion, officials said.

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Published July 9, 2021

WARREN/CENTER LINE — The parents of Preston Singleton, their family members, friends and supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil on July 2 to celebrate his young life not far from where it was taken from him, at the corner of Stephens Road and Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published June 26, 2021

WARREN — Warren’s historic Bunert one-room schoolhouse has seen a lot of days, and it has seen better days.

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Published June 25, 2021

WARREN — The idea of getting a group of women leaders together grew from a conversation between Warren City Councilwoman Angela Rogensues and City Treasurer Lorie Barnwell last summer.

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Published June 24, 2021

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts said the city weathered the coronavirus storm and met a list of challenges to continue serving residents through hard work by city employees and partnerships with colleges, businesses and nonprofits. 

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Published June 23, 2021

WARREN/CENTER LINE — There was no stopping the Run Warren 5K and Cruisin’ 53 cruise, parade and car show along Van Dyke Avenue this year.

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Published June 22, 2021

CENTER LINE — Center Line has its budget approved for the coming fiscal year, and they’re also getting a better idea of what the influx of cash from medical and recreational marijuana facilities doing business in the city will look like going forward.

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Published June 22, 2021

CENTER LINE — The 2021 Center Line Independence Festival was one for the books.

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Published June 16, 2021

CENTER LINE — A morning fire on June 16 sent a cloud of smoke from the roof of Taylor Door Co. skyward and brought emergency crews from Center Line, Warren and the Detroit Arsenal to the business on 10 Mile Road, east of Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published June 15, 2021

WARREN — Racist comments on Facebook allegedly made by an off-duty officer are at the center of an internal investigation by the Warren Police Department, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer confirmed on June 15.

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