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Published July 16, 2012

Lincoln Park police arrested a man his possession of items connecting him to home invasions at the Windemere and Independence Green Apartments, near 10 Mile and Halsted, July 7.

In Lincoln Park, police had responded to a home invasion and attempted rape reported on Electric Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. A 64-year-old resident asleep on the couch in her living room with the front door open and the screen door locked woke as the suspect came through the screen door, then got on top of her and told her not to scream.

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Published July 11, 2012

FARMINGTON — By the end of this month, the Downtown Development Authority will likely own Dimitri’s Restaurant, and more importantly, its parking lot.

For a long time, city leaders on the DDA and the City Council have grappled with supplying enough public parking downtown. Some argue that the lack of public parking hurts businesses and discourages new investment. Employees at downtown businesses have complained that there isn’t enough parking for them near their workplaces.

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Published July 11, 2012

Those who love pageantry and personality will want to be at Farmington Civic Theater at 7 p.m. July 18 for the Miss Farmington Pageant.

This year’s contest attracted eight young women from Farmington and Farmington Hills who hope to wear the crown and represent the two cities for the next 12 months.

The contestants have already helped at community events, and as they prepare for the big day, they will make more appearances this week, including helping at the Gov. Warner Mansion porch party at 7 p.m. July 12.

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Published July 11, 2012

FARMINGTON — In order to prevent a repeat of the 2008-09 school year, which caused the state to cite the district for disproportionately suspending and/or expelling black students eligible for special education services, Farmington Public Schools continues to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Support.

The citation required the district to set aside about $365,000 in federal special education funds during the next two years to design a system to end student referrals to special education that are rooted in behavioral problems as reflected in the suspensions.

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Published July 9, 2012

Police are investigating numerous break-ins that occurred in occupied apartments July 7.

Two incidents occurred at Windemere Apartments, near Halstead and Grand River, and two in the neighboring Independence Green Apartments, all during the early morning, within a short period of time of each other.

“We’re thinking within a couple of hours,” said Farmington Hills Police Cmdr. Matt Koehn.

The Farmington Hills investigation is ongoing, and there has been a potentially significant development.

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Published July 3, 2012

No one was injured when a fire broke out at the Freedom Village Apartments, on Freedom Road, west of Orchard Lake Road, early July 3.

The Fire Department received the first call about the fire at approximately 5:30 a.m. Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Bersche said that an off-duty Southfield firefighter noticed the fire, called 911 and started knocking on doors to alert residents at the complex.

“There are no injuries to either civilians or firefighters. We’re very thankful for that,” Bersche said.

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Published July 3, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — With new state laws making firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles that shoot shells up to 1.75 inches in diameter legal to sell and use this year, Fire Chief Corey Bartsch used the June 25 City Council meeting to update the council and ask residents to be careful.

“They’re legal now, but I’m asking the public to please make sure that you’re properly supervising each other. Don’t let the kids touch the fireworks. Leave it to an adult,” said Bartsch.

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Published July 3, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS — On the hottest day of the year (so far), Laura Vogel and Michael Ellis had the coolest possible wedding ceremony for their friends and family.

Avid hockey players, Vogel and Ellis met on the rink at Suburban Ice Farmington Hills, on Freeway Park Drive, near 10 Mile and Grand River. They are regular participants in The Breakfast Club, a 6 a.m. skills class that puts players through drills.

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Published July 3, 2012

Hughes

FARMINGTON HILLS — Lt. Denny Hughes must have done something right during his 31 years with the Fire Department.

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Published July 3, 2012

Culbertson

FARMINGTON HILLS — Quinn Culbertson, who graduated from Harrison High School last month, is the Farmington Public Schools’ iron man.

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Published June 27, 2012

FARMINGTON — Staff members involved in designing the Farmington Public Schools’ new teacher evaluations stressed that the evaluations will make teachers, and subsequently the district, better June 19.

Almost a year ago, the state Legislature passed laws making teacher performance the defining factor in staffing reductions, demoting tenure to a tiebreaker when all other factors are equal. The new regulations mandate that student growth account for 25 percent of a teacher’s evaluation in the 2013-14 school year, and 50 percent beginning in 2015-16.

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Published June 27, 2012

As many at the Village Green Cos. corporate office on Northwestern Highway wrapped up a busy workweek June 22, they found time to bring their four-legged friends to work for a good cause.

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Published June 27, 2012

FARMINGTON — Residents are not allowed to keep chickens in the city after the City Council elected not to pass an ordinance amendment that would have established rules allowing chickens as pets.

Last spring, the City Council passed a new animal ordinance that more clearly defined which animals are allowed and which are prohibited. That ordinance defined chickens as livestock, and the measure bans all livestock.

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Published June 27, 2012

A couple of gardening feats caught some attention in the two communities last week.

Farmington Public Works employee Jack West and seasonal employee Adam Perry recently planted flowers depicting a large American flag in the traffic island where Warner Street splits with Shiawassee Road, just west of Shiawassee Park. The flag is in full bloom now.

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Published June 21, 2012

FARMINGTON — A majority of the Farmington Public Schools Board of Education seemed to favor a budget approach different this year from the cuts made in past years.

The budget laying out the district’s 2012-13 course already might be adopted at this point, as administrators planned to ask the board to approve the budget June 19, after press time. State law requires the board to adopt its budget by June 30.

Mary Reynolds, the district’s business director, outlined some of the budget’s basics during a June 12 meeting.

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