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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published February 16, 2012

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A number of city streets are going to be seen in a whole new light.

DTE Community Lighting Group will be installing about 266 new LED lights in the cobra-head streetlight fixtures this year, said city officials at a Feb. 6 City Council meeting.

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Published February 16, 2012

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — When it comes to joining in with the Park and City for a single public safety department, Farms officials are saying thanks, but no thanks for now.

At a Feb. 6 City Council meeting, the council informally agreed on a letter — to be signed by Farms Mayor James Farquhar — to Grosse Pointe City officials declining their invitation to become part of a consolidated department.

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Published February 16, 2012

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The first of the city’s Public Safety Department union contracts has finally been settled.

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Published February 16, 2012

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — As of 2011, 5.4 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds of them — 3.4 million — women, according to the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.

It’s the sixth leading cause of death in this country, and the fifth leading cause of death for those ages 65 and over. By age 65, one of every eight Americans has it, and by age 85, it’s nearly one of every two. And it’s the only one of the country’s top 10 causes of death for which there is no cure or prevention.

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Published February 12, 2012

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Troubled by recent media reports implying that murdered marketing executive and mother Jane Bashara may have been unfaithful to her husband, Bob Bashara — a “person of interest” in the case, according to police — her siblings and parents issued a statement Feb. 10 attesting to her strong moral character.

The statement, in part, reads:

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Published February 8, 2012

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She may not be quite as well known as David Griem, Bob Bashara’s attorney, but Detroit lawyer Susan F. Reed — the court-appointed attorney for Joseph Gentz — is a seasoned legal professional in her own right.

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Published February 8, 2012

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The weather outside was more delightful than frightful Feb. 4, and that was more than fine with the folks attending the annual Chilly-Fest winter festival at Windmill Pointe and Patterson parks.

“Last year, it was snowing like a banshee, and we didn’t last long,” said Park mom Tricia Hexter, who was on hand with her kids, ages 3, 6 and 9. She was among the many parents who were thrilled to be at the festival on a milder than normal February day.

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Published February 8, 2012

DETROIT — The voices in “The Exonerated” — a play by Erik Jenson and Jessica Blank — are the actual recollections of people falsely accused and imprisoned for crimes.

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Published February 8, 2012

GROSSE POINTE CITY — City leaders know they don’t exactly have money to throw away. So, they were especially pleased when they learned that they could get a grant for a new refuse truck — a major purchase.

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Published February 8, 2012

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Published February 8, 2012

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GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For new Public Safety Director John J. Schulte, there has been no gradual transition into the job.

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Published February 3, 2012

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As of the afternoon of Feb. 3, there had still been no arrests or charges issued with regard to the murder of Park resident Jane Bashara, whose body was discovered in her vehicle in an eastside Detroit alley Jan. 25.

Public Safety Chief David Hiller released a statement in a press release that read: “Our job as investigators is to prove facts beyond a reasonable doubt. In doing so, we must conduct a thorough and complete investigation. As a result, we are not going to answer any specific questions regarding the ongoing investigation.”

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Published February 3, 2012

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Attorney David Griem expressed confidence that his client, Bob Bashara, was not responsible for the murder of Jane Bashara, and pointed to a more likely possible suspect: a handyman named “Joe” who was allegedly engaged in a financial dispute with Bob Bashara.

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Published February 2, 2012

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It seems not everyone is eager to be part of a reality television show.

For the residents of the normally quiet, tree-lined Middlesex Road, the glare of the media spotlight stemming from the Jane Bashara murder case has been harsh and unwelcome.

Neighbors have lived with a string of news trucks, reporters and photographers virtually camped out in front of the Bashara home since the story broke Jan. 25, and more than a few of them aren’t happy about it.

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Published February 1, 2012

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Whether or not the weather cooperates, Winterfest on the Hill is a go.

Free and open to anyone, the community event will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, along Kercheval in Grosse Pointe Farms in the Hill business district, which runs from Moran to Fisher.

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