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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A dip in the stock market or one’s bank account is usually a bad thing, but when it comes to crime, a reduction is positive. And a double-digit percentage drop is even better. So, Grosse Pointe City residents and officials have a lot to celebrate, given the results of the recently released 2018 public safety report, which shows that Index Crimes/Part I crimes — classified as more serious offenses — dropped by 21% between 2017 and 2018, falling from 105 reported incidents in 2017 to 82 last year.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — As Grosse Pointe Shores officials work on the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, they’re celebrating a special honor they recently received for their 2018-19 budget.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/GROSSE POINTE SHORES — She’s a longtime Grosse Pointe Woods City Council member who has been active in a number of other organizations in the Grosse Pointes and elsewhere, but it was a recent high honor that Vicki Granger received at her workplace that led to her recognition by the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — With U.S. border security consistently in the news, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters made sure to address the issue when he met with local leaders April 26. Peters, a Democrat, was the guest speaker at the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast at the Lochmoor Club. He was introduced by Chamber Chair J. Theodore Everingham, who provided a bit of background on the senator.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — If there’s an emergency, Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety officer Tony Spina is a person you want in your corner. Spina, who has been saluted for multiple lifesaving efforts, work on fire scenes and more, was recognized with the 2018 Director’s Award by Shores Public Safety Director John Schulte during an April 16 City Council meeting.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Local officials are hoping that an upcoming event will help protect residents in the ongoing battle against identity theft. Shred Day will take place from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. May 11 at Osius Park in Grosse Pointe Shores. It’s an opportunity for residents of all five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods to safely dispose of personal documents such as old taxes, receipts and bills.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — It’s been said that Michigan has two seasons — winter and road construction — and now Grosse Pointe City officials are gearing up for the latter. During an April 15 City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously in favor of a low bid from Shelby Township-based Florence Cement Co. to undertake 2019 roadwork.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Summer might be coming soon, but if you were thinking about spending the season setting off fireworks, you’re going to need to revise those plans if you’ll be in Grosse Pointe Shores. The city is one of many throughout the state — including Grosse Pointe City and Farms — to have adopted a more restrictive fireworks ordinance after the state Legislature made such an ordinance possible in December 2018.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Arbor Day in Grosse Pointe Shores is always a “tree-mendous” celebration, but as the city marks its 16th anniversary as a Tree City USA, city leaders hope even more residents will get involved.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — Whether there’s a restaurant you already love or a new one you’ve been meaning to try, Grosse Pointe Restaurant Week is a great excuse to dine out. From April 28 to May 4, eateries that serve up everything from sandwiches to steaks to sweet treats are participating in the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Grosse Pointe Restaurant Week.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Despite debuting on the stage in 1988 — almost 20 years before Twitter — “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” could be seen as a play for the Twitter age.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Tired of porch pirates swiping your online purchases? Outwit the crooks while supporting a worthy cause by shopping at Tau Beta Association’s 16th annual Spring Market.

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Published April 17, 2019

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DETROIT — His performances were canceled in 2014 and 2017 because of foul weather, but this year, Stanley Clarke seems to have come up with a way to outsmart Mother Nature: He’s the artist-in-residence for the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Taking care of an unexpected purchase now will save Grosse Pointe City money in the future.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — When it comes to crime, 2018 was another fairly quiet year in Grosse Pointe Shores. In the recently released 2018 crime report, Part I crimes, which are classified by the FBI as more serious offenses, fell from 15 incidents in 2017 to 10 in 2018. There were no robberies, burglaries, murders, rapes or arsons reported last year in the Shores.

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