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K. Michelle Moran

C&G Staff Reporter – Grosse Pointe Times

Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Department personnel from police and dispatching operations were acknowledged for going above and beyond the call of duty during 2018, as the city distributed merit awards at a March 11 Farms City Council meeting.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For lifesaving, firefighting and exceptional police work, Grosse Pointe Shores officials recognized several public safety officers with awards during a March 19 City Council meeting.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — If you need an excuse to start your spring cleaning, a good one is just around the corner. The annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 in the parking lot of Grosse Pointe Shores’ lakefront Osius Park, at 800 Lake Shore Road.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The people have spoken, and officials say they’ve heard them.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The latest chapter of developments at Kerby Field will improve both aesthetics and safety, city leaders say.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After a year and a half of marketing hasn’t produced any buyers, officials with the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority are switching to a new real estate broker for their long-vacant incinerator property in Clinton Township.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A landmark local business is moving — but not far. Jerry’s Club Party Store, at 381 Kercheval Ave., will be relocating to 383 Kercheval, the building next door. As Robert Ertzbischoff, of Grosse Pointe Construction, which is undertaking renovations on the new location, pointed out, it’s only 1 foot — and one wall — away from the current space.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Theatre’s latest show is “Shrek the Musical,” a theatrical production based on the popular book and animated film. But while “Shrek” is certainly family-friendly, you don’t need to be a kid — or bring one — to enjoy it.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Two local college students are putting their mutual love of running to good use. Julia Roarty and Anna Piccione, both of Grosse Pointe Park, are members of the University of Michigan Running Club, or MRun. The students, both college juniors, will be taking part in MRun’s 11th annual Race Across Michigan March 23.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — A slightly different twist on the typical business sign needed to get the greenlight from the Grosse Pointe City Council. Because the owners of Benoit Real Estate Co., at 17712 Mack Ave., wanted backlighting on their logo — to be placed near the front entrance, facing Mack — the council had to review and approve the proposed sign.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — It’s a bit too cold right now to be thinking about swimming, but Grosse Pointe City officials are already preparing for the summer season at Neff Park.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Rezoning of Mack Avenue, work on new facilities, creation of a new city website and addressing projected financial challenges are among the tasks the Grosse Pointe City Council is expected to tackle this year.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — St. Patrick’s Day 1975 was just an ordinary day for Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department officer Kenneth Gordon Pine. The 30-year-old Pine, who had been with the department for five years, was conducting a traffic investigation in the area of Mack Avenue and Elizabeth Court around 10:20 p.m. March 17.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Let’s get the damn seawall built,” District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, said during a Feb. 19 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, paraphrasing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign catchphrase, “Let’s fix the damn roads.”

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Published March 8, 2019

CITY — In “Goodbye Toothless House,” her first full-length collection of poetry, Kelly Fordon explores the deceptively serene territory of modern suburbia and exposes dark, sometimes bitter undercurrents.

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