Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun

Published November 5, 2014

METRO DETROIT — If you’re still trying to bring your home back to its condition prior to the record rainfall and flooding Aug. 11, or facing any other home repair, take a second to look at the credentials of the people you hire to help you, according to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.

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Published November 5, 2014

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Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Nov. 4, beating Republican Christina Barr for U.S. House District 14, to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial election results from the Michigan Department of State, Lawrence received 165,116 votes, and Barr received 41, 801 votes.

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Published November 5, 2014

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Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Nov. 4, beating Republican Christina Barr for U.S. House District 14, to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial election results from the Michigan Department of State, Lawrence received 165,116 votes, and Barr received 41, 801 votes.

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Published November 4, 2014

On Election Day, voters were asked whether they approve a $99 million bond to improve the city’s streets and roads. They said yes.

According to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division, 17,913 people, or 65.01 percent, voted yes, and 9,642 residents, or 34.99 percent, voted no. 27,555 votes were cast.

The money will be used to improve the condition of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage systems by paving, repaving, reconstructing and improving streets, according to the city.

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Published November 4, 2014

Southfield City Councilman Jeremy Moss is celebrating a victory after winning the race for state House District 35.

Democrat Moss beat Robert Brim, a Republican, with 82.55 percent, or 31,659 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Elections Division.

“It’s really a testament to a huge Democratic base in Southfield that really wants to move this state in a different direction than it has been moving in the last four years,” Moss said.

Brim received 16.88 percent, or 6,473 votes.

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Published October 29, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Residents and city officials gathered in the council chambers at the Southfield Municipal Complex Oct. 21 to discuss the street improvement bond proposal that is on the Nov. 4 ballot.

On election day, voters will be asked whether they approve a $99 million bond that will be used to improve the city’s streets and roads.

The money would be used to improve the condition of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage systems by paving, repaving, reconstructing and improving streets, according to the city.

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Published October 29, 2014

DETROIT — Cassundra Fitch isn’t dreaming anymore.

Fitch, who grew up in Lathrup Village, will be kicking off America’s Thanksgiving Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 with her new song, “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming.”

Detroit-area music producer and writer Dan Yessian, founder of Yessian Music in Farmington Hills, wrote the song specifically for the parade. Yessian Music in Farmington Hills employs around 30 people and has over 100 freelance songwriters.

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Published October 29, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect after an altercation Oct. 17.

According to the Crime Prevention Bureau’s weekly crime report, at around 9:54 p.m., a man told police, he and his friends were sitting in his car in the 25000 block of Briarbank Avenue when a man approached their vehicle.

The suspect allegedly pistol whipped the victim and stole his cellphone, the victim told police. 

A second cellphone was taken from another occupant of the vehicle, and the victim saw that the suspect had a handgun.

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Published October 29, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Driving down John R, have you ever wondered who John R actually was? Or who or what is a Beaubien?

To answer these questions and more, the Southfield Public Library, located at 26300 Evergreen Road,  will hold a discussion on Detroit’s unique street names at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the library meeting room.

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Published October 29, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Some companies like to donate money to universities. Others donate trucks.

In an Oct. 8 ceremony, Westport, a natural gas engine and vehicle engineering company,  donated a bi-fuel Ford F-250 truck that can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas to Lawrence Technological University.

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Published October 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — A woman home alone heard a noise around 9 a.m. Oct. 12 that she thought was an animal on the west side of her home in the 17000 block of Mount Vernon.

A few moments later, the doorbell rang. The woman told police that she did not ask who it was or announce in any way that she was home. When the doorbell rang a second time, she remained silent.

After the ringing stopped, the woman told police, she attempted to go back to sleep. Soon afterward, she heard another noise near the back of the home and got out of bed to investigate. 

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Published October 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Hops, lagers, malts, porters, meads, ales, ciders — to beer lovers, those words are life.

Southfield Parks and Recreation Department brewed up some fun at the Brew at the Burgh event, held at the Burgh Historical Park, located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, Oct. 16.

Under a tent on the lawn of the Burgh, the Halloween-themed event featured 12 craft beer varieties to sample, as well as wings from Wing*Stop of Southfield, hot dogs, brats and nachos.

A DJ and a dance floor were available for attendees to enjoy.

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Published October 22, 2014

OAKLAND COUNTY — After halving infant mortality rates in Oakland County’s African-American community, the county is being recognized by the Michigan Association of Local Public Health Associations and was given the 2014 Public Health Community Achievement Award.

According to a statement by the county, from 2000-02, the death rate among African-American infants was 21 per 1,000 live births in Oakland County. This figure was reported as four times higher than the Caucasian infant death rate of the same period.

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Published October 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — You don’t need to be on HGTV to have your yard recognized for its beauty.

On Oct. 6, the City of Southfield recognized over 50 homes, apartment complexes and condominiums for beautification efforts at the annual Community Pride Awards program.

Sponsored by Southfield’s Neighborhood and Information Center, a division of Community Relations, and the Southfield Parks and Garden Club, the awards granted all winners certificates of recognition, DVDs of the program and lawn signs heralding their awards.

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Published October 21, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — In conjunction with the Michigan Department of Human Services, the Southfield Human Services department now acts as a site for a new mobile outreach program.

The program, which runs 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, will serve residents in ZIP codes 48033 and 48034. It is located at the Burgh Historical Park, 26080 Berg Road.

A DHS mobile caseworker from Walled Lake will be available to answer questions and help low-income residents access and qualify for state benefits and services, including Medicaid, food, cash assistance, and other types of assistance.

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