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Published January 29, 2014

EASTPOINTE — With 2014 underway, the Michigan Military and Technical Museum is assembling its list of special events, activities and new exhibits for the upcoming months. Chris Causley, president of the Michigan Military and Technical Society, said that the museum just finished hosting the three-times-a-year Wargaming Weekend Jan. 17-18, where fans of tabletop wargames — like Advanced Squad Leader or Warhammer 40k — were able to play with other enthusiasts for more than a day straight. Read More

Published January 29, 2014

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — While Gov. Rick Snyder touted the work his administration has done with the state budget during his State of the State address, local officials were not happy with a lack of ideas on how to restore funding to schools and cities. In his speech, Snyder reported economic good news in the state while tasking the Legislature to act on new infrastructure spending and to come up with ways to keep communities from needing an emergency manager. For Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane, that was not enough. Read More

Published January 29, 2014

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MACOMB COUNTY — What should you do when the local library is running low on interesting books? Through a new library program, visiting other cities’ libraries is an option. Residents of the participating cities throughout the metro area, as well as the broader state of Michigan, can utilize the new MiLibrary program to check out printed materials at other participating libraries. Read More

Published January 29, 2014

ROSEVILLE — The Michigan State Police is investigating a serious-injury crash Jan. 20 on eastbound Interstate 94, at Masonic Boulevard, that left a 19-year-old Eastpointe man in critical condition. Read More

Published January 22, 2014

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council passed a resolution Jan. 7 to oppose a proposed long-term underground nuclear waste disposal site off Lake Huron in Canada.

In doing so, the city became the latest among roughly 30 governmental bodies — including the Michigan Senate and cities like Toledo, Windsor and Toronto — to publicly declare opposition to the project.

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Published January 22, 2014

ROSEVILLE — Discipline is an issue for all school districts, and Roseville Middle School has been at the cutting edge of a new way of handling student issues without resorting directly to detentions, suspensions and expulsions.

Dubbed “restorative justice,” the methodology is designed to help students understand the consequences of their actions among their peers and the broader community, according to Principal David Rice.

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Published January 22, 2014

ROSEVILLE — The City Council unanimously voted Jan. 14 to make multiple changes to the city’s zoning ordinance as it pertains to business districts along much of Gratiot Avenue and portions of Utica Road.

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Published January 22, 2014

ROSEVILLE — Local teenagers will get the chance to try their hands at a number of crafts Feb. 3 as the Roseville Public Library hosts its first Craftstravaganza.

Adult Services Librarian Jenny St. Onge said the 90-minute program is going to feature four stations, each with a different kind of craft: a no-knit scarf, an embellished bookmark, a glittery pendant, and a personalized notepad and diary combo.

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Published January 22, 2014

EASTPOINTE — A man accused of carjacking a vehicle while the victim was standing next to it in her driveway requested during his pre-examination conference Jan. 14 that he undergo a polygraph test.

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Published January 22, 2014

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OAKLAND COUNTY — After the tremendous amount of snow that slammed metro Detroit a few weeks ago, many of us are wondering one thing:

What happens when it all melts?

According to the Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner’s Office and the Sylvan Lake Police Department, there’s no reason just yet to get nervous about flooding due to increasing water levels in the many bodies of water in the area.

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Published January 20, 2014

The Michigan State Police is investigating a crash on eastbound Interstate 94, at Masonic Boulevard, that left a 19-year-old Eastpointe man in critical condition Jan. 20.

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Published January 17, 2014

METRO DETROIT — It’s Monday night at the Plum Hollow Lanes in Southfield, and the event meeting room is slowly filling up with a crowd of regulars. They come from all across the metro Detroit area, lugging televisions, video game consoles, customized controllers, a love of the game and an intense fire to improve and win.

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Published January 14, 2014

EASTPOINTE — An ophthalmic photographer — a person who takes pictures of eyes for medical diagnosing purposes — from Eastpointe has received a first-place award for one of her photos from the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS).

Nicole Chesney, 33, of Eastpointe, took first place in the “fluorescein angiography” category during the society’s annual conference in November. She said it was the first time she had entered any of her work for the group’s photo competition, and it was the only picture she had submitted.

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Published January 14, 2014

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council approved an agreement with Adopt-A-Watt Jan. 7 for the nonprofit to fund 15 light-pole replacements.

Under the agreement, Adopt-A-Watt, based out of Royal Oak, will find private sponsors willing to fund replacement light poles at the Eastpointe City Hall, library and district courthouse. Additional funds that the group brings in will go toward other energy efficiency programs.

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Published January 14, 2014

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Great Lakes have come closer than they have in years to returning to their long-term average water levels, thanks to 2013’s wet weather, according to hydrologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Lake Erie rose 4 inches from December 2012 to December 2013, the Lake Michigan-Huron system rose 11 inches, and Lake St. Clair was up 8 inches, according to Jim Lewis, hydraulic engineer with the Corps of Engineers.

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