Kevin Bunch

Published January 10, 2014

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Winter hit Macomb County hard and fast in early January, with heavy snowfall followed by a cold snap making life difficult for many residents. For emergency services and other public workers, however, it just added a new wrinkle to their workdays.

Thomas Aiuto, Roseville’s Department of Public Works director, said efforts to keep the major roads clear started the evening of Sunday, Jan. 5, after the snowstorm had started. The ensuing frigid temperatures were a hindrance to efforts to clear the roads properly.

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Published January 9, 2014

A large fire the night of Jan. 8 at a cement factory on Little Mack Avenue saw firefighters responding from all over the area and two suffering minor injuries.

According to Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland, a passer-by on Little Mack noticed flames coming out of the Mega Precast building and called firefighters around 8:45 p.m.

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Published January 8, 2014

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Three mornings every week for nearly 31 years, local seniors have been gathering to keep fit.

They are not all from Roseville — some come from Eastpointe, Chesterfield and other parts of Macomb County and the metro area. But they all want to keep moving and keep in shape, and they take the opportunity to socialize with friends while doing so.

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Published January 8, 2014

EASTPOINTE — City Council voted unanimously Dec. 17 to join a proposed intergovernmental animal control agreement between itself, Roseville, Warren, St. Clair Shores and Sterling Heights.

Dubbed the Macomb Animal Control Coalition, the goal of the agreement is to try to keep animal control costs down in light of Macomb County raising its own fees, according to Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane. At press time, Eastpointe appeared to be the first to join.

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Published January 8, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — Unemployment and the financial squeeze on the middle class in Roseville, Eastpointe and beyond are among the topics local officials in the state Legislature have been concerned about both in 2013 and going forward.

State Rep. Harold Haugh, D-Roseville, said Michigan’s unemployment rate was a major concern of his, as well as among his colleagues, and he is unsure that the current approach by the state’s government has done much to stimulate good job growth.

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Published January 8, 2014

ROSEVILLE — Police located a vehicle stolen from the 32000 block of Kelly Road Dec. 27 and took a suspect into custody.

Jeremiah Tarver, a 20-year-old Detroit resident, was arraigned in the 39th District Court on one count each of unlawfully driving away a vehicle, driving without a license and obstructing an officer.

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Published January 3, 2014

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A Clinton Township man is in police custody after allegedly carjacking an Eastpointe woman Jan. 2.

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Published January 2, 2014

Eastpointe and Warren police have arrested a suspect who allegedly shot two people at a New Year’s Eve party in the early hours of Jan. 1.

The Eastpointe Police Department’s press release said that the party was held in the 22000 block of Melrose Court. The suspect, a 19-year-old Warren resident, had attended the party with two friends earlier in the evening.

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Published January 1, 2014

With 2013 drawing to a close this week, we at C & G believed the opportunity was right to look back at some of the year’s biggest stories and best photos in the cities of Eastpointe and Roseville.

Roseville Fire Department receives staffing grant
The Roseville Fire Department received a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant worth $1 million Sept. 5 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hire six new firefighters.

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Published December 30, 2013

The Comerica Bank on Kelly Road, north of 10 Mile Road, was robbed the morning of Dec. 30, and police arrested a suspect the following day.

According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, the robber produced a note at approximately 9:25 a.m. demanding money, and the teller complied with the demand. The suspect did not display a weapon, nor did he indicate that he had one. The suspect was last seen walking south from the bank with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Published December 28, 2013

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — While 2013 had its ups and downs in the local communities, officials are largely positive on what the new year will bring.

Both cities had to deal with the bad news of a fall in property tax values, Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins and Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane said, but it was not nearly as bad as initially feared. Adkins added that the collapse of the proposed Emagine Theater plan was also a blow to Roseville.

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Published December 26, 2013

EASTPOINTE — East Detroit police, seeking answers to questions from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, continue to investigate the November pool-related death of an East Detroit high school freshman, KeAir Swift.County Prosecutor Eric Smith said he could not go into the details on just what questions his office is trying to get answered, as it could taint the investigation itself, but he does have concerns with aspects of the incident.

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Published December 24, 2013

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MACOMB COUNTY — With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the Christmas season winding down, local safety officers are reminding people to be careful on the roads.

Winter weather conditions, more people shopping and celebratory drinking can all contribute to accidents this time of year, though Roseville’s Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon said that they do not see a major spike in accidents during the holidays themselves.

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Published December 22, 2013

ROSEVILLE — During its Dec. 16 meeting, the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education approved a resolution in support of prohibiting openly carrying firearms within any school buildings.

Superintendent John Kment said the resolution throws the district’s support behind what he considers a hole in Michigan’s penal code, which does not ban openly carrying guns into schools.

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Published December 21, 2013

EASTPOINTE — A Rizzo Services representative faced questions about the company’s recycling-cart rollout from the Eastpointe City Council Dec. 17, with council members reiterating their past position that everybody in the city receive one of the new recycling carts.

Don Barretta, spokesman for Rizzo, said that as of the meeting date, 6,500 red recycling carts had been delivered to residents who had requested them, with around 34 still needing delivery.

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