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Mike Koury


Staff Writer Mike Koury covers Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. He has worked at C & G Newspapers since October 2015 and attended Michigan State University. He has been described as “a wonderful angel” by his mother and “sleepy” by his editor.

Published April 17, 2019

BERKLEY — A 1-mile stretch of Coolidge Highway is expected to be restriped soon.

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Published April 16, 2019

FARMINGTON — Self-improvement can be hard for anyone, let alone a young student going through grade school, but 28 children from Farmington Public Schools were recently celebrated for how they were able to turn their lives around.

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Published April 15, 2019

FERNDALE — A lifelong NASA enthusiast and Ferndale resident who designed a project for the organization has been given special recognition for his work. Derek McFall, a product development engineer with SRG Global in Troy, placed second in NASA’s Recycling in Space Challenge for his microgravity waste management system. He received $2,500 for his submission.

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Published April 9, 2019

FERNDALE — A vacant church that once looked like it might become a multifamily development now might be rehabilitated into an office space.

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Published April 9, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Ferndale and Berkley will have their fair share of Easter-related events in the month of April. Ferndale’s long-held Easter event is its annual Eggstravaganza egg hunt, which will be held Saturday, April 13, at various parks within the city. Parents do not have to register for the free event.

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Published April 9, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed an energy plan that is meant to lay a framework for policies and initiatives that could make the city more energy efficient and save costs.

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Published April 9, 2019

BERKLEY — In an April 1 work session discussion, the Berkley City Council decided to continue its ongoing conversation to potentially allow marijuana businesses into town. At the conclusion of the work session, the majority of the council wanted to continue the conversation about allowing marijuana businesses in Berkley as it relates to both recreational and medical businesses.

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Published April 9, 2019

FERNDALE — The proposed Baker College campus in downtown Ferndale returned for a discussion at the April 3 Planning Commission meeting. Baker College’s proposed campus would be located at the northwest corner of East Nine Mile Road and Bermuda Street, and on a parking lot near Como’s Restaurant.

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Published April 8, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing 10 miles of road, including 5 miles of M-5 and two bridges, beginning Monday, April 15.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There are many choices facing a homeowner when decorating a home. Something that is not uncommon, but definitely stands out, is an aquarium. Victor Bondi, a Warren resident and president of the Motor City Aquarium Society, said he has at least four fish tanks in his home, and at one point he had as many as 18.

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Published April 2, 2019

FERNDALE — Four students in Ferndale Public Schools were awarded prize money in a contest to bring attention to distracted driving.

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Published April 2, 2019

FERNDALE — More than 5.5 miles of roadway in Ferndale will be resurfaced starting in the spring. The Ferndale City Council approved  at its March 25 meeting its 2019 pavement improvement program.

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Published March 27, 2019

FARMINGTON — Farmington High School’s annual charity week saw students raise thousands of dollars for a cause that hits close to home.

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Published March 26, 2019

FERNDALE — A Ferndale spa is being investigated for human trafficking, according to police. According to the Ferndale Police Department, an investigation was conducted with the Madison Heights Police Department on Tuesday, March 12, at Relax Spa, 751 E. Nine Mile Road.

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Published March 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A couple of Huntington Woods residents are looking to improve Rackham Golf Course by holding a fundraiser on the grounds. Rackham Golf Course, which has operated in Huntington Woods for more than 90 years, is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, to raise money for course improvements.

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