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Published December 14, 2011

DETROIT — There aren’t any Catholic churches recommended for closure in Clinton Township or Fraser, but a proposal for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s future, released recently by a lay group, does propose that Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Fraser draft a plan to merge with two Roseville parishes by June 2015.

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Published December 14, 2011

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When it comes to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel’s vision to encourage recreational and business development using the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair, relayed Dec. 7 in his first State of the County address, Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon said he’s looking forward to it.

Cannon said the three branches of the Clinton River that connect in Clinton Township provide “tremendous opportunities” for recreational development, which in turn will bring businesses and residents.

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Published December 8, 2011

When it comes to Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel’s vision to encourage recreational and business development using the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair, relayed Dec. 7 in his first State of the County address, Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon said he’s looking forward to it.

Cannon said the three branches of the Clinton River that connect in Clinton Township provide “tremendous opportunities” for recreational development, which in turn will bring businesses and residents.

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Published December 7, 2011

FRASER — It started with tragic news.

Susan Bertolini-Fox’s mother, Irene Bertolini, had breast cancer.

But she wasn’t done living yet. Feeling inspired by a pottery display at Greenfield Village, the mother-daughter duo signed up for a pottery class together at Oakland Community College.

“She was a very positive woman and wanted to do something new,” Bertolini-Fox recalled of her mother, who overcame her diagnosis to live another 12 years before passing away in 1995. But pottery, it turned out, had a much longer impact.

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Published December 7, 2011

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Mirage banquet center was filled on Dec. 2 with food, entertainment and generally good spirits as hundreds of people from around metro Detroit gathered for Angie D’Aleo Morelli’s 18th annual Toys for Tots collection party.

For $20 admission and the donation of a toy, hundreds of attendees were treated to dinner, drinks and entertainment donated by Mario’s Music Co. and the Casali Holiday Dancers, a St. Clair Shores-based, Rockette-like dance troupe of 10- to 18-year-olds.

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Published December 7, 2011

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — More than 35 years after the Clintondale pump station began handling the sewage of northeast Macomb County, the facility is getting an overhaul.

On Dec. 2, Macomb County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch the $30.8 million renovation project. The renovation will upgrade most of the facility’s equipment, including replacing three existing pumps with four new ones, rebuilding an intake pipe, replacing electrical equipment and adding a mechanically raked bar screen to filter out debris.

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Published December 7, 2011

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Following a decision by the Clinton Township Board of Trustees on Nov. 28, parking enforcement at the Mall at Partridge Creek will fall under the watchful eye of mall security in addition to township police.

The board voted to give security staff the ability to issue parking citations on behalf of the township to patrons wrongfully parked in handicapped spots, no-parking zones and fire lanes. Clinton Township police will continue to enforce mall parking, as well.

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Published November 29, 2011

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An elderly woman died Nov. 28 in Clinton Township after being struck by a vehicle.

Investigators believe rainy weather may have helped cause the accident.

The woman, who has yet to be identified, was crossing Canal Road, east of Hayes near Green Valley Apartments, at 7:38 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle being driven by a 42-year-old Sterling Heights man struck her. Medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene at about 8 p.m.

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Published November 23, 2011

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When the Clinton-Macomb Public Library closed its gift shop in early October, the volunteer group dedicated to fundraising for the library saw a need for a used bookstore to distribute the steady influx of book donations.

On Nov. 13, the Friends of the Library opened the Used Book Nook on the library’s first floor with hopes of finding homes for more books.

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Published November 21, 2011

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The man twice convicted of killing his wife in the couple’s Clinton Township comic book store was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Judge Mary Chrzanowski, who has presided over George’s second trial since it began on Sept. 7, handed down the predetermined sentence to Michael George, who gained national media attention during the so-called “the comic book murder” trial.

Inside the Macomb County circuit courtroom on Nov. 21, two of Barbara George’s siblings addressed him directly.

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Published November 16, 2011

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Police in Clinton Township are searching for a man who robbed the Comerica Bank branch at 16 Mile Road and Garfield Nov. 15.

At 12:22 p.m., the robber gave the teller a note stating, “This is a robbery.” No weapon was seen or mentioned by the suspect. About $2,000 was taken from the bank.

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