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Sara Kandel

Published July 31, 2013

Bond proposal

Shall the Farmington Public School District, County of Oakland, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Two Hundred Twenty-Two Million Dollars ($222,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements:

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Published July 31, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High School student Jonah Oleksiak, 17, achieved a top composite score of 36 on the ACT.

Although the number of students who achieve a perfect score varies from year-to-year — in 2012 only 781 out of the 1.66 million students who took the test achieved a top score — it is not a commonplace accomplishment and ACT officials estimate that less than a tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT will achieve a top score.

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Published July 31, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Residents are invited to check out City Hall in Eastpointe at an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

The open house will feature information on City Hall, as well as the various boards and commissions in Eastpointe.

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Published July 31, 2013

ROSEVILLE — An interpreter from the Huron-Clinton Metroparks introduced local youngsters to the living world beneath their feet in the program Underground at the Roseville Public Library July 25.

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Published July 26, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Development projects, valued in the millions, are underway in Roseville.

Until recently, city officials have remained tight-lipped about developments, especially the rumored Emagine cinema planned for the Commercial Rehabilitation District at 13 Mile Road and Little Mack. 

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Published July 24, 2013

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — On Aug. 6 Farmington-area voters will go to the polls to decide a $222 million bond proposal from Farmington Public Schools.

According to district officials, the 1.44-mill annual tax increase will cost average homeowners approximately $7-$9 per month — or, if going by the estimated monthly average, $84-$108 per year for 25 years — and will cover the cost of upgrades to infrastructure, security, technology and learning environments.

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Published July 24, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Heritage Foundation’s dream of a classic car cruise will become a reality when they host the Roseville Gratiot Cruise this month.

From noon to 6 p.m. July 28, classic car owners are invited to cruise Gratiot in a special cruise-only lane from just north of 11 Mile to just north of 13 Mile at the first-ever classic car cruise in Roseville.

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Published July 24, 2013

ROSEVILLE — It’s been a long time coming, but the Roseville Gratiot Cruise is happening this year, and it’s all thanks to the work of volunteers.

No one at the Roseville Heritage Foundation — from the foundation president to the board of directors, committee chairs and event-day workers — gets paid anything.

For many of them, the past three years have been spent working the equivalent of a part-time job.

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Published July 24, 2013

ROSEVILLE — With memories of doing so in their teenage years, local classic car owners are gearing up for the long-awaited Roseville Gratiot Cruise.

It won’t be the same as it was back in the day — and most wouldn’t want it to be — but it’s the memories of yesteryear that put an added touch of excitement and nostalgia in the Roseville Heritage Foundation’s first Roseville Gratiot Cruise July 28.

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Published July 24, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The owner of an Eastpointe bar is saying she and many of her regular patrons are lucky to be alive after a CO2 tank spontaneously exploded in the bar’s storage room June 25.

“It was like a bomb went off,” said Dorothy Sullivan, owner of Sullivan’s Bar in the 18000 block of Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe. “Everybody thought it was a bomb that went off. We are just really, really lucky nobody got hurt or killed, because it took out three rooms pretty much — just destroyed them.”

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Published July 24, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Roseville residents and mall patrons are hoping that, under new ownership, improvements will be made to Macomb Mall.

In June, Lormax Stern Development Company announced that it purchased the property and that it planned future interior and exterior renovations. However, the release didn’t mention any specifics, and the company has since remained tight-lipped about their plans for the outdated mall.

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Published July 19, 2013

EASTPOINTE — After literally hundreds of hours of hard work throughout the spring and early summer, a 23-year-old Harrison Township woman received the keys to her new home in Eastpointe June 16.

It was Habitat for Humanity of Macomb County’s seventh home dedication in the city.

Melissa Davenport first heard about Habitat two years ago, not long after her second daughter was born, but at the time, she couldn’t apply.

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Published July 16, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Recreation Day Camp in Roseville continues to be as popular as ever in its 10th year, now run through the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe.

Despite a growing demand for sports at the camp, only 60 kids ages 6-12 are admitted to the nine-week day camp each year, many of whom are return campers.

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Published July 16, 2013

EASTPOINTE — As part of the city’s goal of decreasing blight, rodent populations and environmental hazards, Eastpointe recently hired a part-time code enforcement officer to join the now four-person Environmental Compliance Team.

City Manager Steve Duchane said that the city is amplifying environmental code enforcement in an effort to reduce unfavorable sights and odors, provide safe and clean neighborhoods and increase residential knowledge of city codes.

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Published July 12, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The section of Stephens Road east of Gratiot might be a mess now, but come fall, the transformation from one of the worst roads in Eastpointe to one of the best will be complete.

Construction on Stephens Road, from Gratiot to Kelly, is under way, closing the road to eastbound traffic through October, when the project is slated to be complete.

Stephens has been closed to eastbound traffic since the start of the summer, when construction began on the aged water main beneath the road. With that complete, a full replacement of the roadway began July 3.

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