Sara Kandel

Published July 11, 2013

During a Crime Stoppers press conference in Detroit June 11, the family of an Eastpointe man made a public plea for information about his killing.

Eric Spires was found shot to death in a vacant field in the 4900 block of 35th Street, near Dexter and Livernois, just south of I-94 on Detroit’s west side, on Father’s Day weekend at 1 a.m. June 15. The Spires family and Detroit police are searching for answers surrounding the 55-year-old single father’s death.

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Published July 10, 2013

Keep track of usage to conserve

Knowing the average amount of water your household uses in a billing cycle makes abnormalities or changes in usage more noticeable and helps lead to conservation. 

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Published July 9, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A local man recently had a brush with theft when he caught an unknown man in his mother’s home and chased him down to retrieve his mother’s property.

Police said that the son caught the burglar in action when he stopped by his mother’s Roseville home in the 29000 block of Quinkert around 6 p.m. June 17.

“The homeowner’s son entered the home and found the suspect inside the house,” said Deputy Chief Don Glandon, of the Roseville Police Department.

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Published July 9, 2013

EASTPOINTE — It didn’t take 17-year-old Andrew Fisette long to decide where he wanted to do his Eagle Scout project. From the start, he knew he wanted to give back to one of his favorite childhood places — the Eastpointe Memorial Library.

“I used to come here for the reading clubs here, and I used to have so much fun at the clubs,” Fisette said. “I decided for my project to give back to the library for what they gave me when I was little.”

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Published July 9, 2013

ROSEVILLE — More than three-dozen local seniors gathered in the senior activities room at the Recreation Center in Roseville June 28 to bid farewell to a beloved activities coordinator on her last day on the job.

Leona Niedoliwka was an employee of Roseville for eight years before the city consolidated senior and recreation services with neighboring Eastpointe and her employment was transferred to the Recreational Authority. She worked for the authority for a about a year and a half before her position was eliminated, effective July 1, 2013.

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Published July 5, 2013

EASTPOINTE — In its second season, the Eastpointe Community Garden, formerly Urban Seed, has added an herb garden and expanded the size of the rental garden, the community garden plot and the giving garden, and that’s just the start of the projects they have in store for phase two.

“We finished phase one at the end of last year when we added the additional column at the end to finish off phase one, which is 40 boxes of rental,” said Peggy DiMercurio, garden secretary.

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Published July 2, 2013

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Anticipating another drop in property values, the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe approved a budget and five-year plan that focuses on the long haul.

Despite coming out of the previous fiscal year, which ended June 30, approximately $230,000 under budget, the authority passed a trimmed fiscal year 2013-14 budget at the June 13 board meeting.

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Published July 2, 2013

Anyone can be a Blight Buster

All residents, business owners, local stakeholders and friends of the City of Roseville are invited to become Roseville Blight Busters.

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Published July 1, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Engineers from Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Inc. were at the Recreation Center in Roseville in June to perform core tests on the building’s internal footings.

The tests were performed to determine the structural integrity of the footings before the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe’s board moves forward in discussions of possible building additions later this year.

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Published June 26, 2013

Police in Roseville are looking for a suspect involved in a strong-arm robbery June 24 on the city’s north end.

Police said the suspect — described as a middle-aged black man, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing camouflage shorts, a cutoff shirt and light-colored ball cap — used force to rob a Roseville resident walking near Voiland and Gratiot at 10 p.m.

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Published June 26, 2013

The state Legislature recently passed some updates to the Fireworks Safety Act, which governs the use and sale of consumer-grade fireworks in the state, in response to some of the negative feedback that has arisen since the act was signed into law last year.

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Published June 26, 2013

FARMINGTON — Voters in the Farmington area will be asked to decide on a $222 million bond proposal in a special election held by Farmington Public Schools Aug. 6.

District officials say the bond money will enable them to update learning environments, improve aging infrastructure, increase security and student safety, and implement technology enhancements at all grade levels.

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Published June 26, 2013

ROSEVILLE — An increase to park pavilion rental fees in Eastpointe stirred heated commentary at the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe board meeting at the Roseville Recreation Center June 13.

In May, the authority voted to increase the rental fees for pavilions in Eastpointe parks from the $45 flat fee that was previously charged to $50 for pavilions and park shelters without electricity and $75 for those with electricity.

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Published June 25, 2013

Green

A Detroit man is in Macomb County Jail on two felony charges following a high-speed car chase through Roseville and Warren early in the morning June 23.

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Published June 21, 2013

More than 150 parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles gathered in the gym at Fountain Elementary in Roseville on the morning of June 13 for the 2013 kindergarten class graduation.

“This is a big deal for parents,” said Principal Faye Bucci, who brought the kindergarten graduation program to the school years ago. “They are 5 years old and they are going into first grade — they know how to read now, they can count, they have friends – it’s another milestone.

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