Sara Kandel

Published May 15, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The Family Dollar on 10 Mile Road in Eastpointe was robbed at gunpoint just before closing time at 10 p.m. May 5.

The assistant manager of the store told police that the suspect entered the store at 9:59 p.m. Sunday night. A minute later, the manager locked the door and left a sales associate at the counter while she went to round up the shopping carts in the parking lot.

She discovered the man wasn’t a customer when she came back into the store a few minutes later and found the sales associate being held at gunpoint.

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Published May 15, 2013

EASTPOINTE — A Macomb County Circuit Court judge denied a motion to dismiss a slander lawsuit filed by former Macomb County Commissioner Phil DiMaria in response to a series of robo calls during a failed run for state Legislature last year.

After hearing the recordings, Macomb County Judge Mark Switalski denied the request for dismal April 9 and set the matter for a June 3 court date.

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Published May 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — There was something new to try around every corner at Roseville Middle School May 3 at a district-wide health and fitness fair.

Visitors were handed a map and a bag on their way in. They’d need both. There were dozens of activities going on, from cooking demonstrations to jazzercise, and even eye exams. Each room had something different, and most of them offered a forget-me-not bouquet of information pamphlets, stickers, bookmarks, T-shirts and miniature teddy bears.

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Published May 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A group of students from Roseville High School got an inside look at how city government works at Roseville’s 20th annual Student Government Day.

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Published May 7, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Detailing the city’s effort to overcome economic difficulties and forecasting more troubles in the year to come, the 2013-14 fiscal year budget was unanimously approved by Roseville City Council at a special meeting April 30.

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Published May 7, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, or MACRO, was awarded a grant for one-fourth of the cost of a feasibility study to explore integrating into a public agency.

MACRO applied for the Competitive Grant Assistance Program, or CGAP grant, in December to conduct a study, which would objectively look at the feasibility of MACRO becoming a public organization that would act as a meeting grounds and incubator for collaborative work among Macomb municipalities.

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Published May 7, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Residents looking to get rid of an ancient PC, broken phone or spare computer parts can head to City Hall May 11 for Eastpointe’s first-ever electronics recycling day.

“We were kicking around ideas for our green Michigan initiative and someone on staff brought it up, and since we have our yard waste drop-off day at (the Department of Public Works), we thought electronics recycling would go hand-in-hand with it,” said City Manager Steve Duchane.

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Published May 7, 2013

EASTPOINTE — It’s been three years since the last one, but the Eastpointe Fire Department Field Day is back.

The department is setting up at Kennedy Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 for a day of fun with live displays, bounce houses, a splash zone and more.

“It’s more or less just a fun day for the residents, to give back to the community,” said firefighter Joe Zangara. “The whole point of the day is to let the community get involved with their Fire Department, because we really are their Fire Department.”

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Published May 3, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The City of Roseville invited local municipalities and state and local organizations to a presentation on the start of the Gratiot and Groesbeck Corridors Reinvestment Plan April 30.

The reinvestment plan was not revealed at the presentation — it hasn’t been developed yet; rather, the presentation was a means to get the word out on the intended plan and collect information from organizations and municipal stakeholders with similar projects.

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Published May 1, 2013

A $75,000 settlement has been reached in the whistleblower lawsuit against Shelby Township by former police chief Robert Leman.

According to documents obtained by the Shelby-Utica News, Leman agreed to a $75,000 settlement with Trident Insurance on behalf of the township, on condition that he agree to fully release the township from any past, present or future claims resulting from the 2011 decision of the Board of Trustees not to renew his contract with the township.

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Published May 1, 2013

Is this recyclable?

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee accepts a variety of electronic materials at their Sustainable Saturday events, held 11 times a year, on the last Saturday of every month except December.

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Published April 29, 2013

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — It’s been years of waiting, but a 34-year-old Hartland man will finally have his day in court.

For three years, an “archaic” state law prevented a Michigan father from having parental standing over his biological daughter, but that law was changed late last year, and on May 10, Daniel Quinn is scheduled to get the custody hearing he’s been waiting for.

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Published April 29, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Consolidating two positions into one, Eastpointe recently hired a public safety director to head the Police and Fire departments.

Former Oak Park Public Safety Director John McNeilance was scheduled to begin employment with Eastpointe April 29, after press time.

The role of public safety director is new for Eastpointe, but the idea to save money through administrative consolidation is nothing new for the city.

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Published April 29, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A Facebook post from a Roseville Community Schools board member stirred community unease last week.

The post, which has since been removed, depicted the three victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and read, “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says that ‘Islamophobia’ is the biggest problem in American-Islamic Relations. Well … I’m thinking maybe it’s dead Americans.”

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