Sara Kandel

Published April 5, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Once a month, a group of about four dozen senior citizens gathers at the L.B. Williams Room at Roseville Middle School for a gourmet lunch on a budget.

The L.B. Williams Room is the culinary arts and restaurant management division of the high school’s career technical education program. Students learn everything needed to run a kitchen, from sanitation, to budgeting, to, of course, gourmet cooking.

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Published April 2, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A public hearing on the proposed distribution for Community Development Block Grant funds is planned for the April 9 regular City Council meeting in Roseville.

The city is looking at another 5 percent decrease in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG program money this year.

“We took our budget from last year and reduced it by 5 percent, which brings it to $469,918,” said Mike Connors, Roseville’s community and economic development director.

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Published March 29, 2013

On March 23, Roseville and Eastpointe celebrated the coming of spring with Easter egg hunts that brought out dozens of kids from the two communities and beyond for some seasonal fun.

At 10 a.m., the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe kicked off its annual egg hunt, which was held for the first time at the recreation center in Roseville.

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Published March 29, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Roseville is on track to be one of the first cities in the state to receive redevelopment-ready status under the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The MEDC purchased rights to the program — which was previously run by the Michigan Suburbs Alliance — back in 2010 and just rolled it out for use last year, offering it to any city that was previously close to receiving redevelopment-ready status under the MSA.

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Published March 28, 2013

A 33-year-old Roseville man is hospitalized after being shot in his driveway in the early morning March 28.

Police said the victim had gone outside to move his car out of his driveway around 6:10 a.m. Thursday morning when his wife, who was inside their home in the 26000 block of Lehner, heard a loud bang and looked outside to see her husband down on the driveway. She ran out to help him and discovered he had been shot.

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Published March 27, 2013

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A St. Clair Shores parolee was arrested following an Eastpointe bank robbery March 23.

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Published March 27, 2013

A 13-year-old Eastpointe girl told police that a man attempted to abduct her on her way home from school March 25.

Police said the incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon on Kelly Road and Nine Mile when the Kelly Middle School student was walking home from school.

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Published March 27, 2013

EASTPOINTE — An Eastpointe man’s life was saved when his 3-year-old dog prodded him awake after he slipped into a diabetic coma last month.

It wasn’t the first time Colby, a purebred American pit bull, saved 34-year-old Fred Klages’ life.

Klages has type 1 diabetes. He’s been living with the disease since he was a toddler — he manages it with at-home blood tests and insulin injections. When his blood sugar level gets too high, the insulin brings it back down to normal, usually.

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Published March 27, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society captivated the audience at their monthly program March 19 with a presentation on the history of orphan trains in Michigan.

“In 1850, the population of New York City was 500,000,” presenter Arlene Robertson said at the start of the evening.

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Published March 22, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Heritage Foundation is inching closer to its goal of bringing a Gratiot cruise to the city, and it looks like they might succeed in 2013.

They’ve already set a date — Sunday, July 28 — and foundation members are working with the city and in committees to focus on various aspects of the event.

“Last year, we came this close,” said Roseville Councilman and foundation Vice President Bill Shoemaker, pinching his fingers together in the air.

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Published March 20, 2013

For first-time homebuyers, a quality home inspection is a must. Without one, what appears to be a dream home can easily transform into a nightmare.

There is an old saying that warns not to prejudge something by its outward appearance. It’s a saying that is as true for homes as it is for books. A quality inspection should tell a prospective buyer not only the current state of the house, but its work history and potential costs in the future.

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Published March 18, 2013

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Published March 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A new program launched this year by Reach Academy is putting father figures in the classroom.

The program — Watch D.O.G.S., or Dads of Great Students — asks fathers to volunteer at the school for at least one full day a year.

“It’s an initiative from the Center of Fatherhood,” said Bianca Heath, student-family liaison for Reach Academy.

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Published March 15, 2013

EASTPOINTE — When responding to a dog-at-large call Feb. 12, officers from the Eastpointe Police Department were confronted with what appeared to be a vicious dog roaming the neighborhood and ready to attack.

Officer Alexander Holish detailed the encounter in the 17000 block of Lincoln, on the city’s east end.

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Published March 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The Michigan State Police are investigating an I-94 crash that left a pedestrian dead March 11.

Police said 43-year-old Lawrence Lamonte Johnson was struck by oncoming traffic while attempting to cross eastbound I-94 on foot after his car was damaged in an accident around 11 p.m. Monday night.

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