Sara Kandel

Published March 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville-Eastpointe Relay for Life is scheduled for June 8, and with walk day just three months away, event organizers are hoping more teams will join in the fun, the fight and the fundraising.

“The teams are the fundraisers for the event,” said Eastpointe resident Kathy Smith, the event chair for the 2013 Roseville-Eastpointe Relay. “Without the teams, there wouldn’t be an event.”

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Published March 15, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Farmers Market, now under new management, is gearing up for its second season in the city.

The market, now headed by the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce, was the pet project of the now-disbanded Eastpointe Enhancement Commission, and many residents feared that, without the EEC, the market would become a one-season wonder. But Chamber President Jeffrey Kuehl wasn’t about to let it go by the wayside.

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Published March 11, 2013

DETROIT — Old paint isn’t the only culprit behind increased levels of lead in children.

A study out of Wayne State University linked airborne dust to higher concentrations of lead in children during summer months in urban areas.

Assistant WSU professor Shawn McElmurry’s recently completed study confirmed the presence of lead in airborne dust and dirt and solved an anomaly long recognized in lead-exposure research.

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Published March 11, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Firefighters in Roseville and other nearby departments prevented a hazardous chemical leak from reaching Lake St. Clair during a two-alarm fire at an industrial plant on the city’s northwest end.

The Roseville Fire Department was alerted to the fire at Sodecia at 11:41 a.m. March 5. The caller stated the fire was out of control and a co-worker was stuck inside.

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Published March 11, 2013

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe won’t be selling the recreation center on Eight Mile Road anytime soon.

The authority board is scheduled to approve a request for proposals to lease the Eastpointe center at the March 14 board meeting. The decision was largely financial, according to Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane, who serves as vice chair of the authority board.

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Published March 11, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Residents with pride were recognized for making the City of Eastpointe a more beautiful place to live at the Eastpointe Beautification Commission’s annual Landscape Awards at City Hall March 6.

Commission members were joined by city officials and elected representatives to thank eight homeowners and one business that maintained picturesque landscapes throughout the 2012 year. 

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Published March 11, 2013

ROSEVILLE — It’s an icon of the community, known not just by residents, but also by anyone who has commuted northbound on Gratiot through the heart of downtown Roseville.

May marks the 25th anniversary of Gonzo Studio.

It hasn’t always been easy for owner and artist Edward Stross. He’s faced more than his fair share of struggles in the last two and a half decades, but for a reason he can’t exactly explain, he’s always felt compelled to the area, and to the little storefront studio that sits on the corner of Utica and Gratiot.

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Published March 11, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A 20-year-old Fraser man was at the wrong place at the wrong time when, after allegedly robbing a Roseville business, he fled to a friend’s house where police — responding to an unrelated incident — thought that he fit the Roseville robber’s description.

Police said that at approximately 7:20 p.m. Feb. 28, Solomon Hartman robbed a Radio Shack in the 31000 block of Gratiot Avenue in Roseville.

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Published March 6, 2013

Out-of-date cabinetry can make any room seem drab, and with spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to clear out those old cupboards and create a space to be proud of.

There are two ways to go when it comes to updating kitchen cabinets: refacing or replacing.

Refacing deals with just the surface and is perfect for people who like the amount of cabinet space they currently have and the layout of their kitchen, but who want to update a tired appearance or out-of-date look.

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Published March 6, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Anthony Webster, the 45-year-old Eastpointe man accused in the Jan. 25 shooting death of his wife, Christina Lazzana-Webster, will face felony murder and weapons charges in circuit court.

Judge Carl Gerds, of the 38th District Court in Eastpointe, bound the case over to Macomb County Circuit Court after expert testimony, additional evidence and a spirited exchange of closing arguments in the second day of a preliminary exam Feb. 28.

Gerds was unwavering in his decision but did agree with the defense that the case against Webster was circumstantial.

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Published March 6, 2013

EASTPOINTE — a former Eastpointe police detective who was accused of selling items from forfeiture for personal gain was sentenced to one year of probation in Macomb County Circuit Court Feb. 26.

Timothy Stopczynski, 41, resigned from the Eastpointe Police Department in September 2012 amidst the internal investigation into his professional conduct that resulted in two felony charges — one count of misconduct in office and one count of embezzlement by a trustee, which was later dropped.

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Published March 6, 2013

EASTPOINTE — It’s before noon on a Sunday, but there is an excitement in the air. The crowd is clad in purple — some carry pompoms, others have ribbons in their hair, a few dance as they make their way to their seats and the music starts.

It’s a hip-hop beat. A DJ, donning a purple jersey, takes the mic and offers a little lyrical styling to amp up the crowd.

“Get in the game. Get in the game. Get in the game,” Tanika Knighton calls out with a singsong voice in perfect tempo with the music.

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Published March 6, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Residents in Eastpointe have responded favorably to feedback forms located on the website and in brochures placed in city buildings.

City Manager Steve Duchane announced the feedback forms, which allow residents to contact the city with questions, complaints and comments, shortly after being appointed to run the city in fall 2011. In just a little more than a year’s time, they have grown quite popular among residents and business owners.

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Published March 5, 2013

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Economic Development Corporation of Farmington Hills recognized three longtime members of the community — a business, an organization and a church — at a City Council meeting last week.

The awards were presented by EDC Chair John Anhut at the start of the meeting. Anhut’s been involved in the group since its formation in 1978. A past business owner, Anhut understands what it means to survive for so long in one community, and it was his  idea to recognize those who do.

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Published March 1, 2013

Anthony Webster, the 45-year-old Eastpointe man accused in the Jan. 25 shooting death of his wife, Christina Lazzana-Webster, will face felony murder and weapons charges in circuit court.

Judge Carl Gerds, of the 38th District Court in Eastpointe, bound the case over to Macomb County Circuit Court after expert testimony, additional evidence, and a spirited exchange of closing arguments in the second day of a preliminary exam Feb. 28.

Gerds was unwavering in his decision but did agree with the defense that the case against Webster was circumstantial.

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