DTE work moves to City

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — DTE Energy, which is in the midst of a major infrastructure maintenance strategy, presented its 2018 plans for the City of Grosse Pointe to council Monday, March 19. “Look out,” City Manager Peter Dame said. “It’s not going to be fun. It’s going to be a mess, there’s no way around it.” DTE will invest […]

Deeplands neighbors worried

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The neighbors of 55 S. Deeplands filled council chambers Tuesday, March 20, to express concern with the proposed development. Neighbors are worried about the city’s enforcement of its tree ordinance, how long they will potentially have to live in a construction zone and the toll a development will have on the infrastructure. Deeplands Development Co., owned […]

Shores sees drop in crime

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Crime in the smallest Pointe dropped in 2017 after 2016 saw the highest reported crime rate the last five years. Presenting public safety’s 2017 annual report, Director of Public Safety John Schulte said Part I crimes, the most serious according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, dropped to 15 from 25 in 2016. There are eight […]

Multi-alarm fire rips through homes

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — A house fire in the 500 block of Washington late night Monday, March 26, left three houses completely destroyed. According to media reports, the eight-alarm fire started approximately 10 p.m. in a house under renovation and quickly spread to two adjacent homes. There were no reported injuries, but all three houses were deemed a total […]

Will Tigers be a flop?

Thank you for reminding me, it’s time for Detroit Tigers baseball. What can fans expect for the 2018 season? To start, the Tigers have a new manager, Ron Gardenhire. He inherits a Tigers team with few veterans and many question marks, including pitching. General manager Al Avila unloaded several veterans at the trade deadline last season and during this off […]

North girls hoops = character

An older gentleman leaned over to me before Grosse Pointe North’s girls basketball state quarterfinal victory over Detroit Martin Luther King a couple weeks ago and cleared his throat. “You know,” he said, placing his hand on my shoulder. “Coach Bennett has won over 570 basketball games in his career.” Admittedly, I didn’t know the exact number, but I’ve been […]

Hamilton honored

Senior defenseman Trevor Hamilton has been named the 2017-18 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the league office. Hamilton, a Grosse Pointe Farms resident, was also named a First-Team All-Big Ten selection and becomes the first Penn State player ever to earn a major conference award, and it is just the second major conference award Penn […]

Belanger 2nd to none

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Cris Strehl-Belanger was inducted into the St. Clair Shores Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 last weekend during a ceremony at Blossom Heath. She earned her spot in the hall of fame by coaching three consecutive Lake Shore Public School softball teams to the state Final Four in 2002, 2003 and 2004. “It’s quite an […]

Grosse Pointe News-March 29, 2018

Griesbaum earns nod

Grosse Pointe South varsity baseball coach Dan Griesbaum was part of the class of 2018 St. Clair Shores Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony was Sunday, March 25, at Blossom Heath. Other inductees were Jenny Swalec, Jim Lewis, Brian Pochmara, Dean Schmitz, as well as the 2002, ’03 and ’04 Lake Shore girls varsity softball teams. Griesbaum earned the honor […]