Pensler wants to put Michigan first

Sandy Pensler said it was his daughter who was the catalyst for his run for U.S. Senate. The Grosse Pointe Park resident was sitting at the dinner table one evening with his family, talking about politics. He said he was griping about Sen. Debbie Stabenow, when his daughter flipped the script. “She goes, ‘So dad, what are you going to […]

City sells vacant lot on Waterloo

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The department of public works employees’ jobs just got a little easier. Monday, June 18, council approved the sale of a vacant lot the City has owned and city employees have maintained the last 40 years. The lot, located at 17025 Waterloo, is approximately 3,900 square feet, with 32 feet of frontage on Waterloo, and […]

CitizenDetroit hosts Michigan Senate candidates

CitizenDetroit works toward making Detroit the most politically informed city in the nation. To those ends, CitizenDetroit held a Michigan Senate candidate forum in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Detroit and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Thursday, June 28. Candidates running for Michigan Senate in all five Detroit-area districts were invited to answer questions and make their pitch […]

Hotel plan dropped

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The plan to build a hotel in The Village appears to be dead. At least for now. While nothing has been made official, Pedersen Development Co. said it received a letter from city administration late last week seeking to terminate its preferred developer agreement to build a hotel on Lot 2 — north of Kercheval […]

Florence M. McBrien


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Grosse Pointe News-July 5, 2018

Foundation shines new light on library

Patrons of the Grosse Pointe Public Library may have noticed a new brightness when its Central branch reopened after HVAC repairs last summer. While the branch’s heating and air-conditioning systems were updated, the library took the opportunity to replace its lights — largely thanks to the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, which donated $85,000 to the project. “It used to be […]

Sky’s the limit: Metro Detroit Youth Day is July 11

A crowd of 40,000 is expected to gather on Belle Isle Wednesday, July 11, for the 36th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day. As the event kicks off around 10 a.m., 40,000 sets of eyes will be glued to the sky as Lt. Col. Scott Schaupeter — a resident of Grosse Pointe Park — flies his F-16 over the crowd. Schaupeter, […]

Nadia Ann Stratelak


Nadia Ann Stratelak, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Detroit, to Ivan and Anna (nee Sable) Diachun. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Arthur; dear mother of Taras, Gerard (Pat) and Derek (Eileen) and proud grandmother of Jaclyn, Nicole, Marisa, Jennifer and Mitchell. She was predeceased by her brother, […]

Letters to the editor

Bait and switch To the Editor: Bait and switch. That’s what I describe is happening with the Grosse Pointe City Council’s recent decision to redirect the $4.725 million city residents voted and approved to spend on a public works building in Detroit, to now build a 4-story building on Maumee. In August 2017, residents voted and passed a proposal with […]