Grosse Pointe News/EPIC-MRA Survey of GPPSS Residents

GP-News-EPIC-MRA-Survey-Aug… by grossepointenews CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THE SURVEY SURVEY RESPONSES — 400 SAMPLE — ERROR ±4.9% Polling Dates: Aug. 19-24, 2020 Conducted by live interviewers -— included 40% cell phones __01. In what local public school district do you currently reside?  100% Grosse Pointe Public School System   __02. Over the past few years, would you say […]

District prepares for students’ return

The GROSSE POINTES — The Grosse Pointe Public School System is preparing to welcome students back to buildings for face-to-face instruction after beginning the school year with remote learning. The plan begins with the youngest and most at-risk learners, according to an email sent to parents by GPPSS Superintendent Gary Niehaus. It proposes a hybrid return, with students divided primarily […]

Recall petition wording OK’d

Lee appeals, delays signature collection

THE GROSSE POINTES — The Wayne County Election Commission voted unanimously to approve language submitted for a recall petition against Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education President Margaret Weertz and Trustee Chris Lee. The language was submitted to the commission Sept. 2, by Monica Palmer of Grosse Pointe Woods. A hearing was held via Zoom video conferencing Sept. […]

For the love of interior design

When Fatima Beacham moved to Ohio to be an au pair for a year before starting college, she never intended to meet her husband and remain in the U.S., eventually moving to Grosse Pointe Park 16 years ago. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, her father had encouraged her to take the gap year and strengthen her English skills. The […]

Shores hires new DPW director

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Following the retirement of 33-year Public Works director Brett Smith, the Shores council unanimously approved the hire of water department supervisor Michael Way into the position, during the city’s first Zoom meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15. “I certainly hope to continue the high level of service that our residents have come to expect,” Way said. “Our DPW […]

Friday Night Lights

In the Sept. 3 issue of the Grosse Pointe News, we ran a photo of an empty Grosse Pointe South stadium, reporting there will be no “Friday Night Lights” for the Blue Devils — or Norsemen — this fall. Well, sports fans, we are happy to say we were wrong! With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lifting of the moratorium on football, […]

City commences historic district study

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The historic preservation district research process has officially begun in the City.  In two unanimous votes during the meeting Monday, Sept. 21, council authorized the creation of a historic district study committee, designated the areas of the city to be included in the study and executed a professional services agreement with Kidorf Preservation Consulting to […]

Sen. Gary Peters

Peters makes his case for return to Senate

He describes himself as a “new guy,” acknowledging the hurdles of his freshman status and membership in the U.S. Senate’s minority, but Democrat Gary Peters says he’s ready for another term. Facing contention for his Senate seat from Republican John James, who was defeated in his last campaign against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Peters wants to continue serving his home state. […]

September 24, 2020

Offense produces fireworks in loss

The University Liggett School football team started its season last week with a 61-27 loss to host Riverview Gabriel Richard. “We were down 35-6 in 2nd quarter and fought back with some aerial firepower and quick strikes,” head coach Tarif Kumasi said. “A few turnovers in the second half stalled some key drives. GR’s ground game proved to be too […]