SW Michigan

5:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Auto Parts Maker Adds Jobs, Plant in Albion Township

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Brembo North America Incorporated already employs several hundred people in Albion Township. Its new plant will make parts for brake systems.
A company that specializes in high-performance brake systems is poised to bring hundreds of jobs to the Albion area. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Tuesday that Brembo North America Inc., based in Plymouth and a subsidiary of Italian company Brembo S.p.A., plans to purchase property and build a facility in Albion Township.
12:36 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Allegan County Faces Dentist Shortage

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There are about 4,000 people for every practicing dentist in the county.
ALLEGAN, MI -- Allegan County has serious dental problems that are nothing to smile at. County commissioners Thursday held a forum where they listened to stories of people who went to emergency rooms due to tooth infections, people who were depressed and unemployed due to lack of teeth as well as the lack of opportunity for low-income people to get their teeth taken care of at all.
7:15 am
Tue July 22, 2014

New Member Picked for Benton Harbor City Commission

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Vacancy was created when commissioner David Shaw was found guilty of resisting and obstructing police
BENTON HARBOR - Mary Donald was chosen Monday as the newest Benton Harbor city commissioner by a 6-2 vote. Donald said she has followed city politics for quite some time and is glad to have the opportunity to be a voice for the citizens.
7:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Development on Lafayette Street

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Plan calls for building with retail space and apartments
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Motorists will soon be unable to access Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue after the Kalamazoo City Commission approved the vacation of a portion of the street Monday to allow for development in the area. Commissioners voted 6-0 to vacate 337 feet of Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue to 1111 Lafayette Ave.
7:02 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Layoff Notices Sent for Grand Rapids Public Schools

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The district's human resources director says some workers may be called back if enrollment numbers increase
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Another year of projected enrollment declines has the Grand Rapids Public Schools sending layoff notices to some 90 staffers this week as the district projects losing another 400 students this coming fall.