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Attention Residents!!

Dear Residents,

The Hazel Park Fire Department performs annual maintenance on the hydrant system throughout the city. 

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Construction Alert

Starting April 17, 2017, The Water Department has a contractor that will be working at John R at 8 Mile Rd.

State Barricade will be closing the right lane on south bound John R at 8 Mile intermittingly during the next few weeks while the work is being performed.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions or concerns please call:
 DPW: 248-542-0340
Water: 248-5464076
After hours/emergencies: 248-542-6161

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Attention!! ATTENTION: Monday March 27, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., Northbound I-75 Service Drive will be closed.... Read More
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Pilates at the Rec Center! Click read more for all the info! Read More
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Tree Trimming Program

Starting February 27, 2017 the Department of Public Works is working with JH Hart to start a Tree Trimming Program. The highlighted area is where they will be working (see map) until they complete this area. If anyone has questions or concerns please contact: The Department of Public Works - Mon-Thurs - 7am to 3pm. 248-542-0340

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Community Survey

In the latter part of 2016, the governor issued Executive Directive 2016-2 which directs the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to develop a report for Michigan based on community input. 

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City Hall Holiday Hours The City of Hazel Park would like to wish all a Happy Holidays! Read More
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Holiday Garbage/Recycling pickup Schedule

 

Holiday Garbage, Recycling and Brush Pick up:

 

  • ·        Real Christmas Trees will be picked up by the Chipper Service Every Wednesday starting at 7:00am - weather permitting.

 

  • ·        Wednesday December 28, 2016 – Chipper Service - NO DELAY

 

  • ·        Monday January 2, 2017 – Garbage and Recycling Pick up – NO DELAY

 

  • ·        Wednesday January 4, 2017 – Chipper Service – NO DELAY

 

  • ·        Monday January 16, 2017 - Garbage and Recycling pick up – NO DELAY
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Letter from Mayor Jan Parisi

Dear Hazel Park Residents,

Last evening, Mayor Jan Parisi submitted a letter of resignation to the Hazel Park City Council and residents. The letter was read at the meeting and can viewed by clicking on the "Read More" attachment. Mayor Jan Parisi, the first woman mayor of Hazel Park, displayed tremendous compassion and bravery during her tenure as a Hazel Park Councilperson and Mayor. Jan is an outstanding public servant. She will always be a part of the Hazel Park family. Mayor Parisi will remain in our thoughts and prayers as Hazel Park continues to improve on the foundation she helped build.

The Hazel Park City Council and Administration

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Thank you to SMART! Hazel Park Recreation Department has been awarded another new vehicle to add to their fleet!! Thank you to SMART for the cooperative services they provide to ensure that Hazel Park senior citizens are given the transportation they need. Pictured is Michael Mazzuckelli, a proud driver for the Hazel Park Recreation Department.


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Vote Absentee If you do not plan to go to the polls on November 8 and you want to vote by absentee ballot, stop by this Saturday, November 5th-to Vote BY Absentee Ballot from 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. @ City Hall. Read More
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Seniors Recreation November/December Event Sceduale Please click read more for the November/December Senior Express Newsletter! Read More
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Coming Spring 2017... Ferndale Friends Commemorative Edition  Read More
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October 11th Last Day to Register to VOTE
ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF HAZEL PARK:  If you plan on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8th, but are unsure if you are a registered voter, contact the City Clerk’s office at 248-546-4064 or check the state’s website at www.michigan.gov/vote and find out!

The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2016.  You can register at the Clerk's office, Secretary of State branches, County Clerk's office, or by mail. If you register by mail you may be not eligible to vote absentee for this election.

Questions? Call the City Clerk's office at 248-546-4064.
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Green Acres Park Benefit!
Check out this fundraiser to benefit a new fitness park going into Green Acres park! Questions or concerns contact: Hazel Park Recreation Department. 248-547-5535
 
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Planning Commission Meeting at Rec Center
This Assistant City Manager Jeff Campbell. Please note that the Planning Commission scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, will tentatively be held at the Recreation Center located at 620 W. Woodward Heights (due to Court reconstruction). 
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Upcomming  Recreation Center Activities and Events!
The Hazel Park Recreation Department has alot of Upcomming Activities and events!

-Flag Football
-Fall Youth Soccer League
-Learn to Swing Dance
-Open Tennis
-Come out and Play at Green Acres - Free Family fun night! *Postponed  to Aug 19*

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Court Expansion Please click above for more details on the Court's brief closure and temporary location. Read More
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HAZEL PARK RECREATION 2016 SPRING / SUMMER FLYER! Click Read more for Complete Flyer! Read More
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Outdoor Yoga at Green Acres! Click Read more for complete info! Read More
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2016 MEMORIAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE GREEN ACRES PARK Click Read more for full schedule! Read More
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Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp Join  us  for  fitness  bootcamp.  Short,  yet  intensive  class  where  you  will  be  challenged  to  fun  workouts.  Body  weight  and resistance bands are part of this class.
This class is great for beginners and intermediate fitness level. Each  exercise  can  be  regressed  or  progressed  based  on  your  ability.

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CERT Application Any one who is interested in CERT Please click read more for link to application. Read More
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Neighborhood Watch Meeting TONIGHT Hazel Park Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight!
Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 7;00 p.m. @ Hazel Park High School Teachers Lounge. See you all there!! 

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CNU Event

Dear residents, the following is a little blurb to help us better understand the event that took place this week in Hazel park with the CNU. We want to keep our community apprised & on the same page because we love our city and residents!! So here you go!

 The City of Hazel Park participated in a three-day public workshop (this process is known as a community design “charrette”) with CNU to help create a walkable and connected downtown for Hazel Park.

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HAZEL PARK'S JOHN R CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH THE CONGRESS OF NEW URBANISM


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the Face of Hazel Park

HAZEL PARK’S JOHN R CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH THE CONGRESS OF NEW URBANISM


Come & Join us:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

April 12, 13, & 14th at

The Hazel Park Recreation Department

620 W Woodward Heights Blvd.

Hazel Park, Michigan

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Community Garden Community Garden meeting!!!
April 18th at 6:00pm

At the Hazel Park Recreation offices
620 W. Woodward Heights
Hazel Park, MI 48030


Email: hprecreation@hazelpark.org
Telephone: (248) 547-5535



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Fitness Boot Camp April 11, 25, 28

Join us for this short, yet intensive class. You will be challenged to fun workouts. Let your body get outside of it's comfort zone. Body weight and resistance bands workouts are big part of this fun class. This class is a great fit for anyone who wants to work out. Your size and age doesn't matter as each exercise can be done in more or less advanced level. Join the fun!

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Fire Dept. and Arts Council T-Shirts The Hazel Park Treasurers Counter at City Hall are selling T-shirts for good causes!


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United Oaks PTA Lunch/Dinner at Casa Real

United Oaks PTA Luch/Dinner Restaurant Night
Today, March 21, 2016 from 11am - 9pm
Casa Real Madison Heights
31313 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 268-1294
 
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Detroit Red Wings Alumni Game at Hazel Park Ice Arena
You can see some former Red Wings take the ice this weekend while helping people with disabilities.  The alumni association is taking part in "Skate Without Limits" to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Detroit.
The event will be March 19th at 1555 E. Woodward Heights and will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the game starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be at the door.  An Afterglow Pizza Party will follow the game and include a silent auction.  For more information, please click below: Read More
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HELLO SPRING!

 Spring is almost HERE!
We have put together an informative flyer to try to answer some of the FAQ's that are asked most during this time.
 
Please click read more to view it!

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SOCRRA Earth Day! Earth Day at the SOCRRA

Open House!
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:00 – 3:00 pm Featuring tours of the recycle center, Green Living Science, scavenger hunt, a plastic bottle tossing game. Watch a fashion show made of repurposed material. There will also be a recycle truck on display.
Please click here to see our Earth Day Open House flyer.
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New Date for City Council Meeting Please Note: Due to Election day falling on the second Tuesday of this month, (March 8th 2016), our regularly scheduled City Council Meeting is moved to the following Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 7:00p.m. Read More
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Temporary Interruption of City Vision

Due to new equipment being installed, our city cable channels will be temporarily interrupted on Thursday March 3rd, 2016.Thank you for being patient while we try to better service you!!

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City Brush Chipping Delay Due to the weather, brush chipping will be delayed until Friday Feb 26, 2016
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Reminder Just as a reminder: Yard Waste Pickup does not start until April. Even though we are having a mild winter this year.

You may contact SOCRRA at 248-288-5150 to ask if they can accept it there before April.
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Garbage Will Picked Up Monday, February 15th Despite the fact that City Hall is closed on Monday, our garbage contractor will be picking up garbage on Monday. Read More
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City Hall Closed

Hazel Park's City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2016 in observance of President's Day.  City Hall will reopen at 8:30 on February 16th, 2016. 

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Planning Commission Meeting Tonight Cancelled The Planning Commission meeting tonight will be cancelled due to the ill health of the Planning Director.  There will be notification of any potential special meeting.  Thank you. Read More
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Sign Up For Zumba Classes at the Rec Center

Zumba Classes will resume Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rec Center.  Please call the Recreation Department at (248) 547-5535 to sign up or for additional information.  The classes will be brought to you by Futurewave Productions (Fitness and Dance Studio), which is opening at a new studio in Hazel Park.  See more information including a flyer at the link below.  

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Mabel Gray Featured in HOUR Magazine
Please check out the new article on Mabel Gray entitled "Hip Hazel Park" in this month's HOUR Magazine. Click below for the link.  Thank you, Chef Rigato. Read More
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Street Maintenance Tickets Temporarily Suspended
The City of Hazel Park will not issue tickets for parking on the street during street maintenance days beginning December 23rd, 2015. The city will resume issuing these tickets on January 4th, 2016Read More
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City Hall Holiday Hours
City Hall will be open December 21st and 22nd.  City Departments will close on December 23rd at 12:00 p.m.  City Hall will be closed on December 24th and December 25th in observance of the holiday. City Hall will also be closed on December 31st and January 1st in observance of the New Year. Read More
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Hazel Park's Myles Jury Fights on Saturday Night
The City of Hazel Park's Myles "The Fury" Jury, a premier MMA fighter in the UFC, is fighting Charles Oliveira on Saturday night in one of preliminary bouts, pr
ior to the Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 fight. The preliminary fights begin at 5 p.m. on FS1 (Fox Sports 1), which is included in most cable packages. Good luck, Myles!!! Read More
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Santa Hat Hustle 5K!

  Toy Drive for Boys & Girls Club of Oakland & Macomb Counties!

Join us for SE Michigan's newest holiday tradition: The 2nd Annual Santa Hat Hustle! The streets of Hazel Park will be lined with festive   holiday runners, walkers, their familes and cheering supporters. Everyone is welcome! Streets will be converted to a winter wonderland with Santa   and all his friends, Reindeer,

We encourage everyone to bring at least one unwrapped toy to donate! Toys will be donated to Club Kids in the area who are in need for the 2015 holiday season. Please bring your toy donation to the Registration Area on race day.

For a complete list of gift suggestions please see the charity page.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving! The City of Hazel Park would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please keep in mind that City Hall will be closed this Thursday (11/26) and Friday (11/27) in observance of the holiday. Thank you.
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"Clothes for Vets" Drive


"Clothes for Vets" Drive

This holiday season, the Ferndale Elks, Hazel Park Eagles, and Detroit Tough gym are partnering up to collect new or gently used clothing and blankets to be distributed among the nearly 2,000 homeless veterans in the Detroit area. All metro Detroit fraternal organizations are welcome to participate in this effort to help those who have helped all of us.

For questions please call Todd Caswell, U.S. Navy, Retired, and Past Worthy President of the Hazel Park Eagles #2449, or Ron Gilmour, founder of “Hangin’ With the Heroes” and member of the Ferndale Elks Lodge #1588. Todd may be reached by phone at (248) 629-4392, while Ron may be contacted at (248) 990-0700.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Hazel Park Ice Arena is fast approaching! Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. next Tuesday, November 24th. In addition to free open skate, hot chocolate, cookies, and kids crafts, Santa himself will be coming down from the North Pole to make an appearance!
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Cellarmen's & Mabel Gray Recognized Yet Again Hazel Park has two of the top three hottest places to eat and drink in metro-Detroit! Check out the article from Eater linked below:

http://detroit.eater.com/maps/best-new-detroit-restaurants-heatmap
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Hoover PTA Coat Drive
With winter on the way, the Hoover PTA is holding a drive for children's coats, hats, gloves and boots. New and gently used apparel (working zippers and no rips or stains) can be dropped off at the Hoover Elementary Main Office (23720 Hoover). Boys and girls clothes of all sizes accepted. For questions please email hooverpta@hazelparkschools.org. Read More
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Art Fair Donates to Promise Zone & Rec. Center
Hazel Park offers a big thanks to Julie Fournier and the Hazel Park Art Fair, who once again generously donated part of the proceeds back to the community. $1000 was bequeathed to the Promise Zone, while $800 was given to the Hazel Park Recreation Department. Thank you!
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City Hall Closed for Veterans Day
In honor of Veterans Day, Hazel Park City Hall is closed today (11/11/15). Thank you to all who have served in our nation's armed forces. Your sacrifices are truly appreciated.
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Ageless Image Tattoo Voted Best in Detroit

Ageless Image Tattoo: Another award winning Hazel Park business! Recently voted metro-Detroit's #1 tattoo & piercing studio by Channel 4 news, customers have traveled from as far as Europe to get their designs done by Ageless Image's talented artists.
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Tree Lighting Ceremony
It’s that time of year again, when Santa comes down form the North Pole to light a Christmas tree at the Ice Arena! There will of course be a school band & choir, along with free skating & hot chocolate. It’s good old-fashioned family fun on Tuesday, November 24th @ 6:00 p.m.!
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Leaf Pickup Info

Fall is here!

Please DO NOT rake leaves into the street! We ask everyone to work together as a community to do their best to pick up their share of leaves in their yards and the streets.

Piles of leaves can provide a habitat for unwanted critters and kill your grass and plants. When leaves are raked or blown into piles on the curb, these piles spread out, creating a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians. Leaf piles can also wash into storm drains, clogging storm sewers and causing flooding. After bagged leaves are picked up, they go to SOCRRA’s composting site. In the spring this compost is available to residents free of charge! All leaves must be put into paper leaf yard waste bags or trash cans labeled with a yard waste sticker. Containers are limited to 35 gallons, not to exceed 60 lbs. (Plastic bags are not acceptable). Also, Yard Waste pick-up is scheduled until the 2nd Monday in December. Yard Waste Stickers are available at City Hall, Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Treasurers counter, or at the DPW Office (24211 Couzens) Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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Phase 2 Beginning at 8 Mile & Dequindre

More good news!

Phase 2 of the project at 8 Mile & Dequindre has begun (just east of Save-A-Lot site). New construction means new tax base.

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HP in the news for being business-friendly
Hazel Park Assistant City Manager Jeff Campbell was quoted in a Detroit News article about HP being business-friendly. Check out the link below to read it for yourself!
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Urban policy specialist blogs love letter to HP
Follow the link below to read the Metro Matters article about Hazel Park.
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New SMART Bus via Grant!
Our new SMART BUS has arrived!! This brand new 2015 model vehicle was acquired via grant, and thus did not cost Hazel Park a single penny. Such buses are used for transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities. Big thanks to SMART and to Recreation Director Sareen Papakhian for securing the grant that allowed us to get this brand new bus! Read More
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DPW to be renamed in honor of Jack F. Lloyd
This Friday, October 30th, the Hazel Park DPW Complex (24211 Couzens) will be renamed in honor of former mayor Jack F. Lloyd. The ceremony will take place at noon, at which time a new commemorative sign will be unveiled. Even Representative Sander Levin will be there! Come see the newly redone Couzens Ave. and support longtime Hazel Park mayor Jack F. Lloyd! Read More
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Recycling day at SOCRRA!

Sunday, November 15, 2015
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
America Recycles Day Is a  time set aside each year to promote the Benefits  of recycling and buying recycled content  products


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INCREDIBLE NEWS!!  NEW DEVELOPMENT, MORE TAX BASE AND JOBS!!!
For over a year, the City of Hazel Park has been working with Ashley Capital and the owners of the Hazel Park Raceway to develop and build a 574,000 square foot light manufacturing building in the parking lot west of the track.  This is such a win for Hazel Park in that Ashley Capital will build a new structure that increases the tax base of Hazel Park and brings in approximately 350 jobs
to the area
There will be 100+ construction jobs associated with the project as well.  Please read more to see the rendering of the building. Read More
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Hazel Park Career Fellowship Program As part of a joint initiative between the City of Hazel Park, Hazel Park Schools, and the Promise Zone, we are proud to announce the new Hazel Park Career Fellowship Program! Beginning next summer,
this amazing public/private partnership will provide HP High School students the opportunity to develop career skills while gaining real-world experience
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Hazel Park Home Values Up 13.9%

AMAZING NEWS!! HAZEL PARK HOME VALUES RISE DRAMATICALLY!!
According to real estate website Zillow, Hazel Park’s property values rose 13.9% between August 2014 to August 2015, with another increase expected over the course of the next year. As shown below, this increase is the largest among our neighboring communities.

• Hazel Park ↑ 13.9%
• Pleasant Ridge ↑ 12.1%
• Madison Heights ↑ 9.4%
• Oak Park ↑ 8.9%
• Warren ↑ 8.3%
• Ferndale ↑ 6.9%
• Huntington Woods ↑ 6.3%
• Berkley ↑ 5.8%

Zillow rates our market values as “very healthy.” Looking back a little further, they also reveal our increase from November 2013 to October 2015 at 18.5%. That is real progress for the Oakland County city hit hardest by the great recession!

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Artober this Saturday!
Artober is only two days away! Join us this Saturday at one of the open galleries (425 W 9 Mile, 465 W 9 Mile, 505 W 9 Mile, 1432 E Hayes) or check out pieces on display at local businesses (Brian Dubois' studio, Phoenix Cafe, Tony's Ace Hardware, vacant space at 24715 John R). The event lasts from 5:00-9:00 pm on Saturday, October 24th. Sponsors include One Eyed Betty's and Valentine Distilling. For a map of locations click here. Read More
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Memoriam for Retired HP Policeman George Borts
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of George Borts, who passed away this morning at the age of 87. Mr. Borts served in the Hazel Park Police Department from 1952 to 1978. He is survived by his wife Barbara. Our thoughts are with her and the rest of the Borts family at this time. Read More
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Advertising Space Available at Ice Arena
The Hazel Park Ice Arena sells advertising space on the Olympic and Pro rink dashboards year-round. New this year, ad space will also be sold on the Ice Arena's three zambonis. To increase the footprint of your business by reserving your spot today, please call (248) 546-5700. Read More
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Thank You Playscape Donors!!!


Thank you to all of the generous donors who helped to make the new Scout Park Playscape a reality. A HUGE thank you to the owner of Capital Sales Co., Mr. Sam Haddad!  Not only is he expanding his current business by nearly 40,000 sq. ft., but he also just donated the remaining $10,724.47 necessary to purchase the new Scout Park Playscape!!! Pictured below are Sam Haddad, Recreation Director Sareen Papakhian, City Manager Edward Klobucher, and Steve Haddad.

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Zombie Walk!

It's almost here! On October 24, the "Zombie Walk" will be back for the 7th straight year. Be on the corner of John R & 9 Mile at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Canned food accepted.

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Artober is almost here!
Don't forget about Artober this Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.! Open galleries include Richard Gage’s studio at 425 W 9 Mile and Rachael Stokes’ studio at 505 W 9 Mile. Artober pieces will also be on display at Brian DuBois’ studio (21842 John R), Pheonix Café (24918 John R), Tony’s Ace Hardware (24011 John R), and a glass-fronted vacant business just north of W Coy (24715 John R). Stop by and check it out before or after the Zombie Walk! Read More
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Interview with Mural Artist Sintex
Hazel Park Speaks: Check out this video interview with Sintex, the regionally renowned artist working on a new mural at the corner of John R and E Harry. The mural will cover one wall of the studio space of artist Brian DuBois.

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Cellarmen's Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Tomorrow
At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th, Cellarmen's brewery/meadery/cidery will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony preceding their Grand Opening at noon. Be there for the opening of Hazel Park's newest place to hang out! Read More
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Mabel Gray is Hottest Restaurant in Metro Detroit
Mabel Gray is the hottest place to eat in Metro Detroit! This time it's the Detroit News who are stating as much. If you haven't yet tasted for yourself, stop by tonight or this weekend and see what all the buzz is about! Check out this latest article from the
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Artober is Here!
Artober will take place from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th. Art will be displayed at a few open galleries, as well as both operating and vacant storefronts. The open galleries include Richard Gage’s studio at 425 W 9 Mile and Rachael Stokes’ studio at 505 W 9 Mile. Artober pieces will also be on display at the Pheonix Café (24918 John R), a glass-fronted vacant business just north of W Coy (24715 John R), Tony’s Ace Hardware (24011 John R), and possibly at Brian DuBois’ studio (21842 John R) which is under construction. We are currently seeking a few more vacant storefronts in which to display art, in order to highlight the fact that Hazel Park has studio space available for artists. Read More
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Community Crime Watch Meeting
On Tuesday, October 20th, Community Crime Watch will be meeting at Hazel Park High School (23400 Hughes) to discuss the topic of fire safety. HPFD personnel will be on hand to provide valuable and potentially life-saving information. The meeting will convene at 7:00 p.m.
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Halloween Zumba
Halloween Zumba Fundraiser! At 2:00 p.m. on October 31st, the Hazel Park Community Center will be hosting a special Halloween Zumba class to raise money for the Recreation Department's park improvment program. The class will last an hour and costs $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 8-12. Read More
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United Oaks PTA Fundraiser Tonight
Come out to Dickey's BBQ in Ferndale (23123 Woodward Ave.) and support the United Oaks PTA! The events lasts from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. tonight (10/12). There will be a raffle for a gift card and various other items. The restaurant's owner is a former United Oaks student, so come support the PTA and an alumnus at the same time!
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7th Annual Zombie Walk
The 7th annual "Zombie Walk" will be held on October 24th, 2015. It begins at dusk on the corner of John R Rd. and 9 Mile Rd. All ages are welcome. Canned food can be brought as a charitable donation. A link to the official Facebook page can be found below.
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Former HP Police Chief Charles W. Young Passes
Former Hazel Park Chief of Police Charles W. Young, Sr., passed away yesterday at the age of 87. Hired in 1951, Mr. Young worked his way up through the ranks to become Chief in 1967, where he served with distinction until his retirement in 1984. He also served as President of both the Southeastern Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the South Oakland County Chief's Association, as well as being Chairman of the Awards & Citation Committee of the Michigan Association of Cheifs of Police. Mr. Charles W. Young was one of the finest policemen the City of Hazel Park has ever known. He will be greatly missed. Read More
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More Results from John R Task Force
Even more south John R Rd. cleanup is taking place. Pictures of this business being repainted were taken earlier today (10/6/15). Further results by the John R Task Force!
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Grand Opening for Cellarmen's Oct. 17th
Grand Opening for Cellarmen's is Saturday, October 17th at noon. Great to see yet another cool new business coming to Hazel Park!
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SMART Grant Secured by Rec. Dept.
The Hazel Park Recreation Dept. was just awarded a grant by the SMART bus organization in the amount of $80,000. These funds will be used to replace older vehicles in the City's SMART fleet.
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"Hardware Studios" Coming to Hazel Park
Another new business is heading to Hazel Park! After sitting vacant for decades, this former hardware store on S John R Rd. will soon be repurposed as "Hardware Studios," which will offer recording services for area musicians. Keep it dialed in for more updates.
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Sculpture Unveiling at Art Park
On Monday, October 12th at 6:00 p.m., the Art Park's new sculpture will be officially unveiled! Stop by to get a live glimpse of Hazel Park's latest artistic addition. Also, if you would like to learn more about the H.P. Arts Council, a meeting will be held on location immediately following the ceremony.

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New Scout Park Playscape
The Hazel Park Recreation Department is looking to acquire Hazel Park's first new playscape in decades! Please help us bring this new play structure to Scout Park by donating today!

Go Fund Me
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Mabel Gray Opens Today!

Today is the day! In the words of the Detroit News, one of the more anticipated restaurant openings in Metro Detroit has finally arrived. At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, Mabel Gray will throw open its doors to the public. While the menu is expected to be constantly evolving, some dishes seen during the soft opening included rabbit, crispy Indian brook trout, beef tartare, and fried banana with mole, queso fresco, jalapeno and peanut.

http://www.detroitnews.com/…/mabel-gray-open-haze…/72978912/

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John R Task Force
Thanks again to the John R Task Force, yet another business on South John R Rd. is improving their facade with a fresh coat of paint.
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Remembering James S. Scarmeas
The City of Hazel Park remembers former Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore James S. Scarmeas, who passed away peacefully on September 22nd, 2015. A devoted family man, Mr. Scarmeas served as general manager of the Hazel Park Raceway and long-time Court Officer for the 43rd District, in addition to being a member of the local Kiwanis club and youth sports coach. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pauline, and their many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More information can be found by following the link below:

Obituary of James S. Scarmeas
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Fire Dept. Open House & Eagles Pancake Breakfast
The Hazel Park Fire Department Open House is only a month away! This annual event is fun for the whole family, with a bounce house, donuts & cider, fire hose activities and many more great firefighting demonstrations. Immediately preceding the Open House will be the Hazel Park Eagles 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast, which opens at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until the event begins at 10:30 a.m. Stop by and enjoy the fun on October 11th!
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Keep up with the latest news on Twitter

Don't forget, you can get also updates and info from the City of Hazel Park's Twitter account. For quick news on-the-go, just click on the link below.

https://twitter.com/cityofhazelpark?lang=en

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Oakland County Day at the DIA
On Saturday, October 24th, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be hosting its annual "Oakland County Day." In addition to the FREE admission awarded to Oakland County residents, FREE bus transportation will also be provided from the City Hall parking lot (111 E Nine Mile Rd.) at 10:00 a.m. In order utilize this free shuttle service you must RSVP by calling (313) 833-4005. See you at the DIA! Read More
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New Photos of Cellarmen's Brewery

By now everyone has surely heard of the exciting new brewery being built in the old Bolyard Lumber building on John R Rd. However what you may not have seen are the breathtaking interior photos that display just how cool this meadery will soon be once its doors open to the public. To see them for yourself, just click on the link below to see an article from Oakland County Prosper.

http://www.oaklandcountyprosper.com/features/cellarmens.aspx

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Upcoming Arts Council Event
Original works by local artists are needed for an upcoming Hazel Park Arts Council event to be held next month. If you would like to submit work, please call the Arts Council at (248)546-4060.
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Coffee Hour with Rep. Wittenberg
Hazel Park's State Representative, Robert Wittenberg, will be hosting a coffee hour at the Hazel Park District Library on Thursday, October 29th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. He will also be at Java Hutt in Ferndale (165 W Nine Mile Rd.) on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. as well. Stop by either time to discuss your ideas or concerns.
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In Memory of September 11th, 2001
To all of those firefighters, police officers, soldiers, and various other men and women who gave their blood, sweat, and tears, and in many cases their lives, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the City of Hazel Park offers our deepest gratitude. Thank you for being heroes. We will never forget your triumphs and your sacrifices.
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Ice Arena Accepting Applications
The Hazel Park Ice Arena is currently accepting applications for part-time positions. Please contact the office at (248) 546-5700 or stop by in-person to pick up an application. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Portion of Cayuga Ave. Closed for Repairs
A portion of the middle of Cayuga Ave., between Woodward Heights & Tucker Ave., is currently closed for road repairs and is expected to reopen tomorrow (9/10/15).
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Fire Dept. Open House & Pancake Breakfast
The Hazel Park Fire Department Open House is only a month away! This annual event is fun for the whole family, with a bounce house, donuts & cider, fire hose activities and many more great firefighting demonstrations. Immediately preceding the Open House will be the Hazel Park Eagles 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast, which opens at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until the event begins at 10:30 a.m. Stop by and enjoy the fun on October 11th! Read More
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Trash Pick up for Monday September 7, 2015 Trash/Yard Waste/Recycling Pick up for Monday September 7, 2015 will be Delayed Until Tuesday September 8, 2015 for observance of Labor Day.


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Couzens Avenue Repaving

Beginning on Monday, August 31st, 2015, Couzens Ave. between Woodward Heights and 10 Mile Rd. will be closed entirely to all traffic, including pedestrians, for the duration of the repaving project. This closure will facilitate quicker repairs and thus a sooner reopening of the road. All traffic will be detoured to Dequindre Rd.

All east-side entrances to Karam Park will be closed, with parking temporarily allowed within the E Garfield Ave. cul-de-sac only. (The Dog Park will be closed during repairs). All east-side DPW gates will be closed as well. The rear entrance on E Annabelle Ave. will be open to the public during business hours only.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the DPW between 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at (248) 542-0340. Thank you.

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Oakland Co. Prosper Article
Check out this cool article from Oakland County Prosper on Michigan's Top Chef James Rigato and his soon-to-be-opening new restaurant Mabel Gray.

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Animal Control Officer Position


For those who are interested and have not yet applied for the Animal Control Officer position within the City of Hazel Park, please do so by the end of the business day on Monday, August 31st at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted to the City Clerk's Office or to the Hazel Park Police Dept. For your convenience, Employment Applications can be found online through through the City Clerk Dept., "Forms & Applications," to be printed and filled out at home and dropped off at either of the aforementioned departments.

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Thanks to All Who Helped with the Art Fair


Our thanks go out to all who helped to make this year's Hazel Park Art Fair better than ever. With over 75 vendors and multiple live music acts, the 2015 Art Fair was a tremendous success that can be built on for next year and into the future!

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Hometown Family Huddle


On September 3rd, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., the Hazel Park School District presents; "Hometown Family Huddle." Included are food, games, a football toss and fun for the whole family. Take this opportunity to get some free popcorn and meet the school district's new administrative team. The football home opener will follow the Hometown Family Huddle with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Don't miss it!

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Letter to Residents


Dear Residents,

This letter is in response to complaints the City of Hazel Park receives while performing fire hydrant function checks. The Hazel Park Fire Department performs annual maintenance on the hydrant system throughout the city. This is an important service that the Fire Dept. provides for our Water Dept. On a regular basis, the Fire Dept. goes through the city and “flows” water at every other hydrant.  This is an imperative function in keeping our system in top operation.

We understand the inconvenience that this can put on our residents. The yellow or rust-colored water you might encounter in your home after we perform our vital safety checks is nothing more than residual sediment in the municipal water system. The discolored water does not pose any health risks. However, it is advisable to run the water until clear prior to washing laundry to avoid any potential discoloration of fabrics.

Every effort is made to inform residents that we are performing this crucial operation.  It is posted on the marquee outside the Fire Dept. (22830 Russell) as well as on the City’s Facebook page and official website.  Furthermore, signs are placed in the areas being flushed on the relevant days. 

It is impossible to always give advance notice in a specific area, as it is five to six on-duty firefighters that perform this operation. In addition to these important hydrant duties they are also responsible for responding to emergencies.  For this reason, some days it is only possible to inspect a handful of hydrants, while other days it is possible to check dozens.

The City of Hazel Park is operating with reduced staffing in both the Fire and Water Departments, requiring employees to perform multiple functions simultaneously.  Complaints about this vital service have come in each and every year since our system was established. We work very hard to inform everyone how crucial this function is to the safety of our community and the good working order of our water system.

We know that it is better to have discolored water once a year than to have homes burn down because the hydrant system is not functioning, or lose water service for an extended period of time because we failed to catch a problem with the water infrastructure.

Thank you,

Richard Story
Chief, Hazel Park Fire Department

Christopher DuBerg
Director, Department of Public Works

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Hazel Park Art Fair
The Hazel Park Art Fair is only 10 days away! This year's festival includes over 75 vendors, live music and draught beer from the regionally renowned Rochester Mills Beer Company. The event opens Saturday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and closes Sunday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Stop by to check out some supremely talented local artists, listen to some great music and enjoy some delicious craft beer!

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Crossing Guard Needed

The City of Hazel Park is now accepting applications for the part-time position of SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD for the Police Department.

Applications may be picked up at the Hazel Park Police Department (111 E Nine Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030). This position requires a commitment of both morning and afternoon hours at school arrival and dismissal times. The hiring process includes a simple interview and a background check. All applications must be turned in to the City of Hazel Park Police Department as soon as possible, as the position will be for the 2015-2016 school year.  Any questions can be directed to Det./Ofc. Jason Pence at (248)542-6161 ext. 349 or (248)658-5123. The Hazel Park Police Department is an equal opportunity employer

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Construction Work on Couzens Ave.
Construction on Couzens Ave. between Woodward Heights and 10 Mile Rd. is set to begin next week and conclude by the middle of September. Once work begins, all vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be closed on this portion of Couzens Ave.
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John R Task Force
Thanks to the efforts of our new John R Task Force, multiple commercial properties have recently been seen working to bring structures up to Code requirements.
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Sewer Repairs on Cayuga Ave.

Attention residents of Cayuga Ave. The City of Hazel Park has hired a contractor to perform maintenance on the sanitary sewer system located on Cayuga Ave. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10th at 7:00 a.m. The work will be done above ground and should take only a single day to complete. Through traffic may be limited, however Cayuga Ave. will not be closed unless unforeseen circumstances arise. We apologize for any inconvenience this repair work may cause.

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Rep. Wittenberg's Town Hall Event
State Representative for Hazel Park's 27th District Robert Wittenberg will be hosting a "Town Hall" on Wednesday, August 12th at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center (2325 Catalpa Dr.). This event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will cover topics including redistricting, gerrymandering and proposals that strive to create more equitable political boundaries in the State of Michigan. Special guests include former Congressman Mark Schauer and election law expert Mark Brewer. For more information, visit wittenberg.housedems.com
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Recognition for Hazel Park's Newest Microbrewery
Check out the latest articles on Cellarmen's, Hazel Park's newest Microbrew/Meadery/Cider Producer, coming in at the old Bolyard Lumber building.

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In Memory of Jessica Nagle-Wilson

End of Watch: Sunday, July 28, 2002

Jessica Nagle-Wilson, Hazel Park will never forget you.

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Sewer Work on Cayuga
Attention Residents: A sewer line on Cayuga between Tucker & Woodward Heights will cleaned and inspected with a camera tomorrow (7/21). The street is expected to remain open barring unforeseen circumstances.
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Hazel Park Highlighted
Check out the following article by the Oakland Press, which highlights our city's vision for laying the foundations of a bright, prosperous future.
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One Stop Ready
Check out this new program through Oakland County that can help create a business-friendly environment based on customer service principles:

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Consumers Energy Work in Area
Attention Residents: Beginning on Monday, July 6th, Consumers Energy will begin work along Muir Ave. between I-75 and Dequindre Rd. If you have additional questions, please direct them to Consumers Energy at (800) 477-5050 or visit their website
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Come Out & Play at Green Acres!
You're invited to "Come Out and Play!" In collaboration with Ferndale and Oak Park, the Hazel Park Recreation Department is teaming with Oakland County Parks to bring this awesome event to our city on Friday, July 17th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Attractions include a 250 foot zip-line, climbing tower, inflatables, water slide, carnival games and concessions. For more info, just give the Hazel Park Recreation Dept. a call at (248) 547-5535.
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Community Conversation Hour
On Wednesday, July 8th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Hazel Park State Representative Robert Wittenberg will be hosting a "Community Conversation hour" at the Hazel Park District Library (123 E Nine Mile Rd.). Join the conversation on road funding, auto no-fault reform and other important issues being debated in the legislature.
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Fireworks Display at the Raceway
Don't miss the spectacular annual fireworks display at the Hazel Park Raceway! Bigger and better than ever, this year's edition is set to launch on Friday, July 3rd (approx. 10:30 p.m.). Be there to celebrate America's birthday!
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OLHSA Energy Education Workshop
This summer, the Hazel Park District Library will be hosting OLHSA Energy Education Workshops. All participants will receive a free energy kit ($50 value) to help get the energy savings started. Attendees must pre-register by calling (248) 542-5860.
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Gun Safety


To promote firearm safety the Hazel Park Police Department (111 E Nine Mile Rd.) is offering FREE gun locks for residents. Please DO NOT bring in your firearm, but an ID with a Hazel Park address is required.

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Hazel Park "Reinventing Itself"
Check out this great article from Metromode about some of the incredible efforts underway right here in Hazel Park. Featured are multitalented artist Brian DuBois and renowned chef/restaurateur James Rigato.

http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/hazelpark051415.aspx
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Great Lakes Region's Best Chef to Open New Restaurant in Hazel Park

The City of Hazel Park is thrilled to announce that James Rigato, honored in Food & Wine Magazine as the 2015 People's Choice for Best New Chef in the Great Lakes Region, will be opening a new restaurant in Hazel Park later this summer. More information on this new eatery, Mabel Gray, can be found in the Detroit Free Press article linked below:

http://www.freep.com/…/chef-james-rigato-open-res…/26648855/

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Hydrant Flushing

The Hazel Park Fire Department will be "flowing" or "flushing" fire hydrants for the next 2 months throughout the city. Flowing will only occur Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This service is being done in order to make sure that the water system is up to firefighting standards so that the protection of citizens can be performed as effectively as possible.

If you see flowing occurring in your neighborhood please be aware that your water may be slightly discolored for approximately 3 hours after service. If your water is in fact discolored, please run faucets until it becomes clear. Apologies for any inconvenience this service may cause, however it is absolutely critical to ensure that the water system is operating at peak efficiency in case it should be needed during an emergency.

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Community Walking Club
Hazel Park Neighborhood Enrichment is pleased to announce a new "Community Walking Club" to be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The club will take weekly walks through various neighborhoods for heart-healthy light exercise and to keep up with community events.

The first walk will start on May 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Green Acres Park. If you have any additional questions please call Tina of Neighborhood Enrichment at (248) 399-1290.
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Grass & Weeds Notice

The City of Hazel Park wishes to notify all property owners that all properties within the city limits must be properly maintained in terms of grass and weeds. “Hazel Park Municipal Code 8.48” requires grass to be kept eight (8) inches or less.

“Hereby Be Advised” that the City will cut any grass without further notice in excess of eight inches within five days. Any expense incurred in the cutting shall be paid by the owner.

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2015 Sidewalk Replacement Program This Spring we will be continuing Section 2 of the Sidewalk Replacement Program. Read More
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Certified Public Manager Graduates

Congratulations to the City of Hazel Park's newest Michigan Certified Public Manager program graduates, Jeffrey Campbell, James Finkley and Sareen Papakhian. This national accreditation is operated by Saginaw Valley State University. Past CPM alumni include Martin Barner, Christopher DuBerg, MaryAnn Gieraltowski, Thomas Jones, Edward Klobucher*, Councilman Andrew LeCureaux, Sharon Pinch* and Timothy Young*.

* - Denotes winners of the Askew Award, given to each class' most outstanding capstone project.
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Thank You to our Residents

Thank you to all of our incredible residents. The citizens of Hazel Park and Eastpointe have truly decided to ensure that the future of our cities remain bright. Thanks go out as well to all of those who voted, volunteered, worked, and helped in innumerable ways during the election.

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SMORSA: Q&A  PLEASE VOTE FEB. 24th
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COMING SOON: Hazel Park's Newest Art Studio
We are pleased to announce that work is underway to revitalize one of our main commercial corridors through the introduction of Hazel Park's newest art studio. Brian DuBois, of the DuBois Collection and 2:37 am Studios, will be rehabbing a presently unused space into a truly unique cultural destination. To learn more about his work, please check out the following links:
http://www.duboiscollection.com/
http://www.237amstudios.com/
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Fire Department Saves the Day
Yesterday evening the Hazel Park Fire Department responded to a housefire on E Harry. They were able to ensure that everyone residing in the home made it out safely before containing and putting out the blaze. Our thanks also go out to our mutual aid partners in Ferndale and Madison Heights who helped out.
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Fire Dept. raises $1000 for Kid's Christmas Presents
A grand total of $1000.00 was collected by the Hazel Park Fire Department during their "No Child Left Behind for Christmas" fundraiser last Friday at the House of Shamrocks. The proceeds will be used to buy presents for children who otherwise might not receive any this holiday season. We would like to give thanks to the Fire Dept. and all others that helped make a special Christmas possible for many local kids.
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Kurtis Kitchen & Bath Remodels FD Kitchen
The City of Hazel Park would like to thank Aaron Kuretzky and Kurtis Kitchen & Bath, who recently remodeled the Fire Department's kitchen. Below is a link to the full story.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/27640360/hazel-park-fire-department-surprised-with-new-kitchen
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Tuski Park Play Structure Project
This summer, a few precocious Hazel Park youngsters decided that Tuski Park, their favorite place to play, could use a brand new play structure. They even wrote a letter to the city expressing their. In partnership with residents and local ...community groups, the City of Hazel Park would like to bring this idea to life. We are planning to raise $15,000 to fund this project for the kids of Hazel Park. To check out our Go Fund Me page, you can use the following link. http://www.gofundme.com/tuski-park The project's own Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuski-Park-Play-Structure/352064298286062?ref=hl
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Town Hall Meeting Join us this Tuesday October 25th for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the following proposals:  Read More
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CITY HALL CLOSED AT 11 AM TODAY CITY HALL WILL CLOSE AT 11 A.M. TODAY DUE TO COURT CONSTRUCTION.  PLEASE SEE MORE. Read More
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OCTOBER 11TH LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE
ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF HAZEL PARK:  If you plan on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8th, but are unsure if you are a registered voter, contact the City Clerk’s office at 248-546-4064 or check the state’s website at www.michigan.gov/vote and find out!

The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2016.  You can register at the Clerk's office, Secretary of State branches, County Clerk's office, or by mail. If you register by mail you may be not eligible to vote absentee for this election.

Questions? Call the City Clerk's office at 248-546-4064.
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ATTENTION HAZEL PARK RESIDENTS
If you plan on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8th, but are unsure if you are a registered voter, contact the City Clerk’s office at 248-546-4064 or check the state’s website at www.michigan.gov/vote and find out!

The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2016.  You can register at the Clerk's office, Secretary of State branches, County Clerk's office, or by mail. If you register by mail you may be not eligible to vote absentee for this election.

Questions? Call the City Clerk's office at 248-546-4064.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
The City of Hazel Park would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. As a reminder, City Hall will be closed this Thursday(11/26) and Friday (11/27) in observance of the holiday.
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Happening in Hazel Park
Happening in Hazel Park New Mini-Series documenting the new and up-and-comings of Hazel Park.

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Happening in Hazel Park New Mini-Series documenting up-and-coming attractions to the City of Hazel Park Read More
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Winter Weather Tips and Information The snow is coming.  In case there is a snowfall next week, please remember to shovel your driveways and sidewalks.  Please Visit our Seasonal Weather page for information regarding winter weather. This page is to help answer a lot of the questions we all have during the winter months. Read More