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Week in Review: Bears Win 'The Curb,' Berkley House Demolished, Spirit Contest, Real Estate Market Improves and More

Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.

We shared a lot of good information last week and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights.

  • Berkley Public Safety Director Richard Eshman Rehired as Contract Employee: The two-year agreement will save the city nearly $30,000, according to Finance Director David Sabuda.
  • Berkley Beats Royal Oak for 'The Curb': The Bears outplayed the Ravens 42-29 on Friday night in the "Fight Against Childhood Cancer" game.

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  • : Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some homes available in the area.
  • Does Running Marathons Pose a Health Risk in the Long Run?: Beaumont cardiologist Justin Trivax studied dozens of Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank marathoners to find out.
  • Huntington Woods: Is Recyclebank Leader the New Hazel Park?: The City of Trees, which lost to its neighbor in an intracity recycling challenge this spring, remains stuck in No. 2 behind Lakes at Red Rock, Va., in the Recyclebank and SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge with $100,000 on the line.
  • UPDATED: House Demolished to Make Way for Vinsetta Garage Parking: The Berkley City Council passed an ordinance this week to rezone the property at 1010 Eaton from single-family residential district to parking district; a site plan for the lot will need to go before the Planning Commission and receive council approval.
  • : Looking to move or just want a peek at what's listed? Here are some homes available in the area.
  • Vote for Berkley High School Marching Band in 'Battle of the Bands': Winner of My TV20's Bracket Challenge will receive $1,000 and a promotional announcement.
  • Obama-Romney Presidential Debate: Who Won?: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
  • : Patch will donate $200 in the name of whichever high school has the most uploads by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in honor of the "Fight Against Childhood Cancer" game that will reignite the cities' rivalry Friday.
  • Oakland County Real Estate is a Seller's Market: The median sale price of a home or condo was up in September from the same month last year by 28.7 percent, according to figures released Monday by Farmington Hills-based Realcomp.

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