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Week in Review: Stranger Danger, $100,000 Recyclebank Challenge, Berkley School District Partnership, Fruit Crop Ruined 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:

  • : We'll share them in a photo gallery next weekend on Berkley Patch.
  • : Democrats Craig Covey of Ferndale and Helaine Zack of Huntington Woods, as well as Republican Steven Zimberg, also of Huntington Woods – who are vying to represent the new 18th district – participated in a candidate forum Thursday night in Ferndale.
  • : Both cities' law enforcement departments are looking for a person with similar characteristics and seeking tips from the public.
  • : Frigid temperatures April 29 ruined cherry and apple crops, report the Associated Press and WWJ.
  • : Two Huntington Woods girls raise money for a 2013 spring break trip to Costa Rica by teaching campers about directing, editing and other elements of making movies.
  • : Patch.com Michigan is seeking advertising managers for several community news websites.
  • : The Board of Education unanimously approved the deal that could be worth $536,000 this week.
  • : The key may be in maintaining open lines of communication and practicing what to do in different scenarios, according to a Berkley mom and a Beaumont Health System Safety City program manager.
  • Family Sues Berkley Public Safety Department in Lockup Death: "Yes, we had a death two years ago in the lockup and we haven't had any problems since," BPS Chief Richard Eshman tells The Detroit News.
  • : The Huntington Woods Men's Club announces winning ticket-holders Tuesday at Scotia Park, adds that sales raised approximately $12,000 for the annual Fourth of July display over Rackham Golf Course.
  • : The suspect impersonated a law enforcement officer Friday evening near the Community Center as he approached two 12-year-olds.
  • : The city will make an emergency disaster declaration through the state of Michigan after powerful winds downed trees and knocked out power last week, requiring overtime payments and assistance clearing branches.
  • : Tri-county proposals spur debates over Detroit-suburbs ties, museum finances and property tax levels.
  • : Last week's heat wave and storms did not cause any cost overruns or major work delays, Berkley Department of Public Works Director Derrick Schueller says.
  • : Huntington Woods is the only Michigan city picked to compete in the national Recyclebank and SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge, which hinges on residents' participation. Individuals also could win water bill discounts or gift cards.

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