BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools’ new superintendent, Andrae Townsel, said he feels like he inherited a gold mine looking back at his first week on the job, which ended last Friday with a visit from State Superintendent Michael Rice.
Friday, February 21, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Police are investigating an alleged assault that took place at St. Joseph High School on Thursday that led to the firing Chris Glisson, who was site coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club there.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Jerrod Sanders can’t predict the weather, but he can tell that Michigan’s lake levels are still unusually high for this time of year.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are halfway through interviewing 10 applicants for the city’s four licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The new 2020 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor said she wants people to know that when they are grieving and depressed, there is hope.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad said Tuesday that the Dec. 28 arrest of a Benton Harbor man will be thoroughly investigated after more than 10 citizens complained that the man was beaten by the arresting officer.
Friday, February 14, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Economic development took center stage Thursday at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
DOWAGIAC — Helping teens and young adults find their purpose in life has become the passion of Benton Harbor native Michelle Tyner, admissions counselor at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.
Friday, February 07, 2020
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Orchards Mall avoided closure Tuesday after Benton Township received a payment for the shopping center’s overdue utilities bill.
BENTON HARBOR — Mosaic Resale in Benton Harbor is revitalizing the store and increasing its footprint, in part, by promoting items it has to offer online.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Some people need a lot of education and some just need a lot of hands on experience before they land their dream job.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Cornerstone Alliance is partnering with SWMI Cycle Boat and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to provide a free water taxi service during the week of this year’s KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
Friday, January 24, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Several people were given a chance Thursday to state why they were the best choice to represent the 36 square miles that make up Benton Township.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved creating a commercial rehabilitation district for the former All-Phase building at the corner of Riverview Drive and Empire Avenue.
ST. JOSEPH — No criminal charges will be sought following an investigation into recent financial dealings of Wecycle Industrial Sanitation, the prosecutor’s office announced.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County’s treasurer is making himself available to meet with property owners who are facing foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners will hear a report on the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year audit on Tuesday rather than Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of residents crammed into Benton Township Hall on Wednesday seeking answers regarding the plan to connect I-94 and U.S. 31.
BENTON HARBOR — Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor is offering the special price of $5 for people to see “Just Mercy” on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — A longstanding high school rivalry turned ugly when fans from Battle Creek Central allegedly attacked Benton Harbor High School cheerleaders as they tried to get on their bus after last Tuesday’s boys basketball game in Battle Creek.
BENTON HARBOR — It’s time to move from talking about racial equity to doing something about it, the organizers of the 2020 Meeting of the Minds and Day of Action said during the Saturday event at Sinbads Imaginasium in Benton Township.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Drivers traveling between St. Joseph and Benton Harbor via the Bicentennial Bridge are well aware of the flooding that happens on the Benton Harbor side during rainy, windy days.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township trustees recently adopted the sewer and water system capital improvement plans in an effort to determine improvement needs and introduce maintenance programs.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The future of the New Harbor Condominiums on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor may one day be in the hands of the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — “It’s official like a whistle,” Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said Tuesday about Andrae Townsel being hired as the district’s new superintendent.
BENTON HARBOR — Several buildings owned by Benton Harbor Area Schools will be professionally evaluated in the next two weeks, with the Michigan Department of Treasury paying the bill.
BENTON HARBOR — Almost $15 million in water and sewer work should start in August now that Benton Harbor city commissioners gave final approval Monday for the project.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — It will take major communication and cooperation among officials from three communities to make the Twin Cities Sustainable Harbor Project a success.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday approved paying Wecycle Industrial Sanitation its monthly fee of just over $39,000, with the stipulation that it be given to Robert Edwards.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Two Benton Harbor city commissioners said that the approval process for the city’s medical marijuana applications is flawed and taking too long.