BENTON HARBOR — Organizers of a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on Colfax Avenue in front of Benton Harbor High School are looking for some help.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — A proposed medical marijuana dispensary being funded by longtime NBA player Wilson Chandler is another step closer to reality in Benton Harbor.
BENTON HARBOR — A 20-year-old St. Joseph Township man has died after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night in Benton Harbor. Police said it was a hit-and-run, and that an arrest has been made.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police are getting two surveillance cameras after its board of trustees approved funding for the new equipment.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday unanimously approved having city workers pick up residential trash, rather than again hiring a contractor to do it.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Ti’Era Wallace of Benton Harbor said she recently became politically active because she wants a better world for her Black sons, ages 3 months and 2 years.
Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library and Benton Harbor Public Library entered phase four of their post-pandemic plans Monday, reopening their doors to the public.
Friday, July 03, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — This fall Lake Michigan College will discount tuition by 10 percent for all degree-seeking students, college officials have announced.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph police sergeant is on unpaid leave as his fate is determined, after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the officer’s investigation into a transaction gone awry between himself and the seller of a pair of AirPod wireless headphones that didn’t work.
BENTON HARBOR — City Manager Ellis Mitchell no longer has the privilege of driving a city-owned vehicle, following action this week by the Benton Harbor City Commission.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student at the school in February was bound over for trial Tuesday after a preliminary hearing before Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gordon Hosbein.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is laying off a portion of its workforce in response to unexpected costs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, June 26, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are faced with tough choices as they grapple with a deficit of $437,721 in this year’s budget, which ends June 30.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student in February continued to decline accepting a plea agreement Wednesday during a preliminary exam conference at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools is moving in the right direction during these uncertain times, Superintendent Andrae Townsel said after Tuesday’s budget hearing.
Friday, June 19, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Dogs and golf carts are banned by city ordinance from Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor, but they are often seen there due to a lack of enforcement.
BENTON HARBOR — Several events are happening today and Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth – which commemorates when the last of the slaves in America learned they were free.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Some might know of June as the month when companies turn their social media profile picture into a rainbow, but might not know that Pride Month started with a riot 51 years ago.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township formally began its efforts Tuesday to seek money from the state revolving fund for several big projects through its water and sewer systems.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
For the past 400 years America’s systems and structures have helped white people succeed while marginalizing and oppressing people of color, St. Joseph Mayor Mike Garey told hundreds of protesters Saturday.
Friday, June 12, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A civil lawsuit filed last week at the Berrien County Courthouse questions the legality of Benton Harbor city commissioners’ decision to grant a special use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at 200 E. Main St., saying it breaks the city’s ordinance.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College is offering a variety of arts education opportunities this summer.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees Tuesday said they will look into how to make sure that long-time teachers with the district receive fair wages.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Friday, June 05, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. Chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer sent a letter to employees earlier this week addressing the protests that have been held across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners on Tuesday tabled a request to build the Benton Harbor Girls Academy at 306 Catalpa Ave., saying the necessary fees had not been paid for a new application.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The former Roxy’s Hamburgers in Benton Harbor may one day be a bus transfer station, said Executive Director Paul Gillespie of the Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA).
BENTON HARBOR — People looking for a way to peacefully show their support for racial justice and the end to police brutality can take part in a candlelight ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — In an effort to save on construction costs, Benton Township is opting to have a water main project completed simultaneously with a Berrien County Road Department repaving effort.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Protesters at the Benton Harbor Peace March on Sunday said it’s time to stop police brutality and to correct racial inequalities and injustice in America.
Friday, May 29, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor commissioners will consider amending the city’s medical marijuana ordinance at a special meeting at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, to remove the requirement that dispensaries be at least 500 feet from houses of worship.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — For the seventh meeting since January, Benton Harbor Cemetery Board members on Tuesday were not given the information they said they need to decide on who is going to manage the city’s cemeteries – Crystal Springs and Morton Hill.
BENTON HARBOR — The Michigan State Police Tactical Bike Team and Benton Harbor Public Safety officers are striving to improve relationships with community members through bike patrols this summer.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Berrien County has remained in a good position during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to its Emergency Operations Center.
Friday, May 22, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor firefighters received an almost $264,000 state grant for much needed breathing apparatus, Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis said Wednesday.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is offering salaried employees an enhanced plan for voluntary retirements as a proactive measure against rising costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners gave the green light Monday to The Harvest Group’s medical marijuana dispensary at 218 Water St. by approving its special use permit.