BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners gave the green light to medical marijuana facilities in December 2017 and to recreational marijuana businesses last July.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — It’s been 16 years since Sharon Brown was moved to get on a plane and leave California to spend time working for social justice in her hometown of Benton Harbor.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. will get a leg up on foreign competitors for at least another two years in the U.S. after a favorable tariff was renewed.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Changes are expected to be announced before spring on how the grounds will be maintained at Benton Harbor’s two cemeteries and hundreds of city-owned lots.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — The OutCenter of Southwest Michigan is currently working with law enforcement and other LGBT centers around the state after receiving a threatening email over the weekend, officials there say.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor High School students need to return to in-person learning as soon as possible, two Benton Harbor school board trustees and several parents said during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners Tuesday approved a zoning ordinance stipulating where adult-use marijuana businesses will be allowed in the city.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners approved allowing Tackle Haven to expand on its property to allow for more storage space.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The creek running through Alex Little’s backyard is one of the reasons he bought his Benton Township house in 1984.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Cars lined up for blocks Wednesday as people in need waited for their turn to receive food for a holiday meal during the fifth annual Holiday Food Sharing Program.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The future of Benton Harbor’s Community Development Block Grant money hangs in the balance, with city commissioners Monday approving an operational plan and budget, but not the funds needed to implement it.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The Benton Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Jan. 4 to consider a request from Tackle Haven, 741 Riverview Drive, to extend its property to allow for more storage space.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. CEO and Chairman Marc Bitzer is among several business leaders who is working nationwide to being more diversity to the workplace.
BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College will delay the start of its spring semester to give students extra time to register for classes and help prevent post-holiday spread of COVID-19, according to a news release.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Citizens may soon have a review board to talk to when they have complaints against – or praise for – Benton Harbor’s police officers and firefighters.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school district’s finances are the best they have been in years, school board trustees learned during the 2019-20 audit report Tuesday.
BENTON HARBOR — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority decided that the annual holiday light display should still be held.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees on Tuesday approved asking state legislators to put a five-year moratorium on new charter schools being approved within the school district.
BENTON HARBOR — City commissioners don’t appear very enthused about a proposed new gas station and convenience store near Benton Harbor High School.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners on Tuesday tabled reviewing plans for a proposed new convenience store and gas station, to be built on the corner of Colfax and Empire avenues.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The towering Santa statute that became a fixture at The Orchards Mall, and before that at Fairplain Plaza, has been missing for at least six months.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor is one of 24 Michigan cities that will lose millions of dollars in city income tax revenue if the Michigan Legislature doesn’t act before Dec. 31.
Friday, November 27, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — For decades, sisters Jeanette and Dolores Fester of Benton Harbor have done their best to keep their neighborhood clean.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools is going 100 percent virtual between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, with in-person instruction expected to return on Jan. 4.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College began the week by increasing safety precautions in response to new state directives to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
FARMINGTON — Former superintendent/CEO of Benton Harbor Area Schools Robert Herrera resigned during a special meeting Monday as superintendent of Farmington Public Schools over an apparent dispute with at least one school board member.
Friday, November 13, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College has invited nearly 40 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest to participate in its Virtual College Fair.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The boil water advisory for Benton Harbor, which went into effect almost a week ago, is expected to end soon, perhaps even today, according to an update issued late Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees weren’t happy Tuesday night when they heard that a new charter school may be opening within the school district’s boundaries.
Friday, November 06, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor residents will need to filter, then boil their drinking water for at least two to three days due to a failure at the city’s water treatment plant.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — One person is dead and another is fighting for his life following two separate crashes in Benton Township on Wednesday.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — An almost $5 million federal grant will help Benton Harbor Area Schools and Kalamazoo Public Schools fill the need for quality teachers, according to an online story posted Monday by Western Michigan University’s news agency.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The cause of a fire that claimed the lives of a mother and two children early Sunday morning has not been determined, Benton Harbor Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis said Monday.
BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told several first-time voters Monday in Benton Harbor that people need to vote so that not only are their voices heard, but people are elected who can make the changes they want to see happen.