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Week in Review: State of the City; Arthur Avenue Streetlights and New Businesses

Here’s a highlight of the top stories from around Lakewood during the past week.

Did you miss anything around town during the past week? Here’s your opportunity to get caught up. 

Port of Lakewood Set for Some Major Improvements: Once an aging bulkhead is replaced, the city will consider opening up the land for public use.

White Cloud Studio Moving to New Home: The Pilates studio slated to open for classes in the former Bonne Bell building, at 1414 Riverside Drive, on April 1.

Police on the Lookout for Madison Avenue Robbers: The following arrest information was supplied by the Lakewood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Crafty Goodness Settles Into New Location at Goddess Blessed: After two years at 15621 Madison Ave., owner Chris Sorenson has reopened up her business a couple blocks west in the same space as Goddess Blessed.

MODA Closes Its Doors on Madison Avenue: Owner said that the family-owned business is closing because the family is moving out of Lakewood. A new store is expected to open soon.

With more than 100 residents attending, Mayor Michael Summers went through several key issues during the address on Tuesday.

Council Discusses Tax Abatement for ‘Phase 2’ of Clifton Pointe: The designation would waive property taxes on all new, residential units for up to 10 years, and offer abatements at 100 percent of property tax increases resulting from improvements made by the homeowner within that period.

Under a new agreement, Ferry Cap & Set Screw will keep most of its jobs at its Lakewood facility.

Council Weighs Arthur Avenue Streetlight Project: If OK’d, the $124,500 project would replace the nine existing “cobra-head” lights with those resembling early 1900s lamps along the street from Hilliard Road to Detroit Avenue. But the residents of the neighborhood will pay for it.

Lakewood Man Reinventing the Funeral Home Industry: At eFuneral, death isn’t a dirty word. Lakewood resident Mike Belsito, and his business partner, Bryan Chaikin, are bringing the message home.

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