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Road Construction Begins; Babies on the Roof; and a Taco Bell Facelift: Week in Review

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.  

STEM Handmade Soaps Opening in Birdtown: The company boasts that the artesian soaps are hand-crafted, made with all natural ingredients. The store is expected to open by July 4.

Road Construction Projects Begin in Lakewood: City finalizes list of streets; construction begins around town. Have a look at the attached map to see if your street is getting some new pavement.

Babies Spotted on the Roof of Lakewood Home: Police responded to a report of two babies on the roof of a Newman Avenue home, but the kiddos were safe and sound — and inside — when officers arrived.

Legal Disputes 'Tearing Apart' Lakefront Neighborhood: Neighbors on Kenneth Drive file “adverse possession” property claims after a couple of fences went up last year. Other neighbors and the city have been included in the pending lawsuits.

Man Found Guilty in Airborne Metroparks Crash: Thomas C. Smith of Fairview Park fled from the Lakewood police and drove a Porsche off of a cliff last year.

Taco Bell Eyes Major Facelift on Detroit Avenue: The initial plans still “need a lot of work,” said one city official.

No Lakewood Criterium This Year: The idea is to “rebuild” the high-speed bike race for 2014.

28 Lakewood Properties in Foreclosure Sent to Sheriff’s Sale in April: Twenty of them were sold. Check out our interactive map of the foreclosures around Lakewood. Click on each marker to see the details.

‘Zombies’ Frighten a Few Lakewood Residents: Check out our interactive map of police incidents around Lakewood. Click on each marker to see the details.

City Rolling Out ‘Bike Racks for Businesses’ Initiative: Those interested in planting a bike rack in front of their business are encouraged to apply with the city’s department of planning and development by May 3.

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