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New Boston woman appointed CEO of Detroit Institute for Children

Roxanne Brinkerhoff

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

Roxanne Brinkerhoff of New Boston was recently appointed CEO of the Detroit Institute for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides more than 45,000 hours of services to children with special needs every year.

Brinkerhoff has nearly two decades of experience providing leadership in the field of child and family services, according to DIC.

Before being appointed as CEO, Brinkerhoff served as chief operating officer at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and as senior director with The Guidance Center, a human services agency serving nearly 25,000 children and adults annually at 23 Downriver locations.

DIC says their therapeutic programs, run by a staff of over 70 people, include speech language pathology, occupational and physical therapies, social work, psychological services, and special education consulting.

Brinkerhoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Leadership Detroit XXXVII.

She also serves in a volunteer capacity as vice chair of the Wayne County Great Start Collaborative, an organization that provides support to children in Wayne County.

Brinkerhoff and her husband live in New Boston with their two children.

For more information about DIC and their programs, visit



Photos: Christmas tree lighting in downtown New Boston

(All photos courtesy of Pauline Blehm Carr)

The Huron Historical Commission and Huron Rotary hosted a Christmas event in downtown New Boston on Sunday.

Here are photos from the event:

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Dearborn Police arrest New Boston residents involved in major retail fraud investigation

(Photo by Scott Bolthouse)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

Dearborn Police said Monday that they recently arrested three New Boston residents for operating of a major retail fraud ring that committed crimes in the metro Detroit area for several years.

Beverly Jo Sassin, 70, Amanda Lynn Mosed, 38, and Christopher Bucannion, 45, — all of New Boston — were charged with eight felony counts by the Wayne County prosecutor.

Dearborn Police say the crime ring paid heroin addicts to steal items of all kinds from major department stores in the Detroit area.

The items were then allegedly sold out of Cas Bar on Michigan Avenue in Detroit near the Dearborn border, a business which is owned by Sassin.

Police say evidence recovered from the business in Detroit included guns, cash, liquor, Red Bull energy drinks, and video gambling machines, among other items.

A house related to the investigation on Rust Road in Huron Township was raided Nov. 26 by Dearborn Police.

A 49-year-old Lincoln Park woman was also arrested and faces the same charges in relation to the fraud activity.

Sassin and Mosed are being held on a $100,000 bond, and Bucannion, who is also being charged with two firearms felonies, is being held on a $250,000 bond.

They are due back in court for a probable cause conference on Dec. 7 and a preliminary examination on Jan. 14.

This article has been updated

Huron Township Police conduct school bus safety operation

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

Huron Township Police conducted a proactive school bus safety operation on Wednesday and Thursday.

The special detail included several plain clothed officers on multiple buses, unmarked police vehicles following multiple busses, and fully marked patrol vehicles assigned to initiate traffic stops on offenders who illegally passed school busses.

High School, middle school, and elementary bus routes were targeted and enforced on both days.

The detail was organized and directed by Officer Vincent Price of the Huron Township Police Department Traffic Services Unit. 

Throughout the two-day detail, one driver was observed passing a bus illegally and was cited.

“This is a safety issue for our students that we have seen end up in tragic results nationally. This proactive detail has been planned for some time now and our department will continue to find creative ways to keep our children safe,” said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

“This is not the first time we have done this proactive detail and it certainly won’t be the last. We want our residents to know that just because you don’t see us, it doesn’t mean we aren’t there.”

Throughout the two-day proactive detail, Robbins said police developed the following tips from watching some potentially dangerous situations:

-Parents and kids should wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and for the red lights to be engaged before approaching the bus.

-Many drivers were observed to stop for the yellow lights, but not all.

-Many kids began to cross the street while the yellow yield lights were flashing, which could cause them to get struck by a vehicle.

-Multiple bus stops on busy roads had elementary age children at the stop without an adult present. This was especially dangerous with icy road conditions and kids too close to the road.

-Multiple parents were observed at the stop with their hands full. This included cell phones, coffee, etc. This could make it difficult for a parent to pull their child to safety in the event of an emergency.

“I do think it is important for residents to know that the Huron School District has terrific school bus drivers who put the student’s safety first. The drivers did a fantastic job of taking necessary safety precautions to keep the kids safe. I thank them for the great work that they do,” Robbins said.

Only a dusting of snow forecasted for overnight into Monday morning

Only a dusting of snow is expected to fall in southeast Michigan during a winter storm that will bring several inches to other parts of the state overnight Sunday into Monday morning.

Mid-Michigan and the thumb region are forecasted to get hit the hardest.

Only a dusting to one inch of snow will fall locally during the storm, forecasters say.

Roads could still be slick around the area Monday morning, so use caution during rush hour.


Goodfellows hit the streets for their annual charity newspaper drive


The Goodfellows are out and about Saturday selling their annual holiday newspapers. The proceeds help fund their “no child without a Christmas” drive. (Photos courtesy of Gregory Graham)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

The Huron Township Goodfellows hit the streets on Saturday to sell their annual newspaper for charity.

Proceeds from the sales help fund the purchasing of Christmas presents, hats, mittens, and also provide a nutritious holiday dinner for Huron Township families in need.

Photos courtesy of Gregory Graham

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