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Jonathan Lafferty represents Warren's Second District (10 Mile north to 14 Mile, Ryan to Hoover).
Polls are OPEN! Please vote today.
Tomorrow is ELECTION DAY. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. THANK YOU for all of your support and encouragement! Looking forward to victory tomorrow evening!!
Congratulations to the Warren Civic Theatre on a wildly successful run of Finding Nemo Jr. What an enjoyable show! Well done!!
SOLD OUT (again)!! Awaiting the Warren Civic Theatre production of Finding Nemo Jr.. Thank you to the crew of this production. You are absolutely incredible. Every night of rehearsal reminds me of your daily commitment to our children and sharing your love of theatre with the next generation of stars. Swim Away!! 🎥❤️
Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty discusses the false, misleading attack ads sent out by "Rubber Stamp" Adam Sawka and Mayor Jim Fouts.
FIRST PLACE goes to..... Mr. & Mrs. Larry Schafer of Loretta Street in District 2!! Complete with a cast of at least a dozen goblins, clowns, and witches, this family had trick-or-treaters lined up and down the street to get their spook on. I was also very impressed with at least six houses on Loretta that dressed their front yards with some outstanding displays featuring animatronics, lights, and sound effects. Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween to everyone!
Vintage postcard image compliments of The Henry Ford (one of my favorite places).
Honoring our First Responders on this day. Thank you for answering the call and serving the citizens of our city! Dispatchers, EMTs, City of Warren Police Department, Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383
Thank you to our dispatchers, police officers and firefighters for keeping our community safe!
Congratulations to the Warren Jets for making it to the playoffs! Games held this Saturday and Sunday will determine who advances to the championship.
Flag - Vs Red Barons @ 12:30 p.m.
Madison High School
915 E Eleven Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
JV Vs Eastside Eagles @ 3 p.m.
Madison High School
915 E Eleven Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Freshman vs Eagles @ 10 a.m.
Grosse Pointe South
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Varsity - Vs Grosse Pointe @ 5:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe South
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Best wishes to the Warren Jets and good luck this weekend at the championships!! Thank you for representing the City of Warren.
Congratulations to the football teams from De La Salle, Cousino, Fitzgerald, Michigan Collegiate, and Warren Mott for making the playoffs!!
- De La Salle will host Cousino
- Grosse Pointe North will host Fitzgerald
- Michigan Collegiate will host Clawson
- Warren Mott will host U of D
Good luck to all of our Warren football teams as they play for their district championships this Friday!!
In loving memory of Eleanor Bates. Eleanor was married to former mayor Ted Bates and was regarded with the distinction as the "First Lady of Warren". Eleanor served the city she loved with honor and dignity, elected in 1991 as a member of the Warren City Council and later served on the Van D**e Schools Board of Education, amongst her volunteer roles with the Beautification Commission, Warren Historical Society, and the Warren Symphony. Eleanor passed away Oct. 14 at the age of 96.
Family, neighbors, and friends gathered to pay their respects at her funeral mass held this morning at St. Clements. I had the honor of singing at the mass and was accompanied by Director of Music Annette Wright in addition to a string quartet from the Warren Symphony.
Rest in peace, Eleanor.
Warren's Harvest Treat is THIS EVENING! Come trick or treat with us at the Warren Community Center. Plus, you can show off your costume in a professional photo from Patrick Studios, get your face painted, and even pick up a FREE pumpkin at our pumpkin patch!
This event is free to attend and open to Warren residents!
The City of Warren Crime Commission honored its citizen heroes, in addition to C.E.R.T. members for their outstanding service, and police officers and fire fighters that carried out their responsibilities above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to these men and women for their selfless acts of service to their community.
TRUNK OR TREATERS NEEDED! Please help fill the Warren Community Center this Thursday with sweet treats for the children. Email Denise Krolczyk at [email protected] to sign up.
To my friends and supporters who are now in District 5, I strongly encourage you to support my friend Henry Newnan. Mr. Newnan is an independent voice and stands against the dark money PAC supporting the rubber-stamp 7 slate. I have known Henry for many years and believe that he will be a capable and pragmatic voice for the residents of District 5 and our city.
Sharing with honor and respect.
Honoring Sergeant Christopher M. Wouters
End of Watch: October 11, 2000
Gone, but never forgotten.
On October 11, 2000, Detective Chris Wouters, working within the Special Investigations Division, entered the Warren Jail to interrogate a suspect who had just been arrested for narcotics delivery.
Upon the suspect’s booking, he produced a handgun. An intense struggle ensued between road patrol officers, Chris, and the suspect in which several shots were fired. In the end, both the suspect and Chris were shot, sustaining severe injuries. Chris was rushed to the local hospital, however, his injuries were proven fatal.
Detective Wouters was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Wouters was 42 years old and had served with the Warren Police Department for 19 years.
The men and women of the Warren Police Department continue to honor the life and legacy of Sgt. Wouters, including an annual 21 gun salute, and the unveiling of a statue at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in 2018.
ATTENTION NEIGHBORS: (especially, those who live near the Warren Community Center) Please attend the City Council meeting tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. to voice your concerns about the proposed stadium privatization plan by the DDA and De La Salle High School. I SAY "NO" TO ANY PRIVATIZATION OF OUR STADIUM OR ANY PUBLIC ASSETS!
You are cordially invited to join Warren Treasurer Lorie Barnwell and I for breakfast on Thursday morning beginning at 8 at the MRCC on Mound Road.
I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Waren Professional Firefighters Local 1383. The firefighters serve our community each day and require an equally-supportive administration to ensure top-quality services. I will always have the backs of our firefighters!
Your Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383 proudly endorse Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty for Warren City Council's District 2 Representative. Mr. Lafferty has supported adding more firefighters to the budget. Additional firefighters allow us to provide better response and service during emergencies. Emergencies have many moving parts and having more firefighters accomplishing tasks in unison can save lives and protect property. We are grateful for his dedication to the community and humbly ask for you to consider this candidate when you cast your votes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Warren Jury Convicts Well-Connected Illegal Junkyard Operator in Nuisance Case
Neighbors say Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty stopped years of favoritism and protections by the city for a Warren business owner and junkyard operator after more than 16 years of complaints went unheeded by city administrators and Mayor James Fouts.
WARREN, MI. – Body by Bruce, an auto body shop fronted on 11 Mile Road, east of Mound is perhaps best known for its sizeable collection of junk automobiles, semi-trailers, and even a boat. Neighbors of the business contend that their quality of life has suffered for nearly two decades as the junkyard has illegally encroached on neighboring properties while city officials failed to protect them.
That was until Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty brought the concerns of the neighborhood to City Council in August of 2021. Lafferty presented historical and current photos of the junkyard and invited neighbors to address their concerns directly with the council. Council members ultimately directed the City Attorney’s office to enforce zoning conformance at the site and begin court proceedings.
“Four years ago, I gave my word to the people of Warren that I would protect our neighborhoods,” Lafferty stated. “This case literally started the day I took office in 2019. The council later committed that we were going to bring this back until these residents have a sense of justice, peace, and tranquility restored to the neighborhood that they call home and pay taxes in.”
Body by Bruce owner Bruce Griffith appeared Monday in front of 37th District Court Judge John Chmura and was found guilty on misdemeanor charges following a second round of zoning violations after ignoring initial violations issued by Warren’s Building Department.
“Monday’s verdict against Body by Bruce gives long-awaited relief to a neighborhood that has been fighting city hall for nearly two decades,” Lafferty added.
Griffith was sentenced to two years court supervision, 10 days in jail, ordered to cease business operations, and must remove all junk vehicles and debris from the property and adjacent lots. The body shop will remain shuttered until Griffith obtains site plan approval from the City of Warren Planning Commission and necessary variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals. A court hearing in 30 days will determine if Griffith is meeting the terms of the sentence and risks up to 80 additional days behind bars.
"Body by Bruce and his junkyard has been a cancer to this neighborhood since day one," said Stacy Masch, who lives across the street with her husband Dave and two children. "It wasn't until Councilman Lafferty was elected that we finally made real traction. Lafferty fought for our neighborhood and compelled the city to take action."
Sandi Verstrate and her husband Donald also live across the street and have been forced to look at an expansive junkyard from their living room window. “The conditions of our neighborhood are deplorable. This is our home and we deserve better,” said Verstrate. “I thank God that city council turned this over to the courts, because everyone in city hall turned a blind eye to our pleas for help.”
Lafferty presented a public update on the case at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and said he will continue to monitor progress to ensure the city’s ongoing diligence in the case.
“The residents were consistently ignored while the city gave special treatment to a campaign donor,” added Lafferty. “It is public record that Griffith donated to Mayor Fouts’ political campaigns and that apparently bought him protection to operate as he pleased at the detriment of the neighborhood.”
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Standing with the UAW Local 1248 in support of fair work for fair wages. With Council Secretary Mindy Moore.
UPDATE: Warren Police won the championship 29-19 over Macomb County Sheriffs!
Warren PD continues to dominate the field. After two outs for sliding, Mindy and I yelled out to the field that we voted to suspend the rule. The result: the Umpire vetoed it! 🤣
Come out to Jimmy John's to enjoy a friendly competition during the annual "Battle of the Badges". Proceeds to benefit the Police Athletic League and Explorer Program. I will be singing the National Anthem prior to the championship game at 8 p.m.
FITZNATION FOOTBALL GLORY: Way to go Spartans with a 44-18 win over Lakeshore! Warren Mott and Fitz are gearing up for some fierce competition this season.
THANK YOU!! What a terrific gathering of supporters. Family, friends, and neighbors came together in support of my campaign. I promise accountability and independence in District 2. Checks and balance shall continue.
SPECIAL THANKS: Photo credit to my friend James Coulson.
Remembering and honoring those who lost their lives on this day in 2001. America will never forget. May God Bless our United States.
THANK YOU to the Warren Police and Fire Departments, Crime Commission, C.E.R.T. and all those who helped to organize this year's open house. Taking part in the festivities is my youngest daughter, Autumn, who toured every attraction and visited with the men and women who serve our citizens every day.
Bring the kids and spend the afternoon with the Warren Police Department and Warren Fire Department at their open house.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS at Warren Mott High School! Watching the Marauder Football Team and the Marauder Music Machine. Tonight's theme: "construction"!
Happy Labor Day!
Fitzgerald vs Mott football! Two great teams with a competitive season ahead. Good luck teams!!
Sponsoring a hole at the Deacon George Posavetz Memorial Golf Outing benefitting St. Mark Catholic Church. A beautiful day on the course. The results of my game will not be disclosed and are not available via FOIA!
A few spots remain for Theatre Camp sponsored by the Warren Civic Theatre. Sign up today.
NEXT WEEK! Only a few spots remain! Register Now!
Youth Theatre Camp!
Join professional actor and MCC professor Greg Trzaskoma and staff for four fun days of acting, singing, dancing and improv. Campers will be grouped by age and experience. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
We’ll put on a brief presentation for friends and family on the last day of camp.
Bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water. We'll be in the gym or outside every day, too, so bring your sneakers and sunscreen!
10am to 3pm (4 days)
August 14, 15, 16, and 17 (Mon - Thurs)
Owen Jax Recreation Center (8207 E. 9 Mile Road, Warren)
$100 resident, $110 non-resident
Activity # 21320 - Call Warren Community Center to register -
Enrollment is limited! - (586) 268-8400
District 2 Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty maintained the top-vote-getter position for two consecutive primaries following yesterday’s election and offers this statement in response to his 26.3% lead over opponent, Adam Sawka:
“I am extremely pleased that my neighbors entrust me to continue representing them on the Warren City Council. This campaign will be about the difference between electing a rubber-stamp authority or an independent, accountable council, responsible only to the people that elected them.”
Voters made their vision abundantly clear yesterday that Warren’s next mayor and council shall serve in the shadow of outgoing Mayor Jim Fouts. I intend to serve as the check and balance to that vision.
I will continue to prove throughout the next three months that I am the only candidate in District 2 that will offer the independent leadership necessary to maintain a model of checks and balances in Warren’s government.”
Councilman Lafferty thanks those candidates that did not advance in Tuesday’s primary and will be reaching out to his primary opponents throughout the day today to create a unified team as he asks for their support towards his bid for a second term on the Warren City Council.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. My team is looking forward to meeting you as you arrive to vote. Thank you for your support!
VOTE TOMORROW AND BE VIGILANT OF LAST-MINUTE, MISLEADING TRICKS:
It's morning in America and the day before Election Day. I encourage everyone that did not send in their absentee ballots to plan a few minutes to vote tomorrow at the polls. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Despite the mayor's robocall attempt to trick voters into believing there is an election in September - no such election is scheduled and will NOT occur. Warren has been known for its brass-knuckled politics for decades, but this is one of the most devious tricks I have ever witnessed and is truly pure evil at work.
What is most appalling is the silence and complacency of the "Super Seven" slate that has accepted Fouts' endorsement and agrees with misleading voters instead of standing up against Fouts' deception. Let this be a good indicator of their lack of independence and their inability to represent the best interests of the people.
I always have and will continue to present the truth to my neighbors. On behalf of the neighbors I am sworn to represent, I demand Mayor Fouts immediately end his illegal election deceptions and withdraw his one-million dollar frivolous lawsuit against the city. Mr. Mayor, it is time for you to retire.
Election Day is less than 24 hours away and will be the dawn of a new beginning with brighter days ahead. Please vote!
Beat those summer blues and sign the kids up for Theatre Camp with the Warren Civic Theatre!
Join professional actor and MCC professor Greg Trzaskoma and his staff for four fun days of acting, singing, dancing and improv at the Warren Civic Theatre Camp!
This program will take place at the Owen Jax Rec Center and is open to youth & teens ages 7-17. Campers will be grouped by age and experience. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
August 14-17 from 10 AM - 3 PM
Fee: $100/Warren Resident; $110/non-resident
To register online, please visit: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/miwarrenwt.wsc/iteminfo.html?Module=AR&FMID=9831704
For more information, head to WarrenCivic.org!
Instead of demonstrating "how not to golf" I was offered the opportunity to support the Christopher Wouters FOP Outing by sponsoring a hole.
Please join me at the VFW Stinson Post this Saturday from 4 - 7 p.m. to enjoy some good food and to meet our friends at the VFW. This Councilman likes his hot dogs with mustard and sweet relish!
Summer is here! Time for Grilling!
🌭🍔Come join us for a delicious Hamburger and Hot Dogs Dinner! 🌭🍔
July 15th 2023
$5 per Person and Open to the Public!
Happy Independence Day, America!!
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