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Clawson Avoids Solicitation Lawsuit

April 6th 2014

Clawson Avoids Solicitation Lawsuit (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2014) Thanks to the diligence of Clawson City Attorney Jon Kingsepp, the “little city with the big heart” avoided a lawsuit with a complainant claiming that their right to do door-to-door sales was infringed upon. Kingsepp declined to give the company’s name but said that their […]

Forging Ahead: Family Business Reviving Large Industrial Site

April 5th 2014

Forging Ahead: Family Business Reviving Large Industrial Site (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Jeff Denha was 27 years old when his family bought and put him in charge of a failing metal forging company tucked away in the industrial area of Ferndale’s east side. “I was young and ignorant when I decided to take […]

Volunteer of the Year and More at the Ferndale DDA Awards

April 5th 2014

Volunteer of the Year and More at the Ferndale DDA Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) “The first time you meet our volunteer of the year, you might think ‘Well, she’s a feisty little thing.’  And that first impression is exactly right,” said Downtown Development Authority Board Director Jay McMillan as he introduced the […]

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township

April 5th 2014

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Six cars were set aflame in a Royal Oak Township salvage yard on April 1, bringing firefighters to the scene and destroying the vehicles. The fire began around 7:30 P.M. at the end of Galaxie in Royal Oak Township, according to […]

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency

April 4th 2014

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Facing a million-dollar deficit, Ferndale City Council and staff set to work in an all-day budget workshop Saturday, combing through department finances and searching for ways to cut costs.  In spite of continuous striving towards economic development and saving money, shortfalls continue. […]

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12

April 4th 2014

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12 (Michigan Humane Society Press Release, March 18, 2014) 2014 PROTECT-A-PET CLINIC Low-cost Pet Vaccinations and Microchipping April 12, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hazel Park DPW Yard 24211 Couzens Hazel Park, MI 48030 South of 10 Mile Road, north of Woodward Heights The Michigan Humane Society […]

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System

April 4th 2014

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, April 4, 2014) On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by […]

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

April 4th 2014

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations (Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014) Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four […]

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

April 4th 2014

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six […]

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

April 4th 2014

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found […]