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Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner

January 27th 2014

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Starting Jan. 27 the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2014. More than 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, […]

Ferndale to Open Warming Center on Tuesday and Wednesday

January 27th 2014

Ferndale to Open Warming Center on Tuesday and Wednesday (City of Ferndale Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Ferndale, Michigan– Southeast Michigan temperatures continue to be frigid, and people who have to be out in it have been warned to limit their time outdoors, wear several layers of clothing, and cover up as much as possible […]

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends

January 27th 2014

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) Collaborating to improve the environment for business success is the core strength of Chambers of Commerce in general, and the Oakland Chamber Network doubles up on that principle by bringing 27 local Chambers together. At their annual meeting on Jan. 22, OCN […]

Ferndale Police Report – January 2014

January 27th 2014

Ferndale Police Report – January 2014 (Ferndale Police, Jan. 27, 2014) WED. JANUARY 1, 2014 Day Platoon A Officers investigate an identity theft case on W. Lewiston today and investigate a traffic accident on W. Troy. Officers make one warrant arrest today as well. Night Platoon A Officers investigate a traffic accident on Woodward Ave. […]

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage

January 27th 2014

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage (Mothering Justice Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Community organizing, social justice and labor groups today formed a committee to explore a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan. The minimum wage in Michigan –currently $7.40 an hour – hasn’t been raised since 2008, leaving many […]

2014 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival (video)

January 26th 2014

2014 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2014) The chilly, snowy weather may have some people feeling gloomy, but the folks in Rochester have found the perfect way to beat the winter blues.  The 2014 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival brought hundreds of people to town to celebrate the great […]

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way

January 26th 2014

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way (C. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2014) The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is under way, with the first two nights of live bands drawing fantastic crowds to several local bars including Rosie O’Grady’s, Dino’s Lounge, Howe’s Bayou, One-Eyed Betty’s, Sneaker’s, Bosco and Boogie Fever.  The fun continues through […]

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail

January 26th 2014

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail (Dan Sommerville, Michigan Environmental Council, Jan. 26, 2014, orig. Michigan by Rail Blog) Passenger rail has been booming nationwide and in Michigan. Record-breaking ridership was recorded in 10 of the last 11 years (1) (2), and there has been a whopping 78% growth in Michigan ridership since […]

Royal Oak Town Hall Meeting on Fracking Feb. 5

January 25th 2014

Royal Oak Town Hall Meeting on Fracking Feb. 5 (Oakland County Water Resources Commission Press Release, Jan. 25) UPDATE: The event start time has been changed. It will start at 7pm. Jim Nash, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, is continuing his series of town hall meetings for the new year throughout Oakland County.  The […]