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State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31)

March 19th 2015

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31) State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place: ~Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at […]

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23

March 18th 2015

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23 (Blumz Press Release, March 18,2015) Puppies are a lot like flowers, they make everyone smile and bring joy to our world when they are around.  Blumz by JRDesigns loves both flowers and puppies, so we found a way to combine them.  We […]

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position

March 18th 2015

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, March 18, 2015) The State Board of Education today selected Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston as the next State Superintendent.  Current State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is retiring at the end of June. “Brian Whiston, of all our very […]

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Block Club Kick Starter Meeting March 24

March 18th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Block Club Kick Starter Meeting March 24 (Ann Perry, March 18, 2015) Block Club Kick Starter meeting! On Tuesday, March 24th, 7:00pm, let’s talk about kick starting your Pleasant Ridge Block Club! The Block Club Kick Starter will assist streets in developing their own Block Club network, as well as […]

License Plate Sales Could Help Fund Right to Life Michigan

March 18th 2015

License Plate Sales Could Help Fund Right to Life Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2015) The Michigan Senate has approved making a license plate available to Michigan drivers that helps raise money for Right to Life Michigan, a group that promotes alternatives to abortion. Senate Bill 0084 would affirm a fund that has already […]

House Passes Bills to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Refusal

March 18th 2015

House Passes Bills to Allow Faith-Based Adoption Refusal (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2015) Nearly along party lines, the House of Representatives voted today on a package of bills that would allow agencies to make adoption decisions based upon their chosen religious values. The bills (HB 4188, HB 4189, and HB 4190) would allow agencies […]

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

March 18th 2015

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board […]

Farmington Hills Approves Building Three Hotels

March 18th 2015

Farmington Hills Approves Building Three Hotels (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2015) Farmington Hills is positioning itself to be a hub of hospitality, with a developer planning on building a Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Homewood Suites brand hotels on the site of the former Alexander Hamilton office building east of the 12 Mile/Farmington […]

City of Troy Crime Alert for period ending March 15, 2015

March 18th 2015

City of Troy Crime Alert for period ending March 15, 2015 (Troy Police, March 18, 2015)    Breaking and Entries Apovini, 1915 E Maple Rd, 3/10/15, 6am – 6:10am:  Complainant advised he was contacted by the alarm company on his way into work. When he arrived he discovered pry marks on a door and a […]

Guest View: Will Michigan’s Board of Ed Reassert its Authority or Fade into Obscurity?

March 18th 2015

Guest View: Will Michigan’s Board of Ed Reassert its Authority or Fade into Obscurity? (Nick Krieger, Mitten Memo, March 18, 2015) Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Order 2015-9, moving the Office of School Reform from the Department of Education to the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.  The Office of School Reform is […]