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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 […]

City of Troy Regains Top Spot in “Safest City” Crime Rankings

January 25th 2014

City of Troy Regains Top Spot in “Safest City” Crime Rankings (Troy Police Department Press Release, Jan. 25, 2014) CQ Press has released their “City Crime Rankings 2014: Crime in Metropolitan America:” (http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2013/cc2014.htm).  Troy is ranked as the 1st overall safest city in Michigan and 35th overall safest city in America (regardless of population size). […]

Rethinking ADD/ADHD Workshop – Rescheduled for Feb 5

January 25th 2014

Rethinking ADD/ADHd Workshop – Rescheduled for Feb. 5 (Ferndale Youth Assistance Press Release, Jan. 25) UPDATE – THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 5 Rethinking attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD): What works, what doesn’t and why In this illuminating workshop, you’ll learn the 12 power tools for maximizing the challenges of ADD/ADHD. Wednesday, January 29, […]

Review Team Finds Financial Emergencies in Royal Oak Twp. & Highland Park

January 25th 2014

Review Team Finds Financial Emergencies in Royal Oak Twp. & Highland Park (State of Michigan Press Release, Jan. 25, 2014) Two separate, independent Financial Review Teams, appointed December 2, 2013 to examine the finances of Royal Oak Township and the City of Highland Park respectively, under Public Act 436 of 2012 (Local Financial Stability and […]

Deputy County Executive Defends Patterson, Touts Oakland County Achievements (video)

January 24th 2014

Deputy County Executive Defends Patterson, Touts Oakland County Achievements (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2014) The day after local media swarmed on a scandalous profile piece published in The New Yorker, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson cancelled a speaking engagement with the Oakland Chamber Network, sending Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini instead.  The […]

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale

January 24th 2014

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2014) An Oak Park man was arrested Tuesday after a Ferndale resident reported him taking a package off a neighbor’s porch, according to a report by Mike McConnell in The Daily Tribune. The suspect – Adeus Turner, 29, of Oak Park – was stopped […]

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report

January 24th 2014

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report  (Lieutenant David Clemens, Royal Oak Police Dept., Jan 24, 2014) For the week of January 16, 2014 through January 23, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 400 block of N. Main, 1-18-14 – 1-19-14, 8:00pm – 11:00am: Complainant parked her vehicle in a nearby […]