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The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1 (CALC Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity will host a Charity Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield at 7:00 pm.  The purpose of the event is to assist the nonprofit in providing resources […]

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget

January 19th 2014

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget (Jim O’Donnell, Jan. 19, 2014) (EDITOR’S NOTE:  This letter was submitted by School Board President Jim O’Donnell and also appeared in the Ferndale Schools e-blast.  This is in response to public questions about ongoing negotiations with district employees, discussed in this article:  http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/) Ferndale Public […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31

January 19th 2014

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31 (FPL Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library is partnering once again with the Bud Light Ferndale Area Blues Festival to showcase two Michigan bands; the funky, bluesy Bastion and The Free Life, a quirky, proto-punk outfit from Kalamazoo. The show will take the place […]

Pontiac Man Catches Copper Thief in the Act

January 19th 2014

Pontiac Man Catches Copper Thief in the Act (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 19, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:50 hrs., Jan 18, 2014 – City of Pontiac Home Invasion  #14-008542 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 100 block of LeGrande Ave.  for a B&E in progress.  Upon arriving Deputies spoke to the victims (tenants) of the residence.  The […]

Troy Athens MLK Celebration Jan. 20

January 19th 2014

Troy Athens MLK Celebration Jan. 20 (City of Troy Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) Honor the legacy of one of America’s greatest leaders at the 2014 “MLK – A Celebration of Freedom,” a tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The annual program takes place at Athens High School, 4333 John R, on Monday, […]

Royal Oak Mayor Learns Lesson in Fire Prevention

January 18th 2014

Royal Oak Mayor Learns Lesson in Fire Prevention (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 18, 2014) Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and his wife Jodie learned first-hand the importance of keeping dryer vents clean, as a fire damaged their house Friday afternoon.  The Royal Oak Fire Department acted quickly to put out the fire, which stared at […]

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned

January 17th 2014

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2014) Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson released the following statement: “On 01/17/14, William Thomas Goad (homeless white male, DOB 01/22/1976) was arraigned and charged with Homicide-Open Murder, Unlawfully Driving Away Motor Vehicle and Larceny In A Building. Judge Charles G. Goedert denied bond. Goad’s […]

FernCare Seeks Help Cleaning Up After Flood

January 17th 2014

FernCare Seeks Help Cleaning Up After Flood (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 15, 2014) Water ran freely for over three hours inside the FernCare Free Clinic last week after a pipe burst due to the cold.  An emergency cleanup crew was called in and volunteers also spent hours sopping up water and cleaning up.  The quickness […]

OLHSA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic Jan. 24

January 17th 2014

OLHSA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic Jan. 24 (OLHSA Press Release, Jan. 17, 2014) On Jan. 24 2014  Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is having a Free Expungement Clinic, presented by Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the clinic is to provide individuals with information on […]