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SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

Mental Health Authority Chair Relates Book to Her Own Story May 5

May 3rd 2014

Mental Health Authority Chair Relates Book to Her Own Story May 5 (complied, May 3, 2014) On Monday evening, May 5, at 7pm, Malika Newman, Board Chair of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority will relate the Great Michigan Read book (Steve Luxenburg’s Annie’s Ghost: A Journey into a Family Secret) to her own […]

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update

May 3rd 2014

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update (press release, May 3, 2014)   Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of April 24, 2014 through May 1, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 2400 block of N. Vermont, 4-25-14 – 4-27-14, 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 2002 Dodge Stratus […]

Clean the Ferndale Up – May 17

May 2nd 2014

Clean the Ferndale Up – May 17 (Complied from Ferndale Community Foundation Info, May 2, 2014) Clean the Ferndale Up, a community clean-up event by the Ferndale Community Foundation, returns for its third year on May 17. The event brings volunteers together to clean, repair and improve public spaces that have been neglected, vandalized or […]

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action

May 1st 2014

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   County Commissioner Helaine Zack never got to see government in action when she was in school, which is why she enjoys Youth in Government Day at Oakland County. She and several other Commissioners welcomed students from their […]

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More

May 1st 2014

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More (Jeff Milo, FPL, May 1, 2014) Judeen Bartos, from the Library Board of Trustees has a nice selection of picture books and stories for Children, this week. We’re happy to return to the pages of OC~115 for another of our bi-monthly staff picks’ features. Bartos […]

Man Shot Multiple Times at Bloomfield Hills Home

May 1st 2014

Man Shot Multiple Times at Bloomfield Hills Home (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   An unidentified man is hospitalized after being shot several times on Wednesday at about 11:30 pm by a man who came to the front door of a Bloomfield Hills home claiming to be a police officer, according to The Oakland […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak

April 30th 2014

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 30, 2014) An explosion in Royal Oak destroyed a storage shed and caused fire to a neighbor’s garage Tuesday night. According to officials, at about 6:40 PM, a shed in the backyard of 1221 Alexander caught fire and a full 20 lb […]