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Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update Nov 28- Dec 5

December 7th 2013

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update Nov 28- Dec 5 (Royal Oak Police, Dec. 7, 2013) Home Invasion 2600 block of Ferncliff, 11-30-13 – 12-2-13, 9:00pm – 12:30am: Complainant reported an unknown suspect attempted to break into the residence through the rear door. The door frame was damaged but the suspect did not gain entry […]

Berkley Kids Get SMART in the Classroom

December 6th 2013

Berkley Kids Get SMART in the Classroom (Berkley Public Schools, orig. Berkley Beat, Dec. 6, 2013) Classrooms at Rogers Elementary School look, for the most part, the same. But what’s happening in the classrooms has changed since the arrival of the SMART Interactive projectors. In November, each K-5 classroom received a SMART projector that is […]

Police Report: Waterford Man Wanted to go to Jail

December 6th 2013

Police Report: Waterford Man Wanted to go to Jail (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Dec. 6, 2013) INCIDENT:  13:56 hrs, Dec. 5 – City of Pontiac  MDOP Police Property   #13-187102 SUMMARY: A subject entered the Pontiac substation and threw a chunk of asphalt against a window in the public entrance vestibule.  The window was shattered.  The […]

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Lists 242 Killed

December 6th 2013

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Lists 242 Killed (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. Between the Lines, Dec. 6, 2013) 242. That is the number of transgender individuals whose murders and suicides have been reported in the past year around the world. Groups like Gender Identity Network Alliance (formerly Transgender Detroit) know that this number is low due […]

Troy Parks and Recreation Events

December 6th 2013

Troy Parks and Recreation Events (City of Troy, Dec. 6, 2013) Downhill Ski/Snowboarding 2014 Season It is time to sign up for Troy Recreation’s Downhill Ski and Snowboard program!  Our five week program begins the weekend of January 10.  Have fun with your friends this winter.  Fee includes; supervisory staff, your lesson ticket and bus transportation […]

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University

December 6th 2013

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 6, 2013) A group of more than 100 Detroit-area high school students are learning firsthand how to navigate the college experience thanks to a newly formed partnership between Wayne State University’s College of Education (COE) and the Ferndale Public Schools’ University High […]

Could Bikeshare Come to Royal Oak? Info Meeting Dec. 11

December 4th 2013

Could Bikeshare Come to Royal Oak?  Info Meeting Dec. 11 (Tom Regan, Dec. 4, 2013) “Bikeshare” is an automated, dispersed bike rental network that provides free or low-cost access to bikes for short trips. Use bikeshare once and you immediately become an evangelist.  It is such a good idea–inexpensive, convenient, healthy, green, and immensely popular […]

Reckless Driving: MDOT’s Lead Foot on Freeway Projects

December 4th 2013

Guest Column: Reckless Driving: MDOT’s Lead Foot on Freeway Projects (Richard Murphy, Michigan Suburbs Alliance, December 4, 2013) The public appeals to delegates entering SEMCOG’s June meeting. The sign in back, “No new gas tax, Snyder — We don’t need our freeways wider,” demonstrates our trust problem. Over the past few years, Governor Snyder’s Lansing […]

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video)

November 30th 2013

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2013) With less than a month on the job, Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger has one main goal on his mind – how to get people more involved in a more transparent government.  The 66-year-old data specialist is part of a […]

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips

November 29th 2013

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips (Guest Columnist Atty. Tim Burns, Nov. 29, 2013) It’s November and for many people that ushers in the start of the Holiday shopping season. As you are hitting the stores and shopping on the Internet it’s important to be proactive in knowing your legal rights so that your gift giving experiences […]