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Snow Sculptures Decorate Oak Park Lawn

January 29th 2014

Snow Sculptures Decorate Oak Park Lawn (Staff Report, Jan. 29, 2014) Sculptures in the snow have caught the eye of passers-by at the corner of Kenwood and Forest in Oak Park.  The City of Oak Park posted a photo of a large green alligator along with a person, presumably the artist, on Jan. 9.  Neighbor […]

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe…

January 29th 2014

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe as Merger Talks Continue (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) Talks of a fire department merger between Ferndale and Hazel Park have been going on for years, but the hopefulness continues this week as Ferndale City Council voted to delay three firefighter layoffs in anticipation of the merger moving […]

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library

January 29th 2014

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Jan. 29, 2014) Here are four great programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in February. Solomon Northrup’s America Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a talk on Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New […]

Royal Oak Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Captured

January 29th 2014

Royal Oak Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Captured (Royal Oak Police Department, Jan. 29, 2014) On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, Royal Oak officers attempted to stop a red Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation in the area of E. Sixth Street and Knowles. The driver of the Avenger refused to stop the vehicle; he fled from […]

Closure at 12 Mile and Stephenson Today and Tomorrow…

January 29th 2014

Closure at 12 Mile and Stephenson Today and Tomorrow Due to Water Main Break (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) The Oakland County Road Commission has issued the following alert for travelers in the 12 Mile and Stephenson Hwy. area, also affecting those exiting southbound I-75: The City of Madison Heights is expected to open […]

Ferndale Reminds Dog Owners to Renew Licenses

January 28th 2014

Ferndale Reminds Dog Owners to Renew Licenses (City of Ferndale Press Release, Jan. 28, 2014) 2014 dog licenses are now being provided to all dog owners by Oakland County Animal Control.  As a reminder, any dogs over the age of four months are required to have a valid dog license in the State of Michigan.  […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

January 28th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Jan. 28, 2014) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

How We Make the Call about School Closings

January 27th 2014

How We Make the Call about School Closings (Marion Ginopolis, Superintendent, Lake Orion Community Schools, Jan 27, 2014, orig. Lake Orion Schools Blogspot) NOTE: Photo is of a 2012 accident where a Lake Orion bus slid in slippery conditions.  No students were on the bus at the time and the bus driver was not injured. […]

Snowmobile Stuck on Tracks Causes Train Delay

January 27th 2014

Snowmobile Stuck on Tracks Causes Train Delay (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 19:30 hrs. Jan. 25, 2014 – Highland Township – Assist Other Agency – CSX Railroad – #14-12551 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the area of Livingston and Milford Roads for a snowmobile stuck on the railroad tracks.  The snowmobile was crossing […]

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]