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Royal Oak News Briefs

October 4th 2013

Royal Oak News Briefs (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Oct. 4, 2013) Sample Ballot for November A sample ballot for November’s election is now available from the City Clerk’s Office: http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/portal/departments/city-clerk/election-information Police Department Update This is an update from the Royal Oak Police Department dated October 3, 2013: http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/portal/webfm_send/2727 Fire Department Update This is an […]

Forum Introduces Ferndale Mayoral Candidates (video)

October 3rd 2013

Forum Introduces Ferndale Mayoral Candidates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 3, 2013) Ferndale’s four candidates for Mayor squared off Monday at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum held at City Hall.  Each candidate got to give opening and closing remarks, and answer questions posed by the audience. Topics included parking, taxes, foreclosures, code enforcement, marijuana […]

Royal Oak Police: Delivery Driver Leaves Van…

October 3rd 2013

Royal Oak Police: Delivery Driver Leaves Van with Prescriptions Running and Unlocked, And… (Lieutenant David Clemens, Royal Oak Police Department, Oct. 3, 2013) On September, 24, 2013, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a dark green 1998 Pontiac Montana with Michigan Plate G7953H was stolen from the Meijer’s Department Store parking lot located at 5150 Coolidge. The […]

Courthouse Remodel Gets Official Groundbreaking (video)

October 2nd 2013

Courthouse Remodel Gets Official Groundbreaking (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 2, 2013) After twelve years of setting aside a small portion of revenue from tickets to pay for it, Judge Joseph Longo of the 43rd District Court was happy to see ground break on major renovations to the courthouse at 305 E. 9 Mile in […]

Hilton Fall Festival Oct. 5 in Ferndale

October 2nd 2013

Hilton Fall Festival Oct. 5 in Ferndale (Ernest Truant, Oct. 2, 2013) The Annual Hilton Fall Festival takes place this year at Martin Road Park in Ferndale.  Hosted by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Recreation, the event features kid’s games and activities, pony rides, hay rides, inflatable play areas, and costume contests. […]

Police Search for Oxford Bank Robber

October 1st 2013

Police Search for Oxford Bank Robber (Captain Douglas Molinar, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 1, 2013) INCIDENT:  10:55 hrs. September 30, 2013 – Independence Township –  Bank Robbery / OCSO Forensic Lab Assist   #13-151411 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an armed bank robbery in the 7100 block of Ortonville Road (Oxford Bank) near Northview. Information is […]

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video)

October 1st 2013

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2013) Georgia Mies is learning young the value of caring for nature’s creatures, appreciating ecology and science, and talking with the public.  The Bloomfield Hills teen is one of dozens of volunteers that made the 2013 Great Lakes Bat Festival a […]

Pontiac Citywide Park Cleanups October 5

October 1st 2013

Pontiac Citywide Park Cleanups Oct. 5 (Kathalee James, Friends of the Pontiac Parks Association, Oct. 1, 2013) We are partnering with the United Methodist Churches of Metro Detroit for their annual Hands 4 Detroit Day. We expect to see hundreds of volunteers in the city which is very exciting. The biggest need is for volunteer […]

CROP Hunger Walks October 6 in Birmingham & Ferndale

October 1st 2013

CROP Hunger Walks October 6 in Birmingham & Ferndale (Ernest Traunt, Oct. 1, 2013) The annual CROP Hunger Walk comes to Birmingham and Ferndale on Sunday, Oct. 6 to raise money to feed the poor. In Ferndale, several area churches, including Drayton Avenue Presbyterian, Ferndale Assembly of God, First United Methodist, St. James Catholic, St. […]

IRV: What’s Missing from Ferndale’s Election

September 30th 2013

IRV:  What’s Missing from Ferndale’s Election (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2013) In 2004 Ferndale voters made a bold change to the way mayor and council elections are tallied by approving Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). With IRV voters rank candidates based on preference, and if there is not a clear majority the system factors eliminates […]