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Review Team Finds Financial Emergencies in Royal Oak Twp. & Highland Park

January 25th 2014

Review Team Finds Financial Emergencies in Royal Oak Twp. & Highland Park (State of Michigan Press Release, Jan. 25, 2014) Two separate, independent Financial Review Teams, appointed December 2, 2013 to examine the finances of Royal Oak Township and the City of Highland Park respectively, under Public Act 436 of 2012 (Local Financial Stability and […]

Deputy County Executive Defends Patterson, Touts Oakland County Achievements (video)

January 24th 2014

Deputy County Executive Defends Patterson, Touts Oakland County Achievements (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2014) The day after local media swarmed on a scandalous profile piece published in The New Yorker, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson cancelled a speaking engagement with the Oakland Chamber Network, sending Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini instead.  The […]

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale

January 24th 2014

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2014) An Oak Park man was arrested Tuesday after a Ferndale resident reported him taking a package off a neighbor’s porch, according to a report by Mike McConnell in The Daily Tribune. The suspect – Adeus Turner, 29, of Oak Park – was stopped […]

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report

January 24th 2014

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report  (Lieutenant David Clemens, Royal Oak Police Dept., Jan 24, 2014) For the week of January 16, 2014 through January 23, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 400 block of N. Main, 1-18-14 – 1-19-14, 8:00pm – 11:00am: Complainant parked her vehicle in a nearby […]

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Recognized by County Commission (video)

January 23rd 2014

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Recognized by County Commission (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2014) Could a commitment to civility improve political discourse throughout Oakland County?  Commissioner Helaine Zack was so impressed by a Good Neighbors Project and Civility Pledge in Ferndale that she decided to bring the idea to her colleagues on the Oakland […]

Police Report: Bus Driver Assaulted by Brandon Twp. Student

January 23rd 2014

Police Report: School Bus Driver Assaulted by Brandon Twp. High Alt. Ed. Student (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 23, 2014) On 1/20/14 at approximately 2:30PM a Brandon High School Alternative Education student assaulted a bus driver on a High School bus. The incident was not immediately reported to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. ·         The […]

Beyond Coal Kicks Off Oakland County Campaign (video)

January 23rd 2014

Beyond Coal Kicks Off Oakland County Campaign (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2014) Over 70 people came together Tuesday night in Ferndale to begin organizing a campaign to convince DTE to phase out their coal-burning power plants.  Beyond Coal has been a project of the Sierra Club nationally for 30 years, and until recently […]

Oak Park Daddy & Daughter Dance Feb. 7

January 23rd 2014

Oak Park Daddy & Daughter Dance Feb. 7 (Oak Park Recreation Press Release, Jan. 23, 2014) Daddy & Daughter Dance “Princess on Parade” When: Friday, February 7, 2014 *(Registration is limited to the first 100 people)* Dance Time: 7:30 – 9pm (Doors open for Photo Booth at 7pm) Where: Oak Park Community Center Fee: $20 […]

Madison Heights Mourns Loss of Teacher, Volunteer Cristy Berger

January 21st 2014

Madison Heights Mourns Loss of Teacher, Volunteer Cristy Berger (Dignity Memorial and Madison Schools, Jan. 21, 2014) Cristy Berger, age 38 was born Anjwanette Cristina Barron on February 16, 1975 in Dearborn, Michigan. A lifetime resident of Madison Heights, she died on January 18, 2014 in Southfield, Michigan at St. John Providence Hospital. Beloved wife […]

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point

January 21st 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Jan. 21, 2014) On Monday, January 20, 2014 a 52 year old Ferndale woman reported that shortly before 7:00 p.m. she was robbed at knife point. The woman said that she had been in the Ferndale Library and walking home. Near the […]