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Road Commission Hiring 42 Part Time Snow Plow Drivers

September 18th 2013

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire 42 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year.

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit

September 18th 2013

One of the most spectacular things about this year’s DIFFA: Dining By Design Detroit, Sept. 26-28, is its location. This is the only time people will be able to party in the old Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort St. before it becomes full time retail/business space.

Road Commission Hiring 42 Part Time Snow Plow Drivers

September 18th 2013

Road Commission Hiring 42 Part Time Snow Plow Drivers (RCOC Press Release, Sept. 18, 2013) The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire 42 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff more than 35 percent in the last six years, […]

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video)

September 17th 2013

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2013) Big changes could be coming to Woodward Avenue if plans go forward for a rapid transit bus line going from Downtown Detroit all the way to Pontiac. The project is being contemplated by the recently formed Regional Transit Authority and other stakeholder […]

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges

September 14th 2013

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2013) Andrew Cissell, the main person responsible for putting marijuana decriminalization on the ballot for the November 5 election, has been arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following an Oakland Narcotics Enforcement Team sting operation. According to Undersheriff Mike McCabe of the […]

Man Saved from Explosion by Runaway Cats (video)

September 9th 2013

Man Saved from Explosion by Runaway Cats (video) (C. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2013) Last weekend a man was spared a potentially fiery fate as he came home early Sunday morning and chased two cats that ran out of his back door. When he returned the home was in flames and firefighters were at work putting […]

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

September 7th 2013

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and […]

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video)

August 31st 2013

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video) (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 31, 2013) The City of Birmingham has adopted a new free speech policy to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberates Union of Michigan on behalf of an animal rights activist who was arrested while peacefully demonstrating on a public […]

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

August 30th 2013

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be […]

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals

August 29th 2013

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) Andy Didorosi, founder of the Detroit Bus Company, Paper Street Motors and other cool Ferndale-based projects, was honored Thursday at the Oakland County Commission meeting for another cool idea: providing air conditioning to a sweltering animal shelter. Oakland County […]

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