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A Message to Readers from the Editor…

June 25th 2016

Dear Readers, As you know, The Oakland County 115 News (oc115) has been growing steadily over the past 7 years. We are serving more readers than ever with news and information that makes communities stronger. Journalism is important, especially journalism that is fair, civil, compassionate and connects us as human beings. The oc115 lifts up […]

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations

June 21st 2016

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations (SE Michigan United Way, June 21, 2016) Meet Up and Eat Up – Summer Meet Up and Eat Up is a collaborative movement to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals 3 times a day, 365 days a year. For kids who rely on free and reduced […]

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely

June 1st 2016

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1, 2016) Southfield, MI – The Rouge River has come a long way since organized community cleanups began 46 years ago.  Cyndi Ross was one of about 300 people who came out to the annual Friends of the Rouge clean up […]

1.2 Mill Proposal to go on Nov. 8 Ballot for “Rapid, Reliable, Regional” Transit

June 1st 2016

1.2 Mill Proposal to go on Nov. 8 Ballot for “Rapid, Reliable, Regional” Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1, 2016) Southfield, MI – The RTA unveiled their Regional Master Transit Plan on Tuesday, including information on a proposed 1.2 mill tax to fund it.  Voters in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties will have their […]

Suicide Prevention Efforts Grow Across Oakland County, Training Available

May 27th 2016

Suicide Prevention Efforts Grow Across Oakland County, Training Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 27, 2016) Troy, MI – Southfield Police Officer Mark Zacks used to have trouble asking the question “Do you think about hurting yourself?” or “Have you thought about suicide?” With 28 years on the force including 15 on the special entry and […]

Detroit Police Dance in New Recruitment Video

May 24th 2016

Detroit Police Dance in New Recruitment Video (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 24, 2016) Detroit, MI –  Dancing is not a requirement of police work, but it came in handy for the men and women of the Detroit Police Department as they have put together a video of officers getting their groove on to Inoj’s […]

Ingredients for Life Speech by Garden Fresh Founder Jack Aronson

May 21st 2016

Ingredients for Life Speech by Garden Fresh Founder Jack Aronson (Jack Aronson, Guest View/Commencement Speech at Oakland Community College May 21, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, vinegar, lime juice and salt. Sounds good – I know – but you’ve got to wonder why I begin this […]

County Democrats Propose Fund to Help Schools Test for Lead in Water System

May 19th 2016

County Democrats Propose Fund to Help Schools Test for Lead in Water System (Oakland County Democrats, May 19, 2016)   Oakland County, MI – Yesterday, Oakland County Commissioner Dave Woodward (D-Royal Oak) announced a plan to introduce a proposal to fund lead and copper testing of county schools and childcare centers (including day cares, preschools, […]

Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement Night May 23

May 19th 2016

Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement Night May 23 (EVENT page) Detroit Tigers and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Team Up for 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Philadelphia Phillies v. Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park, on May 23, 2016 Detroit, MI—On Monday, May 23, at 7:10 pm, the Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Detroit Tigers, […]

Educators Who Serve Students of Color Gathering in Lansing May 21

May 18th 2016

Educators Who Serve Students of Color Gathering in Lansing May 21 (EVENT page) Lansing, MI – We are cordially inviting Board Members, Teachers, & Community leaders (ie. Key Stake Holders) to our first Listening Project for Michigan Districts Primarily Serving Students of Color on May 21, 2016, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Lansing. We would like for you, as […]

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