Berkley

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

New Job Listings on the 1st and 15th – July 15th ed.

July 15th 2016

New Job Listings on the 1st and 15 – July 15th edition Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing. This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works. There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works […]

Berkley Library Announces New Hours

July 7th 2016

Berkley Library Announces New Hours (Berkley Public Library, July 7, 2016) BERKLEY, MI – The Berkley Public Library now has new hours! Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

Berkley City Manager Grapples with Public Discontent, Invites Sheriff to Investigate Claims

June 28th 2016

Berkley City Manager Grapples with Public Discontent, Invites Sheriff to Investigate Claims (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2016) Berkley, MI –  City leaders in Berkley are facing a culture of discontent as progressive elected officials try to manage municipal business in opposition to residents who are well-organized and ready stop decisions they think will change […]

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 […]

Berkley Halts Plans to Allow Multi Unit Homes, Open House Canceled

June 20th 2016

Berkley Halts Plans to Allow Multi Unit Homes, Open House Canceled (C. Proxmire, June 20, 2016) Berkley, MI – Berkley city officials announced that the Planning Commission Open House slated for June 21 has been canceled and the form based code proposal has been withdrawn.  They issued the following statement Monday evening: “The proposed form […]

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