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President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October

September 23rd 2014

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2104) The Royal Oak City Commission has not yet decided if they will waive building permit fees for residents impacted by the Aug. 11 flooding. Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Oak Park have given windows of opportunities for residents to […]

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

September 20th 2014

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing […]

Berkley Fire Prevention Day Sept. 27

September 20th 2014

Berkley Fire Prevention Day Sept. 27 (compiled, Sept.20, 2014) Berkley Public Safety Department will host a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10am to 2pm at their headquarters at 2395 W. 12 Mile. The event features: Sparky the Fire Dog, Extraction Demo, Jr. Fire Academy, Child ID Kits, Smoke Trailer and a […]

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

September 19th 2014

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick […]

Berkley Seniors Start High Schoolers with Helping Hands

September 17th 2014

Berkley Seniors Start High Schoolers with Helping Hands (Karen Evans, Macaroni Kid Ferndale-Royal Oak, Sept. 17, 2014) On a warm sunny day, Berkley High School seniors Eliza Laramee and Ziporah Krolikowski sit at an outside table at Starbucks in downtown Royal Oak, a 3-ring binder open in front of them. Homework time? No, not yet […]

Border Crossings: Coming of Age… Czech Resistance Sept. 20

September 15th 2014

Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance Sept. 20 at Berkley Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Sept. 15, 2014) Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance is a memoir describing the impact of World War II […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

September 10th 2014

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they […]

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