Berkley

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand

December 7th 2013

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand (David Sands, SEMCOG, Dec.7, 2013, orig. http://wearemodeshift.org/node/1055) Although plans to widen the I-94 and I-75 expressways have been generating a bit of a buzz this week, dissenting voices seemed to have little sway over the bulk of the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Executive Committee. At a Friday meeting, the […]

Berkley Kids Get SMART in the Classroom

December 6th 2013

Berkley Kids Get SMART in the Classroom (Berkley Public Schools, orig. Berkley Beat, Dec. 6, 2013) Classrooms at Rogers Elementary School look, for the most part, the same. But what’s happening in the classrooms has changed since the arrival of the SMART Interactive projectors. In November, each K-5 classroom received a SMART projector that is […]

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video)

November 30th 2013

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2013) With less than a month on the job, Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger has one main goal on his mind – how to get people more involved in a more transparent government.  The 66-year-old data specialist is part of a […]

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips

November 29th 2013

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips (Guest Columnist Atty. Tim Burns, Nov. 29, 2013) It’s November and for many people that ushers in the start of the Holiday shopping season. As you are hitting the stores and shopping on the Internet it’s important to be proactive in knowing your legal rights so that your gift giving experiences […]

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears

November 28th 2013

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears (Oakland County Press Release, Nov. 28, 2013) Counselors in Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division are ready to help totally disabled veterans meet the Dec. 5 deadline to retroactively claim their homestead property tax exemption for 2013. Under a new Michigan law, Public Act 161 of 2013, totally disabled […]

December programs at the Berkley Public Library

November 27th 2013

December programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) Three great programs will be taking place at the Berkley Public Library in December. Adopting and Fostering Household Pets  Interested in learning about adopting and fostering household pets?  Laurie Stadther, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, will cover a […]

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal

November 27th 2013

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) According to the Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) small turtles with shells that measure less than four inches in length […]

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video)

November 25th 2013

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) In her over 34 years in public office, Senator Debbie Stabenow has seen the faces of leadership change in Michigan and in the nation. In particular she’s witnessed the impact of increasing the number of women holding elected office.  On Nov. […]

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online

November 24th 2013

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online (Oakland County Water Resource Commission Press Release, Nov. 24, 2013) For the ninth year in a row the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office (WRC) is proud to offer its 2014 Kids’ Clean Water Calendar free of charge to the public. The Kids’ Clean Water Calendar was designed to […]

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

November 21st 2013

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the […]

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