Berkley

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers

September 5th 2014

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014)   Last year there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes in the Metro Detroit area in which 363 people lost their lives and over 35,000 were injured. And we are in the last month of the busy summer travel season […]

Clawson and HW Join Ferndale in Waiving Fees, RO to Vote Monday

September 4th 2014

Clawson and HW Join Ferndale in Waiving Fees, RO to Vote Monday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2014) Now that the floods of Aug. 11 are gone, there is still plenty of cleanup and property restoration to be done in South Oakland County Communities. Some cities are making that easy by waiving fees for residents […]

Berkley Area Chamber Swings Fore Charity Sept. 19

September 1st 2014

Berkley Area Chamber Swings Fore Charity Sept. 19 (Berkley Area Chamber Press Release, Sept. 1, 2014) MetroSold presents the Annual Berkley Area Chamber Golf Outing   Sept. 19, 2014 . The Tri-Community Coalition and the Berkley Holiday Lights Parade will benefit from funds raised. The outing is held at Rackham Golf Course, 8 a.m. registration, 9 […]

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

Berkley Rotary’s September Speakers

August 30th 2014

Berkley Rotary’s September Speakers (Matt Church, Berkley Rotary President, Aug. 30,2014)   The Rotary Club of Berkley is pleased to announce its upcoming list of speakers for September.  The Club meets at O’Mara’s Restaurant in downtown Berkley at the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway.  Guests, prospective members and anyone interested in sharing a meal […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

Berkley to Pick Flood Impacted Residents for Focus Group

August 27th 2014

Berkley to Pick Flood Impacted Residents for Focus Group (Berkley Press Release, Aug. 27, 2014) As Berkley residents continue to recover from the record storms and related water damage, the City of Berkley seeks to streamline its processes and remove common obstacles in order to help residents proceed with recovery and repairs more quickly and […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]