Berkley

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

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) 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. […]

Lost Detroit Presentation at Berkley Library Nov. 10

October 29th 2014

Lost Detroit Presentation at Berkley Library Nov. 10 (Berkley Library Press Release, Oct. 28, 2014) Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Sean Doerr, author of Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins will share his architectural knowledge and photography of Detroit’s architecture inside and out: from the infamous abandoned train station, to the […]

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

October 19th 2014

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

FEMA Brings Aid to SE Michigan

October 16th 2014

FEMA Brings Aid to SE Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2014) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that more than $51.8 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding. According to a FEMA press release, as of close of business Oct. […]

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase

October 13th 2014

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2014) Competition from other cities is one of the reasons Ferndale has struggled to attract people to work the polls on Election Day, said City Clerk Cherilynn Brown in a memo to City Council. That’s why Brown and the […]

Berkley Youngsters Enjoy the Angell School Fun Run

October 10th 2014

Berkley Youngsters Enjoy the Angell School Fun Run (Crystal A. Proxmire, Photos: Jill D’Anna, Oct. 10, 2014) Parents, teachers and students joined together for a day of fitness, fun and school spirit for the annual Angell School Fun Run in Berkley.  Friday’s make-up day for the event brought the families sunshine and comfortable temperatures since […]

Berkley Spooktacular Carnival and Spooky Skating, Oct 25 and 30

October 9th 2014

Berkley Spooktacular Carnival and Spooky Skating, Oct 25 and 30 (Press Release, Oct. 9, 2014)   The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present the 2014 editions of the Halloween Spooktacular Carnival and Spooky Skating. Held at the Berkley Community Center and the Berkley Ice Arena. The Halloween Spooktacular Carnival offers children from […]