Berkley

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

Berkley Approves New Bike Routes

April 22nd 2014

Berkley Approves New Bike Routes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 22, 2014) Calling it a “pedal in the right direction,” Berkley City Councilperson Steve Baker and fellow elected officials approved new bike routes for the city. The old bike route, established years ago, took residents on a leisurely, aimless path. In 2011 several cities got together […]

Oak Park & Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next

April 22nd 2014

Oak Park and Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) City by city, pro-marijuana activists have been placing decriminalization ordinances on the ballot. On Tuesday Andrew Cissell and Debra Young turned in petitions in both Oak Park and Hazel Park, putting the issue on the ballot for […]

Giving the Gift of Reading: Berkley Librarian to Take Part in Giveaway

April 20th 2014

Giving the Gift of Reading: Berkley Librarian to Take Part in Giveaway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2014) Two things that Berkley Library Director Matt Church loves: reading and backpacking. Those interests merge beautifully in the book “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, and thanks to a program by World Book Night, he’ll be sharing these interests […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

March 27th 2014

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools […]

Reading Makes Cents… April 9

March 26th 2014

Reading Makes Cents: Family Storytime that Teaches About Money, April 9  (Berkley Public Library, March 26, 2014) The Berkley Public Library and Vibe Credit Union are hosting “Reading Makes Cents,” a family storytime event on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.  The program will feature the “Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money” and a special craft.  […]

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30

March 23rd 2014

Before You Know Kindness Author to Speak in Birmingham, Southfield April 30 (Berkley Public Library Press Release, March 23, 2014) Currently in its 13th year, Everyone’s Reading is a community-wide reading sponsored by 12 public libraries, including the Berkley Public Library, to promote dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. […]