Birmingham

Birmingham Hosting Adams Park Concept Meeting Aug. 9

July 29th 2016

Birmingham Hosting Adams Park Concept Meeting Aug. 9 (City of Birmingham, July 29, 2016) Birmingham, MI – The Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board will hold a second public input meeting to discuss the  Adams Park Concept Site Plan on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the  Department of Public Services.  […]

Yoga on the Field at Birmingham Groves Aug 14

July 28th 2016

Yoga on the Field at Birmingham Groves Aug 14 (Event Page) Yoga on the Field with Dr. Michael Dangovian, DO Sunday, August 14th 12:30pm – 1:30pm   Please arrive at 12:15pm at Welcome Field (immediately next to the building, between the two softball fields) If raining, the event will be in Gym A West.  Dr. Michael […]

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot

July 28th 2016

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Detroit, MI – Plans for a $4.6 billion regional transit system were expected to go to the ballot for a vote of the people in November, but board members from Oakland and Macomb Counties have blocked the measure at the request […]

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot

July 27th 2016

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Efforts towards a regional transit plan could be stopped in their tracks if representatives on the RTA Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties do not vote to put the 1.2 mil question on the ballot. Oakland County […]

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting

July 21st 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – US District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain placed four preliminary injunctions to prohibit Michigan from enforcing a new law that bans straight-ticket voting. According the The Detroit News, “the real question the court must answer, Drain wrote, is […]

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System

July 21st 2016

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System (Office of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, July 21, 2016) There is a major public safety enhancement in County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommended three-year budget covering fiscal years 2017-2019. Oakland County provides for replacement of its 911 copper network which has reached the end of […]

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage

July 20th 2016

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage (Renew for the Zoo, July 20, 2016) ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Penguins, frogs and tigers are staking out their territory on lawns across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to encourage support of the Detroit Zoo millage renewal.  The signs read, “Renew […]

2016 Candidate Interview Nicole Bedi for State Rep. Dist. 40

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview  Nicole Bedi for State Rep. Dist. 40 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 17, 2016) Birmingham, MI – Democrat Nicole Bedi is running for State Representative for the 40th District which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and West Bloomfield.  She is running against incumbent Republican Michael D. McCready.  Neither have opponents in […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]