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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 […]

Detroit Police Officer Arraigned on Road Rage Charges in Birmingham

October 10th 2014

Detroit Police Officer Arraigned on Road Rage Charges in Birmingham (Birmingham Press Release, Oct. 10, 2014) Charges have been issued regarding the road rage incident that occurred in Birmingham on Friday, October 3, 2014, where the suspect identified himself as a Detroit Police Officer. Oscar Joseph Woodcum, age 43, was charged with two counts of […]

Birmingham Historical Museum Wins Award

October 9th 2014

  Birmingham Historical Museum Wins Award (press release, Oct 10,2014) The Birmingham Historical Museum and Park recently received the Michigan Museums Association (MMA) ‘Best New eperience 2014’ Award at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a Michigan museum for innovative ways to enrich visitor experience and the importance of […]

Detroit Police Officer Accused of Road Rage, Pulling Gun in Birmingham

October 6th 2014

Detroit Police Officer Accused of Road Rage, Pulling Gun in Birmingham (City of Birmingham Press Release, Oct. 6, 2014) On Friday, October 3, 2014 at approximately 7:00 p.m. the Birmingham Police Department received a call about a road rage incident involving a handgun. The vehicles had been southbound on Woodward in the area of Maple […]

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

Pontiac Pushes for Downtown Parking Program, Town Hall Oct. 15

September 27th 2014

Pontiac Pushes for Downtown Parking Program, Town Hall Oct. 15 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept.27, 2014) Months of planning and negotiating hang in the balance as the City of Pontiac and the Downtown Pontiac Business Association wait to see if the Pontiac Receivership Transition Advisory Board will allow them to move forward with plans for a […]

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun

September 25th 2014

Bloomfield Hills’ Eastover Brings in STEM Museum Fun (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Sept.25, 2014) The Eastover Elementary gymnasium was transformed into a STEM Museum earlier this month, with multiple stations set up allowing students to take part in activities that taught science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Some of the activities included programming a robot, pedaling […]