Bloomfield Area Communities

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus

September 25th 2015

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Sept. 25, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

Birmingham: OK2SAY Program on Cyberbullying Oct. 5

September 17th 2015

Birmingham: Library Hosting OK2SAY Program on Cyberbullying Oct. 5 (event listing) Living in an online world filled with sexting, bullying and cyberbullying can be challenging for students and parents to navigate. OK2SAY program personnel from the Office of the Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will facilitate two concurrent programs for teens and parents about these […]

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015

September 15th 2015

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015 Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works site at http://www.ferndaleschools.org/community/miworks/job-flash/. New jobs! Posted […]

Royal Oak Woman Arrested After Bone-Crushing Jet Ski Accident in W. Bloomfield

September 7th 2015

Royal Oak Woman Arrested After Bone-Crushing Jet Ski Accident in W. Bloomfield (Oakland County Sheriff Report, Sept. 7, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  09-06-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  09-07-2015 INCIDENT:  16:20 hrs. – West Bloomfield Township – OCSO Marine Unit Assist / Watercraft Personal Injury Accident / Operating While Intoxicated – Watercraft #15-145851. SUMMARY: The OCSO Marine […]

West Bloomfield Firefighter Honored for Rescue (video)

September 6th 2015

West Bloomfield Firefighter Honored for Rescue (video) (West Bloomfield Township Press Release, Sept. 6, 2015) Many gathered at the West Bloomfield Township Board Meeting on August 17, 2015 to support Firefighter Josh Lyon and share in the celebration of his heroism. The West Bloomfield Fire Department and the West Bloomfield Township Board honored Lyon for […]

Bloomfield Hills City Commissioner Candidate Forum Sept. 29

September 1st 2015

Bloomfield Hills City Commissioner Candidate Forum Sept. 29 (event listing) Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:30 PM Bloomfield Hills City Hall 45 E. Long Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 City of Bloomfield Hills: City Commissioner. Coordinator: Judy Bateman The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of […]

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