Farmington/Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills Police Investigating Break Ins at Businesses

December 29th 2014

Farmington Hills Police Investigating Break Ins at Businesses (FHPD, Dec. 29, 2014) The Farmington Hills Police Department is currently investigating a number of business break-ins in the area of 14 Mile Road and Middlebelt Road. The break-ins occurred between 12/23/14 and 12/29/14. The Farmington Hills Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding these incidents, […]

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

December 27th 2014

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth […]

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

December 24th 2014

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and […]

Farmington Hills Police Report Spike in Thefts from Chrysler Vans

December 24th 2014

Farmington Hills Police Report Spike in Thefts from Chrysler Vans (Farmington Hills Police, Dec. 24, 2014) FHPD is investigating multiple thefts of car radio and GPS units in the area of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake, targeting Chrysler vans. The electronics are factory equipment and are pried from the dash area. Witnesses or anyone with […]

Farmington Police Warn of IRS Phone Scam

December 11th 2014

Farmington Police Warn of IRS Phone Scam (FPSD Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014)   The Farmington Public Safety Department is advising residents to be aware of a scam perpetrated by people who are posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents. The scammers typically call a resident and tell them that they owe a large sum […]

…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Transit Summit Connects… Communities and more (video)

November 24th 2014

Transit Summit Connects Business, Faith, Education Communities and More (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2014)   Who cares about public transportation? Judging from the diverse crowd at the Build Business Build Transit summit on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, it’s pretty much everybody. The summit brought together people in the faith community, […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

November 17th 2014

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of […]

Red Cross Blood Drives – Ongoing List of Opportunities to Save a Life

November 16th 2014

Red Cross Blood Drives – Ongoing List of Opportunities to Save a Life (compiled, updated Nov. 16, 2014) Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, […]