Hazel Park

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity

September 23rd 2016

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – “When most people think of cities, they think of buildings, streets and cars. But when I think of cities I think of people… Where people go and where people meet is at the core of community,” […]

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Self Defense Class Oct 1, 15 and 29

September 22nd 2016

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Self Defense Class Oct 1, 15 and 29 (EVENT page) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is proud to team up with the Miss Michigan America Organization, the IGroup Model and Talent Agency, and Common Ground to present the Women’s Self-Defense Awareness Month in Oakland County during the month of October. Sergeant Jen […]

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online

September 20th 2016

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Cities vary on how much effort they put into their websites, apps, social media, and online presence.  Yet clearly the internet is important to residents and those wishing to do business.  How can […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development

September 15th 2016

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Development professionals often use the phrase “attract and retain businesses” as their main job functions. But economist and author Michael Shuman is determined to change that. “You cannot attract a local business,” Shuman […]

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at Squirrel Road

September 15th 2016

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at  Squirrel Road (MDOT, Sept. 115, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, […]

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy

September 15th 2016

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Troy, MI -The folks at Troy Medical Plaza had no idea that the thermostat in their building had been similar to one ordered recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) until it caught fire on Wednesday […]

Hazel Park Schools Hosting Home Town Huddle Sept. 16

September 10th 2016

Hazel Park Schools Hosting Home Town Huddle Sept. 16 (Event Page) Hazel Park, MI – Come join the Hazel Park Community Engagement Team as we work with our community to once again put on the Home Town Huddle before the football game on September 16th. This free event will have food and activities for families […]

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

September 1st 2016

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most […]

Artists from Near and Far Shine at Hazel Park Art Fair

August 29th 2016

Artists from Near and Far Shine at Hazel Park Art Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – Though his magic wands did not help keep rain away on Saturday, Westland-based artist Logan Frizzell said the Hazel Park Art Fair was a great experience.  “I love being able to talk to everybody […]

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