Hazel Park

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Beautiful Day for 2014 Hazel Park Art Fair

August 24th 2014

Beautiful Day for 2014 Hazel Park Art Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2014) The Hazel Park Art Fair kicked off Saturday with beautiful weather, cheerful visitors, and an amazing variety of local artists.  The event took place in Green Acres Park, under the canopy of many large trees.  Among the featured artists were Darnel […]

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case

August 22nd 2014

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) A federal judge in Detroit heard arguments Thursday in the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan lawsuit challenging Michigan’s refusal to recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples who were wed in March after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban […]

More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video)

August 20th 2014

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.20, 2014) Pagan Pride Detroit held their annual Pagan Pride Festival on Aug. 9, attracting hundreds of people from various faiths to the peacefully wooded landscape of Green Acres Park in Hazel Park. The event was a celebration of nature, and the […]

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims

August 18th 2014

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims (Oakland County Press Release, Aug. 17, 2014) Residents and businesses impacted by this week’s storms and flooding will be able to meet face to face with multiple government and human service agencies next week. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set […]

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

August 15th 2014

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations, […]

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