Hazel Park

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family

April 29th 2014

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Family and friends from Detroit to LA are remembering Justin Schalk who was murdered on April 14 in California. The 40-year-old Ferndale native went to school in both Ferndale and Berkley and has ties throughout the area from his family’s involvement in […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Atty. General Denied Special Hearing in Marriage Case

April 29th 2014

Attorney General Denied Special Hearing in Same Sex Marriage Case (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) While over 300 legally-married same-sex couples wait in limbo for their marriages to be recognized, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that that the appeal must go through the traditional appeals process. Attorney General Bill Schuette petitioned […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration

April 27th 2014

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration (A guest column by Sheryl Mitchell, April 27, 2014) I had the opportunity to attend the Leadership Luncheon on April 25th that was held at Cobo by the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) and witnessed an unexpected show of regional collaboration that was so powerful that it almost […]

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Airs May 5

April 23rd 2014

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Local Homes, Airs May 5 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) After moving to New York City 19 years ago, Craig Bentley and Frank Anthony Polito found themselves wanting to return to their Michigan roots. And when they finally came back to live in a Metro Detroit suburb, […]

Oak Park & Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next

April 22nd 2014

Oak Park and Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) City by city, pro-marijuana activists have been placing decriminalization ordinances on the ballot. On Tuesday Andrew Cissell and Debra Young turned in petitions in both Oak Park and Hazel Park, putting the issue on the ballot for […]

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

April 14th 2014

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, April 14, 2014) The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed in Michigan last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight same-sex couples […]