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Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot

July 27th 2016

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Efforts towards a regional transit plan could be stopped in their tracks if representatives on the RTA Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties do not vote to put the 1.2 mil question on the ballot. Oakland County […]

Amber Alert: Autistic Teen Missing from Madison Heights

July 27th 2016

Amber Alert: Autistic Teen Missing from Madison Heights UPDATED (Compiled, July 27, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing teen in Madison Heights.  17 year old Dion Gardner was last seen Tuesday at the Meijer at 13 Mile near John R.  He is 5 ft 8 inches tall […]

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting

July 21st 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – US District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain placed four preliminary injunctions to prohibit Michigan from enforcing a new law that bans straight-ticket voting. According the The Detroit News, “the real question the court must answer, Drain wrote, is […]

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System

July 21st 2016

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System (Office of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, July 21, 2016) There is a major public safety enhancement in County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommended three-year budget covering fiscal years 2017-2019. Oakland County provides for replacement of its 911 copper network which has reached the end of […]

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage

July 20th 2016

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage (Renew for the Zoo, July 20, 2016) ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Penguins, frogs and tigers are staking out their territory on lawns across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to encourage support of the Detroit Zoo millage renewal.  The signs read, “Renew […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

New Job Listings on the 1st and 15th – July 15th ed.

July 15th 2016

New Job Listings on the 1st and 15 – July 15th edition 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 […]

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

July 12th 2016

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Abraham Lincoln taking a selfie.  Boxing legend Thomas “the Hitman Herns” sitting in the bullpen of the neighborhood park watching local TV anchors playing softball with 1968 Detroit Tiger Ike Blessit and Royal Oak Mayor Jim […]

Fernando Gonzales’ Killer Sentenced for Second Degree Murder, Arson and Auto Theft

July 9th 2016

Fernando Gonzales’ Killer Sentenced for Second Degree Murder, Arson and Auto Theft (C. Proxmire, July 9, 2016)  Madison Heights, MI – 19-year-old Christopher King was recently sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for the strangulation death, arson and theft of vehicle in the Oct. 31, 2015 murder of 59-year-old Ferndano Gonzales, according to The Oakland […]

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