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Townsend’s Town Hall on Talent and the Michigan Economy April 17

March 31st 2014

Townsend’s Town Hall on Talent and the Michigan Economy April 17 (Madison Heights Chamber Press Release, March 31, 2014) Representative Jim Townsend presents a meeting about “Talent and Place” Thursday April 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington).   Bryan Barnhill, Chief Talent Officer for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, […]

Madison Hts. Womens Club Pub Crawl April 12 to Benefit Parade

March 27th 2014

Madison Hts. Women’s Club Pub Crawl April 12 to Benefit Parade (MHIWC Press Release, March 27, 2104) Madison Heights Intermediate Women’s Club is hosting a Pub Crawl April 12 to support the 2014 Madison Heights Memorial Day Parade. The crawl will visit local establishments Augie’s, Celina’s, On The Rocks, The Coach, The Masters and The […]

Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam

March 13th 2014

Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2014) When Jeannie Davis got a phone call saying that she had won $1.4 million she figured that something was wrong. The retired real estate appraiser and President of the Ferndale Seniors group knows that “if something sounds too good to be true, […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

February 12th 2014

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Cigarette Burglar Strikes Again, Armed Robbery at 7-11

February 6th 2014

Cigarette Burglar Strikes Again, Armed Robbery at 7-11 (Madison Heights Police, Feb. 6, 2014) On February 5th, 2014 at 0407 hours two B/M suspects entered the 7-11 at 29265 Dequindre. Both suspects were wearing hoodies and one wore a ski mask in addition to the hoodie. They proceeded to the deli area with their backs […]

Madison Hts Police Seek Repeat Cigarette Burglar

February 5th 2014

Madison Hts Police Seek Repeat Cigarette Burglar (Madison Heights Police, Feb. 5, 2014) Madison Heights Police Department is investigating two burglaries of Detroit Donuts that occurred in the early morning hours on 01/29 and 02/05. In both cases, entry was made through the entry door glass. The laminate glass was pounded out and the suspect […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]