Oak Park

Fire Severely Damages Home in Oak Park UPDATED

July 17th 2016

Fire Severely Damages Home in Oak Park, UPDATED (Crystal Proxmire, July 17, 2016) Oak Park, MI – There was a residential house fire in Oak Park on Sunday morning, but officials are not yet releasing information on what caused the fire or if occupants made it out okay that resulted in two adults being transported […]

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 […]

Construction Alert: I-75 Down to 1 Lane at I-696 This Weekend

July 15th 2016

I-75 Down to One Lane at I-696 This Weekend (MDOT, July 15, 2016) Lane closures on northbound I-75 between Gardenia Avenue and 12 Mile Road start July 15 COUNTY: Oakland HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITIES: Royal Oak Madison Heights START DATE: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 END DATE: 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016   […]

Cissell Gets Jail Time for Marijuana Charges

July 11th 2016

Cissell Gets Jail Time for Marijuana Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Pontiac, MI – In a courtroom surrounded by friends, family and supporters Andrew Cissell was sentenced by Judge Hala Jarbou on Monday to 90 days in Oakland County Jail for two felony marijuana possession charges. Cissell was given credit for 10 days […]

Oak Park Schools Sinking Fund on Aug 2 Ballot, Info Mtg. July 11

July 9th 2016

Oak Park Schools Sinking Fund on Aug 2 Ballot, Info Mtg. July 11 (Oak Park Schools, July 9, 2016) Oak Park – Oak Park Schools current Sinking Fund will expire December 2016, and will appear on the ballot, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 for renewal. A sinking fund is a voter approved tax millage on all […]

Pictures from the Oak Park Independence Day Parade

July 7th 2016

Pictures from the Oak Park Independence Day Parade (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 7, 2016) Oak Park, MI – Oak Park was full of sunshine and smiles on Monday as people lined Coolidge and Oak Park Blvd for the annual Oak Park Independence Day Parade.  Check out photos from the festivities below. For more Oak Park […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

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