Oak Park

MDOT Gives Update on I-696 Construction

November 20th 2018

MDOT Gives Update on I-696 Construction (Michigan Department of Transportation, Nov. 20 2018) Oakland, Macomb, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation shared the following update on the I-696 construction: Macomb County Progress Work can and will continue even with the arrival of snow. Here’s how: -For now and the foreseeable future, temperatures will still […]

Schools Step Up Incentives to Attract Substitutes

November 19th 2018

Schools Step Up Incentives to Attract Substitutes (Lara Mossa, Nov. 19, 2018) Hazel Park, Ferndale, MI- With an improving economy, school districts in the area and throughout the country are struggling to find substitute teachers. At least two local school systems have increased wages to attract candidates to the job. “All of our districts have […]

Cost of Stamps to Increase in January

November 19th 2018

  Cost of Stamps to Increase in January (USPS, Nov. 19, 2018) WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by the Governors of the Postal Service, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately […]

County Commission Leadership Selected, Dave Woodward to Serve as Chair

November 19th 2018

  County Commission Leadership Selected, Dave Woodward to Serve as Chair (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Nov. 19, 2018) Pontiac, MI- The Board of Commissioners’ Democratic Caucus met last week to determine leadership positions for the 2019-2020 term, when they will become the Democratic Majority Caucus for the first time since the 1970s. Next year, […]

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase

November 14th 2018

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2018) Waterford, MI- Cities in the Oakland County One Stop Ready program have streamlined development processes and learned more about how to market the spaces they have with businesses they’d like to see. The culmination of this effort is the […]

Voter Turnout by City/Twp in Oakland County 2018 Election

November 7th 2018

Voter Turnout by City/Twp in Oakland County 2018 Election (Kurt Metzger, Crystal Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Oakland County voters came out yesterday in record numbers for a Midterm Election.  The overall turnout percentage of 64.2 percent of all registered voters, compares to 48.0 percent in 2014 and 51.4 percent in 2010.  Turnout […]

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades

November 7th 2018

County Commission Goes Blue for First Time in Decades (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – For the first time in decades the Oakland County Commission has more Democrats serving than Republicans.  The newly elected Commissioners will take their seats on Jan. 1, and a new Chair will be appointed. There will be […]

2018 Election Results and Sticker Selfies

November 6th 2018

2018 Election Results and Sticker Selfies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2018) Election results are coming in! This page will be updated as information becomes available.  Scroll down to see our collage of “I voted” sticker selfies. And visit Oakland County Clerk election results page for the most up to date info. The winners of […]

Mayor’s Clown Costume Part of Oak Park Boo Bash Fun

November 1st 2018

Mayor’s Clown Costume Part of Oak Park Boo Bash Fun (Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 1, 2018) Oak Park, MI- Little Captain Americas, unicorns, and zombies waited patiently in the sunny Halloween afternoon for the Oak Park Boo Bash to begin.  They explored the creepy décor outside, from the Oak Park Cemetery complete with a tombstone labeled […]

Oak Park Kids Learn “Don’t be a Monster”

November 1st 2018

  Oak Park Kids Learn “Don’t be a Monster” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 1, 2018) Oak Park, MI – Fourth and Fifth graders at Pepper Elementary School in Oak Park got a special visit from a “new kid in school” named Frank.  In spite of Frank’s giant forehead scar, taupish pallor and chain-draped rag clothing, […]