Oak Park

Oak Park Summerfest Aug 6 & 7

July 31st 2016

Oak Park Summerfest Aug 6 & 7 (Event Page – sponsor listing) Oak Park, MI – Join us for two days of FREE family fun at the 2016 Oak Park Summerfest. The Summer Fest will feature great bands, family entertainment, and activities, including swimming, miniature golf, inflatables, rock climbing wall, an outdoor art fair, Taste […]

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District

July 31st 2016

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Helaine Zack 18th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – County Commissioner Helaine Zack is running for re-election in the 18th District, which includes Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park and Royal Oak Township.  She is unopposed in the Democratic Primary and on Nov. […]

2016 Candidate Interview David Cuttner for County Commission 17th District

July 29th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview David Cuttner for County Commission 17th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Southfield, MI – In the race for Oakland County Commissioner for the 17th District there are two Republicans in the primary:  David A. Cuttner and Regina Brim.  The Republican Primary is Aug. 2.  The winner of that race […]

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot

July 28th 2016

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Detroit, MI – Plans for a $4.6 billion regional transit system were expected to go to the ballot for a vote of the people in November, but board members from Oakland and Macomb Counties have blocked the measure at the request […]

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 […]

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. “*” […]

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 […]

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