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Royal Oak City News Update

August 29th 2013

Royal Oak City News Update (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Aug. 29, 2013) Park for Parks at Arts, Beats, and Eats Arts, Beats, and Eats attendees can help support Royal Oak parks by choosing to park in official City-run Arts, Beats, and Eats parking lots. “The net income from our official Arts, Beats, and […]

Ferndale Seniors Host Candidate Forum (video)

August 29th 2013

Ferndale Seniors Host Candidate Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) The first of at least four candidate forums took place at the Kulick Center on Aug.28, hosted by the Ferndale Seniors. There about 50 people, mostly over age 50, got a chance to listen to candidates for mayor and a city council candidate […]

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals

August 29th 2013

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) Andy Didorosi, founder of the Detroit Bus Company, Paper Street Motors and other cool Ferndale-based projects, was honored Thursday at the Oakland County Commission meeting for another cool idea: providing air conditioning to a sweltering animal shelter. Oakland County […]

Treasury Recognizes all Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes

August 29th 2013

Treasury Recognizes all Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes (U.S. Dept. of Treasury Press Release, Aug. 29, 2013) The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless […]

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

The official website for information about the new healthcare changes is https://www.healthcare.gov/. This gives easy-to-understand information and questions to common questions about what the Affordable Care Act means to Americans.

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House […]

Novi reminds residents about lawn watering times (video)

August 28th 2013

Novi reminds residents about lawn watering times (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Want to turn on those sprinklers in the middle of a hot day?  “No, No, Novi,” says a video put out by The City of Novi.  The video kindly reminds residents that according to City Ordinance, irrigation systems can only be used […]

Officers Train for Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they coordinated to clear the hallways and classrooms until they found their gunman hiding in a room with a chalkboard and empty desks. Back and forth gunfire ensured until the shooter, Ferndale Sgt. Dan Simon, fell to the floor.

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they […]

Ferndale Selected as a Pilot Community for MI Solar Works Program

August 27th 2013

MI Solar Works is being implemented through a series of community based pilots to save permitting and approval costs. Sign-up for the Royal Oak, Ferndale, & Ypsilanti pilots ends September 30th. After that time, communities who have at least 20 interested people signed up will be the next community pilots.