Pleasant Ridge

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 […]

Pleasant Ridge Police Looking for Destruction of Property Suspect (video)

July 18th 2016

Pleasant Ridge Police Looking for Destruction of Property Suspect (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 18, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI –  Pleasant Ridge Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on video attempting to go into locked businesses then destroying landscaping lighting at the Ameriprise building at 24280Woodward. The incident happened […]

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. “*” […]

Pleasant Ridge Commissioner Gives Gainsboro Playground Update

July 17th 2016

Pleasant Ridge Commissioner Gives Gainsboro Playground Update (Pleasant Ridge Commissioner Jason Krzysiak, July 17, 2016) Pleasant Ridge,  MI – I just wanted to update everyone on the final plans for the new Gainsboro Playground. The Recreation Commission unanimously approved the plan at their Wednesday meeting and all in attendance were eager to place our order with […]

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 […]

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   […]

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District

July 8th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Troy, MI – Republican David J. Harrell is running for County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak and Troy.  In the Aug. 2 primary he is up against […]

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 […]

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