Rochester/Rochester Hills

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

Carnival Supports Leader Dog for the Blind Program May 1-11

April 25th 2014

Carnival Supports Leader Dog for the Blind Program May 1-11 (Rochester Hills Lions Club Press Release, April 25, 2014) Annual spring carnival hosted by the Rochester Hills Lions Club that benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind and Lions Clubs charities. There are rides, games, food and family fun for children of all ages. The carnival […]

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches Business Fitness Check Up

April 20th 2014

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches Business Fitness Check Up (RRC Press Release, April 20, 2014) The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce launched a new small business resource tool in partnership with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) to better assess the needs of small business members and connect them to local resources. The ‘Business Fitness […]

MI Earth Day Fest in Rochester April 25-27

April 12th 2014

MI Earth Day Fest in Rochester April 25-27 (Earth Day Fest Press Release, April 12, 2014) The 9th annual MI Earth Day Fest is moving to Rochester’s downtown streets this year. Taking place April 25-27, it’s one of the planet’s largest Earth Day celebrations. Organizers are planning for more than 50,000 to attend the free weekend-long event. Showcasing the green […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

April 4th 2014

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found […]

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

April 3rd 2014

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills

March 30th 2014

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 30, 2014) Saturday March 29th 2014 City Of Rochester Hills The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation with the investigation of a fatal pedestrian / vehicle crash that occurred at 8:27 p.m. Saturday on […]