Royal Oak

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update Nov 28- Dec 5

December 7th 2013

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update Nov 28- Dec 5 (Royal Oak Police, Dec. 7, 2013) Home Invasion 2600 block of Ferncliff, 11-30-13 – 12-2-13, 9:00pm – 12:30am: Complainant reported an unknown suspect attempted to break into the residence through the rear door. The door frame was damaged but the suspect did not gain entry […]

Could Bikeshare Come to Royal Oak? Info Meeting Dec. 11

December 4th 2013

Could Bikeshare Come to Royal Oak?  Info Meeting Dec. 11 (Tom Regan, Dec. 4, 2013) “Bikeshare” is an automated, dispersed bike rental network that provides free or low-cost access to bikes for short trips. Use bikeshare once and you immediately become an evangelist.  It is such a good idea–inexpensive, convenient, healthy, green, and immensely popular […]

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips

November 29th 2013

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips (Guest Columnist Atty. Tim Burns, Nov. 29, 2013) It’s November and for many people that ushers in the start of the Holiday shopping season. As you are hitting the stores and shopping on the Internet it’s important to be proactive in knowing your legal rights so that your gift giving experiences […]

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears

November 28th 2013

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears (Oakland County Press Release, Nov. 28, 2013) Counselors in Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division are ready to help totally disabled veterans meet the Dec. 5 deadline to retroactively claim their homestead property tax exemption for 2013. Under a new Michigan law, Public Act 161 of 2013, totally disabled […]

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal

November 27th 2013

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) According to the Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) small turtles with shells that measure less than four inches in length […]

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video)

November 25th 2013

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) In her over 34 years in public office, Senator Debbie Stabenow has seen the faces of leadership change in Michigan and in the nation. In particular she’s witnessed the impact of increasing the number of women holding elected office.  On Nov. […]

Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

November 25th 2013

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops, […]

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online

November 24th 2013

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online (Oakland County Water Resource Commission Press Release, Nov. 24, 2013) For the ninth year in a row the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office (WRC) is proud to offer its 2014 Kids’ Clean Water Calendar free of charge to the public. The Kids’ Clean Water Calendar was designed to […]

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

November 21st 2013

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the […]

Royal Oak Barnes and Noble Safe for Now

November 20th 2013

Royal Oak Barnes and Noble Safe for Now (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 20, 2013) Developers withdrew plans to open a bar in the location of the current Barnes and Noble store at 500 S. Main St. in Royal Oak.  The Royal Oak City Commission was scheduled to hear a liquor license transfer request on Monday […]