Royal Oak

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

One Year Later: Girl Who Survived Sylvan Lake Boating Accident…

September 28th 2014

One Year Later: Girl Who Survived Sylvan Lake Boating Accident on Road to Recovery (Beaumont Health Systems Press Release, Sept. 28, 2014) It’s been 14 months since the horrific boating accident on Sylvan Lake. What began as a day of fun on the water for the Mansour family, ended in tragedy. One moment three siblings […]

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October

September 23rd 2014

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2104) The Royal Oak City Commission has not yet decided if they will waive building permit fees for residents impacted by the Aug. 11 flooding. Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Oak Park have given windows of opportunities for residents to […]

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

September 20th 2014

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing […]

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

September 19th 2014

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick […]

Royal Oak’s Fall Perennial Plant Exchange Sept. 27

September 18th 2014

Royal Oak’s Fall Perennial Plant Exchange Sept. 27 (Royal Oak Press Release, Sept. 18, 2014) Here is a way to add to your collection of perennials, the Fall Perennial Plant Exchange! Just bring your plants to the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center from 9:00am to 11:00am. They should be LABELED and in pots or plastic baggies, […]

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision

September 17th 2014

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2014) Visitors to Beaumont Hospital on Saturday may have gotten an unexpected lesson in penis flesh thanks to protestors from NOCIRC of Michigan. The Birmingham-based group’s mission is to educate the public about circumcision and to encourage parents not to have the procedure. […]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak

September 15th 2014

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2104) Witnesses are reporting that an Amtrak train struck a pedestrian near Main and Lincoln in Royal Oak at approximately 2:20pm.  Witness at the scene stated that a person was trying to run in front of the train Hudson Ave, one block […]

Royal Oak Crime Report: Mysteriously Moved Car….

September 12th 2014

Royal Oak Crime Report: Mysteriously Moved Car, Slashed Tires, and Stolen Change (Royal Oak Police, Sept. 12, 2014)   Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of September 4, 2014 through September 11, 2014 Breaking and Entering 2709 W. Webster (Dr. Mariotti Family Practice), 9-10-14, 4:45 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.: Complainant reported an […]