Royal Oak

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]

Detroit Zoo Caring for over 1,000 Smuggled Turtles

October 3rd 2014

Detroit Zoo Caring for over 1,000 Smuggled Turtles (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Oct. 3, 2014) More than a thousand turtles – some endangered – found stuffed into rubber snow boots and cereal boxes inside a Canadian man’s luggage at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo. The man was arrested […]

Royal Oak Brings in Retail Coach to Attract Businesses (video)

September 30th 2014

Royal Oak Brings in Retail Coach to Attract Businesses (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2014) The City of Royal Oak has decided to bring in a national consulting firm to help them attract more retail to the city. The Retail Coach has helped over 250 cities and Chambers of Commerce across the country improve […]

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, […]