Royal Oak

Handgun Reported Stolen and More in Royal Oak Crime Report

August 30th 2014

Handgun Reported Stolen and More in Royal Oak Crime Report (Royal Oak Police, Aug. 30, 2014) For the week of August 21, 2014 through August 28, 2014 Breaking and Entering 1041 S. Main (Jumpstart Automotive Group), 8-20-14 – 8-21-14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Complainant reported an unknown suspect pried open the door lock, entered […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

2014 Arts Beats and Eats Concert Lineup Announced Aug 29-Sept 1

August 27th 2014

2014 Arts Beats and Eats Concert Lineup Announced Aug 29-Sept 1 (Press Release, Aug. 8, 2014 – republished Aug. 27, 2014) ARTS BEATS AND EATS CONCERTS 2014 LINEUP – MICHIGAN LOTTERY NATIONAL STAGE Friday, August 29 5:00 p.m. Chris Emmerson (Pop/Rock) 6:30 p.m. Stewart Francke (Soul) 8:00 p.m. Night Ranger (Hard Rock) 9:45 p.m. .38 […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Royal Oak Chamber presents Federal Sales Sherpa Sept. 23

August 22nd 2014

Royal Oak Chamber presents Federal Sales Sherpa Eileen Kent Sept. 23 (Royal Oak Chamber Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) Training over 10,000 nationwide on federal sales, proposal writing and GSA schedule contracting and managing national teams to win millions in federal contracts, Federal Sales Sherpa, Eileen Kent is coming home to Royal Oak to present […]

More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]