Royal Oak

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year

February 18th 2014

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) City Commissioners voted 5-2 to continue negotiating with the manager of Royal Oak’s two golf courses, while agreeing to keep Normandy Oaks open for one more year while the city considers alternative uses for the land. The golf course cost the […]

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report

February 14th 2014

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 14, 2014) For the week of February 6, 2014 through February 13, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 700 block of S. Washington, 2-9-14, 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Complainant parked his vehicle in the alley behind a business. When he returned […]

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library

February 14th 2014

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014)   Teen Volunteers Needed for ROPL Book Sale (March 6, 7, 8) Middle and high school student volunteers are needed to help at the Friends’ Annual Book Sale, March 6-8. Tasks include straightening book displays, helping customers carry purchases, […]

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

February 12th 2014

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a […]

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding

February 9th 2014

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Elected officials in Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak have a message for the legislature in Lansing: restore municipal funding. At the most recent Council and Commission meetings, each City passed a nearly identical resolution calling on state leaders to […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Unlocked Car Left Running Unattended Stolen in Royal Oak, and…

February 6th 2014

Unlocked Car Left Running Unattended Stolen in Royal Oak, and More Crime Briefs (Royal Oak Police Dept., Feb. 6, 2014) Larceny from an Automobile 600 block of Woodlawn, 2-4-14 – 2-5-14, 11:00 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.: Complainant parked his vehicle on the street near his residence. When he returned to his truck he discovered an […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]

79-Year-Old Dies in Royal Oak Fire

February 2nd 2014

79-Year-Old Dies in Royal Oak Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2014) A 79-year-old man was found dead Saturday in a condo fire in the 3200 block of Coolidge in Royal Oak at around 4:30pm.  The Royal Oak Fired Department called in Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the investigation. More information will be […]