Royal Oak

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update

May 3rd 2014

Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update (press release, May 3, 2014)   Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of April 24, 2014 through May 1, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 2400 block of N. Vermont, 4-25-14 – 4-27-14, 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her 2002 Dodge Stratus […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak

April 30th 2014

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Shed and Garage in Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 30, 2014) An explosion in Royal Oak destroyed a storage shed and caused fire to a neighbor’s garage Tuesday night. According to officials, at about 6:40 PM, a shed in the backyard of 1221 Alexander caught fire and a full 20 lb […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

Royal Oak Bike Expo May 18

April 27th 2014

Royal Oak Bike Expo May 18 (Tom Regan, April 27, 2014) You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Royal Oak Bike Expo: Sunday, May 18th 2:00pm – 4:30pm Royal Oak Farmer’s Market 316 E. 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak MI Skilled staff from local bike shops will be present to do free safety checks […]

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Airs May 5

April 23rd 2014

House Hunters Episode Features Oakland County Couple, Local Homes, Airs May 5 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) After moving to New York City 19 years ago, Craig Bentley and Frank Anthony Polito found themselves wanting to return to their Michigan roots. And when they finally came back to live in a Metro Detroit suburb, […]