Royal Oak

Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery

July 19th 2016

Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 19, 2016) Detroit, MI – Jeff Montgomery, LGBT rights activist and longtime Executive Director for Triangle Foundation (now Equality Michigan) has died.  Sean Kosofsky, Executive Director of The Tyler Clementi Foundation and former Policy Director for Triangle Foundation, shared the news Tuesday […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Lake Orion Couple Playing Pokemon Go Saves Royal Oak Home from Fire

July 16th 2016

Lake Orion Couple Playing Pokemon Go Saves Royal Oak Home from Fire (City of Royal Oak, July 16, 2016) A couple playing Pokemon Go is credited with saving a Royal Oak home. Patrick Awdish, 24, of Lake Orion, and Katelyn Zack, 21, of Ray Township were in Royal Oak looking at wedding venues and — […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

Royal Oak Has Two Local Issues on Aug. 2 Ballot

July 15th 2016

Royal Oak Has Two Local Issues on Aug. 2 Ballot (City of Royal Oak, July 15, 2016) Local Issues on August 2 Ballot City officials are asking residents to remember to vote on two local issues in Michigan’s August 2 primary election. Solid Waste & Recycling Millage Renewal The millage, popularly known as the recycling […]

Construction Alert: I-75 Down to 1 Lane at I-696 This Weekend

July 15th 2016

I-75 Down to One Lane at I-696 This Weekend (MDOT, July 15, 2016) Lane closures on northbound I-75 between Gardenia Avenue and 12 Mile Road start July 15 COUNTY: Oakland HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITIES: Royal Oak Madison Heights START DATE: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 END DATE: 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016   […]

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

July 12th 2016

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Abraham Lincoln taking a selfie.  Boxing legend Thomas “the Hitman Herns” sitting in the bullpen of the neighborhood park watching local TV anchors playing softball with 1968 Detroit Tiger Ike Blessit and Royal Oak Mayor Jim […]

Royal Oak to Regulate Music and Muffler Noise with $100 Tickets

July 11th 2016

Royal Oak to Regulate Music and Muffler Noise with $100 Tickets (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak City Commission unanimously voted to make it a civil infraction to have music or noise coming from vehicles that can be heard 50 feet away.  The penalty for exceeding the noise […]

Royal Oak Library Shows “Theeb” Film July 16

July 8th 2016

Royal Oak Library Shows “Theeb” Film July 16 (Event) Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Public Library continues its Independent Film Series with Theeb, set in 1916 while war rages in the Ottoman Empire. Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language, the film is 100 minutes in Arabic with English subtitles and […]

Royal Oak Chamber Turns 80 with Party Aug. 2

July 6th 2016

Royal Oak Chamber Turns 80 with Party Aug. 2 (Event Listing) Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Turns 80 Years Old on Aug 2 with a birthday celebration at Strada (376 N. Main). In addition to the fun, attendees can enjoy the good feeling of doing a good deed. Members and […]