Royal Oak

Royal Oak Judge Seeking Re-election…

November 1st 2014

Royal Oak Judge Seeking Re-election Likely to Retire in January Due to Relationship Scandal (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 1, 2014) Royal Oak 44th District Judge Terrance Brennan is up for re-election Tuesday, but he has not been in court for weeks, and a report by the Detroit News reveals that Brennan is likely to resign […]

Royal Oak Voters Face Decision on Millage and Normandy Oaks

October 31st 2014

Royal Oak Voters Face Decision on Millage and Normandy Oaks (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Oct. 31, 2014) Royal Oak voters will consider two ballot proposals when they go to vote Tuesday, Nov. 4. Charter Proposal A, if adopted, would authorize up to 2.5 mills for 10 years to maintain, repair and reconstruct Royal Oak […]

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

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) 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. […]

Photos from the 2014 Royal Oak Spooktacular

October 26th 2014

Photos from the 2014 Royal Oak Spooktacular (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 26, 2014)   Over 3,000 kiddies in costumes descended on Downtown Royal Oak for their annual Spooktacular Trick or Treating event.  Check out some of the fun costumes. And for future event information, keep in mind the oc115 Event Page at http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/.

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin

October 23rd 2014

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 23, 2014)   As transit plans develop along the Woodward Corridor, one particularly sticky area is the intersection of I-696 and Woodward. Here, where Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods and Royal Oak meet, there are over and underpasses, bus stops, and precarious crosswalks leading […]

Royal Oak Honors Community Members with Awards (video)

October 22nd 2014

Royal Oak Honors Community Members with Awards (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2014) Stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be difficult, but one Royal Oak Police Sergeant’s willingness to do just that earned him the Police Officer of the Year Award at the 2014 Royal Oak Community Awards. Sgt. Eric Baroky was among […]

Royal Oak to Have Crime Prevention Meeting Nov. 11

October 21st 2014

Royal Oak to Have Crime Prevention Meeting Nov. 11 (press release, Oct. 21, 2014) The Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council is announcing the Fall Block Captains Meeting will be held on Nov. 11 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Royal Oak Police Department’s second floor conference room. The meeting is open to all neighborhood […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

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