Royal Oak

Royal Oak to Consider Tackling Legacy Costs with Bond

September 19th 2015

Royal Oak to Consider Tackling Legacy Costs with Bond (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 19, 2015) Like most cities, Royal Oak bears the cost of funding pensions and benefits for employees. In fact, 26 percent of the personnel budget is spent on employees who no longer work for the city. Nothing can be done about the […]

Zoo Breaks the Water Bottle Habit, Puts Health of Planet in Perspective

September 16th 2015

Zoo Breaks the Water Bottle Habit, Puts Health of Planet in Perspective (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 16, 2015)   The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has successfully weaned 1.3 million Detroit Zoo visitors off the bottle. In August 2013, the DZS launched a three-year initiative to discontinue the sale and use of bottled water – […]

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015

September 15th 2015

Job Listings ~ Sept. 15, 2015 Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works site at http://www.ferndaleschools.org/community/miworks/job-flash/. New jobs! Posted […]

RO: Main Street to be Closed at Railroad Crossing for Three Weeks

September 9th 2015

Main Street in Royal Oak to be Closed at Railroad Crossing for Three Weeks (Compiled, Aug. 23, 2015, updated Sept. 9, 2015) CN Railway is doing repairs to their tracks in Royal Oak, and will be closing down Main Street at their crossing for three weeks beginning Sept. 8. Traffic will be routed to Washington.

Nearly 1,600 Parking Tickets Issued in Royal Oak Over Weekend

September 8th 2015

Nearly 1,600 Parking Tickets Issued in Royal Oak Over Weekend (C. Proxmire, Sept. 8, 2015) With Arts, Beats and Eats attracting thousands of people to Downtown Royal Oak, police were kept very busy. The event itself had only two arrests, but there were 1,595 parking tickets written according to the City’s Facebook Page. “Most of […]

Wonderful Weekend of Arts, Beats and Eats

September 7th 2015

Wonderful Weekend of Arts, Beats and Eats (Sam Gurwin Photography, Sept. 7, 2015) Crowds packed Downtown Royal Oak for the annual Arts, Beats & Eats Festival. Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Sam Gurwin Photography.    

Royal Oak Woman Arrested After Bone-Crushing Jet Ski Accident in W. Bloomfield

September 7th 2015

Royal Oak Woman Arrested After Bone-Crushing Jet Ski Accident in W. Bloomfield (Oakland County Sheriff Report, Sept. 7, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  09-06-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  09-07-2015 INCIDENT:  16:20 hrs. – West Bloomfield Township – OCSO Marine Unit Assist / Watercraft Personal Injury Accident / Operating While Intoxicated – Watercraft #15-145851. SUMMARY: The OCSO Marine […]

RO: Crash Prompts Reader to Warn Against Distracted Driving

September 6th 2015

RO: Crash Prompts Reader to Warn Against Distracted Driving (compiled, Sept. 6, 2015) A chain reaction of rear-endings happened on Northbound Woodward at Catalpa Friday, leaving four cars damaged but no serious injuries. A pizza delivery driver’s car was crushed. Tommy Onyx, a passenger in the vehicle at the front of the chain, photographed the […]

Five Arrested for Vandalizing Over 40 Cars in South Oakland County

September 6th 2015

Five Arrested for Vandalizing Over 40 Cars in South Oakland County (Compiled, Sept. 6, 2015) Click on Detroit is reporting that five men have been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing cars in South Oakland County Sunday. Ferndale Police told the news source that over 40 cars have been found with spray paint damage and windows […]

RO: Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Sept. 12

September 5th 2015

RO: Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Sept. 12 (event) Event – Date & Time: Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 8:00am – 11:00am Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than […]