Royal Oak

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 […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

Royal Oak Center Street Summer Concert Series July 21

July 1st 2016

Royal Oak Center Street Summer Concert Series July 21 (Event Page) Summer Concert Series Returns to Center Street The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts summer concert series, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, returns to a ‘pop-up park’ on Center Street runs through Aug. 18. For six consecutive Thursdays, music enthusiasts are encouraged to grab […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

Person Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak

June 22nd 2016

Person Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, June 22, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – POLICE: Amtrak Train Pedestrian Accident On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 5:50 a.m., officers responded to an accident involving a southbound Amtrak Train and a pedestrian. Officers located a deceased subject on the railroad tracks near Catalpa. […]

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations

June 21st 2016

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations (SE Michigan United Way, June 21, 2016) Meet Up and Eat Up – Summer Meet Up and Eat Up is a collaborative movement to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals 3 times a day, 365 days a year. For kids who rely on free and reduced […]