Royal Oak

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours: R.O. (Oct. 9), M. H. (Oct. 23)

September 25th 2015

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours in Royal Oak (Oct. 9), Madison Heights (Oct. 23) (event listing) As a reminder, this year I am holding Coffee Hours on the second and fourth Friday every month: Second Friday at 8:30 a.m. (Oct. 9) Bean and Leaf Café 106 S. Main St. in Royal Oak Fourth Friday at […]

Van Crashes into Siam Spicy in Royal Oak

September 24th 2015

Van Crashes into Siam Spicy in Royal Oak (Andi Greer, Sept. 24, 2015)   A van crashed into the front of Siam Spicy this morning.  CBS reports that the driver had a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle.  According to the report the building was not occupied at the time. The driver of […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

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.