Royal Oak

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids

September 9th 2014

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids (Oakland County Health Division, Sept. 9, 2014) With reports of Enterovirus D68 on the rise through the country, Oakland County Health Division has come out with a fact sheet about the infection. Reports vary as to whether this has been confirmed in Michigan or not, though […]

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips

September 6th 2014

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips (City of Berkley, Sept. 6, 2014) There are 330,000 customers in the DTE Service Territory without power. Power restoration is estimated for Monday, September 8th. A number of linemen from other states are coming in this afternoon and evening to help restore power. Strong winds have caused power lines to […]

Student Could Win Trip… in Leadership Essay Contest

September 6th 2014

Student Could Win Trip to Congress of Cities in Leadership Essay Contest (MML Press Release, intro by Jay Foreman, Sept. 6, 2014) As we know, today’s teenagers will become tomorrow’s leaders. Who will they ultimately be and how will they get there? Some will take themselves into this direction consciously while others will get there […]

OC Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Mtg. Sept 29

September 6th 2014

Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Meeting Sept 29 (Oakland Schools press release, Sept. 6, 2014) Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education will be having a meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 from 6pm-7pm at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The meeting will include a welcome and introduction, and overview […]

Why I Walk: Alyssa Atkinson on AIDS Walk Detroit, Sept. 14

September 5th 2014

Why I Walk: Alyssa Atkinson on AIDS Walk Detroit, Sept. 14 (Alyssa Atkinson, Sept. 5, 2014) About a month ago I went to put the date for this year’s AIDS Walk on my calendar, only to realize that the date of the walk, September 14th, just happens to fall on Grandparents Day. What a strange […]

Donut Shop Break in and More in Royal Oak Police Report

September 5th 2014

Donut Shop Break in and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Sept. 5, 2014) Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of August 28, 2014 through September 4, 2014 Breaking and Entering 1016 S. Main (Main Donut Stop), 9-3-14, 11:40 p.m.: The owner of the Donut Shop heard a noise […]

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers

September 5th 2014

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014)   Last year there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes in the Metro Detroit area in which 363 people lost their lives and over 35,000 were injured. And we are in the last month of the busy summer travel season […]

Clawson and HW Join Ferndale in Waiving Fees, RO to Vote Monday

September 4th 2014

Clawson and HW Join Ferndale in Waiving Fees, RO to Vote Monday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2014) Now that the floods of Aug. 11 are gone, there is still plenty of cleanup and property restoration to be done in South Oakland County Communities. Some cities are making that easy by waiving fees for residents […]

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback

September 4th 2014

Detroit Zoo Makes an Impact on Wyoming Toad Comeback (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014) The Detroit Zoological Society’s breeding program for the Wyoming toad has produced a record 3,945 tadpoles for release into the wild in its efforts to preserve the federally endangered amphibian. “This is the largest number of tadpoles we have […]