Royal Oak

Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 2nd 2015

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway UPDATED

February 2nd 2015

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway (County Road Association, Nov. 17, 2014) While the official start of winter is still a month away, many parts of the state are feeling the full effects of winter weather. The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic to help Michigan residents avoid the […]

Graffiti Suspect Arrested in Royal Oak

January 30th 2015

Graffiti Suspect Arrested in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, Jan. 30, 2015)   On January 29, 2015, at 1:46 a.m., Royal Oak officers arrested, Carson Matlock, a 19-year-old homeless man, for drawing graffiti on city property. While patrolling the Central Business District officers saw Matlock crouched down near a utility pole at Washington and Lincoln. […]

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Public Meeting Feb. 17

January 29th 2015

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Design Public Meeting Feb. 17 (City of Pleasant Ridge, Jan. 29, 2015) Please join us at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm to review draft concepts for improvements to the Woodward/I-696 area. The City is participating in a study being led by the […]

Royal Oak Starts Donation Program with Water Bills

January 29th 2015

Royal Oak Starts Donation Program with Water Bills (Judy Davis, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist, Jan. 29, 2015) Royal Oak residents will notice Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (ROOTS) donation pledge forms tucked in with upcoming water bills. The front of the insert has a graphic that markets the program. The back explains how the […]

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance

January 27th 2015

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2015) Southfield can now be added to the list where people have legal protection against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender expression. City Council voted unanimously to amend their human rights ordinance on Monday, nearly a year after it […]

Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4

January 25th 2015

Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4 (Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) MCHR has decided to sponsor a discussion on the film Selma because Detroit is home to many Alabama Civil Rights Veterans who witnessed that history. We have planned the event to coincide with a […]

Mardi Bras Event Collecting Women’s Items for the Needy Feb. 17

January 25th 2015

Mardi Bras Event Collecting Women’s Items for the Needy Feb. 17 (Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Tuesday Feb 17, 2015, Loving Touch 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale 6-9pm Help to provide women without homes and in shelters with the feminine products they need! Please bring donations of new bras, new underwear, tampons, pads, and wet wipes. […]

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

January 23rd 2015

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in […]

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner

January 20th 2015

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 22, 2015) Starting Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015. Nearly 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of […]