Royal Oak

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner

January 27th 2014

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Starting Jan. 27 the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2014. More than 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, […]

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends

January 27th 2014

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) Collaborating to improve the environment for business success is the core strength of Chambers of Commerce in general, and the Oakland Chamber Network doubles up on that principle by bringing 27 local Chambers together. At their annual meeting on Jan. 22, OCN […]

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage

January 27th 2014

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage (Mothering Justice Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Community organizing, social justice and labor groups today formed a committee to explore a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan. The minimum wage in Michigan –currently $7.40 an hour – hasn’t been raised since 2008, leaving many […]

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail

January 26th 2014

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail (Dan Sommerville, Michigan Environmental Council, Jan. 26, 2014, orig. Michigan by Rail Blog) Passenger rail has been booming nationwide and in Michigan. Record-breaking ridership was recorded in 10 of the last 11 years (1) (2), and there has been a whopping 78% growth in Michigan ridership since […]

Royal Oak Town Hall Meeting on Fracking Feb. 5

January 25th 2014

Royal Oak Town Hall Meeting on Fracking Feb. 5 (Oakland County Water Resources Commission Press Release, Jan. 25) UPDATE: The event start time has been changed. It will start at 7pm. Jim Nash, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, is continuing his series of town hall meetings for the new year throughout Oakland County.  The […]

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report

January 24th 2014

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report  (Lieutenant David Clemens, Royal Oak Police Dept., Jan 24, 2014) For the week of January 16, 2014 through January 23, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 400 block of N. Main, 1-18-14 – 1-19-14, 8:00pm – 11:00am: Complainant parked her vehicle in a nearby […]

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates

January 19th 2014

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates (Royal Oak Police Department, Jan. 19, 2014) For the week of January 9, 2014 through January 16, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 2800 block of Woodslee, 1-7-14 – 1-8-14, 7:00pm – 8:00am: Complainant reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot. When she returned […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Royal Oak Mayor Learns Lesson in Fire Prevention

January 18th 2014

Royal Oak Mayor Learns Lesson in Fire Prevention (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 18, 2014) Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and his wife Jodie learned first-hand the importance of keeping dryer vents clean, as a fire damaged their house Friday afternoon.  The Royal Oak Fire Department acted quickly to put out the fire, which stared at […]

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