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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 […]

Ferndale Police Arrest Suspect in Devon Square Murder (video)

January 15th 2014

Ferndale Police Arrest Suspect in Devon Square Murder (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 15, 2014) When they learned of a body found at Devon Square Apartments around noon on Tuesday, Ferndale Police acted quickly to investigate and capture their suspect in less than a day and a half. The victim’s identity has not yet been […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

January 10th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Jan. 10, 2014) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors

January 8th 2014

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors (Troy Police Dept. Press Release, Jan. 8, 2014) Health Insurance Frauds Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals […]

Royal Oak Adds Warming Center

January 7th 2014

Royal Oak Adds Warming Center (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Jan. 7, 2014) The Salter Center has been added as a designated warming center. The Salter Center (Boys and Girls Club) 1545 E. Lincoln , Royal Oak, Mi. 48067 Phone: (248) 544-4166 Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday / 9:00am – 7:00pm Inclement Weather Advisory  The […]

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