Royal Oak

From Barnes and Noble to a Bar, Royal Oak Commission to Decide

November 18th 2013

From Barnes and Noble to a Bar, Royal Oak Commission to Decide (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2013) UPDATE:  The developer has withdrawn their request. Please read our updated story about the property at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/11/20/royal-oak-barnes-and-noble-safe-for-now/. The Royal Oak City Commission is considering a liquor license transfer to the current location of Barnes and Noble, for […]

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings, Several Cities in Dec.

November 18th 2013

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings in Several Cities in December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2013) The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is hosting a series of community meetings so people can learn more about the potential for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Woodward Avenue. Information that will be presented includes: ~Proposed Alignments: What […]

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

November 15th 2013

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the […]

Holiday Magic Parade in Downtown Royal Oak Nov 24

November 13th 2013

Holiday Magic Parade in Downtown Royal Oak Nov 24 (City of Royal Oak, Nov. 13, 2013) Downtown Royal Oak invites families to the 12th Annual Holiday Magic Parade presented by Star Lanes Restaurant & Sports Bar at Emagine Royal Oak on Sunday, November 24th at 2pm. The parade starts at Lincoln and Washington and heads […]

Birmingham Seaholm High Closed After Shots Fired in Robbery

November 12th 2013

Birmingham Seaholm High Closed After Shots Fired in Robbery (C. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2013) An investigation is under way at Birmingham Seaholm after an early morning robbery.  According to The Detroit Free Press, a maintenance man was robbed at gunpoint while entering the school at approximately 4:50am. According to the report, the robber fired a […]

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

November 12th 2013

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal […]

Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Passes (video)

November 8th 2013

Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Passes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 11/6/2013, Issue 2144 – Between The Lines News) “I cannot stress too much how important tonight is to the City of Royal Oak,” said Mayor Jim Ellison as he addressed the crowd at the victory party for several local campaigns including the proposal […]

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors…Election Results

November 6th 2013

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors and Other Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2013) Election Day is over and in cities across Oakland County candidates are dealing with the wins and losses of the democratic process.  For most of the Mayors facing re-election, the night was an easy one though, since most […]

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities

November 3rd 2013

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities (League of Women Voters Website, Nov. 3, 2013) November 5, 2013 City Election VOTER GUIDES Voter Guides for the November 5, 2013, City Election for Oakland County will be available on or before September 23, 2013.If you are a candidate for office and have questions about […]

Jim Rasor Exits Royal Oak City Commission

November 3rd 2013

Jim Rasor Exits Royal Oak City Commission (C. Proxmire, Nov. 3, orig. Between The Lines News, Issue 2144) Royal Oak is facing change on Nov. 5. Not only is the city facing the weight of a vote on an inclusive Human Rights Ordinance, they are losing a strong gay city commissioner and deciding on which […]

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