Royal Oak

Royal Oak Declares Snow Emergency March 2

March 2nd 2014

Royal Oak Declares Snow Emergency March 2 (City of Royal Oak Press Release, March 2, 2014) A snow emergency has been declared on March 2, 2014 at 3:00 a.m. Snow Emergency conditions are generally defined as a snowfall of four inches or more and will remain in effect until your street has been plowed.  All […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop

February 28th 2014

Royal Oak Police Report: Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Traffic Stop (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 28, 2014) Larceny 410 S. Main (Burgerz Restaurant), 2-23-14, 2:30 a.m.: Complainant accidentally left his cell phone on the counter. When he realized what he had done, he returned and discovered an unknown suspect stole it.  14-6209 25352 Woodward (L.A. Fitness), […]

Broken Windshields and More in Royal Oak Police Report

February 21st 2014

Broken Windshields and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 21, 2014) Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of February 13, 2014 through February 20, 2014 Breaking and Entering 1200 block of S. Lafayette, 2-2-14 – 2-3-14, 6:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.: Complainant reported an unknown suspect broke into the […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year

February 18th 2014

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) City Commissioners voted 5-2 to continue negotiating with the manager of Royal Oak’s two golf courses, while agreeing to keep Normandy Oaks open for one more year while the city considers alternative uses for the land. The golf course cost the […]

Whiskey Business to Raise Money for Charity in Royal Oak Feb. 21

February 16th 2014

Whiskey Business to Raise Money for Charity in Royal Oak Feb. 21 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) For those who like whiskey and good causes, Whiskey Business could be a fun event on Friday, Feb.21 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Tickets are $45 and $65 for different levels of tasting access, with 100 […]

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report

February 14th 2014

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 14, 2014) For the week of February 6, 2014 through February 13, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 700 block of S. Washington, 2-9-14, 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Complainant parked his vehicle in the alley behind a business. When he returned […]

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library

February 14th 2014

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014)   Teen Volunteers Needed for ROPL Book Sale (March 6, 7, 8) Middle and high school student volunteers are needed to help at the Friends’ Annual Book Sale, March 6-8. Tasks include straightening book displays, helping customers carry purchases, […]

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

February 12th 2014

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a […]