Southfield

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video)

October 21st 2014

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Not everyone knows who Christy Jensen is. But the women who have won office thanks in part to her campaign expertise are leading some of Oakland County’s largest communities. Mayor Brenda Lawrence of Southfield, who is now running for Congress, […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

Jazz & Blues at Southfield Library Oct. 15 Feat. Straight Ahead

October 11th 2014

Jazz & Blues at Southfield Library Oct. 15 Features Straight Ahead (SPL Press Release, Oct. 11, 2014) Straight Ahead is the featured performer at the Southfield Public Library’s next Jazz & Blues performance on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. General admission is $5.00 or $3.00 admission for Friends of the […]

Sean Doerr Photography Talk at Southfield Library Oct 29

October 9th 2014

Sean Doerr Photography Talk at Southfield Library Oct 29 (Press release, Oct 10, 2014) The Southfield Public Library will host author and photographer Sean Doerr on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. Doerr will discuss his book, Lost Detroit Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins, and will share his architectural knowledge and photography of […]

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

Fatal Crash on I-696 in Southfield (updated)

September 29th 2014

Fatal Crash on I-696 in Southfield (Complied, ongoing, Sept. 29, 2014) Michigan State Police report that a fatal motorcycle crash closed I-696 Eastbound around 7:30pm Sunday night. The freeway was closed into the morning on Monday. The accident took place on Eastbound I-696 and Harvard Road. This story will be updated as more information is […]

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Final Year… Oct. 10

September 28th 2014

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Final Year – Two Book Signing Events Oct. 10 (Book Beat press release, Sept. 28, 2014)   Best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley will be making two stops in Metro Detroit on Friday, October 10 to talk about  his latest book, Death of a King: The […]