Southfield

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot

July 27th 2016

Regional Transit May Not Make it to the Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Efforts towards a regional transit plan could be stopped in their tracks if representatives on the RTA Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties do not vote to put the 1.2 mil question on the ballot. Oakland County […]

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting

July 21st 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Michigan Ban on Straight-Ticket Voting (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2016) Detroit, MI – US District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain placed four preliminary injunctions to prohibit Michigan from enforcing a new law that bans straight-ticket voting. According the The Detroit News, “the real question the court must answer, Drain wrote, is […]

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System

July 21st 2016

Patterson Presents Proposed Budget, Announces New 911 System (Office of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, July 21, 2016) There is a major public safety enhancement in County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s recommended three-year budget covering fiscal years 2017-2019. Oakland County provides for replacement of its 911 copper network which has reached the end of […]

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage

July 20th 2016

Renew for the Zoo Offering Free Animal Themed Signs to Promote Detroit Zoo Millage (Renew for the Zoo, July 20, 2016) ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Penguins, frogs and tigers are staking out their territory on lawns across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to encourage support of the Detroit Zoo millage renewal.  The signs read, “Renew […]

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated)

July 18th 2016

2016 Candidate Interviews & Ballot Issues (Frequently Updated) The oc115 believes in giving all political candidates a voice and a chance for readers to meet the people who want to represent them. So here is a series of video interviews. Not all races are listed, only those where we have an interview or story. “*” […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

Construction Alert: I-75 Down to 1 Lane at I-696 This Weekend

July 15th 2016

I-75 Down to One Lane at I-696 This Weekend (MDOT, July 15, 2016) Lane closures on northbound I-75 between Gardenia Avenue and 12 Mile Road start July 15 COUNTY: Oakland HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITIES: Royal Oak Madison Heights START DATE: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 END DATE: 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016   […]

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs

July 12th 2016

Celebrity Softball Helps Raise Money for Boys and Girls Clubs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Abraham Lincoln taking a selfie.  Boxing legend Thomas “the Hitman Herns” sitting in the bullpen of the neighborhood park watching local TV anchors playing softball with 1968 Detroit Tiger Ike Blessit and Royal Oak Mayor Jim […]

Eat to the Beat Concert Series in Southfield 7/14, 8/11 and 9/8

July 10th 2016

Eat to the Beat Concert Series in Southfield 7/14, 8/11 and 9/8 (Event) (SOUTHFIELD, Mich.)  – The city of Southfield, in partnership with the City Centre Advisory Board, has expanded the Eat to the Beat lunchtime food truck & concert series to include Eat to the Beat After Hours on Thursday, July 14 from 12 […]

FOIA Turns 50. Here is Why That Matters.

July 4th 2016

FOIA Turns 50.  Here is Why That Matters. (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2016) Washington DC – The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the law that requires the Federal Government to operate with transparency and to disclose information that is requested by the public (including the media). There are exemptions to what information can […]

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