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Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam

March 13th 2014

Savvy Senior Avoids Getting Tricked by Scam (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2014) When Jeannie Davis got a phone call saying that she had won $1.4 million she figured that something was wrong. The retired real estate appraiser and President of the Ferndale Seniors group knows that “if something sounds too good to be true, […]

Collaboration Brings Arrest…

March 6th 2014

Collaboration Brings Arrest of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Burglary Suspects (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) On March 6, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a press release from the Royal Oak Police Department. The […]

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 […]

Troy Police Warn of Stranger Danger Near Bus Stop

February 28th 2014

Troy Police Warn of Stranger Danger Near Bus Stop (Troy Police Department, Feb. 28, 2014) The Troy Police Department has sent the following message to parents and to media: Dear Parents, I wanted to alert you to a suspicious vehicle report that has come to my attention in the area of Square Lake and John […]

Troy Police Seek Suspect in Gas Station Attendant Murder

February 24th 2014

Troy Police Seek Suspect in Gas Station Attendant Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2014) Troy Police have released a composite picture of the suspect in the Feb. 8 fatal shooting of a 63-year-old gas station attendant at Clark Gas Station at Rochester Road and South Blvd. Rochester Hills resident Athir Putres was found dead […]

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 […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Gas Station Clerk in Troy Killed Saturday

February 9th 2014

Gas Station Clerk in Troy Killed Saturday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Troy Police are investigating the death of an elderly Rochester man who was working behind the counter of the Clark gas station at Rochester Road and South Blvd on Saturday. The man was found dead Saturday afternoon with a single gunshot wound […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]

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