Troy

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 […]

Poem: A Little Bit of Change

July 15th 2016

Poem: A Little Bit of Change (Lisa Baek, July 15, 2016)   Money is money. Even a little change for us can make a big change for others.   A little change for kids with lymphoma or leukemia can get them chemotherapy. A little change for others with melanoma can use the money for surgery. […]

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District

July 8th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview David J. Harrell for County Commission 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Troy, MI – Republican David J. Harrell is running for County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak and Troy.  In the Aug. 2 primary he is up against […]

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District

July 8th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview County Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray 20th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Democrat Gary R. McGillivray is seeking re-election as County Commissioner for the 20th District, which is Madison Heights, Pleasant Ridge and parts of Royal Oak  and Troy.  He is the only Democrat running.  On […]

Vandal Destroying Books at Troy Library

July 7th 2016

Vandal Destroying Books at Troy Library (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 7, 2016) Troy, MI – A vandal is destroying books at the Troy Public Library, and they need the public’s help to stop it. According to Director Cathy Russ,”We have recently noticed a widespread vandalism issue in Adult Services.  Someone is removing the spine labels […]

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