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…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Seniors Hope to Regain Their Voice as…

November 20th 2014

Seniors Hope to Regain Their Voice as Leadership Changes in Ferndale Housing Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 20, 2014) The Ferndale Housing Commission has given Director Deborah Wilson a deadline to resign. Wilson was arrested Nov. 3 after being caught by police coming out of a resident’s apartment with 21 stolen Percocet pills in her […]

Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video)

November 17th 2014

Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) About a dozen volunteers from Cross Streets and Shepherd’s Fold Community Church braved the chilly weather on Sunday to pick up litter and debris along Baldwin Avenue between Caesar Chavez and Montcalm. “We’re trying to show support for Hope Warming Shelter,” […]

Ferndale Schools Closes DLC, Modifies Alt. Ed Program

November 7th 2014

Ferndale Schools Closes DLC, Modifies Alt. Ed Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2014) For years anxious neighbors around the Taft Building at Allen and Fielding in Ferndale have complained about fights, drugs, and even incidents of weapons used in and around the building that housed adult alternative education programs for the Ferndale School District. […]

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin

October 23rd 2014

Woodward and 696 Complete Streets Study to Begin (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 23, 2014)   As transit plans develop along the Woodward Corridor, one particularly sticky area is the intersection of I-696 and Woodward. Here, where Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods and Royal Oak meet, there are over and underpasses, bus stops, and precarious crosswalks leading […]

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November

October 21st 2014

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) The contracts have been signed and the new multi-space parking meters are on their way to bring paid on-street parking back to Downtown Pontiac. Not everyone is thrilled about the revival, but Downtown Business Association President Glen Konopaskie says it’s […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

Leadership and Lessons Take Center Stage in Trans Health Fair

October 12th 2014

Leadership and Lessons Take Center Stage in Trans Health Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 12, 2014) For some the annual Transgender Health Fair is a place to get information before making a decision to transition. For others it is a way to find businesses, organizations and service providers that welcome the trans community. For some […]

One Stop Shop Business Center Helps Saginaw Street Consignments in Pontiac to Prosper

October 4th 2014

One Stop Shop Business Center Helps Saginaw Street Consignments in Pontiac to Prosper (Nicole Rupersburg , Oakland County Prosper, reprinted with permission, Oct. 4, 2014) For more than 50 years, April Ogg-Ivankovich’s family has had a presence in downtown Pontiac, owning and operating the building at 150 N. Saginaw St. April has had space in […]

MDOT helps DDOT Purchase 50 New Buses

September 29th 2014

MDOT helps DDOT Purchase 50 New Buses (MDOT Press Release, Sept. 29, 2014)   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is providing $6.5 million in matching funds to help purchase 50 new public transit buses for the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). This critical investment matches a $25.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of […]