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Hazel Park Mayor Shares State of the City

February 28th 2017

Hazel Park Mayor Shares State of the City (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2017) Hazel Park, MI – Art and business were the dominant themes in the Hazel Park State of the City Address.  Mayor Jeffrey Keeton gave the speech Thursday at a joint event with the Madison Heights-Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce. “We’re always […]

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure

December 28th 2015

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure (Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner Press Release, Dec. 28, 2015) Southfield, MI – With foreclosures causing as much as an 8 percent loss in property values of neighboring homes, according to the Federal Reserve of Boston, and Oakland County losing $14 billion in taxable value during the […]

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

December 3rd 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org), a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is reprinted here with permission.

SAFER Grant in Question…

March 13th 2011

With so many variables in the City’s financial future, the Ferndale City Council has decided to delay acceptance of a $851,164 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant that would allow them to re-hire four laid-off firefighters for a period of two years.

MML Survey Finds Increasing Shared Resources Among Cities

March 5th 2011

Some 129 communities responding to the MML survey provided details of more than 640 examples of how they are already sharing services, saving taxpayer dollars and improving operational efficiencies.

Affirmations Steps Back

November 1st 2010

An era of growth and expansion has come to a halt at Affirmations, where new leadership has taken a look at the organization’s books and greatly reduced the hours that the doors of the recently-constructed community center will be open to serve the public, and the scope of services they will be able to provide, for at least the next year while the organization regroups.