Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Facing a million-dollar deficit, Ferndale City Council and staff set to work in an all-day budget workshop Saturday, combing through department finances and searching for ways to cut costs.  In spite of continuous striving towards economic development and saving money, shortfalls continue.…

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System

Oakland County to Explore Alternatives to Detroit Water System (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, April 4, 2014) On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by…

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations (Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014) Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four…

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six…

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education

Study Puts Michigan in the Bottom Five States for Public Education (Education Trust-Midwest Press Release, April 4, 2014) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six…

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found…

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found…

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green…

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green…

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but…

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but…

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Running for Lt. Governor (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has announced his running mate for the upcoming election – Oakland County Clerk and former State Representative Lisa Brown. The announcement came this morning, just a day after Schauer appeared with President Barack Obama in…