OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles…

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Rashemia Powell stood before the crowd at the 2016 Celebrating the Future Dinner for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties, accepting the award as one of two Youths of the…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…

Ferndale Community Collaborates in Celebration of High School Student Artists

Ferndale Community Collaborates in Celebration of High School Student Artists (FACC Press Release, Feb. 18, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The Artist in You is a community-wide celebration of student art, featuring works by young talents (grades 10-12) in the Ferndale School District and Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA.)  Students will have their artwork…

West Bloomfield High Open After Bomb Threat

West Bloomfield High Open After Bomb Threat (compiled, Feb. 17, 2016) West Bloomfield, MI – West Bloomfield High School held classes today in spite of a bomb threat made against the school on Twitter.  The District sent out a notice to families explaining the situation, stating  “The West Bloomfield School District is committed to the…

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The lawsuit between Ferndale Schools and Equity Management Solutions, a company started by former Superintendent Gary Meier and his top staff while employed at the district, concluded on Thursday with both parties accepting a case…

Southfield Housing Renovations to Help Low Income, Senior and Disabled Residents

Southfield Housing Renovations to Help Low Income, Senior and Disabled Residents (SNHC Press Release, Feb. 16, 2016) Southfield, MI -McDonnell Tower Apartments and the tower and townhomes at River Park Place in Southfield are getting a $19.8 million makeover. The Southfield Nonprofit Housing Corporation, in partnership with Southfield-based Larc Community Development Group, worked on behalf…