Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops”

Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops” (View by Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, orig. published on her blog at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/no-bad-cops/, Dec. 15, 2014)   You might recall that I was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards a few years ago.  Governor Snyder has a policy that…

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice…(video)

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice Fire Marshall Says (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2014)   Lighters are not toys. It seems like an obvious statement for adults, but for Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten it is a lesson that cannot be stated enough. Even in the Ferndale area there are about six…

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List (Jeff Milo, FPL Circulation Specialist, Dec. 15, 2014) Jordan Wright is one of our Youth Services Librarians. He started working at the Library back in March ’13 while he was finishing up his studies at Wayne State University. Since then, along with Head Youth Librarian Ashley Lehman,…

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video)

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video) (Crystal Proxmire, video by Amy Probst, Dec. 14, 2014) At 8:30am Sunday a rumble like thunder was felt at least five miles away from 9 Mile and Northwestern Highway, where a 17-story building was demolished by implosion. North Park Plaza was built 42years ago. Oakland Community College bought…

Candy Cane Lane Craft Show Packs Berkley Community Center

Candy Cane Lane Craft Show Packs Berkley Community Center (Crystal Proxmire, Dec. 14, 2014) The Berkley Junior Women’s Club hosted their annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Show Saturday, filling the community center with a variety of vendors. The event featured children’s items, holiday and home decor, jewelry, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet, woodwork, baked goods, gift…

Birmingham Fire Dept. Collecting Toys for Tots through Dec. 19

Birmingham Fire Dept. Collecting Toys for Tots through Dec. 19 (City of Birmingham Press Release, Dec. 13, 2014) The Birmingham Fire Department encourages the community to participate in their annual Toys for Tots collection. The program specifics are as follows: What: Since 2003 the Birmingham Fire Department has helped needy children experience the joy of…

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video)

Love on the House Floor: State Rep Gives Surprise Proposal (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2014) When Delena Kajy got called up in front of the State House on Dec. 9, she had no idea what her boyfriend, State Representative Klint Kesto was up to.  He told her there would be a simple resolution,…

New Businesses Met with Union Protests in Ferndale (video)

New Businesses Met with Union Protests (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2014) The new shops on Woodward Avenue just north of Cambourne are nearing completion, with independently-owned franchises like Dickey’s BBQ, Sports Clips, and Verizon just getting settled in, and newcomers like LaVida Massage and Rocket Novelty & Candy ready to serve customers. Though…

Oakland County gets Million Dollar Federal Suicide Prevention Grant

Oakland County gets Million Dollar Federal Suicide Prevention Grant (OCCMHA press release, Dec. 12, 2014) Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) is receiving $200,000 annually for five years to support suicide prevention efforts throughout the county. The funds are part of a five-year grant, totaling nearly $4 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental…

…20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund… Matching Gift Program

Community Foundation Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The HOPE Fund With Matching Gift Program (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 11, 2014) In 1994, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established The HOPE Fund in order to confront the lack of essential human and social services serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the region.  At…