Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Birmingham’s Chester Parking Structure Gets New Equipment, No Longer Takes Cash

Birmingham’s Chester Parking Structure Gets New Equipment, No Longer Takes Cash (City of Birmingham, April 22, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The City of Birmingham’s Chester Street Parking Structure will   soon receive advanced traffic control equipment to create a faster and more efficient parking experience.   The enhanced system will require parkers to use a credit card…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit (City of Birmingham Press Release, March 24, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The City of Birmingham is seeking host families for a unique cultural experience as part of its sister city relationship with the City of Ritto in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture. Since 1976, the City of Birmingham…

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated)

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016) Pontiac, MI – This is where the Oakland County 115 News Hub (aka oc115) will post results of the ballot proposals through the county and the results of the Presidential Primaries taking place in Michigan on Tuesday, March 8.…

Birmingham Announces New Ways to Get City Information

Birmingham Announces New Ways to Get City Information (City of Birmingham Press Release, March 2, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI– The City of Birmingham is pleased to announce a new public notices webpage and information sharing tools to better connect residents and businesses. To ensure community members have the latest information and updates from the City, these…

Birmingham: Poppleton Park Concept Plan Public Mtg. Feb. 2

Birmingham: Poppleton Park Concept Plan Public Mtg. Feb. 2 (EVENT page) Public Input Sought For Poppleton Park Site Concept Plan Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm BIRMINGHAM, MI – January 21, 2016 – Birmingham’s Department of Public Services (DPS) invites and encourages community members to attend a Public Workshop for input to assist in…

Stamp Your Passport to Learning at BEF Bash Fundraiser Feb. 6

Stamp Your Passport to Learning at BEF Bash Fundraiser Feb. 6 (EVENT page)   Birmingham, MI — The Birmingham Education Foundation’s (BEF’s) signature event, “The Unabashed Bash,” will take place this year on February 6, 2016 at The Somerset Collection – South. The “Bash,” as it is fondly known, is the Foundation’s most significant fundraising…