August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing…

Banned Books Week Events at Baldwin Library

Banned Books Week Events at Baldwin Library (BPL Press Release, Sept. 18, 2014) The number one challenged book in 2013 was a series: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. A children’s series about fourth graders whose fictional superhero accidentally becomes real, the Captain Underpants series has had the honor of being the most challenged book in…

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2014) Visitors to Beaumont Hospital on Saturday may have gotten an unexpected lesson in penis flesh thanks to protestors from NOCIRC of Michigan. The Birmingham-based group’s mission is to educate the public about circumcision and to encourage parents not to have the procedure.…

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights

Flood Claims Deadline Approaches, Three Ways to Know Your Rights (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2014)   Residents impacted by the flood of Aug. 11, 2014 have 45 days to file a claim for damages against any government entity that may have been responsible. With a Sept. 25 deadline many people are wondering what they…

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have…

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have…

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips

Storm Update and Power Outage Tips (City of Berkley, Sept. 6, 2014) There are 330,000 customers in the DTE Service Territory without power. Power restoration is estimated for Monday, September 8th. A number of linemen from other states are coming in this afternoon and evening to help restore power. Strong winds have caused power lines to…

Birmingham Street Art Fair to Support Common Ground Sept 21-22

Birmingham Street Art Fair to Support Common Ground Sept 21-22 (Common Ground Press Release, Sept. 1, 2014) Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair, which is the agency’s signature fundraiser, celebrates 40 years in 2014!  Scheduled for Saturday September 21 thru Sunday, September 22 in downtown Birmingham along Old Woodward Ave, the fair offers free fun,…

Birmingham Street Art Fair to Support Common Ground Sept 21-22

Birmingham Street Art Fair to Support Common Ground Sept 21-22 (Common Ground Press Release, Sept. 1, 2014) Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair, which is the agency’s signature fundraiser, celebrates 40 years in 2014!  Scheduled for Saturday September 21 thru Sunday, September 22 in downtown Birmingham along Old Woodward Ave, the fair offers free fun,…