Donor Steps in to Save & Rebuild Jewish Community Ctr…

Donor Steps in to Save and Rebuild Jewish Community Center in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2015) “The name of the building will be JPM.” This sentence brought the crowd at the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park to claps and cheers as they listened eagerly to a major announcement made by leaders…

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Bloomfield Hills Police Fatally Shoot Suspect After Chase

Bloomfield Hills Police Fatally Shoot Suspect After Chase (compiled, Aug. 20, 2015) A man is dead after a police chase that started around midnight Wednesday. According to WWJ the suspect was involved in an accident near 12 Mile and Mound, then fled through Oakland County. Troy Police attempted to stop the suspect I-75, but police…

Suspect Arrested After Three Day Crime Spree in Bloomfield Twp.

Suspect Arrested After Three Day Crime Spree in Bloomfield Twp. (Bloomfield Twp. Press release, Aug. 20, 2015) 31-year-old Pontiac man was arrested following a crime spree that spanned three days and left one man injured. It began on Monday, Aug. 10, when a 1995 Ford Ranger was stolen from the 1500 block of Franklin Road. Shortly…

Heritage Conference to Focus on Woodward’s Past and Future Sept. 18

Heritage Conference to Focus on Woodward’s Past and Future Sept. 18 (event listing) At Local Kitchen & Bar 344 W. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 Friday, September 18, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Join us as the Heritage Conference hits the road this year and in 2016, following the route of the…

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham (Birmingham Public Arts Board Press Release, Aug. 8, 2015) The Birmingham Public Arts Board is seeking volunteers to participate in its “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This project will involve knitting/crocheting large-scale objects for placement onto trees, parking meter posts, light posts, bicycle racks and benches.…

Election Results: HP Police Millage Passes, Losses in Pontiac and Madison School Districts

Election Results: HP Police Millage Passes, Losses in Pontiac and Madison School Districts (C. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2015) Hazel Park Election results are in, with Hazel Park voters supporting police services with a 10-year 2.8 mil assessment. The millage will bring in about $431,000 and is the main source of funding for police services. This…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

W. Bloomfield: Suspect Stole $5,000 Worth of Lotto Tickets

W. Bloomfield: Suspect Stole $5,000 Worth of Lotto Tickets (West Bloomfield Township Police Department Press Release) Help identify retail fraud suspect.  Suspect entered a gas station in West Bloomfield on 7/15/2015 at approximately 12:56am and stole a display of Michigan Lottery Instant Tickets valued at $5,000.  Anyone with information please contact West Bloomfield Township Police…

Commerce Twp: Woman Dead After Being Trapped by Gate at Shop

Commerce Twp: Woman Dead  After Being Trapped by Gate at Shop (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 20, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  7-19-2015  THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  7-20-2015 _________ INCIDENT: 13:32 hrs. – Commerce Township – Death Investigation #15-114401 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 8100 block of Richardson Road ( a tool and die shop) for a deceased…

Bloomfield Twp: Seniors and Guests to Hear a Story about Galileo August 4

Bloomfield Twp: Seniors and Guests to Hear a Story about Galileo August 4 (event listing) 10 – 11 AM Thursday, August 6 Res $3/ Non-Res $5 Fascinating presentations about great figures in history. Slide series conducted in lecture format, concluding with informal question and answer opportunity. Sponsored by Brookdale Troy Assisted Living and Memory Care.…

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Amid the rustle of trees and the dancing mix of sunshine and shadows coming through the leaves, people of all ages strolled through Memorial Park in Royal Oak this weekend for the annual Outdoor Art Fair. A refreshing breeze…

15 Year Old Bloomfield Hills Student Scored Perfect on ACT

15 Year Old Bloomfield Hills Student Scored Perfect on ACT (Bloomfield Hills Schools press release, July 6, 2015) “Perfect” at just 15, Helena Gregg, Bloomfield Hills High School student, scores a perfect score on the ACT Helena Gregg, an incoming sophomore at Bloomfield Hills High School, has just scored a perfect score on the ACT. …

Host Families Wanted for Exchange Students…

Berkley, Clawson, RO, Ferndale, and Bloomfield: Host Families Wanted for Exchange Students (Educatius International announcement, June 29, 2015) WANTED!!!  Host families…..Educatius International is looking for host families in Berkley, Clawson, Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Bloomfield to host international students attending Clawson, Ferndale, and Bloomfield Township high schools for the upcoming school year. Please contact Debi…