SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The…

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their…

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches Business Fitness Check Up

Rochester Regional Chamber Launches Business Fitness Check Up (RRC Press Release, April 20, 2014) The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce launched a new small business resource tool in partnership with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) to better assess the needs of small business members and connect them to local resources. The ‘Business Fitness…

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found…

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides

Sheriff’s Department Reports Two Likely Suicides (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 4, 2014) INCIDENT:  16:27 hrs. April 1– City of Rochester Hills  Suicide   # 14-047049 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department to the 3900 block of Hidden Creek on a possible suicide.  Per the complainant she arrived home and found…

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green…

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision

SEMCOG Adopts Green Infrastructure Vision (SEMCOG Press Release, April 3, 2014) By a unanimous vote of its member local governments, the General Assembly of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, adopted the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan, at its meeting last week in Detroit. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, who chaired SEMCOG’s Green…

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills

Elderly Woman Struck by Two Vehicles Dies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 30, 2014) Saturday March 29th 2014 City Of Rochester Hills The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Deputies from the Rochester Hills Substation with the investigation of a fatal pedestrian / vehicle crash that occurred at 8:27 p.m. Saturday on…

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools…

Possible Suicide in Oakland Township

Possible Suicide in Oakland Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 15:24 hrs. March 25, 2014– Oakland Township – Death Investigation – 14-43331               SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 300 block of Birchhill for a deceased person. The deceased had been committed by Deputies for an attempted suicide in the past.  She was found…

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address (Bryan K. Barnett, March 13, 2014, presented March 12, 2014) •           Good evening. It is my privilege to welcome you here tonight as I present the 2014 Rochester Hills State of the City from the totally radical Emagine Theatre. •           This is my 8th State of…

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 11, 2014) INCIDENT:  01:30 hrs. March 11- City of Rochester Hills  Possible Overdose    #14-035484 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Willowood for an unconscious subject in the bathroom.  A 20-year old resident of the home was lying on the…

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering (Oakland University Press Release, March 4, 2014) Oakland University is ranked fourth in the country for the percentage of women tenured/tenure-track faculty in engineering. According to recent data from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Oakland University is among national leaders in categories…

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous…

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100…