Lesbian Catholic School Teacher Claims Pregnancy-Related Firing is Unjust

Lesbian Catholic School Teacher Claims Pregnancy-Related Firing is Unjust (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 3, 2014) When 33-year-old chemistry teacher Barb Webb’s pregnancy started to show, she figured it was time to let her administrator at Marian Catholic High School in Bloomfield Hills know. Webb had been teaching at Marian for nine years. Five and a…

Bloomfield Hills Girls Learn Robotics and Animation in Camp

Bloomfield Hills Girls Learn Robotics and Animation in Camp (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 30, 2014) The STEM Girls’ Robotics and Animation Camp was a great way to exercise young minds earlier this month. Girls in third through eighth grade attended the camp to learn the basics of computer animation. They also programmed and built robots…

Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down…

Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down…

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations,…

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It…