Pontiac Council Declines Letting Voters Decide on Road Funding

Pontiac Council Declines Letting Voters Decide on Road Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2015) The roads in Pontiac are in far from ideal condition, but the option to raise taxes to fix them won’t go on the ballot in the near future. A ballot proposal was presented to Pontiac City Council at the Jan.…

OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7

OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7 (OLHSA Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Walk for Warmth is a walk-a-thon event. OLHSA, A Community Action Agency will proudly host its 25th annual Walk for Warmth events in 2015! By our side is Genisys Credit Union, our premier event sponsor. Make plans to join…

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts (Birmingham Police, Jan. 24, 2015) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at approximately 9 a.m., a suspect was taken into custody for stealing a purse out of a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of Pierce Elementary School. Information had been obtained…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Just Baked Closes Shop

Just Baked Closes Shop (C. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) The cupcake-themed chain Just Baked announced Monday they would be closing all of their stores except four franchise locations, according to the Detroit Free Press. A statement by Pam Turkin, founder of the business, said “After carefully evaluating our business operations, and how best to move…