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Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library

January 29th 2014

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Jan. 29, 2014) Here are four great programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in February. Solomon Northrup’s America Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a talk on Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New […]

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner

January 27th 2014

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Starting Jan. 27 the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2014. More than 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, […]

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends

January 27th 2014

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) Collaborating to improve the environment for business success is the core strength of Chambers of Commerce in general, and the Oakland Chamber Network doubles up on that principle by bringing 27 local Chambers together. At their annual meeting on Jan. 22, OCN […]

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage

January 27th 2014

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage (Mothering Justice Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Community organizing, social justice and labor groups today formed a committee to explore a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan. The minimum wage in Michigan –currently $7.40 an hour – hasn’t been raised since 2008, leaving many […]

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail

January 26th 2014

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail (Dan Sommerville, Michigan Environmental Council, Jan. 26, 2014, orig. Michigan by Rail Blog) Passenger rail has been booming nationwide and in Michigan. Record-breaking ridership was recorded in 10 of the last 11 years (1) (2), and there has been a whopping 78% growth in Michigan ridership since […]

Berkley WinterFest Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

Berkley WinterFest  Feb. 1 (Berkley Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) Berkley Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the fourth installment of WinterFest which will take place on Saturday, February 1st from noon until 4 pm at the Community Center. WinterFest 2014 offers a free day of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Returning […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

January 10th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Jan. 10, 2014) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

Grant Funds Purchase Large Print Books at Berkley Public Library

January 10th 2014

Grant Funds Purchase Large Print Books at Berkley Public Library The City of Berkley successfully secured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for use throughout the City for designated projects.  A portion of the money from the grant was allocated to purchase new large print books for the Berkley Public Library’s collection. “The City of […]