Birmingham

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]

Junior League of Birmingham President Elect Shares Story

August 18th 2014

Junior League of Birmingham President Elect Shares Story (Shiela Jones, President Elect of Junior League of Birmingham, Aug. 18, 2014) If you would have told me five years ago that I would become a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, I would have been very skeptical. I had a preconceived notion that the League […]

Five Dream Cruise Arrests in Royal Oak, ’65 Corvette Stolen in Birmingham

August 18th 2014

Five Dream Cruise Arrests in Royal Oak, ’65 Corvette Stolen in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.18, 2014) Royal Oak Police shared information that there were only five arrests in the City during Dream Cruise, which took place Saturday, Aug. 16. They estimated that the event attracted 1.2 million people. According to the report there were […]

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims

August 18th 2014

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims (Oakland County Press Release, Aug. 17, 2014) Residents and businesses impacted by this week’s storms and flooding will be able to meet face to face with multiple government and human service agencies next week. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set […]

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

August 16th 2014

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 […]

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

August 16th 2014

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by […]

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings

August 15th 2014

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings (Compiled, Aug. 15, 2014 ) Love it or hate it, The Woodward Dream Cruise is here! One way to make it better is the Dream Cruise BINGO Game. Created by Pj Jacokes, producer of Go! Comedy, the game gives residents the opportunity to fine […]