Hazel Park

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on…

April 2nd 2015

NCRC#2: “The Final Test of Everything,” HUD Secretary Speaks on Fair Housing Mission (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2015) This is part of our series of stories from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference in Washington DC from March 25-28, 2015. Learn more at www.ncrc.org. As Julian Castro grows into his role as the […]

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15

April 1st 2015

Best Location Will Win a Free Environmental Headshot – Deadline April 15 (Ron Warren, Ron Warren Photography, April 1, 2015) Win a free environmental portraitphotoshoot! THE GENERAL IDEA: Send me a photograph of an interesting indoor location (in SE Michigan) that you would like to be the setting for your environmental portrait photoshoot. The most […]

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan

March 31st 2015

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan (Hazel Park Schools Press Release, March 31, 2015) On Monday, March 30, 2015, The Hazel Park Board of Education approved the district’s deficit elimination plan and have submitted it to the Michigan Department of Education. On June 30, 2014 the district had a […]

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11

March 25th 2015

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11 (Laura Witkowski, Fido Personal Dog Training, March 25, 2015) As more people adopt pit bull-type dogs, more people are realizing the truth: that they’re… wait for it… just normal dogs. And just like any dogs, they should be assessed individually, not judged based on preconceived notions. […]

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update

March 22nd 2015

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update (Dr. Rick Repicky, Interim Superintendent of Hazel Park Schools, March 22, 2015) The following was sent to Hazel Park Schools Staff on March 19, 2015 to update them on changes in leadership that have been taking place in the district: Introduction As your interim superintendent, I am writing […]

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2015

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2015) The most commonly mentioned memory from one year ago today was that the Oakland County Courthouse was full of love. A one-day window of opportunity gave 322 couples in Michigan the chance to legally get marriage […]

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31)

March 19th 2015

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31) State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place: ~Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at […]

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

March 17th 2015

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills. […]

Hazel Park School Administrators Resign, Oakland Schools Steps In

March 17th 2015

Hazel Park School Administrators Resign, Oakland Schools Steps In (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) With a deficit that grew from $2.5 million to nearly $8 million in the course of a year, the Hazel Park School Board has accepted the resignation of top administrators and asked Oakland Schools to step in. On Monday, March […]

Debate Continues Over Hazel Park’s Pit Bull Ban

March 14th 2015

Debate Continues Over Hazel Park’s Pit Bull Ban (Doug Sanders and Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) A ban on pit bulls that was passed in 2012 has made its way into public discussion in Hazel Park, where the debate comes down to if violent K9 behavior is the fault of the dog’s breed or […]