Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government (Samantha Audia, Michigan Municipal League, May 1, 2016) While attending the League’s Capital Conference last month, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with local officials from Hazel Park, all of whom took a moment to update me on the new and exciting things happening this year…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Hazel Park Residents Come Together for John R. Design Charrette

Hazel Park Residents Come Together for John R. Design Charrette (Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League, April 16, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – Hazel Park residents, city leaders and business owners got good news from an urban planner during a special design charrette kick-off meeting Tuesday. The news – Hazel Park has a tremendous market potential…

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2016) Ferndale, MI – When it comes to helping young artists find their inspiration, teacher Jerry Lemenu likes to “get out of their way and let them work.”  The results of the right mix of support and freedom filled the walls…

MML#4: Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets

MML#4:  Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2016) Lansing, MI – Cities and school districts depend on property taxes to provide services that residents rely on.  One might think that having large companies in the community would help because of the large size of the “big box” stores…

Suspect Leads Police on Chase Through Hazel Park and Ferndale

Suspect Leads Police on Chase Through Hazel Park and Ferndale (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, March 9, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – On 03/08/16 at about 8:30 a.m., Hazel Park Police had a person driving a Kia (PICKENS) flee during a traffic stop. Police chased the vehicle through neighborhoods bordering Ferndale, and it eventually escaped.…

Hazel Park Firefighters go 71 Flights in Full Gear for Charity

Hazel Park Firefighters go 71 Flights in Full Gear for Charity (Crystal Proxmire, March 1, 2016) Detroit, MI – Four Hazel Park firefighters held their own among firefighters through the region in a full-gear walk up 71 flights of stairs of the Detroit Renaissance Center. Michael Khoury, Scott Covarrubias, Sean Altman, and Brandon Stinnett all…

Officials Call for Repeal of Ban on Sharing Information about Ballot Proposals (video)

Officials Call for Repeal of Ban on Sharing Information about Ballot Proposals (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 21, 2016) Roseville, MI – “There is a stereotype of librarians as being quiet and meek. I hope that our presence today helps to debunk that stereotype. And if they want to throw us in jail for sharing…

Hazel Park and Madison Heights Host State of the Cities Feb. 24

Hazel Park and Madison Heights Host State of the Cities Feb. 24 (EVENT page) Hazel Park, MI – Hazel Park and Madison Heights Host State of the Cities Feb. 24 Hazel Park Rec. Center 620 Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, MI  48030 8am to 10am $15 includes full breakfast  RSVP to mhhpchamber@wowway.com For more event listings…