HP Youth Assistance & Firefighters Charity Bowling Fundraiser Feb. 14

Hazel Park Youth Assistance and Firefighters Charity Bowling Fundraiser Feb. 14 (Press Release, Jan. 16, 2015) On Valentine’s Day2015, Hazel Park Youth Assistance & Hazel Park Firefighters Charity Fund are hosting their 10th Annual Bowling Fundraiser. The event will take place at Hazel Park Bowl (24211 Hughes) and help to benefit MDA and Burn Camps…

Federal Judge: State Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples

Federal Judge: State of Michigan Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) In a victory for marriage equality, a federal judge today ruled that the state of Michigan must recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples wed last spring in the state. A lawsuit was filed by…

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan.12, 2015) The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award. Through an online competition, the nominee who gets the most votes will be flown to Pasadena, California for the…

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season (Brett Tillander, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Co, Dec. 10, 2014) It’s Holiday Basket time at the Boys & Girls Club and we have numerous club families needing some extra support during this holiday season. Many of you have helped out in…

…Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister & Public Education… (video)

State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister and Public Education in Farewell Speech (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) (scroll to bottom for video) At the end of three terms in the House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton of Huntington Woods said farewell with a sentimental speech honoring her sister and touting the importance of…

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) FALSE REPORT OF ARMED ROBBERY On 11/28/14 (Friday morning after Thanksgiving), Ferndale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a gun. Officers met with a man (Marc COX) in Hazel Park on Goulson near the…

Ellen Cogen Lipton’s Final Coffee Hour as State Rep Dec. 9

Ellen Cogen Lipton’s Final Coffee Hour as State Rep Dec. 9 (Press Release, Dec. 2, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her upcoming and final coffee hour to discuss state and community issues, including proposals to fund road repairs and other matters expected to come up in the Legislature…

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States…