New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the…

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal…

Get Your Bid In: Hazel Park Schools Selling Buses

Get Your Bid In: Hazel Park Schools Selling Buses (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 2, 2013) Hazel Park Schools is selling some of its buses.  Sealed bids are being accepted until 3:30pm on Nov. 18. The 18 passenger vehicles are 1993 Thomas Built-International Chassis with diesel engines and automatic transmissions. Mileage is approximately 140,600 and the…

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie,…

Recycling Tour Times Available for SOCRRA-Area Groups

Recycling Tour Times Available for SOCRRA-Area Groups (C. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2013) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is getting ready for America Recycles 2013 by reaching out to area groups and inviting them to come in for tours of their Troy-based sorting facility. There they take plastic, metal, paper, and other recyclable items…

Hazel Park Couple’s Adoption and Marriage Case Gets Feb Trial Date

Hazel Park Couple’s Adoption and Marriage Case Gets Feb Trial Date (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2013) Despite the high hopes of dozens of supporters in front of the Federal Courthouse in Detroit, and couples waiting to marry at county clerk’s offices around the state, Judge Bernard Friedman did not issue a summary judgment in…

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over…

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over…

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over…

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over…

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video)

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Steps Up To Support Hazel Park Couple (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Originally printed 10/2/2013, Between The Lines News) The Hazel Park lesbian couple suing Michigan and Oakland County for the right to jointly adopt their children and to marry each other is getting even more attention and support as over…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15 (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 29, 2013) Registration is now open for Oakland County’s senior residents who want to empower themselves to make sound financial decisions. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council and Walsh College will host two free financial seminars for seniors and their…