Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4

Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4 (Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) MCHR has decided to sponsor a discussion on the film Selma because Detroit is home to many Alabama Civil Rights Veterans who witnessed that history. We have planned the event to coincide with a…

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video)

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2015) The Great Flood of 2104 devastated many in Huntington Woods as backed up sewers flooded basements, destroying property and memories for many of the residents. The flood also hit the local art community hard, as it ruined the Woods…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended

Huntington Woods and Troy Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended (Troy Police Dept, Jan. 14, 2015) On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 12:40 p.m. the Charter One Bank at 125 Stephenson Hwy. was robbed by a white male suspect who fled on foot. The suspect implied having a weapon and was described as being approximately 35-years-old;…

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley (Michigan State Police, Jan. 8, 2015) Activity:           Vehicle Pursuit/Driving on Suspended License/Carry a Concealed Weapon           Incident Date: January 7, 2015 Location:          Southbound Woodward Avenue at Coolidge Ave, City of Royal Oak Summary:        Metro Post Troopers while on patrol observed a 2001 White in…

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,…

Driver Stopped on 696 Near Scotia Flees Dangerously on Foot, Heroin Use Suspected

Driver Stopped on 696 Near Scotia Flees Dangerously on Foot, Heroin Use Suspected (Michigan State Police, Dec. 28, 2014)   Activity:                      Driving under the Influence of Narcotics/Resist Police        Incident Date:             December 18, 2014 7 05 PM Location:                   Westbound I-696 near Scotia Drive, City of Hunting Woods Summary:  Troopers while driving westbound…

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light…

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light Through Oak Park, Royal Oak and Birmingham (Photos and Interview by Aaron Tobin, Dec. 19, 2014) Dec. 17 was a day to celebrate light as the Labavitch Chanukah Parade made its way through Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Birmingham “The idea was to reach as many Jews and non-Jews…

…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…

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for 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…