Ballot Effort Launched to Reform Redistricting, End Gerrymandering

Ballot Effort Launched to Reform Redistricting, End Gerrymandering (Voters not Politicians, July 17, 2017) East Lansing, MI – A plan to end rigging of legislative and congressional districts for partisan advantage was released today by the grassroots group Voters Not Politicians. The constitutional amendment would go before voters on the November 2018 ballot. The proposal…

Celebrity Softball in Ferndale Supports Boys & Girls Club Programs

Celebrity Softball in Ferndale Supports Boys & Girls Club Programs (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 8, 2017) Ferndale, MI – The cracks of the softball bat followed by the “ooohs,” “ahhhs,” and cheers of spectators carried on through Saturday afternoon for the annual Celebrity Softball Tournament at Martin Road Park in Ferndale. The event benefits Boys…

Birmingham Upgrades Parking Meters, Adds Vehicle Detection Sensors

Birmingham Upgrades Parking Meters, Adds Vehicle Detection Sensors (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 9, 2017) Birmingham, MI – Visitors to Downtown Birmingham may notice the new parking meters, which take coins, credit cards and pay by phone through Parkmobile. According to the City of Birmingham website: “The installation of 1,262 credit card enabled “smart” parking meters…

SEMCOG Seeking Input for Regional Transit Plan

SEMCOG Seeking Input for Regional Transit Plan (SEMCOG, July 5, 2017) SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is seeking input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid development of the region’s long-range transportation plan. An online tool launched today provides opportunities to identify travel issues, rate approaches to improving the system, and rank overall priorities.…

SEMCOG Seeking Input for Regional Transit Plan

SEMCOG Seeking Input for Regional Transit Plan (SEMCOG, July 5, 2017) SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is seeking input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid development of the region’s long-range transportation plan. An online tool launched today provides opportunities to identify travel issues, rate approaches to improving the system, and rank overall priorities.…

SEMCOG Report Shows Increase in Auto Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities

SEMCOG Report Shows Increase in Auto Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities (SEMCOG, July 1, 2017) SE Michigan – In 2016, traffic crashes increased for the fourth consecutive year in Southeast Michigan, with a total of 145,510. Serious injuries and fatalities related to crashes also increased compared to 2015. These statistics are part of SEMCOG, the Southeast…

SEMCOG Report Shows Increase in Auto Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities

SEMCOG Report Shows Increase in Auto Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities (SEMCOG, July 1, 2017) SE Michigan – In 2016, traffic crashes increased for the fourth consecutive year in Southeast Michigan, with a total of 145,510. Serious injuries and fatalities related to crashes also increased compared to 2015. These statistics are part of SEMCOG, the Southeast…

Wayne State Awarded Three Year Suicide Prevention Grant

Wayne State Awarded Three Year Suicide Prevention Grant (WSU, June 20, 2017) Detroit, MI – Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. The grant will be used for WSU’s Suicide Prevention Initiative that seeks to develop an infrastructure of education, training and dissemination of suicide…

Wayne State Awarded Three Year Suicide Prevention Grant

Wayne State Awarded Three Year Suicide Prevention Grant (WSU, June 20, 2017) Detroit, MI – Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. The grant will be used for WSU’s Suicide Prevention Initiative that seeks to develop an infrastructure of education, training and dissemination of suicide…

Ferndale Schools Announces Selection of Dania Bazzi for Superintendent

Ferndale Schools Announces Selection of Dania Bazzi for Superintendent (Ferndale Schools, June 3, 2017) Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Dania Bazzi as our next Superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations.  The Board of Education will begin contract negotiations with Dr. Bazzi shortly and hope…