Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace…

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and…

Farmington Hills Police Report Spike in Thefts from Chrysler Vans

Farmington Hills Police Report Spike in Thefts from Chrysler Vans (Farmington Hills Police, Dec. 24, 2014) FHPD is investigating multiple thefts of car radio and GPS units in the area of 14 Mile and Orchard Lake, targeting Chrysler vans. The electronics are factory equipment and are pried from the dash area. Witnesses or anyone with…

19 Year Old Lyon Twp. Woman Found Dead, Possibly Drug Related

19 Year Old Lyon Twp. Woman Found Dead, Possibly Drug Related (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 24, 2014) INCIDENT: 01:25 hours  –Dec.21- Lyon Township – Death Investigation   #14-200001 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 59000 block of Ten Mile Road for an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, CPR was being administered by Medics from Huron Valley Ambulance…

Back to the Future: Should EAA Be Model for Education in Michigan?

Back to the Future: Should EAA Be Model for Education in Michigan? (Guest View by Bill Boyle, Dec. 23, 2014) Mary L. Mason and David Arsen have just come out with an analysis of the effectiveness of Michigan’s Educational Achievement Authority in Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority and the Future of Public Education in Detroit: The Challenge of…

Director’s Arrest Just Tip of Housing Commission Problems

Director’s Arrest Just Tip of Housing Commission Problems (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 22, 2014) The arrest and subsequent resignation of Ferndale Housing Commission Director Debra Wilson for entering sick residents’ homes and swapping out prescription narcotics for Tylenol is the tip of the iceberg in terms of problems. As Wilson’s charges play out in court,…

Pancakes and Beyond: Ferndale Rotary Approaches 90th Year

Pancakes and Beyond: Ferndale Rotary Approaches 90th Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 20, 2014) As the Ferndale Rotary Club approaches its 90th anniversary, the community service organization finished up the year with the annual pancake breakfast and will be starting 2015 with efforts to increase membership. Over 80 people came to Blumz by JR Designs…

Dump Truck Ripped Apart After Hitting Light then I-75 Overpass

Dump Truck Ripped Apart After Hitting Light then I-75 Overpass (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Dec. 20, 2014) INCIDENT: 11:32 Hrs. – Dec. 19, 2014 – Springfield Twp. – Personal Injury Accident.  #14-199142 SUMMARY: Deputies responded along with the Springfield Township Fire Department, to Dixie Hwy and the I-75 overpass on a report of a single…

Sheriff Announces Launch of Opioid Antagonist Program

Sheriff Announces Launch of Opioid Antagonist Program (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Dec. 20, 2014) Yesterday, the Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bill 1049, sponsored by Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, that would authorize law enforcement officers to obtain and use opioid antagonists to save lives of those experiencing an overdose. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office pushed to change…

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…