Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, March 26, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Jordie A. Kramer as director of human resources for Oakland County. Kramer replaces Nancy Scarlet who retired Dec. 31, 2014. “Jordie has been an exemplary employee during her 17-plus years in…

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our…

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our…

Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4: How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce?

Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4:  How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 25, 2015)   Divorce can be hard on children at any age. But for elementary age children, the process can cause developmental delays and significant emotional distress. This…

Early Literacy Station added to Berkley Public Library

Early Literacy Station added to Berkley Public Library (Berkley Public Library Press Release, March 23, 2015) Berkley Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids ages 2–8.  The Early Literacy Station was generously donated by the Friends of the…

Police Looking For Armed Robber of 7-Eleven in Pontiac

Police Looking For Armed Robber of 7-Eleven in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, March 23, 2015) INCIDENT: 03:26 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery.  #15-41977 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Baldwin Rd. (7-11 Store) for an armed robbery (weapon implied) that just occurred. The clerk observed the suspect motioning…

Stabbings and Nuisance Activity Could Cost Glo Nightclub Liquor License

Stabbings and Nuisance Activity Could Cost Glo Nightclub Liquor License (Compiled, March 23, 2015) Ferndale City Council is considering which businesses they will recommend not having their liquor licenses renewed. The decision, to be made at tonight’s city council meeting, normally comes from businesses that owe back taxes. But one club owner could face the…

Stabbings and Nuisance Activity Could Cost Glo Nightclub Liquor License

Stabbings and Nuisance Activity Could Cost Glo Nightclub Liquor License (Compiled, March 23, 2015) Ferndale City Council is considering which businesses they will recommend not having their liquor licenses renewed. The decision, to be made at tonight’s city council meeting, normally comes from businesses that owe back taxes. But one club owner could face the…