Teens Released, One Adult Charged…

Teens Released, One Adult Charged in Home & Vehicle Larcenies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Nov. 14, 2014) INCIDENT:  17:23 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Traffic Stop / Home Invasion and Larceny Investigation – # 14-179582 SUMMARY:  Deputies received information regarding a vehicle with a stolen license plate that…

Ferndale Area Chamber Honors 2014 Award Winners

Ferndale Area Chamber Honors 2014 Award Winners (Crystal A. Proxmire, Photos: Bernie Laframboise, Nov. 14, 2014) The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Oak Park Alliance Celebrated some of the community’s favorite businesses at their annual awards gala on Nov. 13. Held in the new Twist Night Club, the event featured several tables of auction items…

Patricia Paruch Sworn in, Fills Royal Oak City Commission Vacancy

Former Mayor Patricia Paruch Sworn in, Fills Royal Oak City Commission Vacancy (Judy Davids, City of Royal Oak, Nov. 14, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously at its Monday meeting  to appoint Patricia Paruch to fill a vacancy left when Commissioner Peggy Goodwin resigned in October. Goodwin, who served almost three years of…

Women From Waterford Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman -UPDATED

Women From Waterford Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Press Release, Nov.12, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Waterford Township Police Department arrested two (2) female suspects in a murder for hire conspiracy. In October 2014, detectives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office received information…

…Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer…

Pleasant Ridge Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer, Through the Winter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2014) An orphaned fawn has found a pleasant home among the beautiful trees, and lush backyards of Pleasant Ridge, where residents bring her food each day and track her whereabouts online. Though the doe, named Baby, is…

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14 (BTPL press release, Nov. 12, 2014)   November 14, Friday from 7:30-9 pm: Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Outstanding jazz vocalist Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of the First Lady of Song, with swinging support provided by guitarist Rick Matle and drummer…

“Flag Still Waves” As Ferndale Honors Veterans

“Flag Still Waves” As Ferndale Honors Veterans (Sherry A. Wells, Nov. 11, 2014) The Ferndale Memorial Association, which carefully plans the annual Memorial Day parade and program each May, also presented the Veteran’s Day ceremony. Retired Master Sgt. Tim Brennan, of the Ferndale Memorial Association, opened the ceremony and later on played Taps. Rev. Clare…

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video)

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2014)   The last of the kale has been harvested. The samples of farm fresh foods have all been consumed by curious and hungry children. And the Friday afternoon produce stand has been packed away for the winter as the community…

…Presentation on CEED Small Business Funding Nov. 12

(Oakland County Treasurer Press Release, Nov. 11, 2014) “Entrepreneurs who’ve been told ‘no’ by lenders or those seeking loans smaller than banks will offer could have another path to making their small business dreams come true in Oakland County,” Treasurer Andy Meisner said. The Center for Empowerment & Economic Development’s (CEED) Small Business Loan Program…

President Pushes for Net Neutrality as FCC Considers…

President Pushes for Net Neutrality as FCC Considers Internet Rules (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 9, 2014) The Federal Communications Commission is considering the issue of Net Neutrality, the principles that keep the internet accessible and fair to everyone. President Barack Obama today called upon the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II…