Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the…

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings, Several Cities in Dec.

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings in Several Cities in December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2013) The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is hosting a series of community meetings so people can learn more about the potential for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Woodward Avenue. Information that will be presented includes: ~Proposed Alignments: What…

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the…

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal…

Pizza Delivery Driver Pepper-sprayed and Robbed in Pontiac

Pizza Delivery Driver Pepper-sprayed and Robbed in Pontiac (Oakland Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Nov. 11) INCIDENT:  21:45hrs., Nov. 9 – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery.  #13-173442 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to Captain Crust Pizza on MLK for an Armed Robbery which occurred on the 400 block of Moonlite.  Upon arriving Deputies interviewed the victim who…

Four Arrested After 24 Hour Crime Spree in Pontiac

Four Arrested After 24 Hour Crime Spree in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2013) Four people have been arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies after their involvement in four armed robberies and two attempted murders that occurred in the in the city of Pontiac in a 24 hour period between 10-30-13 and 10-31-13.  Sheriff’s Detectives…

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie,…

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption (Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2013, Orig. 8/5/2013 Issue 2136 – Between The Lines) The mural on the side of Luca’s Coney Island features a big purple whale and says “Pontiac is for Lovers.” If you ask 29-year-old city council candidate Mike McGuinness and 27-year-old library board candidate Ronnie Karpinski,…

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption (Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2013, Orig. 8/5/2013 Issue 2136 – Between The Lines) The mural on the side of Luca’s Coney Island features a big purple whale and says “Pontiac is for Lovers.” If you ask 29-year-old city council candidate Mike McGuinness and 27-year-old library board candidate Ronnie Karpinski,…

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption (Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2013, Orig. 8/5/2013 Issue 2136 – Between The Lines) The mural on the side of Luca’s Coney Island features a big purple whale and says “Pontiac is for Lovers.” If you ask 29-year-old city council candidate Mike McGuinness and 27-year-old library board candidate Ronnie Karpinski,…

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption

Revival: Pontiac Candidates Banking On Redemption (Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2013, Orig. 8/5/2013 Issue 2136 – Between The Lines) The mural on the side of Luca’s Coney Island features a big purple whale and says “Pontiac is for Lovers.” If you ask 29-year-old city council candidate Mike McGuinness and 27-year-old library board candidate Ronnie Karpinski,…

“J-Rock” and “Shaq” Wanted for Questioning in Pontiac Shooting

“J-Rock” and “Shaq” Wanted for Questioning in Pontiac Shooting (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Oct. 20, 2013) INCIDENT: Oct. 19, 02:52 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Assault w/ Gun  #13-161616 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for a report of shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Deputies spoke with the victim who had…

Hazel Park Couple’s Adoption and Marriage Case Gets Feb Trial Date

Hazel Park Couple’s Adoption and Marriage Case Gets Feb Trial Date (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2013) Despite the high hopes of dozens of supporters in front of the Federal Courthouse in Detroit, and couples waiting to marry at county clerk’s offices around the state, Judge Bernard Friedman did not issue a summary judgment in…