Pontiac

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

July 1st 2016

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor […]

Deceased Woman Found in Field in Pontiac Identified as White Lake Resident

June 30th 2016

Deceased Woman Found in Field in Pontiac Identified as White Lake Resident (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, June 30, 2016) From: McCabe, Michael G Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:06 PM We have received several inquirers about a body found this morning.  Below is the synopsis: ________ INCIDENT: 6/29/16 @ 8:38AM  City of Pontiac, Death Investigation, […]

Vacant House Burns Quickly to Ground in Pontiac (video)

June 25th 2016

Vacant House Burns Quickly to Ground in Pontiac (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 25, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Around 1:30 pm June 25 Waterford Fire Department firefighters were called to a fire on Mechanic Street in Pontiac.  Neighbors from all sides of the property said they heard an explosion and saw the house go quickly […]

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations

June 21st 2016

Summer Food Program for Kids Locations (SE Michigan United Way, June 21, 2016) Meet Up and Eat Up – Summer Meet Up and Eat Up is a collaborative movement to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals 3 times a day, 365 days a year. For kids who rely on free and reduced […]

2016 Candidate Interview Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner (video)

June 10th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2016)   Huntington Woods, MI – Democratic Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner is seeking re-election on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot.  He was first elected to the position in 2012.  Republican John P. McCulloch is running against him. Meisner talked about […]

2016 Candidate Interview: Robert Buxbaum for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

June 9th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview:  Robert Buxbaum for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2016) Oak Park, MI – In the County-wide race for Water Resources Commissioner (formerly titled Drain Commissioner), the Democratic Incumbent Jim Nash faces Republican challenger Robert Buxbaum on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. “I’m an engineer and I […]

2016 Candidate Interview: Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash (video)

June 9th 2016

2016 Candidate Interview:  Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – In the County-wide race for Water Resources Commissioner (formerly titled Drain Commissioner), the Democratic Incumbent Jim Nash faces Republican challenger Robert Buxbaum on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. Nash was elected to the position […]

Beth Morrison Retires from HAVEN After 13 Years

June 7th 2016

Beth Morrison Retires from HAVEN After 13 Years (HAVEN, June 7, 2016) PONTIAC, MICH. –After 13 years at the helm, Beth Morrison, President and CEO of HAVEN, will step down at the end of July. The Board has named Emily Matuszczak and Marianne Dwyer as co-interim CEOs effective August 1. Morrison is relocating to Tucson, […]

1.2 Mill Proposal to go on Nov. 8 Ballot for “Rapid, Reliable, Regional” Transit

June 1st 2016

1.2 Mill Proposal to go on Nov. 8 Ballot for “Rapid, Reliable, Regional” Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1, 2016) Southfield, MI – The RTA unveiled their Regional Master Transit Plan on Tuesday, including information on a proposed 1.2 mill tax to fund it.  Voters in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties will have their […]

Suicide Prevention Efforts Grow Across Oakland County, Training Available

May 27th 2016

Suicide Prevention Efforts Grow Across Oakland County, Training Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 27, 2016) Troy, MI – Southfield Police Officer Mark Zacks used to have trouble asking the question “Do you think about hurting yourself?” or “Have you thought about suicide?” With 28 years on the force including 15 on the special entry and […]