The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Public Meeting Feb. 17

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Design Public Meeting Feb. 17 (City of Pleasant Ridge, Jan. 29, 2015) Please join us at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm to review draft concepts for improvements to the Woodward/I-696 area. The City is participating in a study being led by the…

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2015) Southfield can now be added to the list where people have legal protection against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender expression. City Council voted unanimously to amend their human rights ordinance on Monday, nearly a year after it…

Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4

Selma Discussion and Civil Rights Speaker in Royal Oak Feb. 4 (Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) MCHR has decided to sponsor a discussion on the film Selma because Detroit is home to many Alabama Civil Rights Veterans who witnessed that history. We have planned the event to coincide with a…

Mardi Bras Event Collecting Women’s Items for the Needy Feb. 17

Mardi Bras Event Collecting Women’s Items for the Needy Feb. 17 (Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Tuesday Feb 17, 2015, Loving Touch 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale 6-9pm Help to provide women without homes and in shelters with the feminine products they need! Please bring donations of new bras, new underwear, tampons, pads, and wet wipes.…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Keeping with King’s Dream RO Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video)

Keeping with King’s Dream, Royal Oak Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2015) For 25 years, Royal Oak Township has hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and while the event was a fitting tribute, the speakers also raised painful topics for the community to consider.…

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education (View by Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent, Royal Oak Schools, Jan. 12, 2015) Community-governed public education has been called the backbone of American democracy.   Indeed, it is one of the very foundations on which our democratic society stands. The publicly elected members of our Royal Oak Board of…