Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure (Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner Press Release, Dec. 28, 2015) Southfield, MI – With foreclosures causing as much as an 8 percent loss in property values of neighboring homes, according to the Federal Reserve of Boston, and Oakland County losing $14 billion in taxable value during the…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Berkley Celebrates the Season with Hometown Holidays

Berkley Celebrates the Season with Hometown Holidays (Leslie Ellis, Dec. 6, 2015) Berkley, MI – The holiday season marched into town Saturday during the Holiday Lights Parade in Berkley. Children of all ages crowded along 12 Mile Road to cheer as the procession of fire trucks, horse-drawn carriages carrying city officials, community groups, marching bands…

Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench

Judge Debra Nance Finds Inspiration on the Way to the Bench (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 1, 2015) Southfield, MI – The legal career of Debra Nance has been touched by synchronicity – seemingly small, unrelated events that resonate and become meaningful. A 1999 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, today she’s a…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015 (Guest View: Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 5, 2015) Now that the results are final and the celebrations are over, it is time to reflect on Tuesday’s election results across communities in southeast Oakland County. As one would expect in an off-year election, the…

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In…

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…

Redistricting Presentation in Southfield Nov. 10

Redistricting Presentation in Southfield Nov. 10 (EVENT page) Redistricting Presentation in Southfield Nov. 10 Tuesday, Nov. 10 6:30pm at Southfield Parks & Rec Building, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, MI 48076 The League of Women Voters of Michigan is hosting over 30 Town Halls across the state of Michigan this fall to educate voters on the importance…

2015 Election Stories

2015 Election Stories (Compiled, Nov. 2, 2015) Nov. 3 is Election Day and several cities have local elections and ballot issues.  The Oakland County 115 News Hub does not endorse any candidates, and we respect everyone who puts themselves out there to take on the challenge of local governance.  This year we tried something new…

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6 (EVENT page) SOFI K TO LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM LOVEHATE ON NOVEMBER 6 14-year-old local talent to celebrate album release with concert at Royal Oak Music Theatre also featuring Soul Divide and Stereo Jane   Sofi K, a 14-year-old freshman at Bloomfield Hills High School, will…

Southfield: Cookie Dreams Come True for Former Assembly Line Worker

Southfield: Cookie Dreams Come True for Former Assembly Line Worker (Catherine Ticer, Oct. 18, 2015) Crystal Scott’s transformation from Chrysler assembly line worker to cookie entrepreneur is one of determination, focus and confidence in her ability to realize a dream that began when she was seven. After taking a buyout from the automaker during the…