Monday, April 22, 2013
Find out how a Woodward Avenue master plan could impact home values and businesses in Berkley and Huntington Woods, according to proponents.
The implementation of a Complete Streets master plan along Woodward Avenue would give Berkley and Huntington Woods businesses and homeowners an economic boost, proponents said last week in Ferndale during the first in a series of interactive events. The gatherings were part of the Woodward Avenue Action Association's efforts to collect public input for a Woodward Complete Streets master plan that aims to make the 27-mile stretch of the historic roadway from Detroit to Pontiac more safe, friendly and accessible for users of all modes and abilities. The makeover would encourage economic growth along the corridor, proponents said. "Spreading commercial districts along a corridor is an outdated suburban planning (strategy)," said Walkable and …
A Coast2Coast Rx discount card can help consumers save money on prescription drugs and other services.
Monday, April 22
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners announced during a Thursday press conference that the county has adopted the Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription card as a health resource for residents. The free card is designed to help consumers save money on their prescriptions and other health care services, while contributing to the community. Each time the card is used to fill a prescription, $1.25 is generated for public programs. “We chose the Coast2Coast Rx program to be Oakland County’s discount prescription card because it will allow us to address both the health and financial concerns of individual residents and it is a fiscally-responsible way for the Board of Commissioners to provide a valuable public service for our constituents,” …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at City Hall.
The Huntington Woods City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The agenda includes the following items: The meeting is open to the public, and there will be opportunities for citizen comments. The complete agenda is attached to this story as a PDF. Sign up for the Berkley-Huntington Woods Patch email newsletter to have news updates delivered directly to your inbox.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Income tax returns must be postmarked Monday, April 15; we've got Internal Revenue Service tips for procrastinators.
All federal and state paper income tax returns must be postmarked Monday, April 15. If you need more time to file your tax returns, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. Here are five things you need to know about filing an extension, according to IRS.gov. Click here for tax services available in Berkley and Huntington Woods. For a list of free options to e-file your return go to IRS.gov. [How was your tax-filing experience this year? Leave a comment!]
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
The Berkley City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Among the items that will be discussed are the following. The meeting is open to the public and there will be opportunities for citizen comments. It also is available to view live on the city's website. The complete agenda is attached as a PDF. Stay tuned to Berkley Patch for more information from the meeting.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The next hearing, on the topic of mental illness, will be held April 23.
Sunday, April 14
The broadcast of an April 9 Oakland County Board of Commissioners hearing focused on curbing gun violence is now available for viewing on the county's website. Commissioners welcomed top federal and state law officials to share their views at a Public Services Committee meeting. [What do you think the solution to gun violence is? Leave a comment!] To watch, visit oakland.michiganliveevents.com/oakgov.com and forward to 16:25. The next hearing, on the topic of mental health, will be held April 23. A hearing on the topic of the Second Amendment will be held May 14.
"Our employees have all been good team players and given so much to the city," City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa says.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
He has been selected as a Taubman fellow and will study for three weeks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA, this summer.
Berkley City Councilman Steve Baker has been selected to attend Harvard University this summer as part of a prestigious fellowship program for government officials. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments selected Baker – along with Wayne County Commissioner Kevin McNamara – for the Taubman Company's Fellowship for Executive Excellence, which it administers. As Taubman fellows, Baker and McNamara will spend three weeks studying in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA. "We’ve been delighted to sponsor this program since its inception 23 years ago," Taubman Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Taubman said in a press release…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
The Michigan Democrat talks about bipartisanship, budget and more during a visit to residents at Fox Run senior living community in Novi on Wednesday.
U.S. Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, brought good news and bad news to about 200 residents gathered at Fox Run senior living community in Novi on Wednesday. "The good news is that after about three years, the United States Senate has adopted a budget," he said. "The bad news is that the House of Representatives has also adopted a budget." Levin said both sides will have to come to an agreement on the final budget, which reaches out as far as 10 years. The key issue is the deficit. While the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate agree on the need for reducing it, he said, they differ widely in how to accomplish that goal. "The Republican approach is you simply cut spending on every domestic program," he said, adding the …