Even for someone used to a career of battling infernal fires and assisting with deadly car crashes, the summer of 2017 has been pretty crazy.
Dave Piché retired as Bloomfield Township Fire Chief on June 29, after 32 years as a firefighter/paramedic. On August 3, he began a second career as program assistant of the football program at the University of Michigan. One move was planned. The other, most definitely, was not.
“The retirement was planned. I’m 55. I thought it was
Contrary to what critics of mine may think, I consider myself an Independent when it comes to politics, although I admit on many social issues I may lean toward left of center. You can write that off to a number of factors, including coming of age as a political activist during the nationally divisive Vietnam War era; a high school education under the tutelage of Dominican Sisters at the Catholic school I attended where critical thinking and expression of opinion was encourag
So Rochester is bowing out of the new Medical Marijuana Act that mirrors the Liquor Control Commission regulation of liquor. It's okay for all the bars and restaurants in town to serve liquor and put up with drunk driver's in town, fights at Main Street Billiards, people urinating in parking lots, etc. Medical marijuana doesn't cause any these events to happen. George Taylor Rochester
High praise to Lisa Brody for traveling to Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti to meet prisoners Nancy Seaman and Karen Kantzler face to face, both of whom are serving life sentences for killing their abusive husbands (Behind The Curtains/September). One never knows how a story like hers might reach just the right person or persons who can help release them from their prison walls. My husband Tom and I are long-time friends of retired trial judges Norman L
I read with interest in the "Incoming" section of your publication from a couple of your reader's commentaries which you published. They were criticizing pubisher David Hohendorf for being biased and divisive and not "representing facts.” I had to laugh. I hope they will look up the definition of "Editorials.” They are opinions based on interpretation of facts. We live in a time of extreme assault on the Fourth Estate. Journalism is sometimes not perfect, but is one of the pi
In the last few weeks, Florida and Houston have faced down catastrophic hurricanes, California, Washington and Oregon have battled devastating wildfires, and numerous western states dealt with unprecedented heat for months on end. Meanwhile, those of us in Michigan enjoyed a beautiful summer and an early, crisp fall. Michiganders are fond of saying that if you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour. We complain about long, bitterly cold winters and boast of the beautiful f
Across the country and throughout the state, hate is on the rise. Nationally, there were 917 hate groups identified in 2016 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), up from 892 the previous year. Those figures include an additional nine such groups operating in Michigan, bringing the state’s number of hate groups to 28 in 2016. Those figures are part of the SPLC’s most recent Hate Map, which lists Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, black separatist and other hate gr
Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD.
A Pontiac man accused of stealing from the Bloomfield Township department store where he worked has been charged with embezzlement, police said.
Bloomfield Township Police Detective Sgt. Matt Hill said loss prevention employees at Target, 2400 Telegraph Road, observed an employee scanning Xbox Live cards while on duty and pocketing the items. Hill said store officials noted the employee's register drawer was short more than $300 from the incident, which occurred between Apr
A Detroit woman was charged on Friday, September 15, in connection with an alleged counterfeit scam days earlier that swindled a person out of $3,800 in the sale of a vehicle in Bloomfield Township.
Bloomfield Township Police Detective Sgt. Matt Hill said the suspect, identified as Destiny Thomas, 23, of Detroit, responded to an ad on Craigslist posted by a person trying to sell a car. The seller agreed to meet Thomas in the parking lot at Costco, 2342 Telegraph Road, in Bl