Oakland County Board of Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer on Thursday, May 17, sponsored a motion approved by fellow commissioners to secure $22,681 for Rochester roads through the county's local road improvement program.
The funds will be used with the city's maintenance requirements and other road repairs.
The city of Rochester plans to use the funds to repair and replace portions of Bloomer Road.
"Safe and smooth roads are a priority for Rochester families and businesse
An industrial magnetic controller left out at a Rochester Hills business on Saturday, May 19, in the 1900 block of Production was reported stolen by an engineering company.
A representative from Special Mold Engineering told sheriff's deputies an unknown man in a blue Chrysler minivan was apparently in the area looking for scrap metal about 1:20 p.m. and allegedly took a Technomagnete magnetic controller that was left outside on the ground.
Deputies said security video of
For most urban areas, in the question of the chicken or the egg, it's clear which came first. The metropolis developed from a mature downtown core with neighborhoods surrounding it, and then smaller cities were incorporated as suburban areas that grew over decades. In southeastern Michigan, that's how it happened, too. In 1920, Detroit was the fourth largest city in the United States, after New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, due to the booming automobile industry, and later,
The old saying about foul matter flowing downhill – in this case actual sewage – takes on literal and figurative meanings in metro Detroit, where billions of gallons of stormwater and sewage flow each year from the northwest suburbs to the southeast communities that border Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. "It follows the natural topography of the land and flows in that direction," said Gary Nigro, chief engineer for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner (OCWRC)
Followers of Downtown newsmagazine may want to make note that our next issue in July will contain a Voters Guide special section detailing issue positions of any candidates who have opposition in the August 7 primary election, including those running for Congress, Michigan House and Senate and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. It’s bound to be one of the better read issues that we produce this year. Our work on the Voters Guide actually began months ago as we hosted
Bloomfield Hills author Michael Smith had a longtime interest in architecture, so when he learned that some of his favorite buildings in metro Detroit were designed by the same man, it made for the perfect foundation of a new book. "I have always had somewhat of an interest in architecture and art in general. My grandfather did artwork for the Kenner company, and I read a number of books on architecture," he said. "In 2011, I was tasked with coming up with and heading a bus t
Cranbrook alumna Audrey Elkus was attending Wellesley College in 2015 when she started a summer internship with TAIT Design Company, a small design firm that launched two years earlier in Detroit that she went on to help organize and run. "I graduated early and was looking for internships and jobs around home," Elkus said. "I had worked at the Empowerment Plan in downtown Detroit and was going there to work during the week. I like having a lot of different things going on and
Now you know my story,” Lily Fenster told a packed room at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills in May. She took a comedic beat before she continued, “Thank you all for making me so famous.” The crowd – which came close to 300 people – laughed as Fenster smiled. The evening’s event was for guests to meet the three woman portrayed in the graphic memoir “Flying Couch,” done by Fenster’s granddaughter, Amy Kurzweil. Flying Couch discusses the lives of Fenster and Ku
After spending over 35 years building others brands, Bill Ludwig decided it was time to build his own. Last year, he and Lou Mettler did just that, and launched American Made Performance. The company creates gear – think sports, beach and resort apparel, and fishing gear and apparel – that is 100 percent grown, woven, and sewn in the U.S. They were inspired after meeting and searching for American made apparel. “Sadly, there’s very little of it out there,” said Ludwig, who i
The doors will open in July on a new and expanded SHE store in Bloomfield Township, and owner Sharon Eisenshtadt isn’t moving far. Loyal to her Maple and Telegraph customers, she’s staying right in the corridor, moving across Telegraph to the new building behind Starbucks Coffee and and next to Citizen Yoga at 6400 Telegraph Road. The expanded 4,000 square foot space, with high ceilings, cement floors, and a modern and open feel, continues an aesthetic Eisenshtadt first estab