South Boulevard between Coolidge and Adams in Rochester Hills and Troy will be closed beginning July 16 for construction work, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) said.
The work, which involves a culvert replacement for the Borden Drain, just west of Coolidge Highway, will cause both eastbound and westbound lanes to be closed. The project is expected to be finished by July 21, at which point westbound lanes will open. Eastbound lanes along South Boulevard will rem
Oakland County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating an attempted break-in on Sunday, July 1, involving a man wearing only underwear at a home in the 900 block of Majestic in Rochester Hills.
Deputies responded about 6:24 a.m. to a 911 call from a resident who said a man wearing only boxer shorts was trying to break the glass of a door at the rear of the home. The caller said the man had a T-shirt wrapped around his hand and was trying to break through a glass pane
Michigan voters could find themselves with the short end of the stick – once again – when it comes to breaking free of the current gerrymandering system that allows politicians in Lansing to basically determine who will hold the elective offices in the state legislature and Congress every 10 years. Under the current system, following the federal census each decade, the political party in power ends up determining the shape of districts for the state House and Senate and for t
For the past 23 years, Robert Michalka has been researching, collecting stories and photos, to make sure the history of the Flint Division of the Detroit United Railway doesn’t vanish like it did. “It was there for 30 years and then it was gone,” Michalka said. “And it was pretty much gone without a trace.” His book, “Rochester and the Detroit United Railway,” will discuss and show the history of the Flint Division of the DUR – which lasted from the 1890s until the early '30s
Oakland University professor and Rochester Hills resident Kathleen Pfeiffer has been recognized for her scholarly books, critical essays and academic work, but her latest piece of writing, "Ink," is earning her praise in the creative, non-fiction category. Described as an "artfully woven tapestry of emotions and events drawing on personal recollections and historical research," by the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, "Ink" is a personal memoir that chronicles Pfeiffer's me
Voters in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township will be determining the fate of primary candidates in the Tuesday, August 7, election, either at the polls or through absentee ballots which are now being mailed out by municipal clerks. This is a primary election in which you will be deciding who best can represent your party in the November general election, so you must vote on candidates in just one political party. Downtown newsmagazine sent questionnaires to candi
Gleaners Women Power Events The 25th anniversary of women helping Gleaners provide meals for the vulnerable in our community kicked off with the Women’s Power Breakfast chaired by MGM Grand Detroit’s Juliette Okotle-Ebeh and Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Luanne Thomas Ewald. It was presented by PNC Bank and attracted almost 700 savvy women ($125, $85 ticket) to Little Caesar’s Arena. One month later, nearly 400 women ($150, $100 ticket) convened at the MGM Grand for the W