Rochester Hills Lifts Drilling Moratorium with Rushed Passage of Shaky Ordinances: Don’t Drill The Hills’ Measured Victory

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After eighteen months of consistent pressure from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI), the City of Rochester Hills passed new oil/gas well and pipeline ordinances on Monday, a press release from DDHI said. As a result of passage, the drilling moratorium has been lifted. While DDHI is proud to have successfully pushed the City into action on ordinances, what resulted were ordinances that not ready and likely to be challenged. They were rammed through during a chaotic meeting with City officials … [Read more...]

Loved Ones Prepare to Say Goodbye to Jogger Killed on Oakland University Campus

Perry Badia, 54, of Rochester Hills
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Last week Rochester Hills resident Perry Badia was struck while jogging on Oakland University"s campus and later died from his injuries. Later this week, friends and family will gather to pay their respects and say goodbye. According to officials, Badia"s death has been ruled accidental, but the investigation is still ongoing. Read the full story on The Macomb Daily. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Man Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle on Oakland University Campus

On Thursday, 54-year-old Perry Badia of Rochester Hills was killed after being hit by a car on the campus of Oakland University. According to police, the driver who hit Badia is a student, but it is uncertain if the student will face charges. Police are investigating. Read the full story on My Fox Detroit. … [Read more...]

Building a Better Future Together… The Best is Yet to Come

Ravi Yalamanchi is running for Mayor of Rochester Hills

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By Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor – City of Rochester Hills After serving eight years as a Council Member for Rochester Hills and Treasurer and Commissioner of OPC, it is truly an honor to be a candidate for Mayor of our wonderful city – Rochester Hills. The premise of my candidacy is about community engagement, providing honest and trusted leadership with integrity. My background includes 30 years of Management, Business, Finance, Budgeting and Community Planning experience … [Read more...]

Long-Time Resident Dr. Susan Bowyer Announces Run for Rochester Hills City Council, District 3

Dr. Susan Bowyer is a Senior Scientist at Henry Ford Hospital in the Neurology Department, Adjunct Professor in the Physics Department at Oakland University, and an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University Medical School
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As a resident of Rochester Hills for over 15 years, Dr. Susan Bowyer, is proud to announce she is seeking the District 3 seat for Rochester Hills City Council in the November election, she announced in a press release statement. The District 3 seat is currently held by current council president Greg Hooper.   Dr. Bowyer is very excited to be running for City Council and believes that Building a strong community, Supporting youth and the elderly, and Protecting our parks and open … [Read more...]

State Rep. Michael Webber Announces Essay Contest for Rochester-Area High School Students

State Rep. Michael Webber announced today via press release that he is holding an essay contest for area high-school students about the community service projects they have been working on and how it has impacted the Rochester area. The winners will be able to spend the day shadowing Rep. Webber at the Capitol in Lansing. “I am very proud to have grown up in and to be a part of our great community,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Everyone can contribute to our community– … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Fifth Annual Green Space Discovery Hike

The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Fifth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free one-hour, guided hike will showcase city-owned parcels along the Clinton River between Crooks and Adams Roads. The press release stated that residents and guests are invited to experience nature in full bloom. “This is a great opportunity for residents to see first-hand what we have been able to accomplish with the use of the Green Space … [Read more...]

Councilman Tisdel to Seek Second Term for Rochester Hills City Council

Mark Tisdel

On Wednesday, current Rochester Hills City Councilman Mark Tisdel announced via press release that he is excited to officially announce his campaign to seek a second term on the city council. “It is with great pride that I announce my reelection campaign for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large,” stated Tisdel. Since being elected in 2011, Tisdel has served on the Older Persons’ Commission Governing Board, has introduced the Summer Golf Scholarship program, and was recently … [Read more...]

Leader Dogs for the Blind Embarks on a Nearly $15 Million Construction Project


Perfectly timed to coincide with International Guide Dog Day on Wednesday, April 29, Leader Dogs for the Blind announced that they are expanding their Rochester Hills facility to 75,000-square-feet. They have already raised $12.3 million of the $14.5 million needed to complete the project, and they are hoping to raise the remaining $2.2 million so that construction can be completed by next year. The much needed updates will make room for more dogs, which will encourage socialization and … [Read more...]

Car Crashes Into Rochester Hills Homeowner’s Basement

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UPDATE: The 60-year-old driver who crashed his car into the basement of a home in Rochester Hills on Tuesday night, apparently suffered a "medical issue," according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Read the full story on The Detroit News. Dinnertime in Rochester Hills was interrupted by the sounds of a car crashing into the basement of a home on Chestnut Lane. The driver of the car sustained minor injuries, but thankfully no one else was injured and the homeowner was away at the … [Read more...]