Trump’s Comes to Michigan

Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump, came to Michigan today to speak to the Detroit Economic Club and 1,500 members. Rochester Media was one of over 150 media members in attendance. Fourteen hecklers interrupted his talk, briefly, as they were all escorted out of the room (and presumable the building) very quickly. Read: Donald J. Trump Speaks to Michigan, in Detroit, on How to Make America Great Again … [Read more...]

Yes, Donald Trump is Right

Trump Right: Many Media Stories are Rigged Op-Ed by State Representative Jim Runestad Many media outlets are simply a collection of agenda driven activists. The truth to them is of little consequence when compared to advocating their personal agendas. An article in the Holland Sentinel is a case in point. They misreported some critical facts relating to a bill I introduced on bathroom usage. Either they never read my bill or read it and decided to interpret it to suit their agenda. I sent … [Read more...]

1,000 Likes and Counting

It may not sound like much to large companies, but we're excited to reach 1,000 likes on our Facebook Page. The Community Edge hit that landmark a few days ago and we wanted to thank you for being a part of bringing hyper-local news to you, are readers. Thank you. We actually have three Facebook Pages. The Community Edge is our news outlet. But we also have one for Rochester Media, our publishing branch, and Dear Crabby has is own (he demanded it, but still has trouble using the … [Read more...]

Golf Ball Drop to Play it Foreward

Helicopter Drops One Thousand Golf Balls to Drive Donations to Charity Sachse Construction hosted their annual charity golf outing, Play It Foreward, on Monday, July 11, featuring a visual helicopter “ball drop” to drive donations. Sachse Construction, located in Detroit, provides commercial general contracting and construction management services across the United States and Canada. The helicopter dropped over 1,000 golf balls purchased by attendees, and the first, second and third ball to … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: OU President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan

Op-Ed: Oakland University's President calls to Support the Regional Master Transit Plan By George W. Hynd, President, Oakland University At Oakland University, we take pride in the fact that our more than 20,000 students have access to many unique and diverse life experiences. Whether close to campus or throughout the Southeast Michigan region, undergraduate and graduate students alike can engage in countless employment, cultural and entertainment activities. Unfortunately, taking … [Read more...]

Remembering Kristy Lynn Malter

The Macomb County Health Department confirmed on Saturday that Kristy Malter, age 21, died on Thursday, July 14, just one day after the Oakland County Health Division held a news conference about the Shelby Township camp worker. Malter, an employee at Lifetime Fitness in Rochester Hills, succumbed to Bacterial Meningitis. From Rochester Media: Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee Obituary for Kristy Lynn Malter Malter, Kristy Lynn, Age 21, July 14, 2016. Beloved … [Read more...]

Whiston’s Letter Grade System Already been Debated and Rejected

By Tom McMillin, Former Michigan State Representative Calls on State Board of Education to Demand the Scheme be Rejected Former State Representative and candidate for Michigan’s State Board of Education Tom McMillin criticized today's announcement by State Superintendent Brian Whiston that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) plans to go above and beyond any state or federal requirements, and start assigning letter grades to Michigan K-12 public schools.  McMillin said, “The … [Read more...]

Please Help Find Lost Dog Startled by Fireworks

Our dog, McKenzie, was startled by fireworks and hopped the fence while at a friend’s house in Ferndale on June 22. We have received numerous sightings. First in Royal Oak, then in Troy, then in Rochester Hills. Our most recent sighting was the morning of July 9 in Troy. With the help of friends, family, and the 700+ members of Facebook group Finding McKenzie, we have be posting flyers at the locations of all the sightings and the surrounding areas. Should anyone see her, it is very … [Read more...]

Help Local Person Battle Lung Cancer by Bowling at Classic Lanes

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RTA Riders Should Pay their Fair Share

Will Voters Turn Down the Regional Transit Authority Master Plan in November? "There will be strong opposition to this Detroit regional tax increase," said former state representative, Tom McMillin today. McMillin said that one of the reasons the proposed property tax increase is so large is because the taxing authority is likely assuming riders will only end up paying 10% - 20% of the cost of service. "Why shouldn't riders pay at least 50% of the cost?" asked McMillin. McMillin noted, … [Read more...]