Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Whether you're looking for part-time seasonal work or a career job in your field, there are plenty of job openings in Troy. Here are a few of the latest.
Looking for work in Troy? Here are several recent job openings, according to indeed.com: For more job openings, check out Troy Patch's Jobs page. Are you an employer who is currently hiring? Email editor Jen Anesi at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your job openings featured on Troy Patch.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The free event on Wednesday, Dec. 5 is open to all and will feature caroling, hot cocoa, holiday treats and, of course, Santa Claus!
Friday, November 30, 2012
In a final effort to avoid a lawsuit from the Michigan Attorney General's office, City Attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm responds Friday in a letter to its chief legal counsel.
Less than a day after the Michigan Attorney General's office threatened to sue Troy if it did not call a special election in February, Troy City Attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm once again defended the city's decision Friday to wait till November 2013 to hold an election to replace recalled Troy Mayor Janice Daniels. In the letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette's Chief Legal Counsel Richard Bandstra, Bluhm said Troy can satisfy both the state election law as well as the City Charter by holding a November 2013 election. "The City of Troy acknowledges that there is ambiguity in the recall and subsequent election process as provided under Michigan election law," Bluhm wrote, in part, in her two-page letter. "We are committed to uphold both State …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Congressman Gary Peters attended the event to officially break ground on the project, which is expected to be completed by October of next year.
- Jen Anesi
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On a chilly but sunny Tuesday morning in Troy, all six members of the Troy City Council, flanked by Congressman Gary Peters and representatives from the business community and railway, drove clean shovels into a mound of dirt, tossing it aside and ceremoniously breaking ground on the $6.3 million Troy Transit Center. "This is a significant project, really a significant step to a broader regional transit system," U.S. Congressman Gary Peters said, addressing a large crowd before the groundbreaking. "Hopefully we'll also have a regional transit authority soon, and we can be doing what ever other major region has done, which is invest in regional transit." "It's a great day for Troy," Troy Mayor Dane Slater said. "We can hopefully re-develop …
Ed Kempen and Dan Brake left paperwork with the City Clerk Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On Monday afternoon, two Troy residents – Ed Kempen and Dan Brake – attempted to turn in paperwork to run for mayor on Feb. 26, 2013. According to a press release sent late Monday afternoon from Concerned Troy Citizens, whose members spoke out against the city's decision to follow its charter instead of state statute at last Wednesday's special meeting, the City Clerk "walked away from the two candidates without accepting the paperwork under the watchful eye of Troy's City Attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm." However, Troy City Clerk Aileen Bittner said the City could not accept the paperwork, since there is currently no election scheduled for February. At Monday evening's Troy City Council meeting, Council voted 4-2 to appoint Dane Slater as …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Torii Hunter, the Detroit Tigers newest player, took to Twitter on Friday to ask for recommendations on places to stay in the southeastern Michigan area.
On Thursday, free agent outfielder Torii Hunter made news by agreeing to a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Hunter's signing stoked the hot stove for baseball fans in Detroit. And on Friday, Hunter piqued fans' interest even more when he took to Twitter (his account is @toriihunter48) to ask for suggestions on a place to live in the southeastern Michigan area. We think that's a fine idea. Do you think Hunter should move to Troy? What do you think? Why should Torii Hunter move here?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Michigan's first trampoline park hosts ribbon cutting event last night.
Troy can now jump for joy. AirTime Trampoline and Game Park, the first of its kind in Michigan, opened last Saturday on Big Beaver, near Rochester Road. Park owners Will and Pam Wannemacher marked the opening of their business last night with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, other city council members, as well as representatives from the Troy Chamber, and the Art Institute of Michigan, were at the event. The Troy High School marching band paraded around the 30,000 square-foot facility. Airtime features 15,000 square feet of trampolines. The largest jump area - featuring wall-to-wall trampolines - is divided by age. There’s also trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball courts and a foam pit. The park owners have …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusting winds and rain whipped Troy overnight into Tuesday morning, but the city avoided major outages as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. Only a handful of Troy residents, most living in the 48084 zip code area, without power as of Tuesday morning. A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says. While other southeast Michigan communities such as Rochester Hills and Oakland Township experienced significant power outages as the storm …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction
The following information about recent incidents of drunken driving and driving under the influence is taken directly from the most recent Troy Police Department media release. This information may be edited for clarity or style. Note: In Michigan, the Blood Alcohol Content legal limit is .08 percent. I-75 and Long Lake, 12:45 am, Oct. 26, 2012. A Troy officer observed a vehicle with an expired license plate and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop for two miles despite the patrol vehicles’ activated emergency lights and siren. When the vehicle did stop, the officer observed a baggie containing what appeared to be crack cocaine on the driver’s seat. Narcotic paraphernalia was found in the driver’s backpack. Additionally, the…
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No one can justify the ongoing distorted views and actions of Troy’s contentious mayor, Janice Daniels. Many witnessed the rage in her eyes and disconnect in her thoughts causing them to question if she is fit to lead. Recent media coverage of Mayor Daniels’ intentional misrepresentation of the Leadership Troy 2012 Distinguished Citizen award honoring Mary Kerwin should serve as a warning to Troy voters as they prepare to vote on the YES: to RECALL Janice Daniels on Nov. 6. With 9,300 petition signatures, the silent majority are prepared to put closure to Mayor Daniels’ repugnance, hostility, mismanagement and intimidation. Her bigotry and hate are learned behaviors with serious consequences. Why any person, or group, would support an …