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McMansions and Boo Radley--Paving the Way for Progress, Right Over a Royal Oak Neighborhood

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Posted originally in Kevin's blog, I suppose I was guilty, but they were such pretty trees. The city of Royal Oak sent me my warni...

Just 2 Pooches With Their Heads Poking Through A Fence. Nothing To See Here

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.16.2015 | Good News

This is -- hands down -- the greatest way to be welcomed to the neighborhood. Reddit user dath0916, whose name is Jordan, recently moved to Royal Oak...

Detroit's Own Blackman & Arnold Reunite For Big Show at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.27.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

We all know the big name artists who are the faces their respective genres in Detroit; whether its hip hop, techno, rock, jazz, or whatever. The condu...

David Lohr

Cops Raid Wrong House, Shoot 15-Year-Old Dog | David Lohr | Posted 10.09.2014 | Crime

Authorities who went to the wrong house in search of a wanted fugitive and shot a beloved family pet are refusing to take responsibility for their act...

Three Hall of Fame Teachers-and Their Influence on a Newbie

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.21.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

My first day on the job as a 22 year-old English teacher, I was asked for a hall pass. Even later that year when I was coaching freshman baseball, I went out to talk to the umpire before the first pitch and was greeted with, "Hey kid, go get your coach."

David Lohr

Cops Deliberately Shot Woman's Dog 15 Times: Lawsuit | David Lohr | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

The Michigan attorney representing a woman whose dog was fatally shot by police officers late last year said he believes the shooting was premeditated...

Laughs and Gore with Deadheads: Tales From a Teacher's Facebook After-life

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Kevin Walsh

A few nights later, I met them in the dark cold woods behind the empty lot that had been Mark Twain Elementary where one of the two lead zombies is held at gunpoint while relieving himself. There was a slight delay since the prosthetic that is to break off during the scene wasn't delivered yet.

Duck and Cover: Educational Fallout Shelters for a Sputnik Moment

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.17.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally published in Kevin's blog, I'd only been through this doorway a few hundred times in my life -- and ...

Blackouts and Cutting the Utility Umbilical Cord: 'Sir, We Would Never Get Anything Done If We Used Email'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.21.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Kevin first posted this on his blog, The first thing out of my mouth when my son called me at work and told me the power was out s...

ID Those Old Snapshots! Royal Oak's Orson Starr House and 'Lots of Love, Lois'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.14.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

I thought of all the trips my family has taken all over the country to walk into old homes like this one -- but like New Yorkers who don't visit the Statue of Liberty, it's probably too close to home.

Woodward Dream Cruise: Happy Days, Unhappy Neighbors

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Any warm evening, and even some chillier ones, you'll see this parking lot full of cars, few of them customers of Potbelly. Occasionally you'll see a hood popped open, inviting engine-fans and general ooh-ers and ah-ers.

Will Downtown Royal Oak Get A New Hotel?

Royal Oak Patch | Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Tuesday's Planning Commission meeting left all petitioners pleased. Generating the most anticipation and discussion during the meeting was a propo...

Residents Plead With Royal Oak Leaders: Protect Human Rights

Royal Oak Patch | Judy Davids | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

Monday night Royal Oak City Commissioners voted to create a "welcome mat" for the community by becoming the next Michigan city to enact a human rights...

The Living Dead Tour With Zeds Dead and AraabMuzik Rocks Royal Oak

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.05.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

2012-03-05-pullquote.jpgBanging on the drum machine pads, AraabMuzik put the crowd into a frenzy.

You'll Never Guess This Artist

Royal Oak Patch | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Gallery U will host a display of the work of Konstantinov, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a crash 14 years ago....

'Have A Little Faith' Draws Stars To Royal Oak

Royal Oak Patch | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Best-selling author Mitch Albom brings star-studded cast to Royal Oak's Emagine to open his new movie....