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Keith Wissman July 14, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Scam. Ignore it.
Bill July 15, 2014 at 08:09 AM
It looks like that note is from the folks who go around and paint your street number on the curb to Read Moreenhance the “visibility” of your home. However, you don’t owe anything, unless you authorize the service. The note that you showed, implies that they did paint the curb with your house number - so the question is, did you authorize it or did they make a mistake...?
Elizabeth July 05, 2014 at 06:48 AM
You are so right! I refrain from what I really want to say when I post too. How sad your commentRead Morewas posted on Independence Day. We are living under tyranny in America and a "fundamental transformation" of our country as it was Founded is succeeding.
Bob July 03, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The none, you are a laugh riot. You are a real life example of The Idiocracy that surrounds us.
Martie Schultz July 10, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Oh, Bob - you just proved your own point. Try looking up the word 'idiocracy' (Peculiarity ofRead Moreconsti tution; that temperament, or state of constitution, which is peculiar to a person; idiosyncrasy). I'm assuming you meant 'idiocy'. You, sir, are the real 'laugh riot'.
Bob July 11, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Oh, Martie, try looking up the movie Idiocracy. That unintelligible gibberish posted by the noneRead Morere minded me of the movie. You, ma'am, have a stick in your mud. Engish the none, do you speak it?
Joseph July 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM
I am having the same problem Sherry. That dumb add blocks my update stream.
Laura C. July 15, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Hi all. This might be an issue with your screen magnifications. If the magnification is turned up.Read Moree lements on the screen can overlap. Try reducing the magnification. Also make sure your browsers are up to date as outdated versions can also interfere with site functionality. Thanks!
Bob July 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Sorry, it is not the magnification. The object for "Advertise on Patch" overlaps all the Read Moreuser controls with drop down menus from the top. Browser is up to date, thanks. Back to the drawing board.
Jesse Williams June 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Good info, but dear god please edit your posts. It's hard to take seriously any post with so manyRead Morety pos and grammatical errors.
dmvandermark June 20, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I am talking about our families satisfaction with services provided by A Place for Mom. What isRead Moremore important than a families/clients satisfaction? They are providing the service they advertised. Nothing more, nothing less.
Karen Amick June 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM
If Places for Mom has any link to Eldercare, I have horror story about them. I spent a year trying Read Moreto obtain veteran benefits for my Dad through Eldercare. The person kept asking me for more documents and more documents. My father passed away during the 8 month process of just filling-out form. As it turns-out the person who worked there, Ben, never filed on behalf of my Dad. He was just stringing me along. Once my Dad passed away no benefits could be secured. The whole thing was a sham and when I spoke to the owner she just said, "well anyone can hire a bad apple." That was it. All she said.
dmvandermark July 01, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Karen Amick, The agencies you refer to are two separate entities. I would dare say that theRead Moreinsensit ive worker that you spoke to was correct in that there are bad employees out there. Citizens should be able to believe that private agencies can be trusted. The sad thing is that I believe the government should do this job and do it correctly. Either that or regulate it thoroughly. I think there are many complaints about such agencies. Maybe you should write to the Attorney General with your concerns.
RON Ostrodamus June 12, 2014 at 08:59 PM
Your surrender is accepted.
Bill Shaw June 13, 2014 at 07:57 AM
Your goals and aspirations are so minimal.
RON Ostrodamus June 13, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Please! I am in no way associated with city hall, or its fearless leader.
Bill Shaw June 11, 2014 at 02:06 PM
This makes my head hurt!!! Chef Ron...you've been chopped!!!
RON Ostrodamus June 11, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Take a chill pill Bill.
Linda O June 12, 2014 at 09:28 AM
When did this become about chicken shwarma anyway? Lol. Let's move the conversation over to theRead Moreedi tors post boys and put a period on this one.
l.c. June 04, 2014 at 07:20 PM
or as a young lady not long ago peered into a non functioning fireworks tube only to have her faceRead Morer emoved & ultimately paying with her life,God bless her.
RON Ostrodamus June 04, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Thanks for the comment I.C. you are getting better. Beaumont Hospital will soon be inundated withRead Morein juries and scarring due to this inane insane legalization of all kinds of fireworks in a city already fueled with high octane alcohol. I am sure the vendor will have his hands full with all the lawsuits that I am sure will follow once the TV lawyers find a loophole, and they always do.
Debbie Campbell May 30, 2014 at 05:39 PM
-Great comments Bill and Nunov—I plan to read up on Ann Arbor’s efforts to neutralizeRead Moreth eir DDA over the weekend—Sounds like a great idea to me—free up that captured tax revenue and no need to come to the residents for millage increases--And yes--I've heard rumblings about 2 potential millages coming at us over the next few years in addition to the public safety millage renewal--
RON Ostrodamus June 01, 2014 at 01:00 AM
First, call it what it is. It is a CBD/DDA safety millage more than anything else. Start with that. Read MoreNow this plastic ivy idea to save money makes just as much sense as replacing the animals at the zoo with stuffed animals, or the art in the DIA with reproductions to save money. I agree with you Debbie, our DDA joined at the hip with our planning department is nothing more than a den of foxes in our hen house, and our mayor, is their closest friend. Now before you throw out the libel/slander crap again chums just check where 99% of local mayoral/commissioner political support comes from. It doesn't just grow on trees, or the sides of buildings. A better idea in my mind would be to tax the foxes, but in order to do that we also have to tax ourselves. Now being the mostly non resident foxes have scillions in taxable income compared to us residents it would be logical that a small tax would bring in upteens more cash than you the resident would pay as chum. You cannot catch a fish without cutting some bait for the hook. Want a few fox tail trophies? Just institute a small across the board city income tax and get out of way as the money floods into our general fund amid the yips and yaps of protest from non resident foxes that used this city like it was toilet paper. Now, that would put the taxpayers in the catbird seat for a change; replacing our mostly mayoral approved special interest shills for PACs who claimed to be your neighbors and friends on those glossy color mailers last November.
RON Ostrodamus June 05, 2014 at 11:22 PM
What? Is this the end of Rico? Ok just being facetious again. Someday this city will wake up andRead Moredis cover that a benign small income tax will be a lot less painful than business killing parking Nazis, along with a permissive attitude towards those who abuse the motorcycle nights. Despite my abhorrence of AB&E Witz and the Oakland Sheriffs do a much better job of crowd and noise control than our ROPD does alone on most motorcycle nights. For the most part they are not even visibly present on Main! When the cats away the mice will play and boy do they play!!
Karen Amick June 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM
I love the idea of bicycles downtown. In Ann Arbor they used to have bikes that people left atRead Morediff erent locations and then the next person could ride it to the next "stop." It was eco-friendly, community friendly and heart smart. I would love to see Royal Oak move towards healthy living and less alcohol related establishments. I am all for healthy living and family values.
RON Ostrodamus June 30, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Ironically, last Thursday which is very popular with Detroit bikers some guys showed up with someRead Moreel ectronically tricked out bicycles with accessories that looked like they belong on a motorcycle. Unfortunately for the community as a whole the city is still going forward with its plans to bring in a "Rev up your engine motorcycle night" to the Farmers Market, the big feature being beer (craft of course). The Farmers Market now wants to turn into a mini Hart Plaza? Why? I guess I jumped too soon on complementing the Farmers Market in a recent comment I made on the improvements with both their antique and farm fresh produce days. I only ask one question. Ever since the introduction of Arts Beats and Eats which I believe is a water mark (or ring), why is Royal Oak doing its best to attract Detroit's problems including Casinos of which I agree is next on the list starting with slots of course? Royal Oak has reached a fork in the road. It once could have gone in the direction of Birmingham and Rochester in building a downtown with a nice park, concert venues (including the Farmers Market), and library facilities that are attractive 24/7-365. Instead RO seems to be going the way of a downtown whose main attractions are mega- bars, beer carnivals, and now motorcycles? Royal Oak has so many good things to offer such as theater, art, independently owned shops. cafes, and restaurants, the Farmers Market, proximity to a world class zoo, a large community enthralled with bicycling, jogging, tennis, golf, gardening, all which could use additional promotion, or improvements. But how,why and where is our mayor and commission promoting and directing this city presently? You tell me.
l.c. June 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM
makes you wonder if there is a direction.its not just downtown.recently 521 s. minerva sold forRead More$155 k ;its now listed as $399k x 4 homes going into the 1/4 acre lot -http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/523-S-Minerva-Ave-Royal-Oak-MI-48067/2106314231_zpid/ .seems whatever $$$ wants its gets in R.O.,direction or no direction.
RON Ostrodamus May 21, 2014 at 01:06 PM
cont.. if I were the victim of that bottle toss I would take the theater to small claims court just Read Morefor the hell of it. No doubt their contracted attorney would move it to a higher court however it is worth a shot.
Linda O May 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Ron. I believe the owner himself is an attorney. He should definitely go to small claims court. ItRead Morew ould be worth his while. They would probably settle it just to keep it quiet. I like your Godzilla idea but I am afraid that is wishful thinking! I love my neighborhood, I am not going anywhere, and want to keep it safe and clean. ITs that simple and I don't think that is much to ask of our city officials. STOP and think of the consequences of your development actions. I am not opposed to development. I am only critical of the, let me say, and lack of "taste" and creative and long term thought that is going into the planning. I mean look at what is happening on 696. Talk about screwing it up. I only hope TATA doesn't walk. That would be a win win for RO. An international Corp HQ that supplies real professional paying jobs and will bring those professionals into the city to work, play and live. Duh! But no. The city wants more rentals.
RON Ostrodamus May 22, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Don't give up on TATA yet, the only problem there is no one for city officials to shmooze with atRead Morean expensive eatery as all their CEO's are in India. I am not that crazy about Shostack who actually bragged they were behind the design of LA Fitness and their infamous parking lot. Singh is not bad as he at least has the vision of IT yuppies tiring of dodging car jackers, and thieves near their downtown digs and discovering that they could have safe luxury that is equally hip right here in RO and still be minutes away from work, the DIA and theater in the D. At least Singh really knows the one thing he does well and claims he will not hassle the city for TIFA and brownfield discounts. Now that is a real first for Royal Oak that seems to be a magnet for non resident bars and developers who demand tax breaks, drain our public services, make their money, and then race home to sleep and pay property taxes far away from here.
RON Ostrodamus May 21, 2014 at 02:40 AM
We need to light a match under Snyder on this issue pronto. Again consider calling Fresh ProduceRead Moreand politely tell them what you think. Ask them if its worth it as there is no one you know who would care to give them any business?
RON Ostrodamus May 27, 2014 at 05:04 PM
248-545=5400-is their phone/ Call and ask your friends and neighbors to call. Be polite but firmRead Moreabo ut your intentions as far as doing any business with them.
TJO May 16, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Obviously asparagus and American Idol are much more important
RON Ostrodamus May 17, 2014 at 09:55 AM
It is either because the job of being an editor turns one into a "power crocodile", or RO Read Morecity hall (actually our mayor) has found a way to influence Patch editors once again just like when I was censored (deleted and banned) for promoting Batman for mayor. All you or any other commentator has to do is critique the worse mayor this city ever had (my opinion), or plug a restaurant like the Sahara minutes away in Oak Park off the Coolidge exit that provides an alternative to dining (now with wine or beer!) without having to worry about parking Nazis (free parking) and POOF it disappears just as when I commented on a recent post on same about Ladies Nite on the very same day of the event. This I noticed stupidly resulted in not as many in attendance as I dropped by to take a peek and say hello to Sahara who was represented there. Now watch this disappear!!
Mark Itall May 17, 2014 at 02:35 PM
Nothing up my sleeve.. Presto!
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