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News Nearby: Road Worker Hit in West Bloomfield, Blockbuster in Ferndale to Close

Happening around Royal Oak this week: Eight Troy students were named 2013 Presidential Scholar candidates and Bloomfield Hills announced a common start time for its combined high school.

You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby? Every Saturday, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near Birmingham, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:

Bloomfield

Common Start Time For Bloomfield Hills High School Campuses

Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Rob Glass said the district will implement a 7:25 a.m. start time for the newly-combined high school next fall.

West Bloomfield

Detroit Man Arrested for Running Over Worker on Pontiac Trail

A road worker was struck and injured on Pontiac Trail, near Denby Street, on Feb. 6 after a driver from Detroit intentionally hit him, police say. According to police, the two men first exchanged words before the driver backed up 10 feet, accelerated and hit the man.

Troy

8 Troy Students Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

"They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District," writes Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler.

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Police Issue Gift Cards for Random Acts of Kindness

Being a good citizen could land you some pulled pork and ribs, courtesy of the Royal Oak Police Department and Lockhart’s BBQ.

Ferndale

Blockbuster in Ferndale to Close

Dish Network Corp, which owns Blockbuster, plans to close 21 stores in Michigan this spring, including the one in Ferndale.

Berkley

Huntington Woods Public Safety Deputy Chief Receives Leadership Recognition

Nicholas Armold recently earned the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award, whose goal is to honor "high ethical and professional values and dedication to public service."

Clawson

Clawson's 2012 MEAP Results Show Highest Gains in Math

Clawson students made the biggest jump in third and seventh grade math proficiency, however they lag behind peers in ninth-grade social studies and eighth-grade math.

D.K. February 16, 2013 at 08:18 PM
The Blockbuster Video on Woodward near Catalpa in Royal Oak is closing, too. The store is peppered with going out of business signs.
Judy Davids (Editor) February 17, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Yes it is. Here is our story from last week: http://patch.com/A-1NDg

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