Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Governor Snyder should put the city into a structured bankruptcy, Ravi Yalamanchi says.
Tuesday, February 26
The following guest opinion article was submitted by Ravi Yalamanchi, a Rochester Hills City Council member and resident of the city. Detroit is in the news everyday for crime, Kwame Kilpatrick or financial challenges. Ironically all three are connected in some respect. Detroit financial challenges started in early 70’s as more people and businesses started to move out into the suburbs. In the past four decades there has never been responsible management of the schools or the city. One thing that stayed constant in the past four decades is poor, failed and corrupt leadership at the Council, School Board and Mayor’s office. Both Detroit Public Schools and City government have been bloated for decades with high costs to the taxpayer. While …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Patch readers respond with suggestions, input.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
"Muslims and Catholics share a common goal of peace in this world," reader writes.
Saturday, February 16
Dear Editor: Pope Benedict's resignation came as a shock to the entire world. As a Muslim, I was taken aback when I heard the news. I remember the day that Pope John Paul the 2nd left his post to approach the heavens. I shed many tears that day. Today, I look on with admiration to see a man resign the authority of the papacy for the betterment of his faith and his people. Not many in this world have that strength of constitution. I, as every Muslim should, pray for his health, and for the peaceful reign of his successor. Muslims and Catholics share a common goal of peace in this world. And with every generation that passes, that goal can become more and more achievable. Sincerely, Mahir Osman, Rochester Hills Have a letter to the editor to…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Patch readers will remember Angela Youngblood from her "Patch Drives" test-driving series last year. Read about her new vehicle — and about how her big, old van turned into a teachable moment for her whole family.
Editor's note: Rochester mom Angela Youngblood chronicled her car-shopping adventure across Oakland and Macomb counties last year for a series we called Patch Drives. Patch readers went along as Youngblood test drove a Honda Odyssey, Ford Flex, MINI Cooper, Chevy Suburban, Dodge Journey and Chrysler Town & Country. Here is the long-awaited ending to her research and travels. Last spring, I was van shopping. I was searching for the right fit for our family. You all went along for the ride while I tried out different SUVs, minivans and even a MINI Cooper. Eight long months have passed and I finally got my new ride. Let me back up a bit. Since we last talked, the van has been falling apart little by little, sort of like my pride. After …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Can you help this Rochester Patch reader out?
A Patch reader recently asked this on our Facebook page: "I'm new to the area and am looking for your favorite restaurant suggestions. I'm planning a birthday dinner out and want to try something new. Also, I have an 18 month old so someplace semi kid-friendly (i.e. nothing fancy - hehe)." Can you help? Post a comment here with your suggestions. Have a question for Patch? Post it on our Facebook page or send an email to editor Kristin Bull at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A Patch reader asked for recommendations for cable companies around town; here's what you had to say.
A reader wrote to Rochester Patch this week about changing cable companies and wondered which services the Rochester community recommends. We posted the question on our Facebook page and received dozens of responses. Most readers praised WOW and AT&T Uverse; Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV were also mentioned. And one reader had this to say: "People watch too much TV." Here's a roundup of reviews on the companies; which one is your favorite? WOW Comcast AT&T Uverse DirectTV Dish Network In the midst of all of the cable company reviews, Patch reader Suzanne Shields had this advice: "Ditch the cable and get a converter box and Netflix."
Monday, February 11, 2013
We asked Patch readers about their favorite desserts around town; here's a look.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
In honor of Valentine's Day this week, we asked readers about their favorite sweet treats around town. Here's a roundup of answers.
Last week we asked a simple, sweet-sounding question on the Rochester Patch Facebook page: "What's your favorite dessert around town?" Patch readers responded with some ideas that will make you hungry — or give you inspiration for a Valentine's Day or Fat Tuesday treat. Here's a roundup of answers and ideas: What's your favorite dessert around Rochester and Rochester Hills? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Most around town agree with the Postal Service's new Monday-Friday letter delivery.
When the U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that mail would no longer be delivered on Saturdays, Rochester and Rochester Hills residents reacted positively. On the Rochester Patch Facebook page, readers sounded off on the change, which the Postal Service says will save about $2 billion annually. The new Monday-Friday letter delivery schedule will begin in August; packages will still be delivered on Saturdays. "Great - one less day of getting bills," said reader Jim Hample. "Fine with me. I always forget to check it until Monday anyway," said reader Ben Schutz. "I don't really like it, but I understand it," said Jennifer Prall. Most readers said they wouldn't miss their Saturday mail. "They could go to three days a week, as far as …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Here's a roundup of Facebook responses to a recent question about the Rochester Hills store.
What's your favorite Trader Joe's find? The question, spurred by a recent purchase of mozzarella cheese sticks at the Rochester Hills grocery store, received nonstop responses when we posted it on the Rochester Patch Facebook page on Monday night. Here's a list of some of the responses. Join the conversation at www.Facebook.com/RochesterPatch. One reader summed it up: "Everything!" What's your favorite Trader Joe's product? Share it in the comments.