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League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum at City Hall

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area invited the public to a candidate forum at Berkley City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Two candidates are running for Berkley mayor for a two-year term. Six candidates are running for Berkley City Council for three seats with four-year terms. To view the official candidate list for the Nov. 5 city election, visit and look under Elections & Voting.

Thursday’s candidate forum is divided into two parts: the two mayoral candidates are scheduled from 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. and the six city council candidates are scheduled from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Berkley City Hall is located at 3338 Coolidge Hwy.

The forum will be live-streamed on the city website and WBRK, the city’s government access channel.

Chipper Route Schedule

The Berkley chipper route service starts the third Monday of each month (weather permitting) and will usually take more than one day to complete. If you want to be added to the route, fill out the online form. You can also sign up for the route by calling the DPW office at 248-658-3490.

For the safety of workers, the chipper can only handle branches that are at least four feet long and two inches thick. Anything smaller can be set out in a paper yard waste bag or trash container that is labeled “YARD WASTE.” Free labels are available at the DPW office, City Hall or the library.

Inside Berkley

The September edition of Inside Berkley is now available. Watch the video and hear

City Manager Matt Baumgarten preview upcoming events for the month.

‘Irish Pub, Gourmet Kitchen’ Marks Silver Anniversary

Kevin O’Mara was never interested in climbing the corporate ladder.

Instead, “I wanted to make my own ladder,” said O’Mara, a scientist, restaurateur and health food devotee.

And he’s done just that, by running his own environmental- and product-testing laboratory for more than three decades, practicing yoga and clean eating that he says is adding life to his years, and building a successful restaurant that’s become a fixture in central Berkley over the last quarter-century.


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Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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