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Standard and Poors Gives Ferndale A+ Rating

June 24th 2011

Recent action by Standard and Poors to review the City of Ferndale’s financial position has resulted in their affirming the City’s A+ rating and provided the City with a “stable outlook.” This comes after the recent successful millage vote and at a time when the State has further cut back the statutory revenue sharing and declining property values.

Library Board Selects Kate Pohjola as New Director

June 24th 2011

The Ferndale Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Pohjola as Library Director. She will begin her employment on August 1.

Meisner Suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

June 24th 2011

…“If it walks, flies and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” said Meisner. “In this case, Fannie and Freddie walk, fly and quack like private companies, right down to the multi-million dollar salaries for their CEOs. That means that they are not entitled to exemptions made for government entities.”…

Lipton’s Update on School Funding

June 21st 2011

Earlier today, Governor Snyder signed into law House Bill 4325, the School Aid Fund Budget. I’d like to share some thoughts as the budget process for this year closes. Most importantly, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you and every single person who helped to fight against this budget. I would also like to answer some of the commonly asked questions about the final budget “deal” and offer my thoughts on the question I hear nearly every day: What happens now?

Police Report: Armed Robbery

June 20th 2011

On 06-19-11 at 04:26 a.m. hours a Ferndale Police officer was patrolling the area of the municipal parking lot north of Nine Mile and east of Woodward when he was flagged down by a 55 year old Ferndale resident reporting that he had just been robbed by a man with a gun of his money

Dyke March 2011

June 19th 2011

The Second Annual SE Michigan Dyke March took place on June 4, 2011. 500 marchers chanted for equality as they moved through Downtown Ferndale and ended at Geary Park for an afternoon of music and memories.

Fallen Tree Closes Fielding, Damages Car

June 17th 2011

Nearly a dozen DPW employees convened in the SW side of Ferndale this morning after a gigantic tree fell from a yard in the 300 block of Fielding. The tree landed on the vehicle of a neighbor, and blocked the street with a mess of limbs, leaves, and a trunk that needed to be removed in sections.

Custom Guitar Exhibit Opens at Rust Belt on Saturday

June 17th 2011

Together again, local artists Steve Brook and Daniel Cascardo present their expanded custom guitar exhibit at The Rust Belt Market at an opening this Saturday, June 18 from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Teens don’t tolerate thief

June 15th 2011

A seventeen year old Royal Oak Township youth was arrested yesterday after he stole an Ipod from another kid’s backpack in Geary Park. School let out early yesterday, and students were playing in the park at about 1:30 when the thief was seen by a 15 year old girl…

Honoring the Car Wash Bears

June 6th 2011

The Motor City Bears are also a happy social circle, with frequent get togethers and even camping trips across the state. Their motto is “fun, fur and friends,” and some of their activities include movie nights, bowling, dinner parties, canoeing, Tiger baseball games, going to the zoo…(read more)