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Judge Longo Shares His Courthouse Woes

February 28th 2013

In November Longo gave a presentation to City Council about the things he’d like to see in a remodel of the 43rd District Court building.

The lack of ADA compliant facilities is not the only problem with the 43rd District Courthouse, although it is the most heart-wrenching. Other issues Longo listed include:

Funeral Arrangements for Melissa Sue Balogh

February 28th 2013

In her 22 years of life, Melissa Sue Balogh was a beloved Ferndale resident. She was born on December 23, 1990 to John and Deann Blaogh, and had three sisters Vanessa, Crystal and Ashley. She passed away on Feb. 25, 2013 due to health issues possibly related to an asthma attack or food allergy. She is also lovingly remembered by classmates from Ferndale High School, and by her nieces Faith Thomason, Keara and Dravyn Fournier,

BetterBuildings Program for Home Owners Ends March 31

February 28th 2013

Residents who sign up for BetterBuildings for Michigan will get a comprehensive energy audit at a discounted cost of $100. During the audit, a Certified Building Analyst will use high tech equipment to pinpoint where homes are losing energy and detect structural leaks, air infiltration and inadequate insulation. Residents will also get CFL lightbulbs, a low-flow shower head and…

Police Report: “Fake Cop” Arrested w/ Badge, Handcuffs & Knife

February 28th 2013

The Ferndale officer became suspicious and arrested LAWSON for not having a license on him. Further investigation showed that LAWSON is not nor ever was a police officer. When arrested LAWSON, the officer found a pair of handcuffs and hunting knife in the compartment on the side of the driver’s door.

Library Welcomes Adrianne Gilmore to Board

February 28th 2013

Adrienne Gilmore is a 14-year resident of the city, and is a professional educator in the Birmingham Public School system. She will be sworn in by the city clerk on February 27 and will officially join the Board at its March 21, 2013 monthly meeting.

Snow Day: Hazel Park and Ferndale Schools Closed Due to Weather

February 27th 2013

Both of the School Districts that serve our community (Hazel Park and Ferndale) are closed on Feb. 27 due to snow.

Residents are encouraged to review our “Stuff to Know for the Snow” article, which reminds people to keep their sidewalks shoveled and to move cars from the street for snow plows. It also gives tips for “green” snow removal.

UHS Senior Fatally Shot by Brother Playing with Gun

February 26th 2013

Lee was in his Highland Park home when his older brother (who is either 23 or 34) was “playing around” with a handgun on Tuesday and it discharged accidentally. Lee died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Free Parking Extended, More Meters Ordered

February 26th 2013

In order to quell some of the uproar, Ferndale City Council has extended a parking holiday until the next City Council meeting, March 11. Parking is free in Ferndale during that time, and the rates will be discussed at that meeting. Council has also approved the purchase of 14 more multi-space meters to help with the congestion. The machines have been rush ordered so they will come within the next two weeks.

Beyond Ferndale: Ice Events to Wake the Soul

February 25th 2013

Not only can a visit to a place like Point Pelee vary from week to week, it can vary from the time spent walking north up a beach for an hour, then back.

FEF Ides of March Dinner is March 15

February 25th 2013

The Ferndale Education Foundation is having its annual fundraising dinner on March 15th, with an Ides of March theme, including a toga party! The cost is $40 and the event takes place at Club Venetian in Madison Heights. Guests should wear business attire or toga costumes.