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Fracking Discussion Feb. 27

February 25th 2013

Jim Nash, the new Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, announces the first in a series of town hall meetings around the county. These meetings will focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County.

Democratic Party Leadership Changes (video)

February 24th 2013

Both the Michigan Democratic Party and the LGBT Caucus changed leadership at the Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 Michigan Democratic Convention in Detroit. After a contentious battle, and a morning spent making the rounds to the various political camps, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer withdrew his nomination with a simple farewell…

Data on Income Disparity in Ferndale and Beyond

February 23rd 2013

For some the grass really may seem greener in someone else’s neighborhood, especially if it’s on a color-coded map based on income. The website provides maps with neighborhoods color-coded based on data from US Census American Community Surveys for the past several years. The maps can show income or rental costs for communities across the country. By clicking on an area one can retrieve the specific data.

Parking Holiday to Continue through Monday

February 22nd 2013

The City of Ferndale has declared that free parking will be available in all parking lots and on-street spaces through Monday, February 25th. City Manager, April Lynch stated that, “the bottom line is that we need to provide the best product to our customers…

Police Report: Parolee Arrested After High Speed Chase

February 22nd 2013

When the officer began to walk up to the vehicle, Taylor sped off. He fled through residential streets, ran stop signs, and drove recklessly until driving down a dead end that ran into a hill alongside the railroad tracks (in front of 1111 E. 8 Mile). The officer pinned the suspect in and arrested him.

Do You Want to Help Rust Belt Grow?

February 20th 2013

To make this happen, the Bests have launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $20,000 towards the building materials they need to make the renovation. On the site they explain the need for funding, “In order to have successful artists we need to offer them two things: Lots of foot traffic and low costs. If we’re in a hip spot with high foot traffic we’ve got high rent, if we have high rent we need to figure out a way to keep our costs down. That means finding other ways of bringing home the bacon to keep the doors open. This means using the space we have in ways we haven’t. …

Rotary Winter Warm Up March 7

February 20th 2013

The Winter Warm Up supports two charities, Ferndale Rotary’s Scholarship Awards program and Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Attendees will enjoy soups from all the teams and vote for which they like best. There will also be a silent auction, with many items donated by local businesses.

Affirmations Offers Daily Free HIV and STD Testing

February 20th 2013

“Expanding free HIV and STD testing services with our strategic Health and Wellness partners is key to our desire to commit the state’s largest LGBT community center to efforts to ending the spread of HIV/AIDS among the most vulnerable in our community”, said Johnny Jenkins, Affirmations’ Director of Programs.

HIV and Syphilis testing will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm and will be conducted by Michigan AIDS Coalition. They will also offer …

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

February 19th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at Below are the most recent job listings:

Ferndale Baseball Boosters Seek Support

February 19th 2013

The Ferndale Baseball Boosters Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest fundraisers and team pictures. Plus it’s got some historical pictures of former proud Eagles, such as former Michigan Governor James Blanchard donning a tu tu for a talent show. Check that out at…