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Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

November 21st 2013

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the […]

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

November 21st 2013

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed […]

Waterford Mom Wages War on Heroin

November 21st 2013

Waterford Mom Wages War on Heroin (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) When Jeannie Richard’s 21-year-old son Bryan died of a heroin overdose on Jan. 27, 2011, she knew it was time to act so that other parents would not have to lose their kids to drugs. “There is a heroin epidemic and not enough […]

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

November 20th 2013

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Nov. 20, 2013) NOTE: Correct suspect name spelling: Tarus Richardson Ferndale Police and Oak Park Police are combining investigative efforts to locate one of three suspects who is still at large. He is wanted in connection with a violent, Home […]

Royal Oak Barnes and Noble Safe for Now

November 20th 2013

Royal Oak Barnes and Noble Safe for Now (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 20, 2013) Developers withdrew plans to open a bar in the location of the current Barnes and Noble store at 500 S. Main St. in Royal Oak.  The Royal Oak City Commission was scheduled to hear a liquor license transfer request on Monday […]

End of Prohibition Celebration, Support Ferndale Goodfellows Dec.7

November 20th 2013

End of Prohibition Celebration to Support Ferndale Goodfellows Dec.7 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 20, 2013) Every year bars and restaurants in Downtown Ferndale join a group of dedicated residents in celebrating the anniversary of the end of prohibition.  With 1930s style gangsters and flapper girls hanging out at favorite hotspots, the group collects donations for […]

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30

November 20th 2013

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff Dept. Press Release, Nov. 20, 2013) Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s office is organizing the  27th year of the “Coats for the Cold” coat drive on November 1st, 2013.  The dates for this year’s coat drive are November 1st-November 30th. The “Coats for […]

Snyder Signs Bill Brought Forward by Ferndale Fire Marshal

November 19th 2013

Snyder Signs Bill Brought Forward by Ferndale Fire Marshal (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten is usually more worried about saving lives and preventing disaster than engaging in political battles.  But when he saw the need for a change in the way fire prevention and suppression systems are inspected in […]

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School

November 19th 2013

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) The sixth graders in Greg Williamson’s class at Kennedy School in Ferndale have some company in their classroom this year as they get to raise nearly 200 fish until they are large enough to be set free. The Salmon in […]

Affirmation’s Executive Director Announces Departure

November 19th 2013

Affirmation’s Executive Director Announces Departure (Affirmations Press Release, Nov. 19, 2013) Antonio David Garcia, Executive Director of Affirmations, has announced his resignation, effective February 1, 2014, in order to allow time for the Center to transition to new leadership. Dave advised the Board of Directors at its monthly board meeting that: “I have been fighting […]