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President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

After 28 Years Blair Library Director Ready for New Chapter (video)

April 1st 2014

After 28 Years Blair Library Director Ready for New Chapter (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 1, 2014) Elizabeth Gulick’s mission was simple: give people the world. And in her 28 years at the Blair Memorial Library in Clawson, she was able to do that by introducing the love of reading and the adventure of learning […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment […]

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

April 1st 2014

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects (Ferndale Police Dept, April 1, 2014) On 03/24/14 at about 4:05 p.m. a gunman entered a Doctor’s Office at 808 Livernois to commit a robbery. It appeared he was trying to rob the employees of cash, but left with only a prescription pad. A couple of minutes […]

JCC Former President Linda Lee Passes Away

April 1st 2014

JCC Former President Linda Lee Passes Away (Ira Kaufman Chapel, April 1, 2014)   Linda Lee, 69, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 31 March 2014. She was a community activist, founder of Jewish Gay Network and past President of the Jewish Community Center. A Funeral will be held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Tuesday, […]

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp

April 1st 2014

Purse Snatching and Possible Heroin Possession in Orion Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 1, 2014) INCIDENT:  19:00 hrs. March 31, 2014 – Orion Township Purse Snatching / Narcotics Enforcement Team Assist   #14-046567 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the Kroger Store in the 400 block of N. Lapeer Rd for a purse snatching complainant. No injury […]

Townsend’s Town Hall on Talent and the Michigan Economy April 17

March 31st 2014

Townsend’s Town Hall on Talent and the Michigan Economy April 17 (Madison Heights Chamber Press Release, March 31, 2014) Representative Jim Townsend presents a meeting about “Talent and Place” Thursday April 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Royal Oak Middle School (709 N. Washington).   Bryan Barnhill, Chief Talent Officer for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, […]

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring

March 31st 2014

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) NOTE: Full image of the above plan, and other plans, available at http://ferndalemoves.com/projects. As the weather changes this spring, so too with the face of two of Ferndale’s streets.  E. 9 Mile and Livernois are getting facelifts and road […]

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10

March 31st 2014

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10 (The Ridger, March 31, 2014) Attention Class of 2014! The Pleasant Ridge Woman’s Club is accepting applications from 2014 high school graduating seniors who reside in the Ferndale School District and who have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applications are available at the Ferndale […]

Details Emerge as Family Wants Suicide Designation Removed in Shooting Death

March 31st 2014

Details Emerge as Family Wants Suicide Designation Removed in Shooting Death (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) On Feb. 23 an Independence Township man put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. The man had been drinking and was showing his girlfriend how safe guns were by putting one after to his temple […]