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Retiring Pleasant Ridge City Manager Sherry Ball Shares Memories (video)

July 25th 2013

A commitment to learning is a big part of what made Ball an asset to Pleasant Ridge. Things changed quickly in the quarter of a century since she first started.

Martin Road Park Hill Renamed for DPW’s Don Gattes

July 25th 2013

At their July 22 meeting, Ferndale City Council voted unanimously to honor Gattes by re-naming the hill the “Don Gattes Sledding Hill.”

Oakland County Commissioners Announce Budget Hearings

July 25th 2013

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee will review the County Executive’s Recommended Balanced Triennial Budget for FY 2014 consisting of $799,148,947

Retiring Pleasant Ridge City Manager Sherry Ball Shares Memories (video)

July 25th 2013

Retiring Pleasant Ridge City Manager Sherry Ball Shares Memories (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2013) After 26 years of service to the people of Pleasant Ridge, Sherry Ball is ready to say farewell, and get busy spending more time with her grand-kids. For the past 15 years she’s been the City Manager of the […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

July 25th 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 http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings:

Clerk Brings In New Lawyers to ‘Defend’ In Hazel Park Couple’s Case

July 24th 2013

Pitt-McGehee has volunteered to represent Brown pro-bono so that there is no extra cost to the taxpayers.

“I’m glad the judge has said the plaintiffs should have their day in court,” Brown said.

Shine On Yoga Opens on Woodward

July 24th 2013

Visitors will often be greeted by Vito at the front desk, and a get a fabulous smile and energy from Linda.

To learn more about this new Downtown Ferndale business, visit their website at http://shineonyoga.net/.

Survey about Ferndale Parks Now Online

July 23rd 2013

The survey will be available throughout July and August online at www.ferndalemi.gov and at City Hall, the Kulick Center and the Ferndale Library.

Detroit: A Bankrupt Narrative (guest column)

July 22nd 2013

It’s critical that we examine not only the internal failures of the largest US city to ever declare bankruptcy, but also the context in which those failures occurred. And when we do examine the context, it’s clear that cities in general—in Michigan and across the nation—face many of the same challenges that pushed Detroit off the fiscal cliff.

A Bankrupt Narrative

July 22nd 2013

A Bankrupt Narrative (Guest Column by Haley Roberts, orig. Michigan Suburbs Alliance blog, republished July 22, 2013) A consistent and easy narrative has quickly emerged around the Detroit bankruptcy filing—but it’s wrong. The refrain on repeat across news outlets and social media includes some combination of the following: decades of mismanagement, a shrinking tax base, […]