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38 Businesses Share 3-60 Project Concerns, Public Mtg. July 16

July 12th 2014

38 Businesses Share 3-60 Project Concerns, Public Mtg. July 16 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2014) The initial plans for construction of mixed use buildings in two city-owned parking lots has brought together 38  businesses who signed a letter expressing their concerns over the  project in Downtown Ferndale, and the City is responding. Developers of […]

Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk…

July 12th 2014

Video: State Senate Candidates for 11th District Talk About Issues in LWV Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2014) The League of Women Voters held a candidate’s forum on July 2 for the 11th State Senate District Candidates at the Southfield Public Library. Republican Candidate Boris Tuman was not at the present and did not […]

Michigan’s Largest Retail Real Estate Conference of the Year, July 24

July 11th 2014

Michigan’s Largest Retail Real Estate Conference of the Year, July 24 (Doug Brown, ASTI Environmental, July 11, 2014) The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 44th Annual Michigan IDEA Exchange and Alliance Program will convene on July 24 at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. As found below it’s another stellar crowd so anyone interested […]

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment…

July 11th 2014

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment of Suspected Radio Shack Robber (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2014) A 19-year-old Detroit man, Walter Smith, was indicted on two counts of Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce and two counts of Using or Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Federal Crime of Violence. The charges stem from armed robberies […]

Oak Park Starts Internship Program

July 11th 2014

Oak Park Starts Internship Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2014) Spending five weeks working in the City of Oak Park may not seem like an exciting way to spent the summer, but for Darlene White, Otniel Chis, and Mark Castillo it could be a stepping stone on the path to greatness. Or at least […]

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

July 11th 2014

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs […]

Indecent Exposure, Obscene Graffiti & Stolen Leaf Blower…

July 11th 2014

Indecent Exposure, Obscene Graffiti and Stolen Leaf Blower Among Crimes in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, July 11, 2014)   Home Invasion 200 Block of E. Farnum, 7-6-14 – 7-9-14, 3:00 p.m. – 3:09 p.m.: Complainant reported an unknown suspect entered her unlocked home and went through several cabinets and drawers. Nothing was reported missing […]

i3Detroit Among Teams in Red Bull Creation Contest (video)

July 10th 2014

i3Detroit Among Teams in Red Bull Creation Contest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2014)   The creative minds at Ferndale-based i3Detroit are once again showing off the importance of innovation as they take part in the 72-hour Red Bull Creation contest. The competition was moved from Brooklyn, NY to Detroit this year and participants […]

Killer of Ferndale Senior… Gets 40-60 Years (video)

July 10th 2014

Killer of Ferndale Senior Citizen Pleas Down, Gets 40-60 Year Sentence (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2014) Thirty-seven year old William Thomas Goad was sentenced to 40-60 years in prison for strangling and stabbing an elderly Ferndale man in January. He was originally charged with open murder in the case, but in May he […]

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together!

July 10th 2014

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together! (Guest Column by Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger, July 10, 2014) The clearest indicator of the regional connections that we share as communities comes from an analysis of place of residence and place of work. The Census Bureau uses commuting patterns to determine the […]