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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Fair Housing

June 25th 2015

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Fair Housing (ACLU press release, June 25, 2015) In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the 1968 Fair Housing Act continues to protect victims of discrimination, even where they cannot prove intent to discriminate. The ACLU filed an amicus brief in this case, Texas Department of […]

Scout Finch and the Selective Memory of Autobiography Lecture July 14

June 25th 2015

Scout Finch and the Selective Memory of Autobiography Lecture July 14 Lecture by Dr. Michael Barry of the University of Detroit Mercy In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch is drawn to misunderstood characters, ostracized or isolated. This may be as much true of her younger self as it is of her older […]

Ferndale Community Concert Band has Grand Debut

June 24th 2015

Ferndale Community Concert Band has Grand Debut (Crystal A. Proxmire and Sam Gurwin, Urban Gadfly, June 24, 2015) Let’s start a band. The idea grew from something once thrown around casually between the busy adults with musical talent that crossed paths around town, to the full-fledged Ferndale Community Concert Band that debuted Tuesday night. The […]

Farmington Hills Gets Goat to Help with Landscaping

June 23rd 2015

Farmington Hills Gets Goat to Help with Landscaping (City of Farmington Hills, June 23, 2015) The City of Farmington Hills will soon be implementing a pilot project on the City Hall Campus that involves a weed-eating goat! Goats are being used in several metropolitan areas and on forward-thinking private business campuses, such as Google, as […]

1-15 Years for Prescription-Stealing Former Housing Director

June 23rd 2015

1-15 Years for Prescription-Stealing Former Housing Director (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015)   Deborah Wilson has been given a sentence of 1-15 years’ incarceration, but could be out on parole in as little as ten months, according to The Detroit News. Wilson had been given probation after entering a no contest plea on Jan. […]

911 Dispatcher Helps Walled Lake Woman Give Birth (video)

June 23rd 2015

911 Dispatcher Helps Walled Lake Woman Give Birth (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015) It was only about seven minutes from the time Dispatch Specialist Lisa Ludwig took the incoming 911 call to when the newborn boy could be heard screaming in the background of the call’s recording.  But for the 30 year old […]

Ferndale Dog Park Plans Proceed

June 23rd 2015

Ferndale Dog Park Plans Proceed (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015) Ferndale City Council voted Monday to move ahead with plans to build a dog park at Wilson Park near University High School. The baseball diamond will be removed and a fenced-in area will go up so dogs can run around without a leash. There […]

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups

June 23rd 2015

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015) Music. Arts. Families. Love. The priorities of the Ferndale Community seem well reflected in the $7,600 worth of grants awarded by the Ferndale Community Foundation Monday night. New this year is the Ferndale Concert Band, which is comprised of […]

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2

June 23rd 2015

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2 (event listing) Sunday, August 2 4:00 – 7:00 pm Royal Park Hotel – 600 E. University Calling all pirates and princesses! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for great food, dancing, magical kids’ crafts, silent auction and more! Strolling dinner, silent auction, kid’s activities, entertainment […]

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Fuel Tanker in Pontiac

June 23rd 2015

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Fuel Tanker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., June 23, 2015)   SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2015 CITY OF PONTIAC The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Pontiac Substation with the investigation of a serious injury crash on North Perry at Parkwood Avenue at 4:12 a.m. A 25 year old […]