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Answer the Bell: Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Speaks… (video)

April 18th 2014

Answer the Bell: Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Speaks to WSU Law Students (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) When attorney Benjamin Crump got the call in Feb. 2012 from a family whose unarmed 17-year-old son had been shot by a neighborhood watchman, he at first believed that if the family was patient, the shooter […]

People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video)

April 17th 2014

People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) “What you’re looking at and listening to is a blueprint of your new city,” said emcee Paula Tutman as she introduced Pontiac’s first female Mayor for her inaugural State of the City Address on Wednesday. Along with Mayor Deirdre […]

Pleasant Ridge Picks Breuckman for City Manager

April 17th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Picks Breuckman for City Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) The Pleasant Ridge City Commission has picked their next City Manager, James Breuckman. The choice comes after a professional search by the Michigan Municipal League to replace former City Manager Sherry Ball who announced her retirement in July. Pending successful negotiations, Breuckman […]

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses

April 17th 2014

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014)   Shock, awe and gratitude were among the responses by 11th graders at Ferndale High School as they tried to figure out a household budget at the school’s “Reality Store” on Thursday. The teens picked out a career and a roll […]

SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham

April 17th 2014

SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) On Tuesday afternoon a SMART Bus Driver who had been involved in an accident earlier in the day, hit a light pole and electrical pole in Birmingham, causing major damage to both. According to the Birmingham Eccentric, the 55-year-old bus driver […]

Bloomfield Hills Students Visit China

April 17th 2014

Bloomfield Hills Students Visit China (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, April 17, 2014) A small group of BHHS students, along with Mrs. Twomey and Mr. MacLeod, traveled to China March 29-April 10, 2014. They explored Shanghai, Hainan, and Beijing while connecting with students from local Chinese schools. “It was great seeing the kids use their […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

April 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 17, 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 consultant, added […]

Passed Out in Taco Bell Drive-Through…

April 16th 2014

Passed Out in Taco Bell Drive Through: Clawson Man Faces Two Felonies (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 16, 2014) Mike McConnell of the Daily Tribune reports that a Clawson man is facing third time drunk driving charges after passing out inside his car in the drive through of Taco Bell at 131 S. Crooks in Clawson. […]

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show

April 16th 2014

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 16, 2014) Sixth graders from Coolidge will be able to go to kids’ camp this year thanks to an upcoming talent show put on by the students of the school.  The Coolidge Talent Show takes place April 26 at Ferndale High School […]

Sneak Peak of M-Brew in Ferndale

April 15th 2014

Sneak Peak of M-Brew in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 15, 2014) The transformation of the old VFW Hall in Ferndale is nearly complete, and if all goes well the doors to Dino’s Lounge founder Dean Bach’s newest creation will be open by June. The ski lodge-like theme resonates with the simple pine walls, reclaimed […]