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The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video)

April 9th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 9, 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, […]

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too

April 9th 2014

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2014) The push is on to spread marijuana decriminalization ordinances to as many municipalities as possible, with Oak Park and Hazel Park among those likely to have initiatives on the ballot for the August primary. Hazel Park City Councilperson Andy LeCureaux was […]

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation…

April 8th 2014

Divided R.O.Commission Sends AG Recommendation on DeBoer Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission passed a resolution Monday urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop using taxpayer resources to appeal the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The March 21 decision in DeBoer […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

April 8th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash! (FCC Job Flash, March 15, 2014) 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 […]

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video)

April 8th 2014

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Andrew Cissell, who was convicted of making a false statement on an initiative petition in connection with the Nov. 2013 ballot initiative to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana under Ferndale ordinance, was sentenced in 43rd District Court in […]

2014 CFF Good Neighbor Awards Announced

April 8th 2014

2014 CFF Good Neighbor Awards Announced (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Citizens for a  Fair Ferndale has announced its 2014 Good Neighbor Award Winners.  The winners were nominated by others in the community for their dedication to making Ferndale a better place. The 2014 honorees include: Andrea Johns and Rachel Heller; Angela Lippard and […]

Rainbow Run Registration Open, Sponsorship Spots Still Available

April 8th 2014

Rainbow Run Registration Open, Sponsorship Spots Still Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Planning for the Rainbow Run is off to a great start as the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce works to secure sponsorships and sign up runner for the beautifully messy, diversity-celebrating run on May 31 to help usher in Ferndale Pride. […]

Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map

April 8th 2014

Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map (City of Royal Oak Press Release, April 8, 2014) The Department of Public Service (DPS) has created a map that allows residents to view the progress of the city’s efforts to repair potholes. “We have two crews dedicated to patching potholes in residential neighborhoods,” said Greg Rassel, DPS […]

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Meet City Manager Candidates…

April 6th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Meet City Manager Candidates April 11, Interviews April 12 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2014) Though City officials do not yet know who the candidates will be, they are inviting Pleasant Ridge residents out for a meet and greet with those who will be interviewing for City Manager. The event […]

Ferndale Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect, Seek Help Locating Him

April 6th 2014

Ferndale Police Identify Armed Robbery Suspect, Seek Help Locating Him Ferndale Police are looking for the following suspect in the armed robbery case. Thanks to media help in broadcasting the security video footage and public input, police are searching for the RAY SLAYTON. Anybody with information should contact Ferndale Police or call Crime Stoppers (1 […]