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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 […]

Crash Damages Electrical Pole at 8 Mile and Allen

April 6th 2014

Crash Damages Electrical Pole at 8 Mile and Allen (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2014)   At around 3 P.M. April 5 an accident at 8 Mile and Allen sent a vehicle crashing into a telephone pole, according to a witness.  Reader Molly Van Nest submitted the photos.  It did not appear that anyone was […]

Clawson Avoids Solicitation Lawsuit

April 6th 2014

Clawson Avoids Solicitation Lawsuit (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2014) Thanks to the diligence of Clawson City Attorney Jon Kingsepp, the “little city with the big heart” avoided a lawsuit with a complainant claiming that their right to do door-to-door sales was infringed upon. Kingsepp declined to give the company’s name but said that their […]

Forging Ahead: Family Business Reviving Large Industrial Site

April 5th 2014

Forging Ahead: Family Business Reviving Large Industrial Site (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Jeff Denha was 27 years old when his family bought and put him in charge of a failing metal forging company tucked away in the industrial area of Ferndale’s east side. “I was young and ignorant when I decided to take […]

Volunteer of the Year and More at the Ferndale DDA Awards

April 5th 2014

Volunteer of the Year and More at the Ferndale DDA Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) “The first time you meet our volunteer of the year, you might think ‘Well, she’s a feisty little thing.’  And that first impression is exactly right,” said Downtown Development Authority Board Director Jay McMillan as he introduced the […]

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township

April 5th 2014

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Six cars were set aflame in a Royal Oak Township salvage yard on April 1, bringing firefighters to the scene and destroying the vehicles. The fire began around 7:30 P.M. at the end of Galaxie in Royal Oak Township, according to […]

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency

April 4th 2014

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Facing a million-dollar deficit, Ferndale City Council and staff set to work in an all-day budget workshop Saturday, combing through department finances and searching for ways to cut costs.  In spite of continuous striving towards economic development and saving money, shortfalls continue. […]