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Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away

February 18th 2014

Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away (Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan Press Release, Feb. 18, 2014) Dr. Henry Messer passed away peacefully this morning around 5am at the age of 86 in his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home. His partner of 63 years, Carl House, as well as close friends were with him at the time of […]

Fashion for FernCare at Mother Fletchers Feb. 22

February 18th 2014

Fashion for FernCare at Mother Fletchers Feb. 22 (FernCare Press Release, Feb. 18, 2014) Please join us for a night of fashion, music, cocktails and shop for a cause! MF Vintage by Mother Fletcher’s 210 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Sat. Feb. 22 from 8pm to midnight Admission is free, but donations appreciated! […]

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies

February 18th 2014

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) Oak Park and Ferndale are among the communities that have established a Snow Emergency to begin at 7am on Feb. 18.  This means that vehicles must be removed from the streets so that plows can get through. Those who do not move […]

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times

February 18th 2014

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) After weeks of surveying the community and discussion at council meetings, Ferndale City Council has voted to move council meeting start times to 7pm from their traditional 7:30pm. Councilperson Melanie Piana voted against the earlier start time, having stated in earlier discussions that […]

Rochester Hills Suicide Reported

February 18th 2014

Rochester Hills Suicide Reported (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 18, 2014) INCIDENT:  06:43 hrs. Feb. 12 – Rochester Hills- Adult Suicide – #14-021492 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a welfare check at an address in the [removed by editor] . The caller stated she and her husband were to go to court today to finalize a […]

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s

February 17th 2014

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 17, 2014) Students at Webster Elementary in Hazel Park will be assigned to other schools in the fall so that the district can expand the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) which gives four-year-olds a pre-school learning and childcare experience. The decision […]

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders

February 14th 2014

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders (Berkley Schools, Feb. 14, 2014) Jennifer Charron Ward, a local Berkley author, visited Angell third graders this week to talk about her book, Running Home. The book is a work of fiction loosely based on two separate events in her life that she has woven together in her […]

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report

February 14th 2014

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 14, 2014) For the week of February 6, 2014 through February 13, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 700 block of S. Washington, 2-9-14, 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Complainant parked his vehicle in the alley behind a business. When he returned […]

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement

February 14th 2014

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement (Michigan Board of Education Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014) LANSING — The State Board of Education this week unanimously adopted a statement on the replacement of Snow Days, when a local school district exceeds the six days allowable by state law; encouraging districts to replace the […]