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Ultimate LGBT Wedding And Anniversary Expo April 12

April 10th 2014

Ultimate LGBT Wedding And Anniversary Expo April 12 (Between the Lines, April 10, 2014) The Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo April 12 at the Southfield Civic Pavilion has moved to a much larger space to accommodate more vendors, couples activities, presentations and fun! What makes this event so special – besides the chance to […]

Hazel Park Warehouse Home of Large Retail Fraud Ring

April 9th 2014

Hazel Park Warehouse Home of Large Retail Fraud Ring (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, April 9, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) has arrested five individuals that were part of a major retail fraud ring in Hazel Park that led to the recovery of over $3 million in stolen merchandise. NET investigators […]

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 […]