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Holiday Ice Festival-Goers Celebrate the Snow

December 15th 2013

Holiday Ice Festival-Goers Celebrate the Snow (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2013) Ferndale’s annual Holiday Ice Festival had something that it’d been missing for several years before that – snow!  As the weekend storms hit the Ferndale area, festival-goers ventured to 9 and Woodward for shopping and fun.  Santa Claus had kids and adults on […]

FCC Workshop Helps Job Seekers Get Motivated

December 13th 2013

Ferndale Career Center Workshop Helps Job Seekers Get Motivated (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 13, 2013) “Get on your feet.  Get up and make it happen.” The energetic beat and encouraging words flowed through the conference room of the Ferndale Career Center on Dec. 11 as Passion Coach Jodi Knittel and participants in her “Get Motivated” […]

Woman and Child Kidnapped, Held for Ransom from Ferndale

December 13th 2013

Woman and Child Kidnapped, Held for Ransom from Ferndale (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Dec. 13,2013) Coordinated efforts between the Ferndale Police Department, Michigan State Police, and Detroit Police Department resulted in the rescue of a woman and her 12 year old daughter after they were carjacked and kidnapped by gunman and terrorized for […]

Pleasant Ridge Picks John Zech For Interim City Manager

December 13th 2013

Pleasant Ridge Picks John Zech For Interim City Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 13, 2013) After interviewing five potential candidates, the Pleasant Ridge City Commission has chosen former Wayne City Manager John Zech to serve as Interim City Manager while a long-term replacement for Sherry Ball is sought. Zech retired from Wayne in 2010, after […]

Legislators: Abortion Insurance Must Be Purchased Separately

December 12th 2013

Legislators Accept Petition, Abortion Insurance Must Be Purchased Separately (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2013) In a vote almost along party lines (62-47 by the House and 27-11 in the Senate), Michigan legislators approved a ban on health insurance providers from providing abortion coverage as part of their plans.  Instead women will be required to […]

Deadlines For CDL Drivers… Fast Approaching

December 12th 2013

Deadlines For CDL Drivers And Their Medical Providers Fast Approaching (Michigan Secretary of State Press Release, Dec. 12, 2013) Secretary of State Ruth Johnson strongly encourages Michigan residents with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to self-certify to which type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation they perform to avoid losing CDL privileges after Jan. 30. […]

City Seeks Input w/ Interactive Website: Ferndale Moves

December 12th 2013

City Seeks Input with Interactive Website: Ferndale Moves (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2013) Do you think Vester should be turned into a one-way?  Do you think the crosswalk at Fielding across Woodward is too narrow?  Would you like to see the intersection at Woodward and West Troy changed?  Are there places around town where […]

Police Report: Ferndale Officer Injured in Crash

December 11th 2013

Police Report: Ferndale Officer Injured in Crash (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department, Dec. 11, 2013) At approximately 12:45 this afternoon, a Ferndale Police Officer was injured in a car accident on w.b. 8 Mile Road and s.b. Woodward. The officer was westbound in a fully marked vehicle when a southbound car struck the police […]

EAA Expansion to be Voted On

December 11th 2013

EAA Expansion to be Voted On (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2013) Michigan legislators are considering bills this week to expand the State’s authority to take over schools and run them as part of a State-controlled school district known as the Education Achievement Authority. The EAA takes over failing schools and puts them in a […]

How Michigan Funds Schools

December 10th 2013

How Michigan Funds Schools (Kevin Deegan-Krause, orig. Ferndale Friends/ KevinDeeganKrauseForFerndaleSchools.com, Dec. 10, 2013) Please put away your notes and let’s begin our discussion of school funding with a high-stakes multiple choice test: 1. Does Michigan fund schools from:                         A. Local sources         B. Federal sources C. State sources 2. Does the revenue come from:                                   […]