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May programs at the Berkley Public Library

April 30th 2014

May programs at the Berkley Public Library (BPL Press Release, April 30, 2014) Several programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in May: Drying Up Your Home’s Wet Basement Presented by Ron Gay, Wet Basement Consultants & author Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Is a wet basement putting a damper on your spring […]

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat

April 30th 2014

Charter School Evacuated Due to Student Texting Bomb Threat (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, April 30, 2014) INCIDENT: 16:00 hrs. April 29, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Bomb Threat #14-062531 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 800 Block of Golf Drive (Creative School Services/ Michigan School for the Arts) for a potential bomb threat. A 14 year […]

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family

April 29th 2014

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Family and friends from Detroit to LA are remembering Justin Schalk who was murdered on April 14 in California. The 40-year-old Ferndale native went to school in both Ferndale and Berkley and has ties throughout the area from his family’s involvement in […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy

April 29th 2014

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy (Guest Column by Karen Twomey, Ferndale School Board, April 29, 2014)   So often in the past, I or another advocate friend have come to you requesting you write letters to your legislator complaining about something. This time is different, that is not what I am […]

Atty. General Denied Special Hearing in Marriage Case

April 29th 2014

Attorney General Denied Special Hearing in Same Sex Marriage Case (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) While over 300 legally-married same-sex couples wait in limbo for their marriages to be recognized, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that that the appeal must go through the traditional appeals process. Attorney General Bill Schuette petitioned […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

This Weeks Job Listings

April 29th 2014

This Weeks Job Listings (compiled, April 29, 2014) Welcome to This Week’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  All Michigan Works Offices provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings: New jobs! Posted […]

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4

April 29th 2014

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4 (JFK Press Release, April 29, 2014) Students from Ferndale’s John F. Kennedy Elementary will perform their biggest musical production ever May 3 and 4 in two shows at the Ferndale High School Auditorium. Proceeds support the JFK PTA. In the original production “Pop! The Musical,” […]

John Gallagher, “Reimagining Detroit” at PR Book Club May 20

April 28th 2014

John Gallagher, “Reimagining Detroit” at PR Book Club May 20 (compiled, April 28, 2014) On May 20th, John Gallagher, Free Press columnist and author, will come to Pleasant Ridge to discuss his book, Reimagining Detroit. This is the Pleasant Ridge book club selection for the month and Jason Kryziak, City Commissioner and book club founder, […]