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A Week with L. Brooks Patterson Nets New Yorker a Juicy Profile

January 20th 2014

A Week with L. Brooks Patterson Nets New Yorker a Juicy Profile (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2014) Amid the dry and bureaucratic world of county-level governance, and the slow-moving pace of progress in the revitalization of a community hurt by economic loss, corrupt leadership and racial divide, The New Yorker has managed to find […]

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools

January 20th 2014

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ferndale Schools is currently negotiating with all unions in hopes of wage concessions.  Read a letter from School Board President Jim O’Donnell at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/19/letter-from-ferndale-school-board-president-jim-odonnell-on-budget/, and a story on picketing at the School Board meeting at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/.  The union agreement […]

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video)

January 19th 2014

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 19, 2014) Are promises more meaningful than resolutions? That’s the idea behind the Because I Said I Would project that came to several cities on New Year’s Eve, including Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale. Over 200 people made promises they posted on the Because […]

Berkley WinterFest Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

Berkley WinterFest  Feb. 1 (Berkley Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) Berkley Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the fourth installment of WinterFest which will take place on Saturday, February 1st from noon until 4 pm at the Community Center. WinterFest 2014 offers a free day of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Returning […]

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates

January 19th 2014

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates (Royal Oak Police Department, Jan. 19, 2014) For the week of January 9, 2014 through January 16, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 2800 block of Woodslee, 1-7-14 – 1-8-14, 7:00pm – 8:00am: Complainant reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot. When she returned […]

In First US Tour, Haifa Symphony Orchestra Visits W. Bloomfield Feb. 20

January 19th 2014

In First US Tour, Haifa Symphony Orchestra Visits W. Bloomfield Feb. 20 (Berman Center for Performing Arts Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Haifa Symphony Orchestra is touring the United States for the first time ever and will come with Israel’s premier violist, Avshalom Sarid.  Avshalom Sarid is an accomplished violist, musical producer and teacher […]

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1 (CALC Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity will host a Charity Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield at 7:00 pm.  The purpose of the event is to assist the nonprofit in providing resources […]

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget

January 19th 2014

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget (Jim O’Donnell, Jan. 19, 2014) (EDITOR’S NOTE:  This letter was submitted by School Board President Jim O’Donnell and also appeared in the Ferndale Schools e-blast.  This is in response to public questions about ongoing negotiations with district employees, discussed in this article:  http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/) Ferndale Public […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31

January 19th 2014

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31 (FPL Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library is partnering once again with the Bud Light Ferndale Area Blues Festival to showcase two Michigan bands; the funky, bluesy Bastion and The Free Life, a quirky, proto-punk outfit from Kalamazoo. The show will take the place […]