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Ferndale Could Change Fireworks Code

June 24th 2013

A new bill allows cities more flexibility in regulating hours of fireworks, and Ferndale council members are ready to make some changes to the local ordinance.

In response to legislation that was signed on June 19, City Attorney Christ drafted an Ordinance

Parking Meters Make Money for Public Art at ARTWN (video)

June 22nd 2013

The ARTWN event (“Art Town”) raised money to help the DDA purchase at least two sculptures from the public art exhibit that was temporarily installed around town last year. The decorated parking meters were auctioned off, with some fetching several hundred dollars.

Where Will You Be on Day of Decision?

June 22nd 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court could rule any day on the two cases that affect the LGBT community, and community centers across Michigan are in the process of figuring out how to serve as gathering places for people affected by the decisions. A national movement, called Day of Decision 2013, is working to organize places for people to gather whether the outcome requires celebrating, protesting, or simply understanding what the decision means.

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved

June 21st 2013

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved (C. Proxmire, June 21, 2013) Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75. According to the plan, […]

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved

June 21st 2013

Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75.

Ferndale 115 Video: Here’s How You Can Help

June 20th 2013

The Ferndale 115 has overcome many challenges facing online news sites, including how best to gather news online, how to have a format that is easy for readers to use, how to connect with groups and share stories, and how to balance social media with the need for being a destination site.

The next two concerns are funding and growth.

Valentine Announces Woodward Ltd. Whiskey

June 20th 2013

In classic Valentine fashion, the front label of the Woodward Whiskey is striking – a red background with silver graphics resembling the grill of a classic car – complete with a small Belle icon. The back label shares Woodward’s philosophy…

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

June 19th 2013

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.

Ferndale View: On Crimes and Punishments

June 19th 2013

More than 500 Federal crimes have been placed on the books every decade! And the penalties for crimes have multiplied in tandem with their number. So crime has increased. And the stakes have increased as well. The main driver of crime now, and of criminal violence now as before, is prohibition…

Soul Explosion Rocks Library Summer Concert (video)

June 19th 2013

The Summer Concert Series at the Ferndale Public Library has begun, with a performance by Soul Explosion Tuesday night. The jazz group played to a packed community center room, reminding everyone that FPL is not your typical “quiet” library.