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Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video)

February 26th 2014

Nearly 200 Attend Lake Orion Suicide Prevention Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2014) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Taskforce revealed its new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Parents at a forum with nearly 200 attendees at Lake Orion High School on Sunday evening. When the taskforce’s scheduled guest speaker ran into a […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

February 26th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Feb. 26, 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 […]

Police Report Ferndale Man Found Passed Out on Stranger’s Floor

February 25th 2014

Police Report Ferndale Man Found Passed Out on Stranger’s Floor (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Feb. 25, 2014) This morning (02/25/14) at about 5:30, a man who lives in an apartment on Leland woke up to find strange cloths strewn about his bathroom floor. The resident noticed an unknown man (JAGGER) sleeping on his […]

Citizen Award Turns to Talk of Transgender Respect (video)

February 25th 2014

Citizen Award Turns to Talk of Transgender Respect (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2014) When Victor Walker called the Ferndale Police to report a suspected purse thief back in January, he referred to the suspect as a woman.  Yet when police arrived they addressed the suspect as a man in spite of their feminine […]

Hazel Park Couple’s Week in Court Begins…

February 24th 2014

Hazel Park Couple’s Week in Court Begins, Same Sex Marriage and Adoption on the Line (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2014) Testimony in the historic case of DeBoer v. Snyder begins this week in Federal Court in Detroit as opening statements are set to start at 9am on Tuesday.  The case involves a Hazel Park […]

Gunplay Turns Deadly in Independence Twp.

February 24th 2014

Gunplay Turns Deadly in Independence Twp. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 24, 2014) INCIDENT:  21:00 hrs. Feb. 23– Independence Township Accidental Shooting / Forensic Lab Assist   #14-027600. SUMMARY: Deputies along with Independence Township Fire Department to an address in the 4400 block of Pinedale on a report of a gunshot victim. The live in girlfriend was […]

Troy Police Seek Suspect in Gas Station Attendant Murder

February 24th 2014

Troy Police Seek Suspect in Gas Station Attendant Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2014) Troy Police have released a composite picture of the suspect in the Feb. 8 fatal shooting of a 63-year-old gas station attendant at Clark Gas Station at Rochester Road and South Blvd. Rochester Hills resident Athir Putres was found dead […]

Parents Rock Out to Raise Money for FernCare (video)

February 23rd 2014

Parents Rock Out to Raise Money for FernCare (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 23, 2014) Charity shows at local bars are one of the ways that the grown-ups of Ferndale teach the youngsters about civic responsibility and community love.  Among the neighborhood favorites are 3d Invisible, Jawbone and The Grateful Dads, made up of parents […]

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities

February 23rd 2014

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities (Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League, Feb. 23, 2014) Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan discusses the League’s Partnership for Place initiative. When it comes to the value of placemaking and how it ties to municipal financing in Michigan, Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan doesn’t mince words: “The state’s current system of […]

Ferndale to Hire Parking System Management Company

February 23rd 2014

Ferndale to Hire Parking System Management Company (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 23, 2014) Ferndale City Council is expected to approve a three-year contract with Republic Parking System to manage the city’s new multi-space parking meters.  Over the past year Ferndale launched a Park Plus system to replace quarter-operated machines.  This enabled them to increase parking […]