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UHS Senior Fatally Shot by Brother Playing with Gun

February 26th 2013

Lee was in his Highland Park home when his older brother (who is either 23 or 34) was “playing around” with a handgun on Tuesday and it discharged accidentally. Lee died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Free Parking Extended, More Meters Ordered

February 26th 2013

In order to quell some of the uproar, Ferndale City Council has extended a parking holiday until the next City Council meeting, March 11. Parking is free in Ferndale during that time, and the rates will be discussed at that meeting. Council has also approved the purchase of 14 more multi-space meters to help with the congestion. The machines have been rush ordered so they will come within the next two weeks.

Beyond Ferndale: Ice Events to Wake the Soul

February 25th 2013

Not only can a visit to a place like Point Pelee vary from week to week, it can vary from the time spent walking north up a beach for an hour, then back.

FEF Ides of March Dinner is March 15

February 25th 2013

The Ferndale Education Foundation is having its annual fundraising dinner on March 15th, with an Ides of March theme, including a toga party! The cost is $40 and the event takes place at Club Venetian in Madison Heights. Guests should wear business attire or toga costumes.

Fracking Discussion Feb. 27

February 25th 2013

Jim Nash, the new Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, announces the first in a series of town hall meetings around the county. These meetings will focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County.

Democratic Party Leadership Changes (video)

February 24th 2013

Both the Michigan Democratic Party and the LGBT Caucus changed leadership at the Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 Michigan Democratic Convention in Detroit. After a contentious battle, and a morning spent making the rounds to the various political camps, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer withdrew his nomination with a simple farewell…

Data on Income Disparity in Ferndale and Beyond

February 23rd 2013

For some the grass really may seem greener in someone else’s neighborhood, especially if it’s on a color-coded map based on income. The website www.Richblockspoorblocks.com provides maps with neighborhoods color-coded based on data from US Census American Community Surveys for the past several years. The maps can show income or rental costs for communities across the country. By clicking on an area one can retrieve the specific data.

Parking Holiday to Continue through Monday

February 22nd 2013

The City of Ferndale has declared that free parking will be available in all parking lots and on-street spaces through Monday, February 25th. City Manager, April Lynch stated that, “the bottom line is that we need to provide the best product to our customers…

Police Report: Parolee Arrested After High Speed Chase

February 22nd 2013

When the officer began to walk up to the vehicle, Taylor sped off. He fled through residential streets, ran stop signs, and drove recklessly until driving down a dead end that ran into a hill alongside the railroad tracks (in front of 1111 E. 8 Mile). The officer pinned the suspect in and arrested him.

Do You Want to Help Rust Belt Grow?

February 20th 2013

To make this happen, the Bests have launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $20,000 towards the building materials they need to make the renovation. On the site they explain the need for funding, “In order to have successful artists we need to offer them two things: Lots of foot traffic and low costs. If we’re in a hip spot with high foot traffic we’ve got high rent, if we have high rent we need to figure out a way to keep our costs down. That means finding other ways of bringing home the bacon to keep the doors open. This means using the space we have in ways we haven’t. …