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Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling

May 16th 2014

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling (Don’t Drill the Hills Press Release, May 16, 2014) (NOTE:  Has been updated to include response from City of Rochester Hills)   Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), is a non-profit, grassroots group of local citizens opposed to oil and gas drilling projects in their community. The […]

Ferndale Library Roundup: BFF Roadtrip Edition

May 15th 2014

Ferndale Library Roundup: BFF Roadtrip Edition (Jeff Milo, FPL, May 15, 2014)   Here is part three in an ongoing bi-monthly feature where the Staff of the Ferndale Public Library takes turns presenting their personal recommendations. We figured this would be an ideal article for those of you out there searching, fruitlessly, for “What to […]

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

May 15th 2014

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2014) This afternoon the Michigan Senate passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage incrementally. SB 934 raises it to $8.40 an hour by Sept. 1, 2014, and up to $9.20 an hour by Jan. 1, 2017. Throughout the state a petition […]

FCC Moves Forward With… Undermining Net Neutrality

May 15th 2014

FCC Moves Forward With Two-Tiered Internet Plan Undermining Net Neutrality (Free Press Press Release, May 15, 2014)   On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to propose a new “open Internet” rule that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for priority treatment, relegating other content to a slower tier of service. Hundreds of […]

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

May 14th 2014

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated […]

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

May 14th 2014

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy […]

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development (Royal Oak Press Release, May 14, 2014) The City of Royal Oak is welcoming a former Wayne County senior development officer to serve as its new manager of economic development. Todd Fenton – who has served as one of the region’s primary points of contact for companies […]

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 14th 2014

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month (SEMCOG Press release, May 14, 2014) May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. According to 2013 crash data analyzed and released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, while only one percent of all crashes involved a motorcycle, those crashes resulted in 20 percent of all severe and fatal crashes. […]

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10

May 14th 2014

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10 The Ferndale Library performs its annual magic act this month when it turns local baked goods into music. Their summer concert series, sponsored by the library’s fall bake sale, kicks off on Tue Jun. 10 with local five-piece vocal harmony group Streetcorner. This free concert begins at […]

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) At request, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids released the following information, which has been edited to protect the identity of the deceased: “On May 9th 2014, at 7:55PM, officers responded to Poplar for a report of a gunshot victim. The Officers […]