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Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family

April 29th 2014

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Family and friends from Detroit to LA are remembering Justin Schalk who was murdered on April 14 in California. The 40-year-old Ferndale native went to school in both Ferndale and Berkley and has ties throughout the area from his family’s involvement in […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy

April 29th 2014

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy (Guest Column by Karen Twomey, Ferndale School Board, April 29, 2014)   So often in the past, I or another advocate friend have come to you requesting you write letters to your legislator complaining about something. This time is different, that is not what I am […]

Atty. General Denied Special Hearing in Marriage Case

April 29th 2014

Attorney General Denied Special Hearing in Same Sex Marriage Case (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) While over 300 legally-married same-sex couples wait in limbo for their marriages to be recognized, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that that the appeal must go through the traditional appeals process. Attorney General Bill Schuette petitioned […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

This Weeks Job Listings

April 29th 2014

This Weeks Job Listings (compiled, April 29, 2014) Welcome to This Week’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  All Michigan Works Offices provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings: New jobs! Posted […]

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4

April 29th 2014

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4 (JFK Press Release, April 29, 2014) Students from Ferndale’s John F. Kennedy Elementary will perform their biggest musical production ever May 3 and 4 in two shows at the Ferndale High School Auditorium. Proceeds support the JFK PTA. In the original production “Pop! The Musical,” […]

John Gallagher, “Reimagining Detroit” at PR Book Club May 20

April 28th 2014

John Gallagher, “Reimagining Detroit” at PR Book Club May 20 (compiled, April 28, 2014) On May 20th, John Gallagher, Free Press columnist and author, will come to Pleasant Ridge to discuss his book, Reimagining Detroit. This is the Pleasant Ridge book club selection for the month and Jason Kryziak, City Commissioner and book club founder, […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration

April 27th 2014

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration (A guest column by Sheryl Mitchell, April 27, 2014) I had the opportunity to attend the Leadership Luncheon on April 25th that was held at Cobo by the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) and witnessed an unexpected show of regional collaboration that was so powerful that it almost […]