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TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

August 2nd 2013

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy. […]

Guest Column: Musings on Google Glass

August 1st 2013

My experience with Google Glass was a little different. Last week I experienced Glass thanks to my friend and colleague Maria Jewett who wrote into Google saying she should be an early adopter. Her story and ideas caught their attention, she flew to New York, picked up Glass, and came back to Detroit. I was fortunate to meet her at the Guardian Building to give them a try.

Contractor Approved for Police and Court Remodels

August 1st 2013

City Council gathered for a special meeting on Monday evening, July 29th to award the bid for the renovation of the 43rd District Court building and the Ferndale Police Station. The Dailey Company, a commercial contractor from Lake Orion, Michigan has been selected

City Spotlight: Rediscover Oak Park

July 31st 2013

When Tungate came on board last year, he created Oak Park’s first Community and Economic Development office. Tungate says the department’s director, Emily Doerr, is “laser focused on community & economic development.”

City Spotlight: “Rediscover Oak Park”

July 31st 2013

City Spotlight: “Rediscover Oak Park” (Alyssa Smith, Michigan Suburbs Alliance, re-posted with permission, July 31, 2013) On July 16, Oak Park City Council lifted the citywide ban on liquor licenses, a law that has been in place for almost 70 years. With no bars, and no liquor licenses distributed to restaurants since 1954, Oak Park […]

Ferndale Schools Improvements Being Made Thanks to Bond

July 30th 2013

The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee toured the Summer 2013 school bond construction projects at University High School, Roosevelt Elementary, and Ferndale High School on Thursday, June 25.

Cissell and Covey Turn in Pro Pot Petition for Ferndale (video)

July 30th 2013

If passed, the ordinance would reduce possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction in the city, and removes the requirement of fines, which can be up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail. The ordinance would apply to adults 21 and over, and only for marijuana in amounts of one ounce or less on private property.

Governor Snyder and Other Republicans at Lincoln Day Dinner (video)

July 30th 2013

Congressman Candice Miller, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Attorney General Bill Schuette and Supreme Court Justice David Viviano were also on hand to celebrate the GOP platform and rally the nearly 700 guests to be ready for the 2014 elections.

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

July 30th 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 Voters Could Decide on Pot Decriminalization

July 29th 2013

According to the article, Ferndale and Jackson are both likely to have the issue of pot decriminalization up for public vote in November. The Ferndale 115 News will update this story as more information is available.