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June Beautification Awards Announced

June 27th 2011

The June 2011 Beautification Awards were announced at the City Council meeting of June 27. The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards through the summer as part of their efforts to encourage a pleasant, proud community.

The winners for June are…

Ferndale Artist Howard Weingarden Passes at 67

June 26th 2011

Weingarden was recognized by the Farmington Area Arts Commission as Artist in Residence for 1996. Weingarden’s work is available online through Astrology Café at…

Fire on E. Chesterfield, Two Cats Rescued

June 26th 2011

At 21:54 hrs. on 6-25-2011 the Ferndale Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 1500 block of E. Chesterfield . The second floor of the one and half story bungalow was fully involved…

Galloping Around Ferndale (VIDEO)

June 26th 2011

Local musician Dr. Z encountered an uncommon site last weekend as he spotted a horseback rider trotting through the streets of Ferndale.

Scuffle as Man Attempts to Take Police Officer’s Gun

June 24th 2011

…As the officer was attempting to gain control of the suspect the suspect grabbed the officer by the shirt and then attempted to disarm the officer’s holstered handgun by attempting to pull the handgun from the officer’s holster. The officer’s belt and holster were turned 90 degrees to the front of the officer from the hip area of the officer….

Standard and Poors Gives Ferndale A+ Rating

June 24th 2011

Recent action by Standard and Poors to review the City of Ferndale’s financial position has resulted in their affirming the City’s A+ rating and provided the City with a “stable outlook.” This comes after the recent successful millage vote and at a time when the State has further cut back the statutory revenue sharing and declining property values.

Library Board Selects Kate Pohjola as New Director

June 24th 2011

The Ferndale Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Pohjola as Library Director. She will begin her employment on August 1.

Meisner Suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

June 24th 2011

…“If it walks, flies and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” said Meisner. “In this case, Fannie and Freddie walk, fly and quack like private companies, right down to the multi-million dollar salaries for their CEOs. That means that they are not entitled to exemptions made for government entities.”…

Lipton’s Update on School Funding

June 21st 2011

Earlier today, Governor Snyder signed into law House Bill 4325, the School Aid Fund Budget. I’d like to share some thoughts as the budget process for this year closes. Most importantly, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you and every single person who helped to fight against this budget. I would also like to answer some of the commonly asked questions about the final budget “deal” and offer my thoughts on the question I hear nearly every day: What happens now?

Police Report: Armed Robbery

June 20th 2011

On 06-19-11 at 04:26 a.m. hours a Ferndale Police officer was patrolling the area of the municipal parking lot north of Nine Mile and east of Woodward when he was flagged down by a 55 year old Ferndale resident reporting that he had just been robbed by a man with a gun of his money