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Fire in Royal Oak Township Causes Evacuation, Injury

April 19th 2014

Fire in Royal Oak Township Causes Evacuation, Injury (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2014) Two floors worth of elderly residents were evacuated from Royal Towers at 20800 Wyoming in Royal Oak Township at about 2am on Saturday. According to Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten, the fire started on the third floor, and “was caused by […]

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Spontaneous Combustion May Have Caused Van Fire in Ferndale

April 19th 2014

Spontaneous Combustion May Have Caused Van Fire in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2014) At about 8pm Friday night, a van caught fire in back of a house on W. Marshall Street near Farmdale. According to neighbor Michael Pierce, “It was started by polyurethane dust in a piece of work equipment that spontaneously combusted. […]

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Grace Gospel Reclaims Church from Nightclub, Readies for…

April 18th 2014

Grace Gospel Reclaims Church from Nightclub, Readies for Easter Sunday Opening (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) The stained glass windows of the old First Congregational Church had been boarded up for over a dozen years as the center for worship was used as nightclub. After being boxed in, painted black and blue, and given […]

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Answer the Bell: Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Speaks… (video)

April 18th 2014

Answer the Bell: Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Speaks to WSU Law Students (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) When attorney Benjamin Crump got the call in Feb. 2012 from a family whose unarmed 17-year-old son had been shot by a neighborhood watchman, he at first believed that if the family was patient, the shooter […]

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People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video)

April 17th 2014

People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) “What you’re looking at and listening to is a blueprint of your new city,” said emcee Paula Tutman as she introduced Pontiac’s first female Mayor for her inaugural State of the City Address on Wednesday. Along with Mayor Deirdre […]

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Pleasant Ridge Picks Breuckman for City Manager

April 17th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Picks Breuckman for City Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) The Pleasant Ridge City Commission has picked their next City Manager, James Breuckman. The choice comes after a professional search by the Michigan Municipal League to replace former City Manager Sherry Ball who announced her retirement in July. Pending successful negotiations, Breuckman […]

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Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses

April 17th 2014

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014)   Shock, awe and gratitude were among the responses by 11th graders at Ferndale High School as they tried to figure out a household budget at the school’s “Reality Store” on Thursday. The teens picked out a career and a roll […]

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Dining Out Gets Even Tastier in Downtown Ferndale, April 21-27

April 17th 2014

Dining Out Gets Even Tastier in Downtown Ferndale (Ferndale DDA Press Release, April 17, 2014) Downtown Ferndale will host its Spring Edition Downtown Ferndale Restaurant Week (DFRW), Monday, April 21 thru Sunday, April 27, a bi-annual event. Twenty restaurants throughout downtown will be offering special values from breakfast thru dinner, all seven days. Diners will […]

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SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham

April 17th 2014

SMART Bus Driver Hits Light Pole in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) On Tuesday afternoon a SMART Bus Driver who had been involved in an accident earlier in the day, hit a light pole and electrical pole in Birmingham, causing major damage to both. According to the Birmingham Eccentric, the 55-year-old bus driver […]

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The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

April 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, added […]

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