Ferndale

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway

April 13th 2014

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Schools? This question is the focus of the Ferndale School Board as they embark on their search for their next top administrator.  After 14 years of service, Superintendent Gary Meier announced his retirement in May.  He’ll […]

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

April 12th 2014

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged […]

William Riley Teaches Seniors to Avoid Crime (video)

April 11th 2014

William Riley Teaches Seniors to Avoid Crime (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 11, 2014) “If you understand how crime works, once it starts it’s too late,” warned Wayne County Sheriff Deputy William Riley as he spoke to the Ferndale Seniors group on Wednesday.  Riley visited the group to share tips for being safe and avoiding […]

Former Ferndale Mayor Sues Historical Society

April 10th 2014

Former Ferndale Mayor Sues Historical Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Former Mayor Robert McGee, who served from 1992-1994, is suing the Ferndale Historical Society for $25,000 in damages after being denied access to items in the Historical Museum.  The Historical Society is an independent nonprofit that cares for historical documents and items, and […]

Ferndale Reads Programming in Full Swing

April 10th 2014

Ferndale Reads Programming in Full Swing (FPL Press Release, April 10, 2014) The fun has just begun in Ferndale. Ferndale Public Library’s annual Ferndale Reads program, which kicked off on Mar. 22, has a variety of events that appeal to everyone. While supplies last, readers can pick up free copies of this year’s selection, Annie’s […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video)

April 9th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 9, 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, […]

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too

April 9th 2014

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2014) The push is on to spread marijuana decriminalization ordinances to as many municipalities as possible, with Oak Park and Hazel Park among those likely to have initiatives on the ballot for the August primary. Hazel Park City Councilperson Andy LeCureaux was […]

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video)

April 8th 2014

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Andrew Cissell, who was convicted of making a false statement on an initiative petition in connection with the Nov. 2013 ballot initiative to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana under Ferndale ordinance, was sentenced in 43rd District Court in […]

2014 CFF Good Neighbor Awards Announced

April 8th 2014

2014 CFF Good Neighbor Awards Announced (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Citizens for a  Fair Ferndale has announced its 2014 Good Neighbor Award Winners.  The winners were nominated by others in the community for their dedication to making Ferndale a better place. The 2014 honorees include: Andrea Johns and Rachel Heller; Angela Lippard and […]