Ferndale

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage

January 27th 2014

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage (Mothering Justice Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Community organizing, social justice and labor groups today formed a committee to explore a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan. The minimum wage in Michigan –currently $7.40 an hour – hasn’t been raised since 2008, leaving many […]

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way

January 26th 2014

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way (C. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2014) The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is under way, with the first two nights of live bands drawing fantastic crowds to several local bars including Rosie O’Grady’s, Dino’s Lounge, Howe’s Bayou, One-Eyed Betty’s, Sneaker’s, Bosco and Boogie Fever.  The fun continues through […]

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail

January 26th 2014

The Return on Investment from Michigan Passenger Rail (Dan Sommerville, Michigan Environmental Council, Jan. 26, 2014, orig. Michigan by Rail Blog) Passenger rail has been booming nationwide and in Michigan. Record-breaking ridership was recorded in 10 of the last 11 years (1) (2), and there has been a whopping 78% growth in Michigan ridership since […]

Rethinking ADD/ADHD Workshop – Rescheduled for Feb 5

January 25th 2014

Rethinking ADD/ADHd Workshop – Rescheduled for Feb. 5 (Ferndale Youth Assistance Press Release, Jan. 25) UPDATE – THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 5 Rethinking attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD): What works, what doesn’t and why In this illuminating workshop, you’ll learn the 12 power tools for maximizing the challenges of ADD/ADHD. Wednesday, January 29, […]

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale

January 24th 2014

Package Theft Suspect Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2014) An Oak Park man was arrested Tuesday after a Ferndale resident reported him taking a package off a neighbor’s porch, according to a report by Mike McConnell in The Daily Tribune. The suspect – Adeus Turner, 29, of Oak Park – was stopped […]

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report

January 24th 2014

Bad Checks, Cell Phone Thefts and More in Royal Oak Police Report  (Lieutenant David Clemens, Royal Oak Police Dept., Jan 24, 2014) For the week of January 16, 2014 through January 23, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 400 block of N. Main, 1-18-14 – 1-19-14, 8:00pm – 11:00am: Complainant parked her vehicle in a nearby […]

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Recognized by County Commission (video)

January 23rd 2014

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Recognized by County Commission (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2014) Could a commitment to civility improve political discourse throughout Oakland County?  Commissioner Helaine Zack was so impressed by a Good Neighbors Project and Civility Pledge in Ferndale that she decided to bring the idea to her colleagues on the Oakland […]

Beyond Coal Kicks Off Oakland County Campaign (video)

January 23rd 2014

Beyond Coal Kicks Off Oakland County Campaign (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2014) Over 70 people came together Tuesday night in Ferndale to begin organizing a campaign to convince DTE to phase out their coal-burning power plants.  Beyond Coal has been a project of the Sierra Club nationally for 30 years, and until recently […]

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point

January 21st 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Jan. 21, 2014) On Monday, January 20, 2014 a 52 year old Ferndale woman reported that shortly before 7:00 p.m. she was robbed at knife point. The woman said that she had been in the Ferndale Library and walking home. Near the […]

Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity

January 20th 2014

Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity, Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 (Ferndale Blues Festival Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) For the 13th year in a row, the now legendary Annual Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival will bring music and crowds to locations across Ferndale with more than five dozen […]