Ferndale

Downtown Ferndale Holiday Ice Fest, Dec.14

December 7th 2013

Downtown Ferndale Holiday Ice Fest, Dec.14 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2013) The Downtown Ferndale Holiday Ice Fest returns this year for a day of seasonal fun, community and commerce.  Store will feature ice sculptures done by World Champion Tajana Rakaur, this year with a superhero theme.  Rakaur will also do live demos through the […]

Ferndale Considering Council Meeting Time Change

December 7th 2013

Ferndale Considering Council Meeting Time Change (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2013) The Ferndale City Council is considering moving meetings to earlier in the evening, and is looking for public input on that potential change.  The City’s website now has a survey where residents can chose between 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm for their preferred meeting […]

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand

December 7th 2013

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand (David Sands, SEMCOG, Dec.7, 2013, orig. http://wearemodeshift.org/node/1055) Although plans to widen the I-94 and I-75 expressways have been generating a bit of a buzz this week, dissenting voices seemed to have little sway over the bulk of the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Executive Committee. At a Friday meeting, the […]

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Lists 242 Killed

December 6th 2013

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Lists 242 Killed (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. Between the Lines, Dec. 6, 2013) 242. That is the number of transgender individuals whose murders and suicides have been reported in the past year around the world. Groups like Gender Identity Network Alliance (formerly Transgender Detroit) know that this number is low due […]

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University

December 6th 2013

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 6, 2013) A group of more than 100 Detroit-area high school students are learning firsthand how to navigate the college experience thanks to a newly formed partnership between Wayne State University’s College of Education (COE) and the Ferndale Public Schools’ University High […]

Reckless Driving: MDOT’s Lead Foot on Freeway Projects

December 4th 2013

Guest Column: Reckless Driving: MDOT’s Lead Foot on Freeway Projects (Richard Murphy, Michigan Suburbs Alliance, December 4, 2013) The public appeals to delegates entering SEMCOG’s June meeting. The sign in back, “No new gas tax, Snyder — We don’t need our freeways wider,” demonstrates our trust problem. Over the past few years, Governor Snyder’s Lansing […]

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video)

November 30th 2013

Meet the Mayor: Kurt Metzger of Pleasant Ridge (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 29, 2013) With less than a month on the job, Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger has one main goal on his mind – how to get people more involved in a more transparent government.  The 66-year-old data specialist is part of a […]

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips

November 29th 2013

Holiday Shopping Legal Tips (Guest Columnist Atty. Tim Burns, Nov. 29, 2013) It’s November and for many people that ushers in the start of the Holiday shopping season. As you are hitting the stores and shopping on the Internet it’s important to be proactive in knowing your legal rights so that your gift giving experiences […]

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears

November 28th 2013

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears (Oakland County Press Release, Nov. 28, 2013) Counselors in Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division are ready to help totally disabled veterans meet the Dec. 5 deadline to retroactively claim their homestead property tax exemption for 2013. Under a new Michigan law, Public Act 161 of 2013, totally disabled […]

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal

November 27th 2013

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) According to the Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) small turtles with shells that measure less than four inches in length […]