Ferndale

…Energy Experiments Go Big at Midwest Analytical (video)

July 9th 2013

Finding a Place in the Grid: Energy Experiments Go Big at Midwest Analytical (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 7, 2013) Two years ago, Kevin O’Mara was all about getting off the grid. In a July 2011 interview, he explained how he’d begun doing alternative energy experiments on the roof of his laboratory business, Midwest Analytical […]

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”

July 7th 2013

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” (C. Proxmire, July 7, 2013) “Parents who host lose the most.” That is the message sent home by the South East Oakland Coalition in their push to curb underage drinking and drug use at parent-sanctioned parties over the summer. According to Carly Podzikowski, the Director for the […]

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

July 4th 2013

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their […]

Ferndale Grad in Coma after Beating by Florida Bar Manager

July 3rd 2013

Ferndale Grad in Coma after Beating by Florida Bar Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 3, 2013) Friends and family are rallying together in support of a Ferndale graduate who is in a coma after a St. Petersburg, Florida bar manager broke his neck and fractured his skull. Jeremy Fisher, 39, was at Suite 6 Bar […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

July 3rd 2013

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash! (FCC Job Flash, July 3, 2013) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments

July 3rd 2013

oc View: On Crimes and Punishments (Richard E. Rosenberg, Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog, June 19, 2013) In his introduction to the Jane Grigson translation of Cesare Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishments (Oxford UP, 1964), Mario Cuomo says that in the forty years since he first read Dei delitti e delle pene (1764) “… America’s Criminal […]

Former Mayor Pamela McCullough Passes Away

July 1st 2013

Former Mayor Pamela McCullough Passes Away (C. Proxmire, July 1, 2013) Former Ferndale Mayor Pamela McCullough passed away on Saturday, June 29 at the age of 60. McCullough was most recently living in Hazel Park. She was elected to Ferndale City Council in 1990, and then to Mayor in 1994. She is survived by children, […]

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video)

June 29th 2013

Rep. Conyers Talks about Jobs with Justice Bill at Ferndale Rally (video) (C. Proxmire, June 29, 2013) Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit) joined a rally of about 50 green jobs activists at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward on Friday to talk about HR 1000, the “Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.” The act would […]

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts

June 28th 2013

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2013) Ferndale Schools got some surprises in recent months that took their toll on the district’s finances, resulting in layoffs to teachers and secretarial staff as part of this year’s budget process. A $229,000 quarterly water bill for the high […]

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts

June 26th 2013

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts (FPL Press Release, June 26, 2013) On Thursday, June 20th, the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees approved several revisions to the library’s 2014 budget, which included using $80,000 from the reserve fund. This followed a June 4th special meeting held to discuss their options after learning that […]