Ferndale

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township

April 5th 2014

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Six cars were set aflame in a Royal Oak Township salvage yard on April 1, bringing firefighters to the scene and destroying the vehicles. The fire began around 7:30 P.M. at the end of Galaxie in Royal Oak Township, according to […]

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency

April 4th 2014

Ferndale Tackles Budget, Aims for More Transparency (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Facing a million-dollar deficit, Ferndale City Council and staff set to work in an all-day budget workshop Saturday, combing through department finances and searching for ways to cut costs.  In spite of continuous striving towards economic development and saving money, shortfalls continue. […]

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan

April 3rd 2014

ENDA Lobbying Comes to Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) “We need to live in a country where you can get married on a Friday and not have to worry about being fired on Monday.” The sentiment was shared by Human Rights Campaign Michigan Field Organizer Allison Van Kuiken at the ENDA campaign kick-off […]

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696

April 3rd 2014

Teens in Stolen SUV Arrested After Chase on 696 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2014) Two minors are in custody after a high-speed chase in a stolen white SUV that went from Detroit, through Oakland County, and into Macomb County. According to WDIV,  “Detroit police said they were pursuing the SUV for reckless driving, but […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 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 […]

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

April 1st 2014

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects (Ferndale Police Dept, April 1, 2014) On 03/24/14 at about 4:05 p.m. a gunman entered a Doctor’s Office at 808 Livernois to commit a robbery. It appeared he was trying to rob the employees of cash, but left with only a prescription pad. A couple of minutes […]

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring

March 31st 2014

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) NOTE: Full image of the above plan, and other plans, available at http://ferndalemoves.com/projects. As the weather changes this spring, so too with the face of two of Ferndale’s streets.  E. 9 Mile and Livernois are getting facelifts and road […]

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10

March 31st 2014

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10 (The Ridger, March 31, 2014) Attention Class of 2014! The Pleasant Ridge Woman’s Club is accepting applications from 2014 high school graduating seniors who reside in the Ferndale School District and who have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applications are available at the Ferndale […]

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video)

March 30th 2014

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2014) After the show Sunday night, a fan asked the doorman at the Magic Bag if he could have the Gangstagrass poster out of the glass case on the wall.  “Man that’d be neat to have to remember this night, I’m a huge fan,” […]