Ferndale

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies

February 18th 2014

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) Oak Park and Ferndale are among the communities that have established a Snow Emergency to begin at 7am on Feb. 18.  This means that vehicles must be removed from the streets so that plows can get through. Those who do not move […]

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times

February 18th 2014

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) After weeks of surveying the community and discussion at council meetings, Ferndale City Council has voted to move council meeting start times to 7pm from their traditional 7:30pm. Councilperson Melanie Piana voted against the earlier start time, having stated in earlier discussions that […]

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s

February 17th 2014

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 17, 2014) Students at Webster Elementary in Hazel Park will be assigned to other schools in the fall so that the district can expand the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) which gives four-year-olds a pre-school learning and childcare experience. The decision […]

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address

February 14th 2014

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address (Jim,O’Donnell Ferndale Schools Board President, Feb. 14, 2014) NOTE:  Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell presented this speech on Feb. 12, 2014 to the community through a Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce gathering held at Local Kitchen and Bar.  Below is the full text of the speech […]

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow

February 13th 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Feb. 13, 2014) On 02/11/14 at about 1:40 p.m. officers responded to a home on Ardmore where residents reported their home was burglarized. The couple reported they left their home in the morning and when they returned, found somebody had broken […]

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too

February 12th 2014

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Concessions continue as Ferndale Schools tries to negotiate their way out of a $2.4 million budget shortfall by asking employees for temporary pay cuts.  Superintendent Gary Meier and Director of Finance Maureen Adams accepted 7.38% reductions in their contracts for […]

Oakland University Freshman Died in Ferndale Home

February 12th 2014

Oakland University Freshman Died in Ferndale Home (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 12, 2014) The Oakland University community is mourning the loss of an 18-year-old freshman, who passed away at his home in Ferndale on Monday, Feb. 10, as a result of cardiac arrest. DeMal Coleman was a resident in Hamlin Hall and a participant […]

DEQ Called in for 390 Gallon Ethanol/Gasoline Spill in Ferndale

February 11th 2014

DEQ Called in for 390 Gallon Ethanol/Gasoline Spill in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) Extremely cold temperatures have helped the Ferndale Fire Department in their efforts to contain a chemical spill at Gage Products at 625 Wanda at around 10pm Tuesday night. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said that 390 gallons of ethanol from […]

Ferndale Police Report: Teens Tried to Steal Car

February 11th 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Teens Tried to Steal Car (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department, Feb. 10, 2014) On 02/10/2014 at 0431 hrs, a Ferndale Patrol Officer observed a silver Dodge Intrepid in 1700 block of Channing with its four ways on. Upon closer investigation, he discovered someone attempted to steal the vehicle. The driver’s door […]