Hazel Park

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 […]

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 […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned

January 17th 2014

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2014) Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson released the following statement: “On 01/17/14, William Thomas Goad (homeless white male, DOB 01/22/1976) was arraigned and charged with Homicide-Open Murder, Unlawfully Driving Away Motor Vehicle and Larceny In A Building. Judge Charles G. Goedert denied bond. Goad’s […]

Ferndale Police Arrest Suspect in Devon Square Murder (video)

January 15th 2014

Ferndale Police Arrest Suspect in Devon Square Murder (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 15, 2014) When they learned of a body found at Devon Square Apartments around noon on Tuesday, Ferndale Police acted quickly to investigate and capture their suspect in less than a day and a half. The victim’s identity has not yet been […]

Nick’s Pizza Opens Ferndale Location

January 12th 2014

Nick’s Pizza Opens Ferndale Location (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2014) After over 50 years in Hazel Park, Nick’s Pizza has expanded and opened a Ferndale location at 745 E. 9 Mile.  Now nestled in the same plaza as Apple Fritter, Christine’s Cuisine and the Ferndale Career Center, owners Michael and Karen Lambrecht hope their […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

January 10th 2014

Need a Job?  Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Jan. 10, 2014) 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 […]

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors

January 8th 2014

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors (Troy Police Dept. Press Release, Jan. 8, 2014) Health Insurance Frauds Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals […]

Shelters for Homeless in Oakland County

January 5th 2014

Shelters for Homeless in Oakland County (City of Oak Park, Jan. 5, 2014) The City of Oak Park released the following information via email to help those in need of shelter during the cold.  For a printable pdf. go to http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1113800372963-61/OC+Warming+Centers.pdf. Please also call the Housing Resource Center at 248-928-0111 for additional specific information related […]

Winter Storm Update: Schools Closed, Snow Emergencies Declared

January 5th 2014

Winter Storm Update: Schools Closed, Snow Emergencies Declared (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2014) With low temperatures and high snowfall predicted, many cities have issued snow emergencies and school districts have taken the day off Monday. The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall of 3-7 inches tonight, and temperatures dropping to about 1 degree tomorrow, […]

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