Hazel Park

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold

March 5th 2014

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold by Crystal A. Proxmire News spread quickly Sunday that over 100 Detroit-based pastors would be convening at the Federal Courthouse Monday to protest marriage equality.  Rumors put expected turnout as high as 600.  The Detroit Police stood ready with extra officers in the area and […]

Ferndalians Channel Leaders Past, Spread Love…

March 2nd 2014

Ferndalians Channel Leaders Past, Spread Love in Hopes for Equality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 3, 2014) Blowing bubbles, singing a freedom song, and breathing in the cleansing scent of burning sage were all part of a “love ritual” held at Affirmations on Sunday in honor of April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the Hazel Park […]

Opponents to Equality Make Big Showing…

March 2nd 2014

Opponents to Equality Make Big Showing in Support “Biblical Marriage” (C. Proxmire, March 2, 2014, see also Between the Lines) Mike Grant of Ypsilanti believes that because of his personal religious beliefs, other individuals should be denied the right to get married.  He spent several hours Tuesday pacing in front of the Federal Courthouse in […]

Ritual in Ferndale to Spread Love to Hazel Park Couple Sunday

March 1st 2014

Ritual in Ferndale to Spread Love to Hazel Park Couple Sunday (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2014) In support of the Deboer and Rowse family going to court for the right for Second Parent Adoption and marriage equality, Jacki Smith of Candle Wick Shoppe will be leading the Ferndale community in a ritual to transform […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Meet State Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton in Hazel Park and Oak Park

February 28th 2014

Meet State Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton in Hazel Park and Oak Park (Ellen Cogen-Lipton Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen-Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her two coffee hours on Monday, March 10 and Monday, March 17, to discuss state and community issues, including the state budget and proposals before the Legislature […]

Hazel Park Couple’s Week in Court Begins…

February 24th 2014

Hazel Park Couple’s Week in Court Begins, Same Sex Marriage and Adoption on the Line (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 24, 2014) Testimony in the historic case of DeBoer v. Snyder begins this week in Federal Court in Detroit as opening statements are set to start at 9am on Tuesday.  The case involves a Hazel Park […]

Hazel Park Dance Teams Rock Port Huron Competition

February 20th 2014

Hazel Park Dance Teams Rock Port Huron Competition (Crystal A. Proxmire Feb. 19, 2014) Hazel Park’s dance troupes The Hazelettes, The Parkerettes, and The Vikettes showed off their skills and took home several awards in the Showcase America Unlimited Invitational Competition at Port Huron North High on Feb. 15. Coach Kayla Hendrickson of the Hazelettes […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

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 […]