Oak Park

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two, Decision June 19

June 12th 2014

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2014) The interview process continues to see who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools. Six candidates were interviewed, and two have moved on to tours of the district and further interviews. The School Board selected Jennifer Martin-Green, Executive Director of Innovation […]

Jennifer Roosenberg Leaving Ferndale Area Chamber

June 11th 2014

Jennifer Roosenberg Leaving Ferndale Area Chamber (adapted from press release, June 11, 2014) Jennifer Roosenberg, who has been the Executive Director of the Ferndale Area Chamber for over five years, announced this morning that she has accepted a position elsewhere and will be leaving June 23. Below is the message that she sent out to […]

One Dead and Three Wounded in Oak Park Shooting

June 9th 2014

One Dead and Three Wounded in Oak Park Shooting (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2014) Fox 2 News is reporting that one person is dead and three have been injured following a shooting at Village Green Townhomes in Oak Park on Saturday. According to the report, shots were heard around 2pm Saturday. Witnesses told Fox […]

Six Candidates to be Considered for FPS Superintendent Position

June 6th 2014

Six Candidates to be Considered for FPS Superintendent Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) The process for hiring a new Superintendent for Ferndale Schools is moving along steadily as the Board of Education has sorted through 45 applications and narrowed the field down to six. The six will now be doing public interviews with […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Oak Park… Marijuana to go on Aug. 5 Ballot (Video)

June 3rd 2014

Oak Park and Petitioners Negotiate, Marijuana to go on Aug. 5 Ballot (Video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 3, 2014) After days of negotiations and thousands spent on attorney costs, the City of Oak Park agreed to put a pro-marijuana proposal on the Aug. 5 ballot. If passed, the proposal would change the City’s Charter and […]

Eagle Pride Shows in FHS 2014 Commencement

May 30th 2014

Eagle Pride Shows in FHS 2014 Commencement (compiled, May 30, 2014) Ferndale High School seniors held their commencement ceremony on May 28 at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac.  Ferndale graduates have secured over $2 million in scholarships this year. School Board Trustee Karen Twomey took photos of the event to share.  Congratulations Class of 2014. For […]

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday

May 30th 2014

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 30, 2014) After over two hours of negotiations between attorneys, it is still unclear if Oak Park is going to allow a proposed charter amendment change to go on the Aug. 5 ballot. The group Safer Oak Park collected 1,800 signatures […]

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal

May 29th 2014

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2014) Over 1,800 registered voters signed petitions to put marijuana decriminalization on the Aug. 5 ballot in Oak Park. The City Clerk validated the signatures but refuses to put the question on the ballot, according to a court case filed […]

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29

May 27th 2014

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, May 27, 2014) On May 29, 2014 Roosevelt is holding our annual Kindergarten Kick Off evening for all incoming Kindergarten students and families. The event is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 at Roosevelt Primary. Please bring your Kindergarten student with you and they […]