Oak Park

Four Lessons I Learned by Opening a Business

March 24th 2015

Four Lessons I Learned by Opening a Business (Ruth Goldner, Lawthenticity, March 24, 2015) My business was not born out of necessity. I had a stable job at a busy, respected, and successful law firm with good opportunities for career development. Everything seemed to be lining up, but it didn’t feel like the right fit. […]

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video)

March 22nd 2015

Couples Celebrate One Year Anniversary of First Same Sex Marriages in Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2015) The most commonly mentioned memory from one year ago today was that the Oakland County Courthouse was full of love. A one-day window of opportunity gave 322 couples in Michigan the chance to legally get marriage […]

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services

March 22nd 2015

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2015) With red shirts and yellow signs, members of UAW, AFSCME, and FAES/FEA marched back and forth in front of the Ferndale Schools Administrative Building on March 16 in protest of the School Board’s decision to get proposals to privatize maintenance in […]

Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address

March 21st 2015

Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address (Marian McClellan, Mayor of Oak Park, March 21, 2015) The following speech was given on March 19, 2015: I am joined tonight by my colleagues, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Levine, and Council Members Carolyn Burns, Michael Seligson, and Kiesha Speech. Without their partnership, I would […]

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31)

March 19th 2015

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31) State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place: ~Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at […]

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

March 18th 2015

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board […]

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

March 17th 2015

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills. […]

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser

March 14th 2015

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser (C. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) The stars came out for the annual Ferndale Education Foundation fundraiser on March 13. The theme of the red-carpet gala was the Oscars, with attendees dressed as movie characters.  Tables paid homage to famous flicks like Cleopatra, West Side Story, Cleopatra, […]

Volunteers Needed for Oak Park Emergency Services Advisory Board

March 13th 2015

Volunteers Needed for Oak Park Emergency Services Advisory Board (Cheryl Weiss, March 13, 2015) The Oak Park Emergency Services Advisory Board is currently seeking volunteers to assist with basic tasks in the event that an emergency is declared in the City of Oak Park. Remember during the flood, how so many of us were trying […]

Spirit Sales in Restaurants on the May Ballot for Oak Park Voters

March 10th 2015

Spirit Sales in Restaurants on the May Ballot for Oak Park Voters (Cheryl Weiss, March 10, 2015) On May 5, voters in Oak Park will decide if the sale of spirits and mixed drinks in restaurants will be permitted in the city. If Proposal 2 is approved by the voters, the same restrictions will be […]