Oak Park

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show

April 16th 2014

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 16, 2014) Sixth graders from Coolidge will be able to go to kids’ camp this year thanks to an upcoming talent show put on by the students of the school.  The Coolidge Talent Show takes place April 26 at Ferndale High School […]

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway

April 13th 2014

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Schools? This question is the focus of the Ferndale School Board as they embark on their search for their next top administrator.  After 14 years of service, Superintendent Gary Meier announced his retirement in May.  He’ll […]

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

April 12th 2014

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged […]

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

April 10th 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too

April 9th 2014

Hazel Park Pot Petition Gets Start, Other Cities Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2014) The push is on to spread marijuana decriminalization ordinances to as many municipalities as possible, with Oak Park and Hazel Park among those likely to have initiatives on the ballot for the August primary. Hazel Park City Councilperson Andy LeCureaux was […]

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video)

April 8th 2014

Cissell Gets Probation, Suspended Jail Time, in False Statement Case (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 8, 2014) Andrew Cissell, who was convicted of making a false statement on an initiative petition in connection with the Nov. 2013 ballot initiative to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana under Ferndale ordinance, was sentenced in 43rd District Court in […]

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

April 4th 2014

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations (Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014) Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four […]

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

March 27th 2014

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools […]

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts

March 20th 2014

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) At some point in the 1970s, language giving preference to the hiring and promotion of minorities, including non-Christians, made its way into teacher contracts at Ferndale Schools.  The wording “Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, […]