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Jazz Bands Play at Treat Dreams for Blues Fest (video)

January 31st 2014

Jazz Bands Play at Treat Dreams for Blues Fest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 31, 2014) As part of the annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival, Jazz Bands from Ferndale Middle School and Ferndale High School played a special concert at Treat Dreams.  Parents and supporters enjoyed the student performances, as well as the custom […]

Minor Accident Closed W. 9 Mile Briefly Thursday Night

January 31st 2014

Minor Accident Closed W. 9 Mile Briefly Thursday Night (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 31, 2014) A minor accident closed W. 9 Mile between Woodward and Allen in Ferndale Thursday night.  Two occupied vehicles collided and one of them was push into a parked car.  The accident blocked W. 9 Mile from about 8:45pm to 9:10pm.   […]

Ferndale Resident Dead after Being Restrained by Mall Security

January 30th 2014

Ferndale Resident Dead after Being Restrained by Mall Security (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 30, 2014) 24-year-old Mackenzie Gordon Cochrane is dead after being pepper sprayed and held down by three Northland Mall Security Guards on Tuesday. Southfield Police told Fox 2 News that the man “appeared ready to assault someone.  He was breathing heavy and […]

Middle School Students Give “Fernbery” Literature Award

January 29th 2014

Middle School Students Give “Fernbery” Literature Award (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) Surrounded by the books of the Ferndale Public Library, teens from Ms. Ferrini’s class at Ferndale Middle School held The Fernbery Award on Tuesday to recognize great works of literature for this year and to vote on their favorite. The Fernbery Awards […]

Snow Sculptures Decorate Oak Park Lawn

January 29th 2014

Snow Sculptures Decorate Oak Park Lawn (Staff Report, Jan. 29, 2014) Sculptures in the snow have caught the eye of passers-by at the corner of Kenwood and Forest in Oak Park.  The City of Oak Park posted a photo of a large green alligator along with a person, presumably the artist, on Jan. 9.  Neighbor […]

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe…

January 29th 2014

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe as Merger Talks Continue (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) Talks of a fire department merger between Ferndale and Hazel Park have been going on for years, but the hopefulness continues this week as Ferndale City Council voted to delay three firefighter layoffs in anticipation of the merger moving […]

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library

January 29th 2014

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Jan. 29, 2014) Here are four great programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in February. Solomon Northrup’s America Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a talk on Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New […]

Royal Oak Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Captured

January 29th 2014

Royal Oak Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Captured (Royal Oak Police Department, Jan. 29, 2014) On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, Royal Oak officers attempted to stop a red Dodge Avenger for a traffic violation in the area of E. Sixth Street and Knowles. The driver of the Avenger refused to stop the vehicle; he fled from […]

Closure at 12 Mile and Stephenson Today and Tomorrow…

January 29th 2014

Closure at 12 Mile and Stephenson Today and Tomorrow Due to Water Main Break (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) The Oakland County Road Commission has issued the following alert for travelers in the 12 Mile and Stephenson Hwy. area, also affecting those exiting southbound I-75: The City of Madison Heights is expected to open […]

Ferndale Reminds Dog Owners to Renew Licenses

January 28th 2014

Ferndale Reminds Dog Owners to Renew Licenses (City of Ferndale Press Release, Jan. 28, 2014) 2014 dog licenses are now being provided to all dog owners by Oakland County Animal Control.  As a reminder, any dogs over the age of four months are required to have a valid dog license in the State of Michigan.  […]