Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Seeks Input on Parks Plan, Including Gainsboro

December 26th 2013

Pleasant Ridge Seeks Input on Parks Plan, Including Gainsboro (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2013) Plans for Gainboro Park and others in Pleasant Ridge are wrapping up, and the City Commission is looking for final input from residents before sending the plans off to Lansing in hopes of getting grants to make improvements possible. As […]

Ferndale Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Japan

December 25th 2013

Ferndale Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Japan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 25, 2013) Second graders from Roosevelt and Kennedy Elementary Schools in Ferndale boarded an imaginary plane bound for the far off land of Japan for a “virtual trip” Thursday.  In this annual tradition, teachers and volunteers plan a day’s worth of cultural lessons […]

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County

December 23rd 2013

Christmas Tree Recycling in Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 23, 2013) Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free Christmas Tree Recycling at 11 park locations. Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 20, 2014 Free Self-Serve Christmas Tree Recycling, seven days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please remove all decorations, metal, plastic and string. Locations: Addison Oaks near […]

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets

December 19th 2013

More than Just a Pretty Trunk: How Trees Enhance Complete Streets (Jeff Prygoski, orig. Transportation for Michigan, Dec. 19, 2103) Roads and sidewalks have undergone dramatic transformations in communities with complete streets policies. More than 90 Michigan communities have passed complete street policies, which contain a variety of design elements that foster a safer, more […]

DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video)

December 18th 2013

DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Between the Lines, Dec. 18, 2013) As Republicans continue to condone the hateful, anti-gay comments of their Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, Democrats brought out the big guns for a community forum at Affirmations featuring Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “In […]

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants

December 18th 2013

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2013) Charles (Chuck) Moeser turned in his resignation Tuesday night after over 20 years on the Ferndale School Board, including ten as Board President. The Board has 30 days to find someone to appoint who will fill his position.  The partial term ends […]

Pleasant Ridge Picks John Zech For Interim City Manager

December 13th 2013

Pleasant Ridge Picks John Zech For Interim City Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 13, 2013) After interviewing five potential candidates, the Pleasant Ridge City Commission has chosen former Wayne City Manager John Zech to serve as Interim City Manager while a long-term replacement for Sherry Ball is sought. Zech retired from Wayne in 2010, after […]

Deadlines For CDL Drivers… Fast Approaching

December 12th 2013

Deadlines For CDL Drivers And Their Medical Providers Fast Approaching (Michigan Secretary of State Press Release, Dec. 12, 2013) Secretary of State Ruth Johnson strongly encourages Michigan residents with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to self-certify to which type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation they perform to avoid losing CDL privileges after Jan. 30. […]

EAA Expansion to be Voted On

December 11th 2013

EAA Expansion to be Voted On (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2013) Michigan legislators are considering bills this week to expand the State’s authority to take over schools and run them as part of a State-controlled school district known as the Education Achievement Authority. The EAA takes over failing schools and puts them in a […]

How Michigan Funds Schools

December 10th 2013

How Michigan Funds Schools (Kevin Deegan-Krause, orig. Ferndale Friends/ KevinDeeganKrauseForFerndaleSchools.com, Dec. 10, 2013) Please put away your notes and let’s begin our discussion of school funding with a high-stakes multiple choice test: 1. Does Michigan fund schools from:                         A. Local sources         B. Federal sources C. State sources 2. Does the revenue come from:                                   […]