Royal Oak Township

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 […]

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township

April 5th 2014

Arson Destroys Six Cars in Royal Oak Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 5, 2014) Six cars were set aflame in a Royal Oak Township salvage yard on April 1, bringing firefighters to the scene and destroying the vehicles. The fire began around 7:30 P.M. at the end of Galaxie in Royal Oak Township, according to […]

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 […]

Six Year Old Playing with Lighter Starts House Fire

March 24th 2014

Six Year Old Playing with Lighter Starts House Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2014) A six year old boy set fire to a pile of clothes Monday morning in the bedroom of his Royal Oak Township home on Glenlodge Street.  The fire began at approximately 7 A.M., said Ferndale Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan, whose […]

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools

March 20th 2014

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) After 14 years as Superintendent of Ferndale Schools, Gary Meier has announced that he is retiring. In a memo to Ferndale Schools staff, Meier wrote: “It is with many mixed emotions that I write this letter to formally advise you of my […]

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, […]

Gov. Snyder Confirms Financial Emergency in Royal Oak Township

March 19th 2014

Gov. Snyder Confirms Financial Emergency in Royal Oak Township (State of Michigan Press Release, March 19, 2014) Gov. Rick Snyder today confirmed his earlier determination that a financial emergency currently exists in Royal Oak Township. Under Public Act 436 of 2012, the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act, elected officials in the township now have […]

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22

March 18th 2014

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) Millie Dillmount comes to New York in 1922 to celebrate the new-found independent spirit of women, and to make her way by marrying for money.  That’s the way the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie starts out. The show is being […]

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video)

March 18th 2014

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) To an adult, it is twenty minutes away from their day jobs.  But to the youngsters at Roosevelt Primary in Ferndale, the guests who come to their classrooms on Reading Day are celebrities and heroes. The tradition takes place each year in […]