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County Commission Candidates Face Questions in Forum

July 20th 2012

All three candidates attended at Candidate Forum held by the League of Women Voters on July 12th. The forum took place in Ferndale City Hall, where candidates were asked about a variety of topics important to local residents, including mass transit, medical marijuana prosecution, budgeting, diversity, jails, seniors, online accessibility, and financial priorities.

2012 County Commission: Craig Covey

July 11th 2012

Name: Craig Covey

Website(s): www.coveyforoakland.com

Hazel Park Promise Zone Gets Grant Money from Walmart

July 3rd 2012

The grant helps secure an additional, matched $100,000 donation from Sutar Sutarek Foundation to ensure college scholarships and college readiness for every high school graduate from Hazel Park High School.

Driver Hits Gage Studios

June 5th 2012

Tire tracks are still visible on the sidewalk, indicating that the driver narrowly missed the metal bench, waste barrel, and streetlight all in the same area. The vehicle was essentially stopped by an I-beam, though the impact took out a chunk of the wall and several windows.

Ferndale and HP Among 46 Projects from 28 Cities Vying for Funding

May 21st 2012

To browse the 46 entries from 28 different communities, visit: http://letssavemichigan.com/placemaking-contest/. For more information on the rules, judges, and criteria, visit: http://www.letssavemichigan.com/placemaking-contest/about-the-contest.

Spotlight on Ferndale Youth Assistance

January 15th 2012

George Feld is another FYA Board Member, serving as the group’s Treasurer. “In the early 90’s I was Accounting Supervisor for the Schools and the Superintendent asked me to get involved. I retired in 2003, but I still do the accounting for FYA as my way of giving back,” Feld said.

Police Report: Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Arrested

January 4th 2012

Shortly after the chase ended, a Hazel Park officer saw the pick-up at a gas station in Hazel Park; it was now driven by a woman. Officers approached her and she told them it was her husband who fled from the police.

Officers went to Jones’ home and arrested him

Oakland County Passes Budget after Debates over Funding

September 23rd 2011

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2012 budget after a last minute attempt by the Democratic Caucus to secure funding for five projects.

Hazel Park Pub Crawl Planned for Aug 26

August 24th 2011

The spirit of Ferndale is moving eastward as organizers come together for the first Annual Hazel Park Pub Crawl. The event, scheduled for August 26, 2011, will take participants on a drinking tour of the city. The Hazel Park Pub Crawl will raise money for the Hazel Park Promise Zone, an initiative that hopes to provide every eligible Hazel Park student with money to go to college.

Hazel Park Author’s “Band Fags” Among Queer for Books Selections

July 17th 2011

The quickly growing Queer for Books Book Club has announced their book picks for July and August. On Saturday, July 23, the group will be discussing Band Fags! By Frank Anthony Polito, a book following Jack, a boy discovering the complicated nature of sexuality, through 1980s Hazel Park, Mich., as he grows up amidst Atari, Dallas and life in the school band…