December programs at the Berkley Public Library

December programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) Three great programs will be taking place at the Berkley Public Library in December. Adopting and Fostering Household Pets  Interested in learning about adopting and fostering household pets?  Laurie Stadther, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, will cover a…

Madison Heights Police Sued in Death of Transgender Woman

Madison Heights Police Sued in Death of Transgender Woman (Crystal A. Proxmire, Between the Lines, Nov. 27, 2013) The October 2011 death and dismemberment of 19 year-old Shelly Hilliard (Moore) sent shock waves through the community and has reappeared in media reports this week, as Detroit investigates another brutal murder of a transgender individual that…

Police Seeking Suspect in Rochester Hills Bank Robbery

Police Seeking Suspect in Rochester Hills Bank Robbery (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 27, 2013)   At approximately 10:00 AM on Tuesday November 26, 2013, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a bank robbery at the TCF Bank on Auburn Road in Rochester Hills. A lone robber entered the bank, handed the bank teller a…

Ferndale Resolution Supports Ending Corporate Personhood

Ferndale Resolution Supports Ending Corporate Personhood (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2013) How much power should corporations have in the Democratic process?  The recent Citizens United court decision gave unprecedented spending ability to big business interests, and across the country Americans are coming together to fight back. This includes Ferndale. At the Nov. 25 Ferndale…

Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops,…

Metaliclaus Given Key to City at Tree Lighting Ceremony (video)

Metaliclaus Given Key to City at Tree Lighting Ceremony (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 23, 2013) With an denim vest, rock star glasses, black beard and howling headbanger voice, Metaliclaus has endeared himself to the Ferndale community by becoming a part of the holiday tradition.  On Saturday night the big guy joined city officials and…

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video)

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2013) Students from The Detroit Carpentry Apprentice Training School in Ferndale got a first-hand lesson in fire prevention on Thursday as they watched a side by side demo of two residential rooms in flames.  One room had a sprinkler installed, while the…

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…