OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event (C. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) An oft-forgotten need was met this month as people came together for Ferndale’s first MardiBRAS event. Over 30,000 personal care items were collected for homeless women in an evening that united people around a good, though often over-looked, cause. The…

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event (C. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) An oft-forgotten need was met this month as people came together for Ferndale’s first MardiBRAS event. Over 30,000 personal care items were collected for homeless women in an evening that united people around a good, though often over-looked, cause. The…

Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer

Guest Blog: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with a Lawyer (Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, Feb. 20, 2015) Before Your Family Lawyer Initial Consultation A lot of law firms, including Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, offer free initial consultations in family law cases. But what you get out of that consultation will depend on…

After Drug & Home Invasion Plea…Director Gets $130,000 Payout…

After Drug and Home Invasion Plea, Ferndale Housing Director Gets $130,000 Payout from Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2015) The Ferndale Housing Commission on Wednesday accepted a settlement agreement negotiated by Attorney Justin Smith on their behalf giving former Housing Director Deborah Wilson a settlement of $130,000. The payout includes six month’s salary and…

After Drug & Home Invasion Plea…Director Gets $130,000 Payout…

After Drug and Home Invasion Plea, Ferndale Housing Director Gets $130,000 Payout from Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2015) The Ferndale Housing Commission on Wednesday accepted a settlement agreement negotiated by Attorney Justin Smith on their behalf giving former Housing Director Deborah Wilson a settlement of $130,000. The payout includes six month’s salary and…

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also…

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also…

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal…

Ferndale Woman Comes Home to Man Ransacking Her House

Ferndale Woman Comes Home to Man Ransacking Her House (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept, Feb. 13, 2015) On 02/12/2015 at approximately 2236 hours Ferndale cars were dispatched to the 1500 block of Woodward Heights to investigate a Home Invasion in progress. After setting up a perimeter officers located Sean Patrick Masterson W/M 12/11/86 on…

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 13, 2015) Early College is a program within a school that allows for students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time (up to 60 total transferable credits and/or an Associate’s Degree) and includes a “fifth year” of…