First Shore-2-Shore Bike Ride Raises Awareness For LGBT Equality

First Shore-2-Shore Bike Ride Raises Awareness For LGBT Equality Across Michigan (Crystal Proxmire,Originally printed 9/12/2013, Issue 2137 – Between The Lines News)   For four days the riders of the Shore-2-Shore Equality Ride pedaled their way across the state, riding from Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale to Camp It in Fenville to raise money for…

Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated by Court of Appeals

Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated by Court of Appeals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2013) The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated charges against seven people arrested in conjunction with the 2010 raid of the Clinical Relief medical marijuana facility in Ferndale. The charges had been dismissed, but Oakland County Clerk Jessica Cooper appealed.…

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and…

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video)

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video) (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 31, 2013) The City of Birmingham has adopted a new free speech policy to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberates Union of Michigan on behalf of an animal rights activist who was arrested while peacefully demonstrating on a public…

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be…

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) Andy Didorosi, founder of the Detroit Bus Company, Paper Street Motors and other cool Ferndale-based projects, was honored Thursday at the Oakland County Commission meeting for another cool idea: providing air conditioning to a sweltering animal shelter. Oakland County…

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House…

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court…

2013 Ferndale Voter Information

2013 Ferndale Voter Information MAYOR – 1 open seat Incumbent David Coulter, http://www.davecoulter.com Craig Covey, http://coveys-corner.blogspot.com/ Linda Parton, https//www.facebook.com/linda.skoniecznyparton Sherry Wells, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherry-A-Wells-for-Mayor CITY COUNCIL – 2 open seats, four year term Incumbent Melanie C. Piana, http://www.melaniepiana.com Greg Pawlica, http://pawlica4ferndale.com/ LIBRARY BOARD – 2 partial term seats expiring January 1, 2018 Frank Castronova Adrienne Fazzolara LIBRARY…

Henry Gold and Barb Evoe Announce Retirement from Ferndale Schools

Henry Gold and Barb Evoe Announce Retirement from Ferndale Schools (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Aug. 20, 2013) The Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously voted at their August 19, 2013 meeting in support of the retirement resignations to two of its top administrators, Henry Gold, Deputy Superintendent, and Barbara Evoe, Executive Director of Curriculum and…

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures (Aug. 19, 2013) The 19th annual Dream Cruise has come and gone, and Ferndale 115 News readers have the pictures to prove it! Readers from all along the Woodward Corridor have shared their Dream Cruise memories, including Jim Thienel of Waterford who saw a pretty blue Mustang lose control…