State Decides: Glo Liquor License Suspension Justified

State Decides: Glo Liquor License Suspension Justified (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2015) After a lengthy investigation into allegations of violence and mismanagement at Glo Nightclub in Ferndale, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission determined Friday that they were justified in revoking their liquor license. Glo was thrust into the limelight in March when neighbors around…

“No Air, Not Fair,” Ferndale Housing Residents and Advocates Chant (video)

“No Air, Not Fair,” Ferndale Housing Residents and Advocates Chant (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2015 Assistant City Manager Joe Gacioch seemed surprised when a group of senior citizens and activists came into City Hall on Tuesday with signs chanting “No air, not fair.” The group was a blend of folks from Detroit Eviction…

Ferndale Freshman Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

Ferndale Freshman Scores Perfect 36 on ACT (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2015) The number of students who can claim a perfect 36 on the ACT is less than one tenth of one percent. Often taken by high school juniors and seniors, the ACT helps colleges and scholarship  judges determine the college readiness of applicants.…

Disturbing Findings in Ferndale Housing Commission’s HUD Report (reposted)

Disturbing Findings in Ferndale Housing Commission’s HUD Report (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. June 11, 2015, republished June 16, 2015) The mess left by the former Ferndale Housing Director and the Ferndale Housing Commission has become even more clear as a June 10 report by HUD shows several major problems, and imposes a list of corrective…

Cynthia Krencicki Named Ferndale Teacher of The Year

Cynthia Krencicki Named Ferndale Teacher of The Year (Suburban Collection Press Release, June 16, 2015) Cynthia Krencicki has been selected as Teacher of the Year for Ferndale Public Schools. Mrs. Krencicki, a 2nd Grade teacher at Roosevelt Primary School, was recognized for her excellence at a year-end awards ceremony today held at Ferndale High School.…

Cristina Sheppard-Decius: Moving On After 15 Years of Transforming Downtown Ferndale

Cristina Sheppard-Decius: Moving On After 15 Years of Transforming Downtown Ferndale (Guest View by Cristina Sheppard-Decius, former Executive Director Downtown Ferndale, June 12, 2015) Cristina Sheppard-Decius recently left her position as Executive Director for the Ferndale DDA.  This is her letter to the Ferndale community: I have had the privilege and honor to serve my…

Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park!

Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park (compiled, June 10, 2015) The fifth annual PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest is reaching the end of the first round, and Ferndale has a good chance of reaching the finals supporters can rally enough votes in the final hours. Voting for the first…

Wave of Investment Coming to Ferndale With Garden Fresh $231 Million Sale

Wave of Investment Coming to Ferndale With Garden Fresh $231 Million Sale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2015) After months of negotiations a deal has finally been reached for Campbell’s to purchase Ferndale-based Garden Fresh Salsa for $231 Million and a solid commitment to stay and grow in the Ferndale Community. Jack Aronson signed the…

Registration Open for 8 Week Entrepreneurship Class in Ferndale

Registration Open for 8 Week Entrepreneurship Class in Ferndale The Ferndale Small Business Collaborative (FSBC) will present the Build Institute’s Build Basics course in Ferndale this summer. The eight-week class provides business training for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Participants receive education in money management, business planning, market research, legal matters, accounting, professional development, and more.…

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video)

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2015) The ACLU of Michigan and other organizations are coming together to address the growing trend of harsh punishments at school leading to suspensions and expulsions, leading to more challenging lives and eventually prison. Educators struggle to find…