Ferndale Chief Responds to Report on Traffic Tickets and Race

Ferndale Chief Responds to Report on Traffic Tickets and Race (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) After receiving complaints from multiple people who felt they may have been racially profiled, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) researched the demographics of people issued traffic tickets in the City of Ferndale. What they found was that in…

Ferndale Chief Responds to Report on Traffic Tickets and Race

Ferndale Chief Responds to Report on Traffic Tickets and Race (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) After receiving complaints from multiple people who felt they may have been racially profiled, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) researched the demographics of people issued traffic tickets in the City of Ferndale. What they found was that in…

Pontiac Pushes for Downtown Parking Program, Town Hall Oct. 15

Pontiac Pushes for Downtown Parking Program, Town Hall Oct. 15 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept.27, 2014) Months of planning and negotiating hang in the balance as the City of Pontiac and the Downtown Pontiac Business Association wait to see if the Pontiac Receivership Transition Advisory Board will allow them to move forward with plans for a…

Legal Aid Clinics: Ferndale Oct 7, Lake Orion Oct 14, Sfld Oct 20

Free Legal Aid Clinics: Ferndale Oct 7, Lake Orion Oct 14, Southfield Oct 20 (Oakland County Bar Association Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014)   Not everyone can afford to hire an attorney to answer their legal questions. That is why the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), in partnership with Oakland County Youth Assistance, will host…

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014.…

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October

Royal Oak Waits on Waiving Permit Fees, Vote in October (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2104) The Royal Oak City Commission has not yet decided if they will waive building permit fees for residents impacted by the Aug. 11 flooding. Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Oak Park have given windows of opportunities for residents to…

Ferndale Detective Brendan Moore Wins National Anthem Contest

Ferndale Detective Brendan Moore Wins National Anthem Contest (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2014) Ferndale Police Detective Brendan Moore won the Comerica Home of the Brave National Anthem Contest, earning the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Saturday’s Detroit Tiger’s game. There’s also a $10,000 grant from Comerica Cares that will be given to…

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches

August Trash Totals Are In, Claim Deadline Approaches (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2014)  NOTE: An earlier version said Ferndale was the third highest in terms of trash.  This was an error and has been corrected. -cp SOCRRA (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) has released the trash tally for the month of August, showing…

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014)   Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has announced that the Northland Mall security guards that caused the death of 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran of Ferndale on Jan. 28 will not be criminally charged. A press conference on Thursday, Cooper said…

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death

Northland Mall Security will not be Charged in Asphyxiation Death (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014)   Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has announced that the Northland Mall security guards that caused the death of 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran of Ferndale on Jan. 28 will not be criminally charged. A press conference on Thursday, Cooper said…

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11 (Pete Fellman, Sept. 19, 2014)   What: 30-Year Reunion, FHS Class of 1984 When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (beginning at 5 PM) Where: Dino’s Lounge, 22740 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 Details: Dinner and drinks can be purchased on an individual basis. No advanced tickets are needed. Please…

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11 (Pete Fellman, Sept. 19, 2014)   What: 30-Year Reunion, FHS Class of 1984 When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (beginning at 5 PM) Where: Dino’s Lounge, 22740 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 Details: Dinner and drinks can be purchased on an individual basis. No advanced tickets are needed. Please…

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick…

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick…