Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) After considering two development options, Ferndale City Council has decided to move forward with the more ambitious one. 3-60 Ferndale has been granted exclusive negotiating rights to the city-owned parking lots on W. Troy and Withington, where they hope…

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development

Ferndale Council Picks 3-60 Group for Parking and Tech Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2014) After considering two development options, Ferndale City Council has decided to move forward with the more ambitious one. 3-60 Ferndale has been granted exclusive negotiating rights to the city-owned parking lots on W. Troy and Withington, where they hope…

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems (video)

Carpentry Students See Value of Sprinkler Systems in Live Fire Demo (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Another round of 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…

Art and Literature Combine for Exhibit Opening at FPL (video)

Art and Literature Combine for Exhibit Opening at FPL (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2014) “It’s a natural fit for the library to explore ways that literature has inspired art,” said Ferndale Public Library Director Jessica Keyser at the March 6 reception for the “For the Love  of Reading” exhibition.  “The Ferndale Library in…

Collaboration Brings Arrest…

Collaboration Brings Arrest of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Burglary Suspects (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2014) On March 6, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested two home invasion suspects in Ferndale, according to a press release from the Royal Oak Police Department. The…

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold

Demonstrators Try to Stay Warm, While State’s Case Runs Cold by Crystal A. Proxmire News spread quickly Sunday that over 100 Detroit-based pastors would be convening at the Federal Courthouse Monday to protest marriage equality.  Rumors put expected turnout as high as 600.  The Detroit Police stood ready with extra officers in the area and…

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous…

Ferndale to Hire Parking System Management Company

Ferndale to Hire Parking System Management Company (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 23, 2014) Ferndale City Council is expected to approve a three-year contract with Republic Parking System to manage the city’s new multi-space parking meters.  Over the past year Ferndale launched a Park Plus system to replace quarter-operated machines.  This enabled them to increase parking…