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…

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy.…

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video)

Record Number of Cities Get Main Street Accreditation (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) With the flair of a fire-twirling roller-skater and the pep of the Clawson High School cheerleaders, members of Main Street programs from throughout Oakland County got together at Leon and Lulu on Wednesday to celebrate a number of Main Street…

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit

Flood Destroys Donations for Massive School Supply Nonprofit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 10, 2013) When volunteers arrived at the Operation Kid Equip. headquarters in Clinton Township on Wednesday, they expected to begin sorting the massive amounts of items for their various statewide programs that equip low income students with pens, paper, crayons, backpacks, books and…

Teen Hospitalized After Car-Bike Accident on Woodward

Teen Hospitalized After Car-Bike Accident on Woodward (Crystal Proxmire, July 9, 2013) A 17-year-old male from Huntington Woods was struck by an SUV on Woodward Tuesday afternoon around 3:15pm near Sylvan in Pleasant Ridge while riding his bike. According to those who know him, the teen is hospitalized with serious injuries, including a head injury.…

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”

SEOC Cautions “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” (C. Proxmire, July 7, 2013) “Parents who host lose the most.” That is the message sent home by the South East Oakland Coalition in their push to curb underage drinking and drug use at parent-sanctioned parties over the summer. According to Carly Podzikowski, the Director for the…

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their…

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences

Fireworks Safety, Code and Consequences (C. Proxmire, July 4, 2013) Fireworks season is in full effect as communities throughout Michigan struggle to find the balance between fun, safety, tranquility, and economy. Cites have been scrambling to keep up with new provisions of state law regarding fireworks usage. Previously local governments had more say in their…