Ferndale

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

August 28th 2013

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 […]

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video)

August 27th 2013

Officers Train for Tactical Response to Active Shooter in School (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 27, 2013) Dripping in sweat beneath body armor and masks, police from several cities moved deftly in tight formation through Jefferson Middle School in Pontiac, with guns drawn and eyes wide open. Following the sounds of a shotgun blast, they […]

Ferndale Selected as a Pilot Community for MI Solar Works Program

August 27th 2013

Ferndale Selected as a Pilot Community for MI Solar Works Program (City of Ferndale Press Release, Aug. 27, 2013) Michigan is part of a national race to get affordable solar installed on homes and small businesses. The MI Solar Works program is bringing together a variety of partners around the state to bring down solar […]

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

August 23rd 2013

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

August 22nd 2013

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

August 20th 2013

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

August 19th 2013

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 […]

Galloway Not Seeking Fourth Council Term (video)

August 14th 2013

Galloway Not Seeking Fourth Council Term (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2013) As Ferndalians start to think of who they will vote for Nov. 5, one name they may notice missing from the ballot is that of Scott Galloway. The co-owner of Galloway and Collens Law Firm and 12-year city council veteran has decided […]

Marijuana Ordinance Goes to Nov. 5 Ballot

August 12th 2013

Marijuana Ordinance Goes to Nov. 5 Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2013) Councilperson Dan Martin was the lone voice on City Council advocating for the adoption of the citizen’s petition for an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana for people over the age of 21 possessing less than an ounce on private property. The matter came […]

Council to Vote on Marijuana Ordinance Monday (video)

August 11th 2013

Council to Vote on Marijuana Ordinance Monday (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2013) Ferndale City Council is scheduled to take up the matter of marijuana permissiveness at the Monday night council meeting. Ferndale resident Andrew Cissell filed petitions requesting that the city change the code of ordinance to exempt persons over the age of […]