DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video)

DNC Chair, Michigan Dems Rally For LGBT Equality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Between the Lines, Dec. 18, 2013) As Republicans continue to condone the hateful, anti-gay comments of their Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, Democrats brought out the big guns for a community forum at Affirmations featuring Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “In…

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants

Moeser Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks Applicants (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2013) Charles (Chuck) Moeser turned in his resignation Tuesday night after over 20 years on the Ferndale School Board, including ten as Board President. The Board has 30 days to find someone to appoint who will fill his position.  The partial term ends…

Deadlines For CDL Drivers… Fast Approaching

Deadlines For CDL Drivers And Their Medical Providers Fast Approaching (Michigan Secretary of State Press Release, Dec. 12, 2013) Secretary of State Ruth Johnson strongly encourages Michigan residents with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to self-certify to which type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation they perform to avoid losing CDL privileges after Jan. 30.…

How Michigan Funds Schools

How Michigan Funds Schools (Kevin Deegan-Krause, orig. Ferndale Friends/ KevinDeeganKrauseForFerndaleSchools.com, Dec. 10, 2013) Please put away your notes and let’s begin our discussion of school funding with a high-stakes multiple choice test: 1. Does Michigan fund schools from:                         A. Local sources         B. Federal sources C. State sources 2. Does the revenue come from:                                  …

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand

SEMCOG Approves I-94, I-75, US-23 Amendment to Expand (David Sands, SEMCOG, Dec.7, 2013, orig. http://wearemodeshift.org/node/1055) Although plans to widen the I-94 and I-75 expressways have been generating a bit of a buzz this week, dissenting voices seemed to have little sway over the bulk of the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Executive Committee. At a Friday meeting, the…

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University

Ferndale’s UHS Partners with Wayne State University (Wayne State University Press Release, Dec. 6, 2013) A group of more than 100 Detroit-area high school students are learning firsthand how to navigate the college experience thanks to a newly formed partnership between Wayne State University’s College of Education (COE) and the Ferndale Public Schools’ University High…

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears (Oakland County Press Release, Nov. 28, 2013) Counselors in Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division are ready to help totally disabled veterans meet the Dec. 5 deadline to retroactively claim their homestead property tax exemption for 2013. Under a new Michigan law, Public Act 161 of 2013, totally disabled…

Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops,…

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video)

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2013) 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 room had a sprinkler installed, while the…

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Nov. 20, 2013) NOTE: Correct suspect name spelling: Tarus Richardson Ferndale Police and Oak Park Police are combining investigative efforts to locate one of three suspects who is still at large. He is wanted in connection with a violent, Home…

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff Dept. Press Release, Nov. 20, 2013) Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s office is organizing the  27th year of the “Coats for the Cold” coat drive on November 1st, 2013.  The dates for this year’s coat drive are November 1st-November 30th. The “Coats for…