Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the…

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak (Ron Arnold, March 17, 2015) St. Patrick’s Day celebrating began early in Royal Oak as the community enjoyed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Hosted by The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade featured green-clad community groups,…

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak (Ron Arnold, March 17, 2015) St. Patrick’s Day celebrating began early in Royal Oak as the community enjoyed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Hosted by The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade featured green-clad community groups,…

Ferndale Settles Water/Sewer Bill Lawsuit, Checks to be Mailed to Residents

Ferndale Settles Water/Sewer Bill Lawsuit, Checks to be Mailed to Residents (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2015) Some Ferndale homeowners will be getting a refund on their water bills after the City of Ferndale has reached a $4,250,000 settlement with attorney Kickham Hanley who represented Lawrence Wolf in a suit over fees the city had…

Ferndale Settles Water/Sewer Bill Lawsuit, Checks to be Mailed to Residents

Ferndale Settles Water/Sewer Bill Lawsuit, Checks to be Mailed to Residents (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2015) Some Ferndale homeowners will be getting a refund on their water bills after the City of Ferndale has reached a $4,250,000 settlement with attorney Kickham Hanley who represented Lawrence Wolf in a suit over fees the city had…

Fight Outside Mustang Jane’s Ends in Two Arrests

Fight Outside Mustang Jane’s Ends in Two Arrests (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., March 16, 2015) INCIDENT: 0217 hrs- City of Pontiac-Disorderly, R&O Taser Deployment  # 15-37380 SUMMARY: Deputies observed a large crowd of subjects fighting on the sidewalk near a downtown bar, Mustang Janes. Deputies ordered the subjects to stop fighting with no effect and they…

Fight Outside Mustang Jane’s Ends in Two Arrests

Fight Outside Mustang Jane’s Ends in Two Arrests (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., March 16, 2015) INCIDENT: 0217 hrs- City of Pontiac-Disorderly, R&O Taser Deployment  # 15-37380 SUMMARY: Deputies observed a large crowd of subjects fighting on the sidewalk near a downtown bar, Mustang Janes. Deputies ordered the subjects to stop fighting with no effect and they…

Ferndale Doctor Gets 66 Months in Prison, Loses License after Drug Conviction

Ferndale Doctor Gets 66 Months in Prison, Loses License After Drug Conviction (Compiled, March 16, 2015) The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has immediately suspended the license to practice medicine of Joel Adrian Milliner, M.D., based on his conviction in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. On January 22,…

SOGI Story #4: Increasing Support for LGBT Youth of Color and Faith

SOGI Story #4: Increasing Support for LGBT Youth of Color and Faith (C. Proxmire, March. 15, 2015) The SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference is hosted each year by Oakland University, with the aim of giving educators and social workers tools they need to understand how best to work with LGBTQ…

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser (C. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) The stars came out for the annual Ferndale Education Foundation fundraiser on March 13. The theme of the red-carpet gala was the Oscars, with attendees dressed as movie characters.  Tables paid homage to famous flicks like Cleopatra, West Side Story, Cleopatra,…

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a…

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a…