Proposed Pay Cuts to Teachers and Staff Spark Protest at Ferndale Schools

Proposed Pay Cuts to Teachers and Staff Spark Protest at Ferndale Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 14, 2014) Dozens of union members – teachers, secretaries, bus drivers and maintenance workers – held signs and chanted about fair wages as they looped around Burdette Street in front of the Ferndale Schools Administration Building before Monday night’s…

Barbara Mahan Passes Away

Barbara Mahan Passes Away (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13) At the age of 84, Ferndale resident Barbara Mahan has passed away. Mahan was incredibly supportive of Ferndale Schools, joining her husband Joe in many activities.  Joe, who passed away last March, was known as “The Voice of the Eagles” because he was a regular announcer…

Ferndale Police Report: Most Crime Down but Spike in Drunk Driving

Ferndale Police Report: Most Crime Down but Spike in Drunk Driving (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept, Jan. 13, 2014) Many of you have been making requests for news, indicating you have not been getting much from local jurisdictions, including Ferndale. Happily, criminal incidents have been down recently in Ferndale and there has been little…

Nick’s Pizza Opens Ferndale Location

Nick’s Pizza Opens Ferndale Location (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2014) After over 50 years in Hazel Park, Nick’s Pizza has expanded and opened a Ferndale location at 745 E. 9 Mile.  Now nestled in the same plaza as Apple Fritter, Christine’s Cuisine and the Ferndale Career Center, owners Michael and Karen Lambrecht hope their…

Three Applicants to Vie for Open Ferndale School Board Seat

Three Applicants to Vie for Open Ferndale School Board Seat (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 10, 2014) The Ferndale Public Schools Board of Trustees will hear from three applicants on Monday night, and decide which one will fill the seat left vacant by longtime Trustee and Board President Chuck Moeser when he resigned in mid-December. Lakesha…

Grant Funds Purchase Large Print Books at Berkley Public Library

Grant Funds Purchase Large Print Books at Berkley Public Library The City of Berkley successfully secured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for use throughout the City for designated projects.  A portion of the money from the grant was allocated to purchase new large print books for the Berkley Public Library’s collection. “The City of…

Public Invited to Downtown Ferndale Goals Meeting

Public Invited to Downtown Ferndale Goals Meeting (Ferndale DDA Press Release, Jan. 9, 2014) Setting Goals & Objectives for the future of Downtown Ferndale will drive the content and conversation at the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Planning Meeting on Monday, January 20 from 4-8 pm at the Kulick Center, 1201 Livernois, Ferndale. The meeting…

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors (Troy Police Dept. Press Release, Jan. 8, 2014) Health Insurance Frauds Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals…

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors (Troy Police Dept. Press Release, Jan. 8, 2014) Health Insurance Frauds Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals…

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors

Tips to Avoid Crimes Targeting Seniors (Troy Police Dept. Press Release, Jan. 8, 2014) Health Insurance Frauds Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals…

Birmingham Couple Killed in Plane Crash

Birmingham Couple Killed in Plane Crash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Between the Lines, Jan. 8, 2014) Todd Lloyd, 51, and his partner, Christopher Neumann, 38, of Birmingham, were killed Monday morning when their single-engine Mooney M20 plane crashed shortly after take-off. The men left from Boyne City Airport headed towards Troy in dismal weather conditions and…

Doggie Playdate in Ferndale to Benefit Detroit Bully Corps

Doggie Playdate in Ferndale to Benefit Detroit Bully Corps (Canine to Five Press Release, Jan. 7, 2014) When: Thursday, January 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Canine To Five Ferndale, 2141 Hilton Road 248-556-5675 What: Indoor Playdate, benefiting Detroit Bully Corps Who: Friendly, vaccinated dogs and their owners. We do have a small dog indoor area, and…