Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Concessions continue as Ferndale Schools tries to negotiate their way out of a $2.4 million budget shortfall by asking employees for temporary pay cuts.  Superintendent Gary Meier and Director of Finance Maureen Adams accepted 7.38% reductions in their contracts for…

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video)

Pappageorge Talks Term Limits and More with Berkley Rotary (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) With one year left in office, State Senator John Pappageorge (R, Troy) is planning on giving term limit reform one last shot. The 82-year-old Republican met with members of the Berkley Rotary Club on Monday to talk about a…

DEQ Called in for 390 Gallon Ethanol/Gasoline Spill in Ferndale

DEQ Called in for 390 Gallon Ethanol/Gasoline Spill in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2014) Extremely cold temperatures have helped the Ferndale Fire Department in their efforts to contain a chemical spill at Gage Products at 625 Wanda at around 10pm Tuesday night. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said that 390 gallons of ethanol from…

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13 (Ellen Cogen-Lipton Press Release, Feb. 11, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen-Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her coffee hour on Thursday, Feb. 13, to discuss state and community issues, including the governor’s budget proposal. Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) will be Lipton’s special guest…

Local Lawyers Answer: What Happens to Digital Assets When I Die? (video)

Local Lawyers Answer: What Happens to Digital Assets When I Die? (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2014) The evolution of the law is slightly slower than the evolution of internet technology, creating fascinating opportunities, and frustrations, for estate planning attorneys who want to help their clients leave their digital assets in competent hands. For…

Investigation Continues in Northland Mall Death (video)

Investigation Continues in Northland Mall Death (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2014) Southfield Police continue to investigate the death of a 25-year-old Ferndale man who was pepper-sprayed and restrained by private security guards on Jan. 28.  The man’s death was captured on cell phone videos where he could clearly be heard telling the security…

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance (Jennifer Howard, Feb. 9, 2014) Recreation Departments from Oak Park and Ferndale combined for a fantastic Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 7.  Shawnie Stamper from Oak Park Recreation reported that attendance for the dance last night was 123 people, combined between Oak Park and Ferndale Recreation…

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance (Jennifer Howard, Feb. 9, 2014) Recreation Departments from Oak Park and Ferndale combined for a fantastic Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 7.  Shawnie Stamper from Oak Park Recreation reported that attendance for the dance last night was 123 people, combined between Oak Park and Ferndale Recreation…

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance

With Love from the Oak Park/Ferndale Daddy Daughter Dance (Jennifer Howard, Feb. 9, 2014) Recreation Departments from Oak Park and Ferndale combined for a fantastic Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 7.  Shawnie Stamper from Oak Park Recreation reported that attendance for the dance last night was 123 people, combined between Oak Park and Ferndale Recreation…

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Elected officials in Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak have a message for the legislature in Lansing: restore municipal funding. At the most recent Council and Commission meetings, each City passed a nearly identical resolution calling on state leaders to…

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Elected officials in Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak have a message for the legislature in Lansing: restore municipal funding. At the most recent Council and Commission meetings, each City passed a nearly identical resolution calling on state leaders to…

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding

Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak Urge State to Restore Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Elected officials in Southfield, Ferndale and Royal Oak have a message for the legislature in Lansing: restore municipal funding. At the most recent Council and Commission meetings, each City passed a nearly identical resolution calling on state leaders to…

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100…