Considering the number of establishments that sell alcohol or tobacco, investigations have demonstrated that there relatively few violations. However, the police department plans to continue to use investigations and enforcement action to achieve an ongoing compliance rate of 100%.
Some Ferndale residents own guns, and the Ferndale Police would prefer it if those guns were stored safely. That’s why they have partnered with Project Child Safe to provide free gun locks to residents who request them.
The locks have been provided to the department though Project Child Safe at no cost to the department, according to Sgt. Barron Brown. The program began several years ago, but the department has not given away very many, most likely because the public hasn’t been aware of it.
In April 2013 there is a National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, where advocates for ethical journalism will gather to learn about issues affecting our profession. I am hoping to raise enough money to go to this conference, and bring whatever I learn back to Michigan, and to Ferndale.
When he committed the Ferndale Home Invasion, ONEIL was on bond and awaiting sentencing for another home invasion he committed in Detroit; he was sentenced on the Detroit crime on November 6, 2012.
Detectives interviewed ONEAL after he met with his probation officer on 01/10/13. He confessed to the Home Invasion on Edgewood.
Zack is now representing Huntington Woods, part of Oak Park, Royal Oak Township, Hazel Park and Ferndale.
Zack said she is looking forward to working within the new communities, including Ferndale. “First, I plan to attend Council or Commission meetings monthly to present what is going on in the County and how certain County programs can help local residents. I will try to attend as many local community events as possible to meet, greet and listen to concerns of residents…
People who park in Downtown Ferndale will notice some changes in the next month and a half, including possible increases in parking fees and the removal of individual parking meters from the street and city lots, with central payment centers installed and waiting to go online.
The changes are part of a long-term parking plan created by the DDA and the City of Ferndale to help raise money for more parking, most likely in the form of a parking structure. Over the past few years, the DDA and the City have taken several steps to make the parking system more profitable so that money can be set aside for improvements and growth.
Admission, popcorn and soft drinks are free, and all are welcome.
Future titles include: Yellow Submarine (February 25), Blade Runner (March 25), The Wrong Man (April 22) and Harold and Maude (May 27). All films will be shown in Blu-ray with surround sound. A copy of each film will be given away after the viewing.
A house on College Street, known to neighbors by the large hip hop posters on the front porch and the steady stream of briefly-staying visitors, was the target of a raid by Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), on Jan. 9, 2013.
After expecting the contract with ICE to end before Jan. 1, The Ferndale School Board received another surprise from Superintendent Gary Meier. He changed his mind, and has announced, through a notice dated Dec. 30, 2012 and given to then Board-President Keith Warnick, that he rescinded his prior cancellation.
At the Jan. 9 meeting, the Dales Group divided into three committees – Neighborhood Crime, Social Events and Physical Improvements. Each will organize ideas and actions that the whole group can be part of.
bubble_and_bark_ad_ferndale115Newcomer Jim O’Donnell was voted President of the Board by his fellow members. He was sworn in by Ferndale Mayor Dave Couter.
The other officers are the three experienced Board Members. Karen Twomey was selected Vice President. Chuck Moeser was selected Treasurer. And Nan Kerr-Mueller was selected Treasurer.
Nardone has three successful big projects under his belt. He’s started a company that specializes in delivering products to adults in a private way, a volunteer group that mows the grass at inner-city parks, and achieved national fame as a pumpkin carving extraordinaire. (Watch his appearance on the Conan O’Brian show at http://youtu.be/nbFWRO2Cz8c).
James O’Donnell, President of the Ferndale Public Library Board, announced his resignation at a recent library board meeting. His resignation took effect on December 31, 2012 at 11:59PM. O’Donnell was first appointed to fill the vacancy left by Kevin Deegan-Krause in 2009, then elected to his own seat.
Last November, he was elected to a seat on the Ferndale School Board.
Hungry for some new places to eat? Well 2013 should be an exciting year for Ferndale as at least three new restaurants are in the works.
Barb Landry, President of FEF said “This is one-off the best committees I personally work on. It is all about fundraising and putting money into classrooms for innovative projects. We spend over $35, 000 a year giving back to our kids and schools. Fun things like Camp Skyline…
With most wines priced under $15, and an obviously silly name, Winezilla is not the typical wine shop. However, it is quickly assimilating into the culture that has been coined “Ferndale Normal,” meaning that any place else it might seem strange, but not much is out of place here.
Understanding what criminals look for can decrease your risk of being a victim. Brown explained how residents and business owners can reduce the likelihood of a break in, and what one can do to make it easier to identify stolen property should it be recovered.
2012 was an exciting year for The Ferndale 115 News. In June we broke our record for readership, attracting over 10,000 unique visitors to the website. In December our count for the month was 26,142. Our stories now reach plenty of Ferndalians, as well as showcase our city to people beyond our borders.
Here are the top stories for 2012:
Addison Twp Events To add events to the calendar, send info to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the city in the subject line. June 24 – Baffling Bill the Magician at the Library 7-8pm http://www.addisontwp.michlibrary.org/news-events/lib-cal June 27 – Knitting and Crocheting at the Library 6:30-7:30pm July 10 – Planning Commission Meeting 7:30pm http://www.twp.addison.mi.us/Portals/3/PDF/FISCAL%20MEETING%20DATES%202012-2013.pdf July 16 – Township…
Beverly Hills Events To add events to the calendar, send info to email@example.com and include the city in the subject line. July 2 – Council Meeting 7:30pm (more info) July 16 – Council Meeting 7:30pm (more info) Aug 6 – Council Meeting 7:30pm (more info)