MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park

MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park (C. Proxmire, May 26, 2016) Oak Park, MI – As the rebuilding of a plaza and community park goes on above, cars zoom along underneath on I-696 without most drivers realizing that a large project is happening over them.  MDOT is redoing the plaza…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use…

Ferndale Councilperson Reads to Students (video)

Ferndale Councilperson Reads to Students (video) Ferndale, MI – Throughout Oakland County in the month of March, elected officials and other local celebrities visited childrens’ classrooms to read to them as part of National Reading Month. Ferndale’s elected officials did their part, with councilmembers and school board trustees among those who took the time to…

Officers from 13 Communities Get Narcan Training

Officers from 13 Communities Get Narcan Training (OCCMHA, April 17, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Approximately 30 police officers from 13 Oakland County communities attended a free training to become Naloxone trainers during an event hosted by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Resource and Crisis Center. Naloxone,…

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions (Ferndale Public Schools, April 17, 2016) Ferndale, MI – On Monday, April 18th, 2016, the Ferndale Schools Board of Education will vote on two resolutions in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) rights.  The first resolution will be in support of the State of…

Data Expert Shares Ethnic and Racial Trends in Ferndale

Data Expert Shares Ethnic and Racial Trends in Ferndale (Kurt Metzger, April 7, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The mission of Citizens for a Fair Ferndale is to foster a community that is dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all residents and visitors regardless of sexual orientation, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or…

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2016) Ferndale, MI – When it comes to helping young artists find their inspiration, teacher Jerry Lemenu likes to “get out of their way and let them work.”  The results of the right mix of support and freedom filled the walls…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…