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Published March 1, 2016

BERKLEY — The goal of the Dreaming to Read book drive this year is to collect 5,000 books, but the recipients of the books would be happy just to have one of them.

For the second straight year, the annual book drive in the Berkley School District and at several public facilities around town will benefit Project Night Night, a nonprofit program that issues blankets, stuffed animals and books to children not living in homes.

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Published March 1, 2016

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale routinely explores alternative options for residents to move about the city and metro Detroit without owning their own cars, and now Zipcar has joined the list of opportunities.

Zipcar allows members 24/7 access to drive cars by the hour or day through a mobile application or membership card. For a monthly or yearly fee, patrons can have access to a select number of Zipcars in their community to use for personal purposes.

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Published March 1, 2016

BERKLEY — People, communities and organizations around the country have stepped up to lend a helping hand to the Flint community in the midst of its water crisis. In Berkley, students were looking to help, but with a fun twist on the normal collection process.

After the Angell Elementary School fourth-grade teachers read their students an article about the Flint water crisis and discussed it with them, fourth-grade teacher Amy McVeigh said the students instantly wanted to know how they could help.

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Published March 1, 2016

FERNDALE — It has been nearly a year since the city of Ferndale opted not to continue with the proposed 3-60 LLC project that would have added two parking structures to the downtown area west of Woodward Avenue.

And while it may seem like the city has not progressed in developing plans to increase parking capacity since then, Mayor Dave Coulter recently brought forward recommendations from the Downtown Parking Committee that ask the city to investigate ideas for structures to be built elsewhere in the city.

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Published March 1, 2016

FERNDALE — When Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced a major renovation project of Interstate 75 during his 2016 State of the County address Feb. 10, he said it was long overdue.

Some communities in metro Detroit, however, don’t see it that way, including Ferndale.

In collaboration with the city of Royal Oak, the Ferndale City Council adopted a resolution in opposition of the spending on the project, particularly for expanding the freeway, feeling that the money could be better spent on other road projects.

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Published February 24, 2016

FERNDALE — The Ferndale School District has agreed to a $25,000 settlement with former Superintendent Gary Meier’s consulting business, Equity Education Management Solutions, resulting from a civil lawsuit the school board filed a year ago.

The lawsuit was filed in January 2015 after the Ferndale Schools Board of Education felt Meier had breached his contract by consulting for a Detroit charter school while still employed by the district. It named both Meier and Equity as defendants.

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Published February 24, 2016

FERNDALE — When the Ferndale Cat Shelter’s Catfé Lounge opened up in November, the purpose was to help cats who needed homes.

A new event, which organizers hope to make a monthly occurrence, is showing the cats can help people in return.

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Published February 24, 2016

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council officially adopted a new parks and recreation five-year master plan during the February council meeting, putting in place a plan that calls for upgrades at several parks and helps the city secure funding.

Parks and Recreation Director Theresa McArleton and Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ Chris Nordstrom presented the final plan to council Feb. 1, and the plan was adopted unanimously. The work on the plan began in the fall of 2015 and included members of city administration and the community giving input.

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Published February 24, 2016

FERNDALE — A majority of the Ferndale High School drama productions require the students to act as adults, sometimes playing characters who are decades older than the students’ actual ages.

This spring, however, the drama students will have a chance to shed a few years as the department puts on the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a production that focuses on a middle school spelling bee and the people involved.

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Published February 24, 2016

FERNDALE — Public art has been a big priority in Ferndale in recent years, as has been fostering the growth of young students in the city.

Now, the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, along with several community partners, is looking to combine the two with the Artist in You program, which will give local students an opportunity to create art for a chance to win a scholarship and have their piece displayed in the Ferndale community.

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Published February 22, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — How did the American culture of death and dying come to be?

When do you talk to children about death? What happens when and after we die?

These questions and more are dissected during the third and last installment of “The Embrace of Aging” program on Detroit Public Television this month: “The Embrace of Dying — How We Deal with End of Life,” which premiered Feb. 8 as an eight-part series.

The first two installments focused on the male and female perspectives of growing old.

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Published February 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Book lovers across metro Detroit are invited to experience a communitywide reading program sponsored by public libraries in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.

Now in its 15th year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through reading and discussing the same book. This year’s book selection is “Shanghai Girls,” by Lisa See.

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Published February 19, 2016

WARREN — When Tiffany Mullen was 7 years old, Child Protective Services removed her from the Mount Clemens home she shared with her mother.

“My mother was an alcoholic. When she was sober, she was an amazing mom. She was beautiful, kind and loving,” Mullen said. “Unfortunately, addiction got its claws in her, and she was not able to get out of it.”

Mullen was placed in foster care at the Shelter Care facility in Mount Clemens. All she had with her were some personal belongings delivered in a garbage bag through her caseworker.

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Published February 18, 2016

Berkley American Legion Post 374
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Published February 17, 2016

FERNDALE — A new microbrewery is coming to Ferndale following City Council approval of an operating license for Urbanrest Brewing Co. during the council’s Feb. 8 meeting.

The new microbrewer license permits Urbanrest Brewing Co. to operate at 2615 Wolcott St., just south of Woodward Heights, west of Hilton Road, and east of the railroad tracks in the city’s limited industrial district. The license allows the brewery to make up to 30,000 gallons each year and offer a tap room for tasting.

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Published February 17, 2016

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of a lot of land on Harvard Road, just west of Coolidge Highway, from single-family residential to planned unit development during a first reading of the change Feb. 1.

The second and final reading is scheduled to take place during the March 24 council meeting.

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Published February 17, 2016

BERKLEY — It’s been more than four months since Jane Bais-DiSessa resigned from her position as Berkley city manager to become deputy mayor in Pontiac. This week, the City Council is hoping to get a clearer picture of who will succeed her.

The city entered into an agreement with the Michigan Municipal League in October of last year to help with the search. The council also appointed a subcommittee made up of council members Dan Terbrack, Steve Baker and Jack Blanchard to help in the search.

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Published February 17, 2016

BERKLEY — Children just getting into reading will have a broader selection of books to choose from at the Berkley Public Library thanks to the Friends of the Berkley Public Library and a generous, anonymous donation.

Library Executive Director Matt Church announced Feb. 3 the purchase of more than 100 new items for the library’s early reader section using a $1,000 donation provided to the Friends group with instructions to increase the number of items available for young readers.

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Published February 17, 2016

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council denied the renewal of the operating license for Motorama Motel, located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Eight Mile Road, after Police Chief Timothy Collins recommended the denial.

Motorama management applied for the license renewal in December, and as part of the hotel or motel license process, Collins was tasked with investigating the establishment.

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Published February 17, 2016

PLEASANT RIDGE — Police are investigating the death of a woman in Pleasant Ridge that appears to be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning, police said.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Feb. 11, the Pleasant Ridge Police Department received a call for medical assistance at a residence on Maywood Avenue. Pleasant Ridge Police Sgt. Robert Ried said all medical calls automatically involve the Ferndale Fire Department being called as well.

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