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Mike Koury


Staff Writer Mike Koury covers Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. He has worked at C & G Newspapers since October 2015 and attended Michigan State University. He has been described as “a wonderful angel” by his mother and “sleepy” by his editor.

Published April 30, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — On Saturday, May 18, the Pleasant Ridge Foundation will host its annual auction and gala, which also will serve as the kickoff to the city’s celebration of its centennial.

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Published April 30, 2019

FERNDALE — A 41-year-old Royal Oak Township man was arrested for criminal sexual conduct after he was caught putting his hand down a woman’s pants, according to police.

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Published April 30, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — The Pleasant Ridge City Commission passed an ordinance opting out of allowing recreational marjuana businesses to establish themselves in the city for the time being.

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Published April 30, 2019

FERNDALE — Several days after Baker College announced that it was withdrawing from conversations with the city of Ferndale on a downtown college campus, City Council members shared their final thoughts on the project.

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Published April 30, 2019

BERKLEY — A new mural designed by the fourth and fifth graders of Angell Elementary School has been installed inside the school. The mural, featuring a sun, the school and other scenes in clay, was constructed as a fifth-grade legacy project, with an assist from the fourth graders. In all, around 150 students helped design the mural, which was put together with the help of artist Laurie Eisenhardt.

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Published April 30, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Fire Department is in a transitional period right now, as the city will soon need to hire a new fire chief. In early April, former Chief Kevin Sullivan officially submitted his letter of retirement to the city after nine years as head of the Fire Department and more than 30 years of service.

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Published April 29, 2019

FERNDALE — In front of a crowd at the Rust Belt Market, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter delivered his eighth and final State of the City address Tuesday, April 16. Coulter announced at the end of his speech that he will not seek reelection for mayor at the end of the year.

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Published April 24, 2019

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Community Library was the site of a gun violence prevention event April 15, when it also played host to the father of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students.

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Published April 23, 2019

BERKLEY — A 17-year-old from Southfield was arrested for the armed robbery of two teens at 10:40 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the 2400 block of Beverly Boulevard.

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Published April 23, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley Ice Arena, which has been closed since 2016, is set to be demolished later this year.

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Published April 19, 2019

FERNDALE — At the end of his State of the City address April 16, Mayor Dave Coulter announced that he would not seek reelection at the end of his term later this year.

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Published April 19, 2019

FERNDALE — A proposed downtown Baker College campus will not happen in the city of Ferndale.

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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — At its April 8 meeting, the Ferndale City Council received an evaluation of the city’s streetlights and their potential conversion to LED lights. The presentation was conducted by city Environmental Sustainability Planner Erin Quetell and energy analyst with EcoWorks Henrik Mader. Quetell said that converting streetlights to LEDs is what a lot of communities have been doing, and the study they did evaluated the condition of Ferndale’s streetlights and how the city can update them.

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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — Last year, the Ferndale Police Department and the city brought in an independent firm to review the department’s procedures and policies.

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Published April 17, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance that deals with the aesthetics of small cell wireless facilities. Small cells are wireless transmitters and receivers that can fit on structures such as streetlights. They increase coverage and data speeds and are part of wireless companies’ plans to create 5G wireless networks.

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