City offices, grocery stores, the library and others change their schedules for the holiday.
Are you staying in town for the holiday? Here's everything you might need to know about what's open and when: Hosting a New Year’s Day dinner? Need more beverages for your Rose Bowl game party? Don't fear, here's what will be open on Tuesday: Ferndale city offices at City Hall will be closed Tuesday, reopening at 8 a.m. Wednesday. For any problems, contact the Ferndale Police at 248-541-3650. The Fire Department can be reached at 248-546-2512, but for an emergency, dial 911. The Ferndale Post Office will be closed Tuesday for the holiday (no delivery, too). The post office will resume normal business hours Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-7 p.m. The Ferndale Public Library will also be closed New Year's Day.
The start of the new year is among the 10 national holidays on which the state permits fireworks use.
This New Year's Day may be one of the noisiest on record for Michigan, thanks to revisions in state fireworks laws approved in 2012. The start of the new year is included on the list of national holidays for which the use of these colorful explosives is permitted by state law. Under Michigan's controversial fireworks law, citizens can ignite, discharge and use consumer fireworks the day before, day of and day after a national holiday, including New Year's Day. The list of approved fireworks now includes "projectiles," such as bottle rockets and Roman Candles. The 10 national holidays recognized by the law include: Many state residents and city leaders—including in Ferndale—have expressed frustration with the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011. …