municipal birmingham/bloomfield

Public forum to address water testing for lead

The city of Birmingham is hosting a public forum to educate residents on the new state rules for lead testing of tap water at Seaholm High School on Thursday, November 14, from 6-9 p.m. >>>

Discounted Lyft rides available for shoppers

Don't worry about parking in downtown Birmingham this holiday season. Instead, enjoy discounted Lyft rides. >>>

Weekend construction closes Long Lake Road

Long Lake Road between Woodward Avenue and Eastways Road in Bloomfield Hills will be closed from Saturday, November 9, through Sunday, November 10, in order to replace a culvert under the road, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) said. >>>


Results are in for local races, school millages

Voters in Birmingham came out on Tuesday, November 5, to have their voices heard in a hotly contested election where eight candidates ran to fill four vacant Birmingham City Commission seats, and in Bloomfield Hills where five candidates ran unopposed. In addition, voters overwhelmingly approved a replacement operating millage for Birmingham Public Schools and Oakland Community College. >>>

education birmingham/bloomfield

Bloomfield Schools explores school restructuring

A bond may be requested of Bloomfield Hills Schools' voters in the future, after critical needs were identified, but first a committee comprising board members, administrators, educators and interested community members are studying whether a reconfiguration of the district's elementary and middle schools would be a future option. >>>

Three to interview for district superintendent

Public interviews for the next superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at the Booth Center, as three finalists begin their first round of interviews by the Bloomfield Hills Board of Education. >>>

Bloomfield Hills school board honors students

Two Bloomfield Hills students were recognized on Monday, November 4, by the Bloomfield Hills Public Schools Board of Education for being appointed as the board's student interns. >>>

public safety birmingham/bloomfield

Police investigate smash-and-grab at pharmacy

Bloomfield Township police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary that occurred on the evening of Saturday, November 2, at a pharmacy in the 43000 block of Woodward Avenue. >>>

Drunk man enters wrong Birmingham house

A 24-year-old Birmingham man was arrested in connection with a home invasion during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 2, after walking into the wrong home while drunk. >>>

Woman flees accident in stolen car

A 39-year-old Birmingham woman was arrested on Wednesday, October 30, on suspicion of fleeing an accident and driving a stolen car after police said she drove away from an accident in a car reported stolen from Maryland. >>>

Building supplies stolen from worksite

Thousands of dollars in building supplies were stolen in late October from a Bloomfield Township construction site in the 3000 block of Telegraph… >>>


Ransomware: holding communities hostage

It's a dirty secret no one wants to talk about. It's not sex, infidelity, cross-dressing or any other previously scandalous issue. There's intrigue, confusion and it crosses international date lines. It is ransomware attacks and cyberthreats to businesses, non-profits and municipalities across the country, causing havoc and financial mayhem in its wake. >>>


DNA: Law enforcement benefit; privacy issues

Once mostly thought about in the realm of criminal investigations, the use of DNA technology has since expanded into the area of entertainment, as websites like and make it possible for anyone with $100 to submit a swab of DNA from their cheek and trace their ancestry. But the vast amount of information contained in the genetic code sent to commercial databases is increasingly being accessed by law enforcement, raising privacy concerns. >>>

oakland confidential


When Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter was appointed the first Democrat to ever hold the office, it was supposed to be as a temporary one-year stop gap until the 2020 election. But word is Coulter, Ferndale’s mayor until the executive gig, has suspended his campaign to run for state representative for the 27th District, to replace term-limited Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) (now running for county treasurer). >>>

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