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UHY gives township strong audit approval

UHY, a national accounting, audit and assurance firm, presented the fiscal year 2020 audit to Bloomfield Township trustees at their meeting on Monday, October 12, offering an unmodified opinion, which they said is the highest opinion they can render, noting the township is in very good financial shape. >>>

Meetings cancelled due to Supreme Court ruling

If you tuned in to the Birmingham City Commission meeting shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, expecting to watch a lengthy meeting, and discovered a black screen, you were not alone. >>>

public safety

Resident defrauded of $8,000 after drug claim

A Bloomfield Township resident was scammed out of $8,000 after she received a phone call from someone claiming to be an FBI agent, and lured her into depositing the money into bitcoin machines at gas stations. >>>

Three nabbed attempting to get into building

Birmingham police were called to the Willits Alley on Saturday, October 3, on reports that three men were trying to get into a locked building. >>>

Officers break up fight at gas station

Birmingham police arrived at the Mobil gas station, 36200 Woodward Avenue, after receiving reports of a fight in progress between two men on Thursday… >>>

Car stolen during the night on Ruffner

A resident living in the 700 block of Ruffner in Birmingham reported on Thursday, October 2, their vehicle had been stolen during the night. >>>

Man caught on Ring going through SUV

A Bloomfield Township resident contacted police on Tuesday, October 6, after viewing her Ring doorbell system and seeing a man going through her vehicle.>>>

Bike stolen from Whole Foods, thief caught

A bicycle stolen from a locked, trunk-mounted bike rack which was parked at Whole Foods in Birmingham, was later seen being ridden along Maple Road by a man from Madison Heights on Wednesday, October 7. >>>

Downtown Support Campaign

Downtown newsmagazine has launched a membership campaign for donations to the publication to allow us to remain strong and grow while still remaining free to most homes in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. Publisher David Hohendorf’s letter to the local community explains the background on the membership effort. >>>

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Paramilitary movement: Welcome to the militia

We have all seen them before – armed, military-like figures like those showing up at the state capitol building this past spring to protest the pandemic lockdown in the state, or in broadcast coverage of Black Lives Matter protests or counter-protests. Their numbers – both formal and informal –  have vacillated over the years, often a bi-product of current day events. Today, these paramilitary organizations are on the rise again. >>>

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Woke fashion: Environment and the industry

When Detroit Denim Company reopens its retail shop, ideally sometime next year, customers’ experiences will look quite different than they had before. >>>

oakland confidential

FIRST STRIKE

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail (figuratively) over the Labor Day weekend with a oversize postcard mailing which took an interesting approach. No mention on either side of the card that Bouchard is a Republican, with one headline stressing he is “not a partisan politician.” >>>

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