municipal birmingham/bloomfield

Crowdfunding site set up to help BSD

The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) announced it has created a crowdfunding website for citizens to help raise funds to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for Birmingham small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. >>>

education birmingham/bloomfield

First series of bonds for updating schools sold

The Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education announced the sale of $52.13 million worth of school building and site and refunding bonds, the first in a series of bonds following the March 10 approval of $195 million bond proposal to address facility needs and funding enhancements through 2026. >>>

public safety birmingham/bloomfield

Graffiti discovered at city parking garages

Displaced artists tagged the Chester and Park Street parking structures in downtown Birmingham on Monday, June 1, police reported. >>>

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. >>>

longform features


Farming challenges: coronavirus adds to concerns

LC Scramlin is the third-generation to work the land on his family farm in Holly, Michigan, where he currently raises sheep, lamb and grows hay for feed. His brother, Marvin Scramlin, is a stone's throw away in Groveland Township, living and working on the family's centennial farm, established in 1910. >>>


Municipal outlook: community leaders' updates

Over two months into a stunning economic recession wrought by an invisible enemy, the COVID-19 virus, local municipalities are grappling with new and unexpected costs of keeping their residents and employees safe while experiencing drastically reduced revenues. >>>

oakland confidential


While Michigan media outlets have heard little from GOP U.S. Senate hopeful John James, other than a rather bewildering (pontifical) op-ed piece recently in The Detroit News, Politico gave readers a bit more insight into what could be the candidate’s new approach in his attempt to unseat incumbent Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) come November. >>>

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