municipal birmingham/bloomfield

Play structures, basketball hoops to be allowed

The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission on Monday, February 17, unanimously recommended for approval to the township board the adaption of a zoning ordinance for basketball apparatuses and play structures, to allow residents to pull a permit rather than going before the zoning board of appeals (ZBA). >>>

Township library hosting photo contest

The Bloomfield Township Public Library has announced it is holding its fourth annual amateur photo contest, with this year's theme “In Motion.” >>>

public safety birmingham/bloomfield

Gag gift could have been land mine

A Bloomfield Township homeowner called police around 4:15 Saturday, February 15, to report they had purchased a novelty land mine as a gag gift, but the online store had emailed and informed him there was the possibility of a risk of explosion. >>>

Cash taken from unlocked vehicle

In the 900 block of Fairfax in Birmingham, a resident's unlocked vehicle was rummaged through on Wednesday, February 12. >>>

Woman shoved after getting off bus

While standing at the corner of Maple and Woodward in downtown Birmingham, a woman was shoved to the ground on Tuesday, February 18. >>>

False credit application at Lucido Fine Jewelry

On Friday, February 14, police were called to Lucido Fine Jewelry at 250 N. Old Woodward Avenue in Birmingham for a false credit application. >>>

Vagrant makes home of empty house

The owner of a vacant home listed for sale in the 900 block of Forest, Birmingham, contacted police about suspicion that someone was entering the home. >>>

A man walks into a bar, pours himself a drink

Staff at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar were in for a surprise on Wednesday, February 12, when a male guest took the phrase, "make yourself at home," a little too literally. >>>

Three seen pushing cart of goods out of store

Three suspects were seen by the employees of the Bloomfield Township At Home store pushing a cart full of merchandise and then taking off in an SUV on Sunday, January 26. >>>

Woman uses township resident's identity

The Bloomfield Township Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying  suspects who have used a Bloomfield Township resident's identity to open a $7,000 credit line at Lowe's and to make purchases at several stores. >>>

Man sought for stealing resident's identity

A Bloomfield Township resident checked his credit report and discovered five credit card accounts he had not applied for opened in his name, and called Bloomfield Township police on January 2 to report the fraud. >>>


School shootings, shooting drills, student stress

At two minutes before noon on Friday, December 19, 2019 – the last day of school before winter break – a BluePoint alert was sounded at Bloomfield Hills High School in the building's G-Wing, near the rear of the main building by the courtyard area. The alarm, which looks like a blue fire alarm which can be pulled in case of an emergency, is equipped with a cover to prevent it from being pulled accidentally. The system sounds an audible alert of a male robotic voice repeating, "Lock down! Lock down!" to let those in the immediate area know there's a danger. The system also alerts the police department that the alarm has been pulled. >>>


Cosmetics contamination: Little FDA oversight

Melissa Cooper Sargent would start every workshop on cosmetics at the Ecology Center with one question, "True or false, the FDA must approve all cosmetics before they go on the market?" It's a slightly leading question but it would get people's attention and to Sargent's point, quickly. >>>

oakland confidential


The gossip mill is still heating up with who might be willing to be the sacrificial lamb for the Republicans in a run for county executive. While no one has filed yet to take on the winner of the Dave Coulter-Andy Meisner Democratic slug fest, various local Republicans are passing on scuttlebutt they’re hearing, starting with the buzz that former state Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Township) may skip running for county commission as rumored earlier and go for the top spot, which many acknowledge would be a death march. >>>

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