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Brown Street construction begins Friday, June 2

A Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to improve pedestrian crossings at the Woodward and Forest/Brown intersections will begin in September 2023, and in order to prepare for the project, the city of Birmingham is reducing one lane of E. Brown Street between S. Old Woodward and Woodward Avenue, beginning Friday, June 2. >>>

New Rosé Soirée Event hosted by BSD June 5-11

Go pink, dine and drink during the Birmingham Shopping District’s (BSD) new Rosé Soirée event, happening June 5-11, in downtown Birmingham. >>>

Birmingham Fair returns this weekend

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's 58th Birmingham Village Fair returns to the streets surrounding Birmingham's Shain Park this weekend, Thursday, June 1, through Sunday, June 4. >>>

Family movie nights return to Booth Park June 9

The popular summer movie night series, sponsored by the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD), returns to Booth Park beginning Friday, June 9, with the presentation of Encanto. >>>

In the Park Concert series begins Friday, June 9

The popular In the Park Concert series, held every summer in Shain Park, returns this year on Friday, June 9, before resuming its Wednesday night schedule featuring a full line up of local bands. >>>

Pewabic Pottery archivist to visit township library

Annie Dennis, Pewabic Pottery's education director and archivist, will visit the Bloomfield Township Public Library for a look at its 120-year history on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. >>>

public safety

Motorcyclist caught after evading police

After fleeing from a Birmingham police officer, a motorcyclist from Troy was stopped by police in Royal Oak on Saturday, May 27, and was reported to the prosecutor’s office for eluding police. >>>

Birmingham senior discovers check theft

A senior in Birmingham had a check stolen from the front door of his home on the 400 block Wellesley Drive on Sunday, May 28, after he taped the envelope to the door. >>>

Porch poacher hits Birmingham home

A college-aged male was seen stealing a package from the front porch of a home in the 800 block of Mohegan Street in Birmingham around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, before speeding off. >>>

Local teen scammed on Facebook Marketplace

A sale on Facebook Market place went south when a seller from Birmingham had her items stolen after the buyer didn’t pay up. >>>

Check fraud costs Birmingham woman thousands

A resident living in the 1000 block of Shirley in Birmingham found several checks missing from her checkbook and suspicious activity in her bank accounts on Thursday, May 25, leading her to close her account and lock her credit. >>>

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


Taming Woodward: Reenvisioning a thoroughfare

When a Detroit News photo archive essay in 2018 chronicled the history of Woodward Avenue, there is a telling photo from 1911. It depicts a woman clad in a woolen suit, heels and hat, a concentrated expression on her face as she waits for a break in traffic to cross the street. >>>

oakland confidential


While former Republican Congressman David Trott of Birmingham is officially out of office, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of political activity, and definitely has an opinion on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, newly declared for a run for president in 2024. >>>

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