municipal birmingham/bloomfield

Public comment moved to beginning of meetings

Following a contentious discussion amongst city commissioners at their meeting on Monday, January 13, they finally unanimously agreed to move public comment prior to the consent agenda at commission meetings for a three-month trial period, and the public can still comment during regular agenda items. >>>

Birmingham may see more tall buildings

A split Birmingham City Commission on Monday, January 13, approved zoning ordinance amendments to expand the D-5 overlay district in downtown Birmingham to permit the possibility of buildings taller than five stories in sites that abut the 555 building or Birmingham Place locations. >>>

Police evaluate gun response at high school

Students and staff at Bloomfield Hills High School on the afternoon of Thursday, December 19, had been trained to "run, hide, fight," in the case of an active shooter situation inside the school, and that's exactly what they did when a BluePoint alert was sounded that day at 11:58 a.m. in the building's G-Wing, near the rear of the main building by the courtyard area, said Bloomfield Township Police Chief Phil Langmeyer to Bloomfield Township trustees at their board meeting on Monday, January 13. >>>

Dick O'Dow's to move patio to back alley

Dick O'Dow's at 160 W. Maple in downtown Birmingham is preparing for the upcoming road construction season by requesting to temporarily relocate its outdoor dining area to the rear of the building during the 2020 outdoor dining season. >>>

Bloomfield Hills to look at street snow plowing

While there are dozens of private streets in the city of Bloomfield Hills, there are a handful of older areas that have for years received snow removal services on behalf of the city for free. >>>

Township seeks person for ZBA

Bloomfield Township is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacant position for an alternate on the township's zoning board of appeals (ZBA). >>>

New township Xfinity store approved

A 4,300 square foot Xfinity store will occupy a retail space at 1991 Telegraph Road at the Village of Bloomfield, located next to the existing Aldi location, following approval on Monday, January 13, by the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees. >>>

public safety birmingham/bloomfield

Birmingham therapist sentenced for theft

A Birmingham therapist was convicted of stealing more than $1 million from her patients through a phony program she said would help people in need. >>>

Man starts brawl at Birmingham burger joint

Patrons inside Hunter House, 35100 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, about 11 p.m. on Friday, January 3, may have been caught up in a fracas when a 35-year-old Bloomfield Hills man allegedly began antagonizing a group of friends at the diner. >>>

Burglar alarm wakes Birmingham resident

Homeowners were upstairs sleeping in their home in the 1200 block of Villa in Birmingham on the evening of Thursday, January 2, when they were woken by their burglar alarm. >>>

Burglars break glass at township home

Bloomfield Township police are investigating a home invasion discovered on Saturday, January 11, in the 1800 block of Packard Street. >>>

$800 in shoes stolen from sporting goods store

A pair of thieves on Saturday, January 11, stole more than $800 in shoes from a Bloomfield Township sporting goods store in the 2100 block of Telegraph. >>>

Police warn about phone scam swindles

A Bloomfield Township grandmother was swindled out of $7,500 on Friday, January 10, by a stranger posing as her grandson over the telephone who claimed to be in need of the cash to get out of jail. >>>


Native Americans: The 12 tribes of Michigan

Curtis Williams fully acknowledges he was “that precocious, annoying kid in second grade.” Matter-of-factly, he recounts how, since he already knew all of his math facts, he went to the local store and bought a bunch of gold stars and put them along the poster in his classroom next to his name. >>>


Microplastics infiltrate the human food chain

The average American is believed to ingest hundreds of thousands of minuscule pieces of plastic every year, equivalent to about five grams of plastic each week through the food we eat and the air we breath. Starting with first-level algae and ending with humans at the top of the trophic pyramid, microplastics have undeniably infiltrated the food chain, from seafood to beer. >>>

oakland confidential


What are the odds? It seems that on the very same day in November, in the very same town, two local wealthy businessmen held private fundraisers for the two men running for senator for the state of Michigan in November. The morning coffee hours – one for Senator Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) – was held at the Bloomfield Township home of private equity entrepreneur and co-founder of Peas  & Carrots Hospitality (Beau’s, Mex, Social Kitchen & Bar, Como’s, Gus’s World Famous Chicken), James Bellinson, while his Republican challenger John James of Farmington Hills, was shaking hands with folks at the nearby home of former race car driver, owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and chairman of Penske Corporation, Roger Penske. >>>

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