Bloomfield Township police arrested a Target employee who embezzled almost $4,000 worth of iPads and Apple watches while he was working at the Bloomfield Township store in September. According to Bloomfield Township police, the embezzlement occurred at the Target store at 2400 Telegraph Road just north of Square Lake Road, sometime between Wednesday, September 13 and Monday, September 25, 2017. Brandon Phillips, 24, of Madison Heights, was working at the store when Target’s l
A Bloomfield Township resident who was attempting to sell a car online was given a check as a deposit as a hold, and then was requested to give part of it back, which he later learned was part of a scam. The resident, who livesi n the 1600 block of S. Hills Boulevard, discovered he was the victim of a fraud scam on Monday, September 25. He told Bloomfield Township police he was attempting to sell a car online for $7,350, and was contacted by a buyer. The buyer offered to give
Birmingham city commissioners unanimously approved adopting an opinion rendered by the Birmingham Ethics Board on whether city commission members can sit and participate on community boards at their meeting on Monday, September 25, after having it clarified by city attorney Tim Currier. Currier recommended that commissioners could act in a number of ways, as non-voting board members of community organizations, full voting members, an advisor to the committee, or as a liaison
After requests from numerous Birmingham residents living on unimproved streets who have been seeking to have their streets paved and curbs added, Birmingham commissioners unanimously approved creating an ad hoc unimproved street study committee at their meeting on Monday, September 25. The purpose of the committee, which would consist of residents living on unimproved streets as well as a representation of commissioners, is to conduct a citywide study of unimproved streets in
Vine & Dine, a signature event hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, will be held Wednesday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the new Erhard BMW Bloomfield showroom on Telegraph Road north of Square Lake. This will be the 14th consecutive year for this must-attend event, which offers guests an outstanding selection of domestic and imported wines, a strolling buffet featuring food from some of the a
Fire trucks, police cars, a petting zoo, bounce house and face painting. It’s a full afternoon of fun, all set for Sunday, October 1, from noon – 4 p.m., when Bloomfield Township holds it’s public safety Open House. There will be fun for all ages, with demonstrations by the fire department, rides in police cars, and a whole range of activities for kids and adults, including pumpkin crafts, a photo booth, animal adoptions, voter registration, tours of Bloomfield Hills High Sch
Former high school teacher Gary Gerson was looking for a different sort of adventure when he left Cranbrook Kingswood High School after 26 years, but few people would have thought buying a used Cadillac and driving for Uber would have been it.
“On my third day of doing Uber, I found some people that wanted to go to the inner city, and I drove them around for five hours and made $500," Gerson said. "This was a group of people that were crossdressing, and who were bringing wha
Bloomfield Hills native and Cranbrook Kingswood alum Bob Woodruff was on the brink of becoming a major household name in December 2005, when the journalist was named Peter Jennings’ successor as anchor of ABC World News Tonight. Only a month later, Woodruff sustained a life-threatening traumatic brain injury when a roadside bomb detonated while he was embedded on location in Iraq. What could have – and many predicted to be – the end of his on-screen career is now a thing of t
For Marcia’s Munchies creator Marcia Nodel, her newly opened, 16,000 square foot facility in Inkster is full of possibilities.
“I was standing on the edge of a cliff,” she says of her pickle business, which until recently operated out of a space one-eighth that size, first in Hamtramck and then in Warren. Her Sweet ‘N Sassy Pickles, Little Hotties spicy pickles, Cherry Pops pickled tomatoes and pickled asparagus are some of the products that she sells locally to Papa Joe’s,
World-renowned architectural sculptor Glen Michaels is a character…both literally and figuratively. His good friend, the late Elmore Leonard, named a character after him in his mystery novel, “Out of Sight.” “But Elmore told me he purposely spelled my first name with two n’s so I wouldn’t sue him,” Michaels says.
Born in Spokane, Washington in 1927, the Birmingham resident says he started taking piano lessons when he was just six years old. “And I was always doing drawings