NAIAS The Gallery
The Saturday night before journalists from around the world descended on the 2019 North American International Auto Show for press days, 500 luxury car lovers ($500 ticket) flocked to The Gallery at the MGM Grand for the official kick-off. Their first stop was the Topgolf Club (formerly the Ignite Lounge in the Casino) for conversation, spirits and superb comestibles (lamb chops, beef tenderloin, crab claws, and lobster bites). When the Car Salon in the hot
A rezoning request for the former Mountain King and Talmer Bank sites in Birmingham to permit the development of a nine-story mixed use building, which the developer said he would like to have for a high-end hotel, narrowly received approval, by a vote of 4-3, from Birmingham's Planning Board on Wednesday, January 23, which will recommend it to the city commission. This was a request to reconsider the rezoning of 469-479 S. Old Woodward Avenue, as the planning board had denie
Fourteen years ago, Restaurant Week in Birmingham was a new concept for Michigan. Now, it's such a hit, it's a two-week event. Welcome back to the opportunity to explore new dining and experiences in Birmingham, with the annual winter event of Birmingham Restaurant Week, Monday, January 28 through Friday, February 1, and Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8. Prices for Birmingham Restaurant Week allow diners to sample several of Birmingham's finest establishments. En
In hopes of countering public discord and mean-spiritedness, Holy Name Catholic School in Birmingham is launching a special program devoted exclusively to etiquette. Dubbed the “Etiquette Academy,” the new program will be showcased on Sunday, January 27, at the school's Open House, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m., at 680 Harmon Road. “In an age when too often civility and decorum seem to be under siege, we want our students to see the advantages of good manners and graciousness,”
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber on Thursday, March 7, will host a Professional Edge Workshop focusing on the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved by Congress in late 2017, and means a number of changes to the federal tax code that may impact a variety of businesses and owners. The workshop will inform attendees on the most common and meaningful provisions of the act, the impact of those provisions on individuals, corporations
Birmingham police are investigating a vandalism incident that occurred on Saturday, January 19, involving a local restaurant worker's vehicle in the 200 block of Townsend Street. Police said an employee at Bella Piatti, 167 Townsend Street, told officers about 6 p.m. that someone slashed both tires on the passenger side of his vehicle. Police said there were no suspects or witnesses at this time. Birmingham police are investigating.
Birmingham police are investigating an assault that allegedly occurred on Friday, January 18, involving two employees of a restaurant in the 300 block of E. Maple, in downtown Birmingham. Police said an employee at the restaurant, A Touch of India, 297 E. Maple, told officers that a co-worker struck him in the face following an argument in the kitchen area of the restaurant. Police are investigating the incident.
Three people were arrested on Wednesday, January 9, in connection with at least three thefts involving unlocked vehicles in Birmingham and suspected thefts in neighboring cities, police said. Officers responded about 1 a.m. to the area of Stanley and Lincoln in Birmingham, where witnesses said three people were observed checking vehicle doors. Police said officers made contact with the three subjects and discovered numerous stolen items in their vehicle. The recovered items w
Your face is unique; it's your calling card. Now imagine if you were recognized in a crowd via a surveillance camera – linked perhaps to your driver's license from the state database, or another database – and identified as a possible criminal and hauled into a police line up of suspects. While that may sound farfetched, it could be a reality through the use of facial recognition by law enforcement to catch suspects for all kinds of crimes, from shoplifting to car theft to fr
More than a decade before lead pipes and a botched treatment plant started a drinking water crisis in Flint, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (known as Virginia Tech) professor Marc Edwards discovered lead levels more than 83 times the accepted safe limit in Washington D.C.'s water system. Edwards, an expert in plumbing corrosion, was conducting research in 2003 into pipe corrosion for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. He suspected lead