Grinstein Jewelry and Design in downtown Birmingham has announced the third annual Grinstein Jewelry Scholarship Competition, open to all local high school juniors and seniors attending jewelry classes, with the top three receiving scholarship prizes.
The competition is once again generously co-sponsored this year by the Michigan Silversmith Guild.
Longtime Birmingham jeweler and designer Richard Grinstein, owner of Grinstein Jewelry and Design, launched the first annual
A 29-year-old Birmingham man was arrested about midnight on Monday, March 25, in connection with illegal possession of a firearm in the area of Maple Road and Peabody, police said.
Birmingham police said an officer confronted the man, who was wearing all black and crossing Woodward, after he crossed the street against a “Do Not Walk,” signal. Officers discovered the man was in possession of a gun that wasn't registered to him.
The man, whose name wasn't released, was arre
Bloomfield Township police are asking for the public's help in locating two men believed to be responsible for breaking into several vehicles on Monday, March 18, at a car dealership in the 1800 block of Telegraph Road.
Officers responded about 9 a.m. to Page Honda, 1819 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Township, for the report of a theft. Police said the manager at the dealership told officers several vehicles were broken into during the overnight hours and that many different ite
Birmingham police are investigating the theft of a wallet that was allegedly stolen from a customer who was eating at a downtown restaurant on Sunday, March 2.
Police said the victim was at Panera Bread, 100 Old Woodward, and sitting at a table near the window on the south side of the restaurant. The victim said her wallet was inside of her purse when it was stolen at some point.
The incident is under investigation.
Bloomfield Township police said on Monday, March 25, that a Detroit woman was arrested and arraigned in connection with the theft of two designer purses from a resident in the 6000 Maple Hills Drive of Bloomfield Township.
Police said in February that detectives were investigating the theft of a Louis Vuitton clutch purse and a black Chanel shoulder purse that went missing in January from the home. Investigators said the purses, valued at $2,800, were taken from a closet in
Bloomfield Township police on Monday, March 25, announced an arrest had been made in connection with an investigation into a stolen check that started in 2018.
Police said the victim, who resides in the 1200 block of Winchcombe Drive, told officers she discovered in December of 2018 that one of her personal checks had been stolen and later cashed at a local bank. The check, police said, was for $800.
Detectives working with the bank were able to review surveillance footag
The late William Safire – author, journalist, columnist – tells us in his Political Dictionary that the term “progressive” refers to a “movement of social protest and economic reform” but over time it has become a term adopted by those who prefer that label rather than being pigeonholed as a liberal. The progressive label took on life in the early 19th century and in the 20th century was actually applied to a faction within the Republican party. As an interesting side note,
Thank you for your story by Lisa Brody covering the problems at the Okma International Academy (Downtown/March). Downtown is one of the few remaining publications that is willing to report on important local issues and, generally speaking, it does so with intelligence and nuance. I was disappointed, however, to read this line from Lisa Brody: "All allegations against Gibson were investigated by the joint steering committee, which found the principal had done nothing wrong, a