In a split decision, voting 4-3, the Birmingham Planning Board voted to recommend approval to the city commission to rezone the former Mountain King and Talmer Bank sites to D5 at their meeting on Wednesday, May 27, which would allow for a new building of up to nine stories..
The 0.423 acre site spans Hazel Street from S. Old Woodward to Woodward. The site currently contains two vacant single-story commercial buildings, which were formerly Mountain King Chinese Restaurant a
Bloomfield Township trustees unanimously approved a $14,400 annual intergovernmental contract between the city of Birmingham and the township for animal control housing and services, at their meeting on Tuesday, May 26.
Approval of the resolution allows for the reopening of Bloomfield Township's animal control services, which had been closed at the end November 2019, due to budget constraints following voters rejecting a $2.3 mill special assessment district (SAD) that woul
Cranbrook Road between 14 Mile Road and Lincoln will be closed for sanitary sewer work beginning Friday, May 29, with the reopening expected Sunday, May 31.
The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) approved a permit for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office to close Cranbrook between 14 Mile and Lincoln roads to perform necessary underground sanitary sewer work. Residential and business access will be maintained during the closure.
The detour for th
As downtown Birmingham retailers and businesses begin to slowly reopen, their need for resources to protect themselves is being met with Small Business “Starter” Kits from the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD).
The Small Business Starter Kits includes personal protective equipment (PPE) with various sizes of gloves, masks, a touchless thermometer and sanitizer.
“This is a team effort to help businesses get back on their feet and we appreciate Oakland County’s support,” s
Second graders studying Birmingham's history typically take a school tour of the city's Birmingham Museum but with the state shutdown, the museum has created a six-part video series that parents, teachers and students can view and virtually tour the museum.
The Birmingham Museum has produced a six-part series on the history of the 1822 Hunter House and pioneer families of the area. Each video explores a different room of the oldest house in Oakland County and a different as
Bloomfield Township police were alerted that a burglary was in process at Motor City Power Sports in Bloomfield Township on Tuesday, May 26, where two ATVs were in the midst of being loaded onto a trailer, and after a pursuit, officers caught a suspect.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., police received a report that suspects were in the process of stealing an ATV from Motor City Power Sports, 1645 Telegraph Road. Officers learned that the suspects were loading two ATVs onto a tra
The manager at the Bloomfield Township McDonald's restaurant, 2209 Telegraph Road, alerted police on Thursday, May 21, that a man had tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill for the second time.
Bloomfield Township police responded to a complaint of a counterfeit bill at McDonald's, where the manager told officers that a black male had attempted to pay for food with a counterfeit $20 bill. He said the same black male had attempted to pass another counterfeit bill on Tuesday, Ma
An employee at the Birmingham Kroger, 700 E. Maple at Woodward, reported that a woman stole six bottles of liquor on Thursday, May 21.
The woman is described as a 30-year-old white woman, about 5-feet, 1-inch tall, weighing 250 pounds with black shoulder length hair. The employee reported to police that she left the scene in an old blue pickup truck.
Birmingham police are investigating.
Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie and Treasurer Brian Kepes, acting as part of a class action suit for local members of NextDoor, have filed suit in Oakland County Circuit Court against the social media platform NextDoor, as well as township residents Val Murray and Kathleen Norton-Schock, the local administrator, alleging the company allowed Murray to monopolize posting boards with demonstrably false postings, to bully, insult and intimidate other members and to spre
The summer of 2020 will be far less exciting as Birmingham City Commissioners unanimously cancelled the Village Fair and Dream Cruise events at their meeting on Monday, May 18.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce has put on the Village Fair for over 65 years, and it is the organizations biggest annual fundraiser. In debating a new date of July 9-12 for the fair, from its traditional date of the weekend after Memorial Day, commissioners found the only reason to con