The long-scheduled Maple Road reconstruction project which was tentatively slated to be complete for a reopening of the road around Labor Day, then mid to late September, is now expected to be complete in late October due to unexpected construction challenges and an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst the road crew.
Maple Road between Chester and Woodward has been under reconstruction since late-April.
The city of Birmingham said that while they are pleased with the progress mad
A new five-story mixed-use building for the site of the old Mountain King restaurant and an adjacent abandoned bank building received unanimous final site plan and design review approvals from the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, September 23.
City planner Nicholas Dupuis said the applicant, Doraid Markus along with his architect Chris Longe, had submitted an application for final site plan and design review, proposing a new five-story mixed-use building with first f
Following a commission request, Birmingham city management intern Melissa Fairbairn gave a presentation on public engagement platforms at the city commission meeting on Monday, September 21, with commissioners then requesting staff to move forward with more research on the Bang the Table platform.
Fairbairn said five relevant platforms were reviewed on “ways to engage residents on the governmental decision-making process for master planing, park development and renovation,
The Birmingham Police Officers Association (BPOA) union came to an agreement with the city of Birmingham for a three-year contract that includes a two percent raise in the first year, unanimously approved by the city commission on Monday, September 21, at which time they also approved two percent salary increases for department head and administrative/management personnel.
City commissioners first met in closed session to review and discuss labor negotiations for the settle
At a board of education meeting which began on Tuesday, September 15, and continued on to Thursday, September 17, Birmingham Public Schools trustees approved, by a vote of 5-2, a plan to begin to bring students back to class in a phased in plan.
The plan reported that data shows that COVID-19 cases are at safe levels within the safety framework to begin in-person implementation. On Wednesday, September 30, kindergarten, first grade, special education and early education stu
Based on a Bloomfield Township police department investigation from over the summer, a 48-year-old male resident of Ellis, Kansas was arraigned on Friday, September 18, on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and aggravated internet trading in child pornography in Ellis County, Kansas, and given a $1 million cash bond.
Back in June, Bloomfield Township police had responded to a call from a mother who reported she had discovered an inappropriate relationship between her
Birmingham police were dispatched to the area of Eton and Lincoln Streets the evening of Friday, September 18, after they received calls about that several male teens were beating a man on a scooter.
The victim, a 34-year-old man from Birmingham, told police that he was riding his scooter southbound on Old Woodward near Oakland when a black Lincoln SUV pulled up and yelled at him for going too slow. The occupants of the vehicle then allegedly threw a water bottle at him.
An employee at Dick O'Dow's restaurant in Birmingham arrived to work on the morning of Monday, September 21, to discover multiple items on the back outdoor patio had been damaged.
The employee told police that two heat lamps had been knocked over and 36 hanging lights were smashed at the restaurant, located at 200 W. Maple Road.
Birmingham police are currently investigating.
An evening out by Birmingham residents led them to discover their home had been broken into, ransacked and several pieces of jewelry stolen.
The residents, who live in the 700 block of Bates Street, returned home around 11 p.m. Friday, September 18, to discover their home had been burgled and someone had ransacked multiple rooms. They informed Birmingham police several pieces of jewelry had been stolen.
Officers determined a window that was pried open was likely how the s
Two credit cards and cash were stolen from an unlocked car that was parked outside Roeper Middle School in Birmingham on Thursday, September 17.
A man reported to Birmingham police that someone had broken into his car and stolen two credit cards and a small amount of cash while it was parked outside Roeper Middle School, 1051 Oakland Avenue. He acknowledged to police the car had been left unlocked.
Birmingham police report there are no suspects or witnesses.