Business owners and owners of buildings in downtown Birmingham should be on alert – now – for possible attempts by some in city government who would like to figure out a way to assess existing businesses in the established downtown area for a parking structure in the Triangle District, plus possibly raid the existing parking structure fund to help finance an effort across Woodward. For the benefit of those not completely familiar, the city of Birmingham has been working to sp
Bloomfield Hills prizes itself on its large stately estates, rolling, tree-lined streets and the privacy it affords its residents. The quiet and safety the town assures those who live within its one square mile, many of whom are some of the most wealthy in the state, much less the country. The goal is to live there, and use the resources of other local municipalities, such as Birmingham's downtown and the strip centers in Bloomfield Township. The Bloomfield Hills City Commiss
Michigan House and Senate members are finally wrestling with the issue of financial disclosure by state officials but don't get your hopes up that anything of value will come from this effort. Our state is one of only two that do not require financial disclosure by elected legislators, something other states have done in varying degrees going back decades. Our state also ranks at the bottom of the list when it comes to transparency by the state government, despite a number of
By Stacy Gittleman Driving along the I-75 corridor between Detroit and Toledo, one can catch glimpses of the twin curved silos of the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, known as Fermi 2, that sits on the shores of Lake Erie. Owned by DTE Energy and in operation since 1988, Fermi 2 has produced more than 200 billion kilowatt-hours (KW) of electricity per year – enough electricity to light up a city of one million people at any given time. The sight of Fermi 2 to some is
Bloomfield Township police are investigating the theft of a Dodge Charger discovered stolen on Friday, May 14, from the 1600 block of Bloomfield Place Drive. Police said the victim believes his 2020 Charger “Scatpack” edition was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. on May 13 and 7:30 a.m. on May 14. Investigators found evidence of forced entry at the scene. Police ask anyone with information to contact the Bloomfield Township Police Department at 248.433.7755.
Bloomfield Township police are investigating the theft of a trading card collection that was stolen from a storage unit in the 400 block of S. Fox Hills Drive. The victim contacted officers on Tuesday, May 18, after discovering someone broke into his storage unit, uncovered two large plastic bins and stole his collection of Pokemon and Magic trading cards. Police said the locks of two additional storage units had been broken, and items had been rummaged through. The cards are
A wallet and coins were stolen Monday, May 17, from a pair of vehicles parked in a residential garage complex in the 1000 block of N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham police said. One of the victims told police she parks her vehicles in the garage complex of their building, and noticed her vehicle had been rummaged through and her coin purse was missing. She then alerted her husband, who checked his vehicle and noticed his wallet was missing. The wallet contained personal item
Friday, May 21: This issue of The COVID-19 Diary will be the last edition of this special newsletter Downtown Newsmagazine has been publishing for the past 14 months about the pandemic first declared in March of 2020. When we first launched this newsletter on our website and as an email newsletter sent out to thousand of readers, we saw the urgent need for critical information about the novel coronavirus which could only come from reading a large swath of sources that most pe