Blue Parking Meters Mean More Handicap Spots in Downtown Birmingham

Blue Parking Meters Mean More Handicap Spots in Downtown Birmingham (City of Birmingham, Oct. 7, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – On Saturday, October 8, the City of Birmingham will begin the on-street installation of approximately 70 brand new designated accessible parking spaces throughout the Central Business District. The new spaces are the result of the City’s…

2016 Candidate Interview Adrienne Young for Birmingham School Board

2016 Candidate Interview Adrienne Young for Birmingham School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 3, 2016) Birmingham, MI – Adrienne Young is one of seven people running for four open seats on the school board for Birmingham Public Schools.  The candidates for this non-partisan position are: Lori Ajlouny, Douglas Arceo, Audra Bartholomew, Corey Jacoby, Brian Jennings,…

Famed Children’s Author Dr. Patricia Polacco Speaking Oct. 10 in Birmingham

Famed Children’s Author Dr. Patricia Polacco Speaking Oct. 10 in Birmingham (Birmingham Education Foundation, Oct. 2, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) announced that celebrated children’s book author and native Michigander, Dr. Patricia Polacco will be this year’s Author in Residence. As part of the annual BEF-sponsored program, Dr. Polacco will speak…

Following Larcenies, Bloomfield Twp Police Advise People to Lock Car Doors

Following Larcenies, Bloomfield Twp Police Advise People to Lock Car Doors Bloomfield Township, MI – Over the past week, Bloomfield Township took four reports of Larceny from automobiles.  In all of the cases, personal items were taken from unlocked cars. The thefts were committed in the following areas at the following times: Between 9:00 PM…

League of Women Voters Forum on Regional Transit Proposal Oct. 1

League of Women Voters Forum on Regional Transit Proposal Oct. 1 (EVENT page) Bloomfield Hills, MI –  The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting an informational presentation and Question and Answer Session on the Regional Transit proposal that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Saturday, October 1, 2016 10 AM Bloomfield Township…

Birmingham School Board Candidates Forum Oct. 5

Birmingham School Board Candidates Forum Oct. 5 (EVENT page)   Beverly Hills, MI –  The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7 PM Birmingham Public Schools Administration Office (adjacent to Groves High School) 31301 Evergreen Beverly Hills, MI Birmingham School Board. 7 candidates, vote for…

2016 Candidate Interview Kerry Bentivolio for US Congress 11th District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Kerry Bentivolio for US Congress 11th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 20, 2016) Milford, MI – Kerry Bentivolio served as the Republican Congressman for the 11th District in 2013-2014 as a Republican before losing to current Congressman Dave Trott.  Bentivolio is now running as an Independent to try and reclaim the…

Birmingham Residents Invited to Apply for Citizens Academy

Birmingham Residents Invited to Apply for Citizens Academy (City of Birmingham, Sept. 116, 2016) Birmingham, MI – Applications to reserve a spot in the 2016 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy are now being accepted in the City Manager’s Office through September 23, 2016. This free, interactive 7-week program is open only to Birmingham residents 18 years or…

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens…

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, orig. Feb. 27, 2015, republished Aug. 21, 2016) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or…