Birmingham

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects

December 4th 2014

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects (Birmingham Police Press Release, Dec.4, 2014)   BIRMINGHAM, MI, December 4, 2014 – The Birmingham Police Department has asked the community for help with identifying two retail fraud suspects. Two unknown men recently entered Merwins Antiques Gallery at 554 North Old Woodward. One of them distracted the owner […]

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale

December 4th 2014

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) GRAFFITI DAMAGE: On 12/03/14 at about 1:30 in the morning, Ferndale police responded to Sneakers Bar on Woodward after receiving information that a man had spray painted graffiti on buildings, dumpsters, and a truck. A person witnessed the vandal after he did […]

Food Inc. Showing at Baldwin Library Dec. 18

December 3rd 2014

Food Inc. Showing at Baldwin Library Dec. 18 (BPL Press Release) Food Inc. Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. No Registration Food Inc. shows how our nation’s food supply is controlled by a handful of corporations. The film includes surprising revelations about what we eat, how it’s produced, the livelihood of American farmers, and the […]

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

November 30th 2014

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All […]

Teens Invited to Build Gingerbread Houses at Baldwin Library Dec. 11

November 29th 2014

Teens Invited to Build Gingerbread Houses at Baldwin Library Dec. 11 (Baldwin Public Library Press Release, Nov. 29, 2014) Event Type: Young Adult Program Date: 12/11/2014 Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Description: Why should the children have all the fun? Come and make your own gingerbread house! Join us as we welcome […]

…the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy

November 25th 2014

Guest Column: Thanksgiving for the Goodness of Regional Philanthropy (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 25, 2014)   A November 11 Detroit News Editorial, entitled “Foundations think out of box to aid Detroit,” paid credit to the foundations who came forth to help fund the Grand Bargain and move the Detroit bankruptcy process to […]

Transit Summit Connects… Communities and more (video)

November 24th 2014

Transit Summit Connects Business, Faith, Education Communities and More (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2014)   Who cares about public transportation? Judging from the diverse crowd at the Build Business Build Transit summit on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit, it’s pretty much everybody. The summit brought together people in the faith community, […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Birmingham Winter Markt Dec. 6

November 21st 2014

Birmingham Winter Markt Dec. 6 (Compiled, Nov. 21, 2014) Shain Park will come alive with activity during the City of Birmingham’s fifth annual Birmingham Winter Markt event. Attendees will enjoy European food and drinks, gift items, holiday greens, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, roaming Elsa princess (Saturday afternoon only), live reindeer, warming stations, a Kinderhaus children’s activity […]

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

November 17th 2014

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of […]