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Published October 27, 2017

Published October 27, 2017

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to close it out, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital hosted a celebration of the lives of victims of domestic violence. 

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Published October 27, 2017

Published October 24, 2017

Published October 24, 2017

At 5:54 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, a water main break occurred in West Bloomfield Township near 14 Mile Road between Farmington and Drake roads.

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Published October 24, 2017

First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 23.

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Published October 17, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — On Oct. 2, the West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve its 10-year financial projection for 2018. 

The projection is used by the township to guide decisions during the budgeting process and is not the same as a budget. Township assessors and financial advisers organize the projection as an accounting tool.

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Published October 16, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A local Eagle Scout project should have a lasting effect on the environment in the Middle Straits Lake area in West Bloomfield.

Charles Garrity, 15, a sophomore at Walled Lake Central High School, has been a Boy Scout since he was in first grade. For years he’s been active in his troop, and recently he was able to begin to advance toward becoming an Eagle Scout. 

To do so, he needed to complete a community service project to move forward in Troop 54, based in Novi. Eagle Scout projects have to benefit the local community. 

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Published October 15, 2017

WALLED LAKE — “Every child, every day” was the motto of the 2016-17 school year at the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, according to the district’s annual report, released Oct. 5.

The district releases an annual report as a way to give faculty, staff and district families an overall look at the work that went into reaching the goals and creating a healthy community, officials said. 

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Published October 14, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual report of crime statistics for 2016, showing that crime is down in West Bloomfield. 

The report covers the entirety of the United States. The data is broken down by state, then city and then into categories of crime. 

In 2016, West Bloomfield Township’s population was 66,123, as reported in the FBI document. The crime statistics are all based on those incidents that were reported to the Police Department.

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Published October 10, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Halloween is a scary time of year, with ghosts and goblins lurking around every corner, but for the millions of families managing food allergies, the most frightening thing about it is often the treats.

“What people might not know is that 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. have a food allergy,” said Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications at Food Allergy Research and Education.

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Published October 10, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A small group of students at West Bloomfield High School are hoping to make a big impact on the school.

The WBHS Environmentally Aware, Ready to Help, or EARTH, Club has been around since 1993 and involves students in a wide variety of environmentally friendly issues, from recycling to creating a nature preserve on WBHS’ campus.

“We have been on a renewable energy kick,” said club sponsor and physics teacher Joshua Barclay.

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Published October 10, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Sit back, enjoy some laughs and help a good cause at the West Bloomfield Police Foundation’s “Comedy for a Cause” event Oct. 19.

The show, in its second year, is the foundation’s main event. The evening includes dinner and a comedy show. 

The headlining act for the comedy show is Dwayne Gill, a Michigan state trooper and stand-up comedian. Gill, a Detroit native, has been performing since 1993, and his comedy has taken him all over the country. 

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Published October 10, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees held a public hearing about its operating tax millage rate Sept. 11 during a board meeting.

“The maximum authorized rate is 3.7362 (mills),” said Rob Scripture, township assessor. “The township has levied this rate (3.3056 mills) since 1995.”

There were no changes to the levy rate, Scripture said. 

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