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Tiffany Esshaki

C&G Staff Reporter – Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle


Staff Writer Tiffany Esshaki covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township as well as Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center. Esshaki has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2011 and attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Oakland Community College. She’s the recipient of several awards from the Michigan Press Association and the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Published January 7, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — There were plenty of silver linings to be found when downtown Birmingham was closed for reconstruction over the summer at Maple Road and Old Woodward Avenue. But among the retail and dining promotions, art exhibitions and kids activities, one perk was a standout: that free valet parking.

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Published December 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Shelly Kemp, the executive director of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, likes to lend her hand in the kitchen at Mirepoix Cooking School in Holiday Market.

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Published December 27, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — From Pleasant Ridge to Holly, Hazel Park to Farmington Hills, 2018 was a good year for Oakland County, officials said. For many at the helm of the county’s various departments, the new year will be largely about staying the course: keep up the economic growth, the safe communities and impeccable public services.

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Published December 27, 2018

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 was the Year of the Dog. Cute, right? But ask anyone in the Eagle’s coverage area, and they’d likely tell you that the last year was better represented by a more prevalent symbol: the orange barrel.

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Published December 20, 2018

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — New Year’s resolutions for municipal leaders aren’t so different from anyone’s, really: stay on budget, make a schedule and stick to it, fix what’s broken around the homestead.

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Published December 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — A new ordinance directed at Airbnb rentals in the township is putting a lot of emphasis on the “bnb” part. That is to say, the short-term rentals ordinance that the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees passed 6-0 Dec. 10 will, in short, prohibit residents from renting out their home unless the guest stays 30 days or the homeowners remain in the house during the stay — you know, like a bed and breakfast.

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Published December 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Did you notice, last week, when the weather app on your phone warned that the air quality in metro Detroit was poor, and maybe even dangerous for at-risk groups? You weren’t alone. The air quality in many areas of southeastern Michigan has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as “unhealthy for sensitive groups” periodically since late November.

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Published December 18, 2018

The shovel is posted by the door, the windshield scraper is ready to roll, and you’ve been compulsively checking your weather app all day. There’s no way you’ll be caught off guard by a heavy snow. Luckily, neither will the municipalities in the Eagle’s coverage area. Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, the villages and the county have their salt and plows prepared to move out when those flakes inevitably fall.

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Published December 18, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Holiday light displays can be works of art, don’t you think? No matter how big or small, elegant or whimsical, bright and colorful, or subtle and chic, each family’s light show is an expression of spirit, and the wire and bulbs are their medium.

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Published December 11, 2018

TROY — More than six years ago, the Bloomfield Hills City Commission put the final touches on a woodlands ordinance that had taken it a full year to craft.

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Published December 11, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee is causing concern about potential threats to local wetlands, lakes and streams.

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Published December 11, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Any day is a good day for a mitzvah. On Dec. 25, nearly 1,000 volunteers of all ages will roll up their sleeves and make the community a little bit better with some mitzvahs of their own — that means good deed, in Hebrew — during the 22nd annual Mitzvah Day.

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Published December 11, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — When you hear the term “book club,” do you think of giggly women with chardonnay on the sofa? You’re not alone, but Baldwin Public Library staff thinks they can change that cliché.

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Published December 11, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — It’s too chilly for a block party, so the chatter about the traffic signal started online: on the Nextdoor app, actually. Neighbors were expressing concerns about the timing of the light at the intersection of Maple Road and Eton Street, which runs underneath a train trestle. The complaints largely centered on the traffic congestion at the light, particularly since the new Whole Foods Market opened there last year.

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Published December 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A bill recently introduced to the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee is causing concern about potential threats to local wetlands, lakes and streams.

 

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