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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 April 9, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — With the return of sun and warm weather comes the usual resurgence of weekend garage and yard sales on neighborhood streets.

Those who enjoy hunting for hidden treasures will get the chance to start the season off right at the Birmingham Education Foundation’s annual garage sale at Berkshire Middle School. The ever-growing event is a favorite among local garage sale enthusiasts, who flock to the sale to peruse the bargains while supporting students in the Birmingham Public School District.

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Published April 5, 2012

Police are investigating a smash-and-grab theft that took place at Abbott’s Coins and Jewelry, 33700 Woodward Ave., April 3. According to Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, the culprits made off with approximately $39,000 worth of property, including jewelry and coins.

According to police, at around 3:50 a.m. three masked suspects broke into Abbott’s by throwing a large brick and shattering a glass window at the front of the store. The alarm sounded, and Birmingham police responded within minutes, but by then the suspects were already gone.

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Published April 4, 2012

Police say they may have found the woman who fired shots in downtown Birmingham in the early morning hours of April 2.

According to Cmdr. Terry Kiernan of the Birmingham Police Department, no one was seriously injured from the gunfire, which happened as patrons of South bar, at Woodward Avenue and Merrill Street, were leaving the venue Monday.

“This was out in the street. We don’t know for sure if something occurred inside the bar that precipitated the incident, or if it was just out on the street,” said Kiernan.

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Published April 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM— The Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education has wasted no time looking for a replacement for Superintendent David Larson. Just weeks after Larson announced that he would be leaving the position in July, the board has hired a firm to conduct the search for a new superintendent.

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Published April 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — While many students around the United States sit in classrooms learning about civic engagement, 16-year-old Rachael Stein is living it. The Groves High School junior recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she met with legislators to discuss two bills that could help put an end to the bullying epidemic that’s been plaguing schools across the country for years.

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Published April 3, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Corey Damen Jenkins knows how to turn a house into a home. Each day, the Bloomfield Hills-based interior designer works with clients at Design With Vision LLC to create one-of-a-kind living spaces that are both functional and stylish. The process is nothing new to him. But when you throw a few television cameras and strict time and budget limitations into the mix, the task becomes a little more complicated.

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Published April 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been nearly a year since six racially charged graffiti messages were found around Seaholm High School. And just as the community is ready to leave the incident in the past, another message was found at the school, according to Seaholm High School Principal Deanna Lancaster.

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Published April 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — As patrons of the Bloomfield Township Public Library follow the path to the front door, they may notice a few colorful additions to the landscape that have popped up with the warm spring temperatures — cheerful daffodils, lush green shrubs, and some timeless pieces of artwork.

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Published April 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham police arrested two people from Jackson March 26 for allegedly stealing money from city parking meters. According to a statement from Deputy Chief Mark Clemence, over the course of the last three months, meters were robbed of approximately $1,000.

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Published April 2, 2012

There are plenty of questions left unanswered following a fatal car crash that killed a Pontiac mother and her son in the early morning hours of March 31. But there are two questions Birmingham police want answered as soon as possible: who was driving the unknown vehicle alongside the victims on Woodward Avenue, and could that car have been involved in the deadly accident?

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Published March 28, 2012

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Published March 28, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — For many students, spring break is a chance to forget about their studies for a week, sleep in and kick back in front of the TV to catch up on reality shows or play video games.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center said it’s got a better idea, though, and is inviting students in grades one-eight to join in the CONNECTtech Spring Break Art Camp. The five-day program, presented by Best Buy’s Geek Squad, will give campers the chance to mix art with technology.

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Published March 28, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Silent, somber and still. Those might not be words you would expect to describe a room filled with dozens of teenagers, but that was the mood at the sixth annual Youth-led Dialogue Day, held at First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition gathered high school students from across the area together to talk to each other, listen and learn about the growing problem of drug and alcohol abuse by youth in their community.

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Published March 22, 2012

A meeting to discuss the Bloomfield Hills Schools high school bond issue, and the effect it will have on taxpayers, students and property values, is scheduled to happen from 5:30-7 p.m. March 26 at the Bloomfield Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Road. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.b2020.org or email Bloomfield2020@gmail.com.

 

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