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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 March 6, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris ruled Feb. 15 that until an actual incident occurs, the court will not rule that Bloomfield Township’s medical marijuana ordinances are invalid. The judgment was a disappointment to the plaintiff, dubbed Richard Roe, and his legal team, who filed the suit back in 2010.

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Published March 6, 2012

Though Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and the villages of Southfield Township may be different in many ways, when it came to Michigan’s presidential primary election Feb. 28, all of the communities seemed to be on the same page — and that page had Mitt Romney on it.

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Published March 6, 2012

FRANKLIN/BEVERLY HILLS — Within just a few days, the villages of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin each had residential burglaries to report. Though five break-ins may seem like a lot for the small villages of Southfield Township, it’s actually quite normal, according to Beverly Hills Public Safety Director Karl Woodard.

“We’ll have one or two a month, generally. It’s not out of the ordinary at this point,” said Woodard.

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Published March 6, 2012

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Detroit Institute of Arts announced Feb. 23 that it will renew its Inside|Out program for a third year, and Bloomfield Township is among the communities that will be included in the acclaimed campaign, which brings high-quality reproductions of master artwork out of museum halls and into streets and parks around metro Detroit.

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Published March 6, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — For the 14,000 Michigan children who are affected by autism, it can be hard to find peace of mind. The same goes for the parents, siblings and caregivers who love those children. That’s why the Autism Societies of Oakland and Macomb/St. Clair County have partnered with Belightful Yoga to provide classes to those with autism and their loved ones.

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Published March 6, 2012

FRANKLIN — Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures Michigan’s had this winter, there’s one cold-weather favorite that’s always in season — chili. On Saturday, March 10, Main Street Franklin will celebrate the tasty treat at the second annual Chilly Chili Cook-Off, with nearly 20 amateur and professional chefs competing for the title, and bragging rights, of best chili in the village.

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Published March 6, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Despite complaints from residents of Birmingham and Bloomfield Township, the Birmingham City Commission voted Feb. 27 to approve an amendment to the city’s park rules and regulations, allowing beer and wine to be sold at municipal golf courses.

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Published February 29, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The radiology department at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac has served patients of all ages. It’s probably safe to say, though, that none have been older than the 200-year-old gentleman who came in for a scan Feb. 9.

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Published February 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — It was chef David Gilbert’s wife who shared the good news that he had been nominated as one of the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Award in the Great Lakes region. She had been searching the foundation’s website and discovered his name, along with two other Michigan chefs, as a contender for the honor.

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Published February 29, 2012

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP/BIRMINGHAM — After the initial concerns with the new cut scores wear off, residents in the Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham school districts are still some of the top-performing in the state.

Both the Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools districts out-performed the state averages by as much as 35 percent in some categories, according to the Michigan Department of Education results released Feb. 15. Proficiency scores across the state dropped as the bar was raised for what was considered proficient.

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Published February 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — For now, local Catholics are breathing a sigh of relief after learning Feb. 20 that a number of churches in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy and Bloomfield Township will be spared from consolidation.

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Published February 28, 2012

Voters in Franklin approved two millage increases Feb. 28 in a special election that accompanied the Michigan presidential primary. The increases will help fund the Franklin Fire Department and the village’s general fund, which supports the Police Department.

“I’m very encouraged that we were able to explain to residents exactly what our financial predicament was, and they get it, and they were able to approve the millages,” said Village Administrator Amy Sullivan.

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Published February 27, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Though the Uptown Film Festival is only in its second year, it’s already grown to have the highest attendance of any film festival in southeast Michigan, according to festival Co-Executive Director Kirk Miller.

The annual celebration of the Michigan film industry is returning to downtown Birmingham March 8-10.

“We brought in 3,500 (people) for our inaugural year. We did very good,” said Miller.

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Published February 21, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills City Commission voted Feb. 14 to adopt a code of ethics for elected officials and members of appointed boards, commissions and committees. The 11-part code outlines how officials should act in situations while holding their post, from business and financial morality to issues of confidentiality.

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Published February 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Avid readers, rejoice. The Baldwin Public Library now offers three self-check-out machines that, according to Assistant Director Matt Church, will make borrowing books simpler and quicker than ever.

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