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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 May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — After a short and to-the-point discussion, the Birmingham City Commission voted May 21 to adopt the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which contains $65.3 million in municipal expenditures.

There were a number of cuts made from the originally proposed budget, which was thoroughly vetted by the commission at a hearing April 21, according to City Manager Robert Bruner. But compared to years past, he said, the budget left most city departments relatively unscathed.

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Published May 29, 2012

• Beyond Juice — 270 W. Maple
• Kilwin’s Chocolates — 162 N. Old Woodward
• The Cupcake Station — 136 N. Old Woodward
• Brooklyn Pizza — 111 Henrietta
• The Corner Bar — 100 Townsend
• The Rugby Grille — 101 Townsend
• Cosi — 101 N. Old Woodward
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Published May 22, 2012

Toledo, Mich. As strange as that sounds, it almost became a reality nearly 200 years ago during the Toledo War. In the mid-1830s, Michigan and Ohio were at odds over boundary lines, and the two states each thought the city rightfully belonged to them.

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Published May 21, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Around the world, there are millions of people living without adequate health care. Though many pharmaceutical companies donate products to poverty or disaster-stricken areas, they can’t donate the doctors it takes to deliver and administer those medications. That, according to Ellie Tholen, is where Project HOPE comes in.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The custom creations of jewelry designer Barbara Boz have adorned some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, including Oprah Winfrey and Courtney Cox. But after a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Boz can now say she’s decorated some of the most powerful women in the world.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will once again present Art Birmingham, its annual fine art fair, May 26 and 27 in Shain Park. The juried art show, now in its 31st year, has been a favorite among artists and art enthusiasts alike since its inception, according to BBAC President and CEO Annie VanGelderen.

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Published May 21, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — The 28-year-old Redford woman who police believe fired a gun in downtown Birmingham last month pleaded not guilty May 8 in Oakland County’s 48th District Court.

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Published May 16, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — Some kids like to climb trees. Others like to run on the grass, or maybe dig in the dirt. But at Birmingham Covington School, students are spending their time working to preserve the environment, so future generations of kids have a place to play.

“For years, we’ve been asking our kids to be agents of change,” said BCS teacher Pauline Roberts. “It’s all about taking action — see a need, fill a need.”

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Published May 16, 2012

Greg Bator knows a thing or two about senior living. As an attorney specializing in the needs of older adults, Bator has plenty of experience working with seniors and the families that care for them. The task of helping those seniors was one he enjoyed and took very seriously.

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Published May 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — A 75-year-old Bloomfield Hills woman crashed her vehicle through the front window of a hair salon near East Maple Road and Woodward Avenue May 7.

According to police, this is the second time in less than six months that the woman has had an accident on the property.

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Published May 14, 2012

were sworn in to the Birmingham Police Department. The additions bring the force to a total of 28 officers.

Dustin Nelson, 23, of Macomb Township, and Scott Grams, 27, of Rochester Hills, were hired to replace two retired officers in the department. According to Birmingham Police Chief Don Studt, the new officers will spend the next year getting acquainted with each shift — from daytime to nights, in the office and out on the streets.

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Published May 14, 2012

The annual Celebrate Birmingham parade will make its way down Old Woodward Avenue this Sunday, May 20. This year, the parade will feature some old staples and some new additions to the lineup, along with a new theme, “The Good Ole Days.”

According to parade Chair Sandy Debicki, Celebrate Birmingham dates back at least 30 years. Residents line the city streets to watch as clowns, community groups, bands and fire engines march by to ring in the city’s official start of the summer season.

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Published May 8, 2012

After many months of intense, and at times contentious, campaigning, voters in the Bloomfield Hills School District approved a measure that will allow the district to borrow $58.65 million to build a facility to house students of the consolidated Bloomfield Hills High School.

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Published May 8, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — At 20 years old, Rebecca Rosen was sure she was going crazy. She was depressed, and as a sophomore in college, found herself battling an eating disorder. She struggled for two years with her deep unhappiness, and after doctors and medications failed to help her, she was desperate. She prayed for help, and one evening she said, her cries were answered by her grandmother, Babe — who had passed away more than a decade earlier.

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Published May 8, 2012

FRANKLIN/BINGHAM FARMS — After six years, Chief Patrick Browne of the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department has announced he’ll be retiring at the end of June. Though he said he’ll miss the force, he said it’s time to move on to greener pastures — or, in his case, courses.

“I’m sure my wife has her share of things she’ll want to do. I enjoy golf, but I certainly need to improve my game, so hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to become a little bit better,” said Browne of his forthcoming free time.

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