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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 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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Published March 21, 2012

As pet lovers snuggle up with their furry friends, many may not think about where their animals came from before they found them listed online or at a pet store. But the Michigan Humane Society estimates that 99 percent of pet store puppies are bred by large-scale breeders, or puppy mills, some of which are known for their cruel and inhumane treatment of animals to maximize profit.

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Published March 21, 2012

Since 2007, the city of Birmingham has considered partnering with a neighboring community to consolidate police dispatch services and share operating costs. During the City Commission meeting March 19, City Manager Robert Bruner told the commission that such a plan, with the village of Beverly Hills, may finally be in the works.

“Birmingham and Bloomfield Township have been in talks, and then Beverly Hills came into the discussion. We got to the point where we could make a recommendation,” said Bruner.

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Published March 19, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Drunken drivers, beware. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated in Bloomfield Hills could come with even harsher consequences since the City Commission voted March 13 to put the “super drunk” law into effect locally.

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Published March 19, 2012

BIRMINGHAM— A mere two weeks after the Birmingham City Commission approved the sale of beer and wine coolers at municipal golf courses, the city announced the hire of a new clubhouse manager, who, among her other duties, will oversee the sales.

Jacquelyn Brito has been hired to oversee operations at both the Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses, according to Public Services Director Lauren Wood. Brito was selected from a large group of candidates, said Wood, and her impressive background made her ideal for the position.

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Published March 19, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — As fashion enthusiasts flip through the pages of their latest copy of Vogue magazine in search of this year’s spring styles, they may notice a trend: Old is new again. In fact, according to Mary Milstead, founder of the online boutique Detroit Fashion Vault, vintage clothing has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for nearly 15 years.

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Published March 19, 2012

long-awaited sunshine usher in a season of proms, graduations and general revelry as school lets out for the year.

While students have certainly earned the right to cut loose and celebrate their accomplishments, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition is working to ensure festivities don’t include underage drinking.

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Published March 19, 2012

FRANKLIN — Thanks to funding provided by the millage increase voters approved Feb. 28 as part of a special ballot election, the Franklin Village Administrative Offices and the Franklin Police Department are once again open five days a week, restoring Friday hours.

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