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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 26, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Last week, the Oakland County Health Division announced it would expand its drive-thru testing services for all Oakland County residents, symptomatic or not.

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Published May 26, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — Even a global pandemic the likes of which most generations today have never seen — one that has pumped the brakes on final exams, proms and graduation ceremonies — can’t stop Birmingham Public Schools and Bloomfield Hills Schools students from using their talents to help the community.

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Published May 26, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The state’s stay-at-home order directed residents to do just that: stay home. But there are some exceptions to that rule, and Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department officials said they hope to help county families ease their stir-craziness with some safe fun in the open air.

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Published May 26, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/WEST BLOOMFIELD — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all schools closed to students March 16. Since March 17, anxious parents have waited for any kind of update as to when their kids can get back into the classroom.

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Published May 10, 2020

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Under normal circumstances, 16-year-old Andrew Zupancic would be wrapping up his sophomore year at Bloomfield Hills High School with projects for his student leadership class and the theater department.

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Published April 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — This Sunday, the Birmingham Farmers Market will try to bring a little normal back to the spring season by kicking off its 18th season as planned May 3. But according to the Birmingham Shopping District, which hosts the farmers market, there will be some changes to the usual scene over at public parking Lot 6 this season.

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Published April 23, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY — “The vast majority of times, if there is a violation, the people don’t know that they’re in violation of the order. The other times people call and there’s no violation. Like, they see people together on their front lawn. Well, you don’t have to social distance from your own family,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

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Published March 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — If the COVID-19 virus crisis has taught us anything about the Birmingham community, it's that you can keep folks inside, but you certainly can’t keep them down. 

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Published March 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Throngs of shoppers stocked up on toilet paper and tissues ahead of state-ordered COVID-19 shutdowns, leaving store shelves empty across the country.

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Published March 23, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Every night at 7 p.m., young kiddos in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area snuggle in with their favorite grownups and log in to a virtual meeting room. The families take turns reading their favorite bedtime story to the other kids in the video chat, and before shutting off their computers, they share a nightly prayer.

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Published March 20, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 10, 2020

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — After a contentious campaign period, Bloomfield Township voters decided to renew an existing millage to fund police and fire services.

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Published March 9, 2020

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — Artist Ruth Tyszka took more than a decade to carefully curate a collection of mosaic teapots.

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Published March 9, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY/LANSING — When a few local organizations got together to host a program for young people on careers in water — a topic that might sound dull to some — they were pleasantly surprised to find out that there was interest, and plenty of it.

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