Every Sunday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond.
Here's what's been happening nearby this week:
BLOOMFIELD: Bloomfield Township Police Using More Technology for External Communications
The department launched its own mobile app and will increase use of its Facebook page for communicating with the public.
Family of Samir Mikha Hannawa, 49, a West Bloomfield father of seven, benefits from emergency relief fund.
TROY: State Attorney General to Troy: Call Election or We'll Take You to Court
Richard Bandstra, chief legal counsel for State Attorney General Bill Schuette, responds to the City's Tuesday letter refuting the need for a February election to replace recalled mayor Janice Daniels.
Royal Oak's St. Dennis held its final mass last Sunday.
FERNDALE: Former Ferndale Mayor Dies at Age 86
Visitation for longtime resident Robert J. Paczkowski was held on Wednesday at Spaulding and Curtin Funeral Directors in Ferndale.
BERKLEY: Hogger's BBQ Won't Reopen After All — At Least For Now
A last-minute lease dispute put the brakes on plans to revive the popular Berkley eatery, co-owner says.
CLAWSON: New Mexican Restaurant Plans to Open in Downtown Clawson in 2013
A February grand opening is planned for the new Mojave Cantina in Clawson.
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- Couple Shoplifts With Toddler in Tow and More Crime Nearby