Are you spending your Sunday catching up with last week's news? Here's 10 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:
A Community Discusses Safety in Downtown Birmingham: Patch spent the week taking a closer look at public safety in Birmingham, especially how residents feel about coming downtown on the weekends. Here were some of the top stories:
- Despite recent police incidents downtown, 63 percent of respondents to a Patch poll say they don't feel downtown Birmingham is dangerous late at night.
- : Experts take a look at resident reaction to police incidents at several Birmingham nightclubs, noting the situation is "layered with many teachable moments."
- : An MSU sociologist pens a commentary on the tension between outsiders and residents in downtown Birmingham, noting 'Nothing trumps public safety in this discussion."
- : Though often cited as a problem in the public safety discussion, even some Birmingham teens say the recent incidents are worrying.
: Bloomfield Hills commissioner and Seaholm High School graduate Mike McCready joined the race for the 40th District's seat in the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday.
: The Birmingham City Commission is considering a $64 million budget for 2012-13, highlighted by rising property values and a shrinking city staff.
: Birmingham police were called to a Birmingham condo after a 13-year-old was burned in a small fire; after discussing his father's medical marijuana grow operation, child protective services are investigating.
: Did you child attend the prom this Friday? Upload your pictures to Patch!
: A Patch reader is documenting her search for a new vehicle and she's wondering: what was your first love affair with a car?
: The Farmers Market is looking for teens to staff its new Teen Volunteer Co-Op each Sunday May 6 through Oct. 28. Teens will receive community service hours.