Week In Review: Incumbents Win School Board Seats, Catalytic Converters Stolen

Here's 10 stories you may have missed on Birmingham Patch this week.

Are you spending your Sunday catching up with last week's news? Here's the top 10 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:

In addition, Bloomfield Hills Republican Mike McCready takes the 44th District State House seat and Shelley Goodman Taub is elected to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.

Catalytic Converter Theft on Derby Similar to Incidents in Bloomfield Township

Also in this week's reports from the Birmingham Police Department, a snow blower and refrigerator are reported stolen and someone tries to break into an office at the Holy Name Catholic Church.

How Did Birmingham Vote in Tuesday's Election?

Birmingham voters chose Mitt Romney over Barack Obama Tuesday night, as well as Republican Pete Hoekstra over the re-elected U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

City to Move Forward 'As Best It Can' After Charter Amendment Loses at the Polls

City Manager Bob Bruner said despite the loss, he doesn't expect a similar amendment to go on the ballot any time soon.

More Space and More Money: Birmingham Looks to Improve Greenwood Cemetery

With residents asking for plots at Birmingham's historic cemetery, but no where to put them, the city considers adding grave plots at Greenwood and setting up an endowment fund.

Want Your Stinky Ginkgo Tree Removed? Birmingham Will Now Help You

The city has declared the female species of Ginkgo trees a nuisance in Birmingham, and will begin removing the trees at residents' requests.

What's Happening In Birmingham This November

From the tail end of the high school theater season, to the holiday tree lighting ceremony, to the opening of the 2012 Winter Markt, there's a lot to do in Birmingham this month.

Oakland County Taps Wireless Technology to Expedite Election Results

"We're convinced this will be the fastest Election Night reporting for a presidential election in Oakland County history," Clerk Bill Bullard said Tuesday.

Seaholm Girls Run Away With State Cross Country Title

The Wilberding sisters lead the Maples to a first place finish at the Michigan International Speedway, with Aubrey finishing fourth and Tess finishing 12th.

Help Santa Light Up Birmingham This Holiday Season

The winner of the Principal Shopping District's annual Santa Contest will be able to have cocoa with Santa then throw the switch at the city's tree-lighting ceremony.


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