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Week In Review: Threatening Tweet at Groves, Police Arrest Two in Early-Morning Home Invasion

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:

Schools

Police Respond to Threatening Tweet From Groves Student

Police and school officials were alerted Thursday night to a Groves student writing "tweets of a threatening nature" and later took the student into custody. Groves principal says student safety is a top priority.

'We Owe It to Our Children': Birmingham Superintendent Vows to Review Safety Rules

Birmingham Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad says 'we need to feel a sense of shame' about the Newtown shooting, promises review of school safety procedures by end of January.

"It's moral imperative to tackle this issue," says one member of Birmingham Schools' Achievement Gap Committee, which presented to the Birmingham Board of Education on Tuesday.

The renovations will prepare the building to be used as the administrative offices for the Birmingham Public School district. Work is expected to wrap up at the beginning of June 2013.

Police

Police Arrest Two Detroit Men Following Early Morning Home Invasion on Webster

One suspect was found near the Our Shepherd Lutheran School on Lincoln, forcing the school to go into lockdown Wednesday morning.

Lights and garlands were taken from outside a Birmingham home last week while several gifts were stolen from someone's stoop last weekend.

Government

Birmingham Throws Its Support Behind Gran Fondo Bike Race

The 54-mile Woodward Avenue bike race from Detroit to Pontiac and back is sponsored by the Woodward Avenue Action Association and is tentatively scheduled for June 30, 2013.

Preliminary designs for a reconstructed South Old Woodward were approved by the Birmingham City Commission Monday night as the city looks to apply for federal funding for the project.

Cost of Being Buried at Birmingham's Greenwood Cemetery Just Went Up

The increase in burial fees, as well as other fees at Birmingham's historic  cemetery, are meant to match current market rates and bring in more money.

Business

The Planning Board unanimously passed along plans from Crush Bistro, What Crepe? and Birmingham Sushi at their Wednesday night meeting. Plans will go to the City Commission in February.

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