Week In Review: Schools to Up Security Monday, Birmingham Restaurants Named to Top 10 List

Here's 12 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 12 stories you may have missed about Birmingham this week:


Birmingham Schools to Increase Security Monday After Connecticut Shooting

Superintendent Daniel Nerad said all measures are preventative and no threats have been made against the district. In addition, Nerad said the district will review all safety policies and procedures.


Three women are arrested for drunk driving on Woodward this week. Meanwhile, an iPhone is stolen from Peabody's Restaurant.

Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Woodward Avenue Wednesday

Police said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the evening crash that shut down the northbound lanes of Woodward near Lone Pine Wednesday.

Police Investigate Possible Overdose Death in Bloomfield Township

The 29-year-old man's body was discovered at the Fox Hills Apartments.


A bill that would allow concealed weapons in Michigan schools heads toward Gov. Snyder's desk. In light of Friday's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, what do you think Snyder should do?

Letter to the Editor: Birmingham Teachers Union Says Right-to-Work Undermines Education

Birmingam Education Association President Scott Warrow notes that states with Right-to-Work laws have some of the lowest performing schools in the country.

Controversial Gran Fondo Bike Race Could Come Before Birmingham Monday

City Manager Bob Bruner says he's a fan, though Royal Oak officials are arguing the Woodward Avenue race from Detroit to Pontiac could be unsafe.


2 Birmingham Eateries Named to Free Press Top 10 List for New Restaurants

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and Social Kitchen & Bar made the Detroit Free Press's annual list of the top 10 best new restaurants in Metro Detroit.

The two existing Birmingham restaurants and plans for a third came before the Birmingham Planning Board Wednesday.


Giving Back With Dodgeball: Area Students Organize Charity Tournament for Africa

Two Birmingham-area residents are hosting Dodge for a Cause this weekend at Groves, a charity dodgeball tournament that's raising money for the Troy nonprofit, Bands that JAM for Africa.

Dr. John Finley helped keep Red Wings players healthy for 46 years and talks about his experiences in 'Hockeytown Doc: A Half-Century of Red Wings Stories from Howe to Yzerman.'

Periodic outages at Birmingham's official Christmas tree in Shain Park are due to the wet weather messing with the city's electrical grid, city officials say.


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