Week in Review: BHS High School Bond Approved; Police Scuffle at JoAnn Fabrics; and Roeper Founder Passes
Here's what you might have missed this week.
It was a very busy week in Bloomfield news, but no story dominated conversations or engaged the community like the Bloomfield Hills Schools' high school consolidation bond vote. After nine years of community tumult, an overwhelming majority of 61 percent voted 'Yes' on the district's $59 million plan to revamp the Andover site for 1,650 students.
- More on high school consolidation in the Bloomfield Hills Schools
- See results of the May 8 election.
The family of Bloomfield Township resident Susan Jarrell accepted an $18,000 check Tuesday from the slain Stoney Creek High School French teacher's students to help her three children. Jarrell, 45, was killed in January by ex-husband Kenneth Jarrell, 46, before he turned the gun on himself. For more on the Jarrell tragedy:
- Students, community share sorrow at emotional ceremony for Susan Jarrell
- Police focus on court records in murder-suicide investigation
Rabbi Joshua Bennett helps lead one of the largest Jewish congregations in Metro Detroit, and is a die-hard baseball fan with season tickets for the Tigers. He sat down with Patch and discussed how those life passions are now intersecting through his conversations with Tigers outfielder Delmon Young.
A Pontiac man awaits a preliminary exam conference this week with Oakland County prosecutors on charges that he assaulted multiple Bloomfield Township police officers in a bizarre incident at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Marleaux Milton Webb, 24, was arraigned last week at 48th District Court on multiple counts of assaulting and obstructing a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as single counts of assaulting an officer resulting in injury, and disarming an officer.
Annemarie Reoper and her husband, George, fled Nazi persecution in 1941 and changed the way many around the country, and certainly locally, thought about teaching gifted children by establishing The Roeper School. The matriarch of the Bloomfield Hills institution died Friday in Oakland, Ca.
Scores of alumni and people she touched during more than an a half-century of educating took to the Internet to pay tribute.
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