News Nearby: Birmingham Neighbors Fight Park Street Apartments; Rochester's Main Street Finally Open

Here's a recap of the biggest stories in communities around Bloomfield during the week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 26.


A lot happened this past week both in and around the Bloomfield area, and we wanted to make sure you got a peek at some other stories you might have missed.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:



'It's Been a Really Rough Decision': Butterfly Bake Shoppe to Frost Final Cake in December

December will be a bittersweet month for Butterfly Bake Shoppe owner Dawn Schwanke, who plans to close the popular Berkley bakery so she can spend more time with her family. Butterfly Bake Shoppe's last day in operation will be Dec. 22


Neighbors Fight Back Against Proposed Apartments on Park Street

The Planning Board delayed a decision on whether to rezone a property at 404 Park St. from residential to general business.


Police: Ferndale Couple Lied About Robbery to Cover Up Assault

A Ferndale woman is charged with felony assault and making a false felony report after police said she cut her boyfriend with scissors and lied to police about what happened.

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Middle School Student Fastest at Mashed Potato Mile

Marcus Jackson, 12, crossed the finish line at 6:08, a personal record, to win the Mashed Potato Mile before America's Thanksgiving Parade on Thankgiving Day in Detroit.


Thank You Rochester: All 5 Lanes of Main Street Now Open

Seven months after the first construction barrel was brought into downtown Rochester in April, all five lanes of Main Street opened to traffic late Wednesday — just in time for Thanksgiving. 


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