News Nearby: Bloomfield Hills Schools Increase Security, Ferndale Library Hires Collection Agency

Happening around Troy this week: The Ferndale Public Library will begin using a collection agency for overdue books while a Clawson bus driver is suspended after leaving a special needs student unsupervised.

You know what's happening in your neck of the woods, but how about the news nearby? Every Saturday, Patch will bring you the big (and interesting) stories from Patch sites near Troy, along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

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

BLOOMFIELD: Bloomfield Hills Schools and Township Police Work on New Security Agreement

While the details of the arrangement are still under development, officials say a school security officer position will be implemented to enhance safety.


The incidents occurred about 70 times over two-year period, according to report, according to Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield police.

BIRMINGHAM: Debbie Stabenow to Headline Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Event

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will give the keynote address at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's annual Government Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 11.

ROYAL OAK: Royal Oak's Homeless Find Warmth at Welcome Inn

As temperatures continue to dip in the region, the Welcome Inn offers Royal Oak's homeless a relief from the bitter cold.

FERNDALE: Ferndale Library to Use Collection Agency for Overdue Items

Beginning Jan. 28, any patron who has owed the library $20 or more for more than 60 days will be referred to Unique Management Services.

BERKLEY: Huntington Woods Entrepreneur Develops Health Care App for iPad

Todd Sperl of Lean Fox Solutions, whose new tool teaches users how to cut costs and improve service by streamlining operations, has transformed a downsizing into international success.

CLAWSON: Bus Driver Who Left Special Needs Student Unsupervised Is Suspended

The 4-year-old boy wandered into a neighborhood during the Jan. 14 incident, which remains under investigation according to Clawson Police.


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