Thursday, October 30, 2014

ACLU: Legislature purposely blocked public from right-to-work debate

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM

When the Michigan Legislature expedited right-to-work (RTW) legislation during the lame-duck session in December of 2012, it purposely prevented the public from witnessing the debate and historic vote, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. The ACLU, which filed a motion late Wednesday in Michigan's Court of...

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And the most widely distributed Halloween candy in Michigan is...

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Bubble Tape? We were hoping we'd represent some of the good stuff like King Sized Snickers, or something more regional like Cherry Republic sours. At least we're not as anti-Halloween as New Mexico, the state that thinks pencils are an appropriate seasonal treat. What are you planning to give out to...

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Construction to begin on $7 million M-1 Rail technical center by end of year

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Construction of a $7 million technical center for the 3.3-mile M-1 Rail streetcar line should begin by the end of this year in Detroit's New Center neighborhood, according to a press release issued this week. The facility, which will serve as a maintenance and storage center for the project's...

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Third Wave Music is coming, fundraising show planned

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Speaking of arsons ... the Forest Arms building, heavily damaged by a fire in 2008, is undergoing renovations and if all goes according to plan it should see a new musical instrument store among its tenants. Third Wave Music is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to bring a...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Longtime Detroiters: Are they obstacles or assets?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

It all goes back to a deeper point about our habit in Detroit of seeing neighboring institutions as obstacles instead of assets. As competitors instead of contributors. As adversaries instead of partners.

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Shade 45 host 'Rude Jude' to make a Michigan in-store appearance

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM

The Pontiac native will return to Michigan for a book-signing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. at West Bloomfield's Barnes & Noble, located at 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Township.

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It's National Cat Day

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Hug a cat, pet a cat, adopt a cat, pretend to be a cat: Whatever you do, it's National Cat Day. The pseudo holiday is presented by Blue, which is a cat food, so take that for what it's worth. But we thought we take this moment to let you...

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Idolator premieres new Jessica Hernandez music video

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

'Round here, we talk about Detroit music darling Jessica Hernandez a lot. We've had her on the cover, we blog about her a lot, and we even like to review her shows.  So, we thought it was fitting that we share her new video for her song "Sorry I Stole...

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Psychedelic poster artist Gary Grimshaw showcased at Detroit Historical Museum

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM

The work of rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw will be on display at the Detroit Historical Museum, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. More information is available at detroithistorical.org. The Detroit...

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'Batman v Superman' stars hang out with Michigan's Organization for Bat Conservation

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, and Amy Adams apparently took a break from filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Detroit to hang out with Rob Mies of the Bloomfield Hills-based Organization for Bat Conservation, filming a PSA for National Save the Bats Week. In the video, the stars learn...

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