Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gov. Snyder calls for more time before decision to close schools

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder released a statement today calling for more time to make a decision to potentially close 38 low-performing schools. The news follows a letter from five Congressional Democratic urging the Governor to consider other options. The Governor said his School Reform Office was working with the Michigan Department of...

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Lena Dunham says she'll match donations to Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Actress and producer Lena Dunham says she will donate big to Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center. The Girls star tweeted on Thursday that she will match all donations up to $50,000 for the center, which provides social services for Detroit's LGBT youth and adults. She instructed her followers to tweet her their donation...

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Isis Damil and Baker's Keyboard Lounge created a lunchtime force

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Isis Damil's voice is reason enough to visit Baker's Keyboard Lounge on Tuesday afternoons when the Detroit-based jazz vocalist takes the stage between noon and 3 p.m. In her third year of performing the weekly lunchtime set, Damil has hit her stride. She runs through sets of originals...

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Mark Wahlberg: More Wahlburgers coming to Royal Oak, Taylor

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Last year, actor Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg brought his Wahlburgers restaurant chain to Greektown. A Detroit location was perhaps strategic for the brand, which features a vague working-class theme (e.g., its burgers are served with "government cheese"). Now, Wahlberg has revealed that the Boston-based franchise will expand in Michigan. Making a surprise appearance at...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blufin Sushi protestors voice their anger over alleged racial discrimination

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:05 PM

As promised, protesters showed up outside Gross Pointe Farms' Blufin Sushi to show their disapproval for and anger over the treatment of three black women during their Saturday night visit to the restaurant. BLAC first reported that the women were still drinking when they were asked to leave the...

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Ferndale's Voyager announces kitchen shake up just ahead of its planned opening

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Ferndale's Voyager, a seafood and raw bar expected to open sometime in March, announced via press release that it has brought aboard new chefs. Chef Marc Bogoff appears to be out, while owner Eli Boyer hired Chicago-based chefs Justin Tootla and Jennifer Jackson to replace him. The pair recently...

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Mighty Good Coffee plans new location in the soon-to-close Jefferson Cakery space

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Ann Arbor's Mighty Good Coffee will open a fourth location in an Old West Side space now occupied by the Jefferson Market and Cakery. According to a post on the Jefferson Cakery's page, the shop is closing on Sunday and Mighty Good is moving in. "Please join us for...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

New tequila bar opens in former Sabor Latino space

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM

A new tequila bar is up and running in the Ann Arbor space formerly occupied by Sabor Latino. MLive reported Monday morning that the Agave Tequila Bar, at 211 N. Main St., rolled out a concept that features a wide selection of tequilas and what the restaurant calls...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Suicide is no laughing matter, except this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:05 PM

The work that the Livonia-based Six Feet Over non-profit undertakes is heavy and somewhat grim stuff. While most working on the suicide issue focus on prevention, Six Feet Over also helps with the aftermath, or "postvention." Funerals are expensive, as is the cleanup of a suicide scene. At the...

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Here’s where to find some of the Southwest Detroit’s best, smokiest Mexican grills

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Detroit is not a city famous for its aromas. Just whiff the acrid petroleum coke breezes blowing in from the riverfront, the singeing stink belched out by downtown’s sewer system, or the poison gases spewed by the incinerator near the Interstates 75 and 94 interchange for samples of...

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