Friday, June 23, 2017

Is an Emagine theater coming to a Detroit neighborhood near you?

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Troy-based theater megaplex company Emagine Entertainment is hoping to open a new location within Detroit city limits, Crain's Detroit reports. And, not in the newly coined "District Detroit." Paul Glantz, the company's co-founder and chairman, told Crain's they're looking at sites near residential developments rather than commercial ones. "If you...

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64,000 Wayne County properties are years behind on their taxes and could be foreclosed

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM

The tax foreclosure crisis in Wayne County is rolling right along, with another massive batch of properties at risk of being seized. The 2016-2017 foreclosure cycle wraps up June 28, the date by which home owners with three years' worth of back taxes have to make payment arrangements with...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Adventures in authenticity at Shinola continued: 'The hotel only Detroit could build'?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:54 PM

It's no secret that Detroit-based watch and luxury goods maker Shinola has faced a fair share of criticism for its marketing practices. The company, which is owned by a Texas-based private equity group, put down stakes in the city in 2011 with a branding scheme some believe co-opted the...

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QLine extends free ride period through Labor Day

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:01 AM

Detroit's QLine will continue to offer free rides through Labor Day. A spokesman for streetcar operator M-1 Rail confirms the Kresge Foundation is funding the extended free ride period. Initially, M-1 Rail offered free rides as a launch weekend promotion when the QLine opened to the public in May. The...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What we know about the Flint airport's possible act of terror

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM

A police officer at Bishop International Airport was stabbed in the back and the neck this Wednesday. A suspect is currently in custody for questioning and NBC News reports the suspect yelled "Allah Akbar" before the attack. The officer was identified by locals news outlets as Lt. Jeff Neville, who is in stable condition...

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The Grand Prix left Belle Isle's grass a torn up mess, again

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Belle Isle’s Grand Prix deconstruction has reached its final phases. The west side of the island reopened last week, which alleviated traffic complaints, and the majority of grandstands, fencing, and blockades are gone. All in all, that's eleven weeks of construction. However, a quick drive around the island on...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bike rider deaths have spiked in Michigan — Detroit hopes new cycling infrastructure can help

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 4:45 PM

As the owner of a bike shop called Wheelhouse Detroit, Kelli Kavanaugh practically rides the city's streets for a living. At times, it can be a dangerous job: She's felt cars graze her skin and the whir of vehicles passing too close to her as she rides in the...

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Eight state House Republicans want English to be Michigan's official state language

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 2:01 PM

House Bill 4053, which is being discussed in Michigan's House today, was introduced by eight Republicans in Michigan's House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would make English Michigan's official language While the United States doesn't have an official language, many states (more than 30) already have English as an...

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All charges dismissed against the 'Homrich 9' Detroit water shutoff protestors

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:58 AM

After nearly three years of dragged-out legal proceedings, all charges have been dropped against Detroit's "Homrich 9" water rights activists. Judge Ronald Giles of the 36th District Court dismissed the charges on June 14, finding the defendants’ constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated by "numerous unexplained and unjustified delays." "Three years...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Coleman Young Jr. calls for special prosecutor to investigate Detroit Mayor Duggan's demo program

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Last week, when news broke that a federal grand jury is looking into Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's demolition program and the possible misappropriation of federal funds, several local media outlets quoted anonymous sources close to the investigation as saying the mayor was not a target of the probe. Today, the...

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