Wednesday, November 23, 2011

$4.1 million question: Why did Detroit incinerator deserve tax credits

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:19 AM

What happened over the past half year that suddenly caused the owners of Detroit’s waste-to-energy incinerator to be worthy of $4.1 million in state brownfield tax credits? Back in April, the Detroit City Council voted against allocating the tax credits to the incinerator’s new owner, Detroit Renewable Power, for new...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Air pollution in your neighborhood? Click on this map

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency was conceptualized by former President Richard Nixon in the summer of 1970 with the mission to establish and enforce “environmental protection standards consistent with national environmental goals,” according to its website. But decades later, glaring issues still linger with hundreds — conservatively — of communities (some...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Detroit eviction forestalled; one-week extension set

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM

In recent days riot police having been clearing Occupy encampments in some cites and arresting protestors in others. In Detroit, a place so often associated with negative news, the story is much different. A forced eviction was forestalled Monday when the permit allowing demonstrators to occupy Grand Circus Park expired....

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Monday, November 14, 2011

About-face: Cops say no mass arrests for Occupy Detroit Monday night

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 2:47 PM

A letter hand-delivered to lawyers working with the Occupy Detroit movement Saturday warned that the Detroit Police Department was ready to move in and start making arrests in Grand Circus Park if campers were still there after their permit expired at 11:59 p.m. Monday night. That appears to have changed....

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Occupy Detroit has decisions to make; city wants them gone

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM

With the permit allowing Occupy Detroit to maintain a camp at Grand Circus Park set to expire Nov. 14, the group has a decision to make. Do they stay or do they go? And if they go, where will they relocate to? Those questions will be discussed at a "general...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Demonic Islam," dominionism and Friday's rally in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Update: At noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, a number of local faith leaders will gather at Grand Circus Park for a press conference countering Friday’s “The Call: Detroit” rally. According to a press release from the group, the speakers are to “announce an alternative event for people of faith to...

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Occupy Detroit responds to Jack Lessenberry

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Here is an e-mail that arrived last night, responding to a recent column by Metro Times columnist Jack Lessenberry about the Occupy movement. —MJ --------------------------------- November 8, 2011 To Mr. Lessenberry and the editors of Metro Times: In your recent column (“Unpleasant Truths,” Metro Times, Nov. 2-8, 2011) you served...

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Court drops hammer on Matty Moroun’s bridge company

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge today again found the Detroit International Bridge Co. in contempt for failing to follow a court order to complete its share of the Gateway Project in southwest Detroit. The ruling by Judge Prentis Edwards appears to be a turning point in a case that...

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