Friday, January 31, 2014

VIDEO: Detroiter Creates Epic Front Yard Luge Slope

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:42 PM

You know the old adage, when life gives you snow, make snowcones? Well Detroiter Dale Keener took that little mantra to a whole new level when he built an epic luge track in his front yard in White Lake. Keener told WXYZ that the track took him several weeks to...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

[MAP] Just Another Fantasy Detroit Public Transit System

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

The folks over at Wired recently published a post detailing a bunch of fake public transit systems everyone wish existed, and the above map of Detroit was among the mix. Take pause, and enjoy the endless potential and ease this system offers on your next 2 hour cross...

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George Jackson Resigns, But Will Help Finish Red Wings Arena Deal

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM

George Jackson has resigned from the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. after 12 years, Crain's Detroit reports. He will leave March 31 to form his own consulting firm. From Crain's: He will be focusing on a smooth transition from the DEGC, including shepherding the proposed $650 million Red Wings...

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Should the Northland Mall death have been handled differently?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

24-year-old Mackenzie Cochran died after being restrained by security guards at Northland Mall. Cochran was allegedly causing a disturbance, resulting in swift action by the mall staff. Mace was sprayed and the man was held down. Here’s the video: Fox 2 News Headlines It’s pretty tough to view, with...

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Belle Isle to Require $11 Recreation Passport Starting Feb. 10

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Belle Isle is set to become Michigan's 102nd state park, and will begin requiring an $11 Recreation Passport for car access starting Feb. 10. The requirement will be introduced gradually and will not be enforced until the owner's next registration renewal date. From michigan/gov: "This gradual introduction mirrors...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Can Lacrosse take off in Detroit?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 2:17 PM

A campaign on Indiegogo.com is attempting to raise money to bring the game of lacrosse to Southeastern High School in Detroit. According to that webpage, “Players, coaches, and parents of the game of lacrosse all know what tremendous values it can instill in those the game touches: hard work,...

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Detroit Police Rough Up Fox 2's M.L. Elrick at City Council Meeting

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Things are off to a good start with the new City Council. Fox 2's M.L Elrick attended the first city-wide community meeting Tuesday night, and apparently got roughed up by Detroit police as President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. arrived. From My Fox Detroit: Our cameras were rolling...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Keen Eye for Details

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

"Oh, brother ..." An amusing bit of unintentional levity came our way when a freelancer forwarded us an email sent to prospective interns by a Michigan legislator from Detroit, the honorable John Olumba, a politician who was a former school administrator. Now, we know that anybody can accidentally...

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Where's Curt Guyette?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Curt Guyette Longtime Metro Times readers know the name “Curt Guyette.” That’s because Guyette headed up MT’s news department for an astonishing 18 years, breaking important stories and penning call-to-action pieces that inspired changes. It was also Guyette who ensured the weekly News Hits column had that perfectly...

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Kwame Kilpatrick needs your money

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Detroiters, get your handkerchiefs ready because you’re about to weep. Kwame Kilpatrick’s mom, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, doesn’t have the funds readily available to pay for the appeal against her boy’s 28-year sentence. Therefore, a video has surfaced, part of an attempt to get you to help Kwame get...

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