Monday, June 30, 2014

Graffiti vandals, be warned: Dan Gilbert is watching you

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Motor City Muckraker called our attention to news that Quicken Loans owner Dan Gilbert circulated emails asking for his employees to help identify "three fancy 'ladies'" who vandalized the alley of his building at 1001 Woodward last week. Gilbert (apparently very cognizant that a sizable portion of his workforce...

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Volunteer dies at Electric Forest

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

According to Michigan State Police, a 20-year-old volunteer died Sunday night at 11:15 p.m. at Rothbury, MI's annual electronic music festival, Electric Forest. Brian Brockette, who was a volunteer for an outside vendor, suffered a medical emergency and died, according to a report by the state police. An investigation is...

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In Detroit, restaurants aren't open 'til they're open

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM

The buzz keeps building over a bunch of restaurants that are going to open in Detroit soon, and they’re already so fabled it’s hard to imagine how the brick-and-mortar institutions will live up to the hype once they open. The restaurants, located downtown (Cornerstone Barrel House, Guns + Butter,...

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Madonna pledges support to three Detroit-based charities

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:45 PM

After a recent visit to Detroit, pop superstar and Michigan-native Madonna has promised to help fund the Detroit Youth Boxing Gym, Detroit Achievement Academy, and The Empowerment Plan. “I was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people who I met who have dedicated themselves to helping the kids...

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Cadillac Square will host another World Cup Viewing Party

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Bigger and better than the first time around, Campus Martius will host another World Cup viewing party inside Cadillac Square tomorrow, Tuesday, July 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Round two of the public screening will feature more amenities, including an additional 18-foot by 10-foot LED screen. The screening is...

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Apparently, the best place to fight human trafficking is at the Library Board

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

of Grosse Pointe. The Free Press reports: The age-old debate over whether to limit sexually explicit expression took a new turn last week in Grosse Pointe Park when residents demanded that the Metro Times be banned in the city and in libraries serving the five Grosse Pointes. The residents’ concerns...

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Is Metro Times so offensive it needs to be behind the counter?

Posted on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

We've been informed our publication will no longer be available in the vestibules of Grosse Pointe public libraries--they are moving them behind the counter, where citizens will be required to ask the Librarian for an issue.  ...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Thoroughbred racing returns to Hazel Park tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

HAZEL PARK, Mich. — Thoroughbred racing returns to Hazel Park Raceway tonight for the first time since 1984. The track, which opened at 10 Mile and Dequindre in 1949, has been used exclusively for harness racing for the last 30 years. But because of dwindling attendance and stiff competition...

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M-1 Rail construction begins July 28; portions of Woodward to close for 120 days

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

(courtesy of M-1 Rail) After numerous hiccups and recent news about possible funding concerns, M-1 Rail project organizers announced that construction of the 3.3-mile transit line along Woodward Avenue will begin July 28, with a full closure of Woodward Avenue between Adams Street and Campus Martius Park planned for...

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I was molested at the Men's Rights Conference [updated]

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:11 AM

After weeks of hullabaloo, the controversial activist group A Voice for Men kicked off their first International Conference on Men's Issues with what was to be an hour-long press conference in St. Clair Shores. The past few weeks have seen A Voice For Men announce Detroit as the host of their first International Conference on...

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