Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Several downtown Detroit companies challenge property assessments; over $4 million in revenue at stake

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM

The Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA) could lose over $4 million in annual revenue if property assessment appeals by several companies are approved by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  Some of Detroit's corporate residents have contested at least $50 million in assessed values of downtown properties, according to tribunal records...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Michigan ranked number one state in the country by Thrillist

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:38 AM

We here at the Metro Times headquarters love a good list, even more so when it showers something we hold near and dear with accolades. Digital media group Thrillst has been kind enough to combine the two in its America Week coverage. In the recently released Definitive and Final Ranking of All...

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Green Living Science needs help in getting more Detroit families to recycle

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:18 AM

We'd be remiss to point out that Green Living Science is currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to help get more households in Detroit recycling.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Michigan same-sex marriage ban in slim, historic 5-4 vote

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer don't have to wait to any longer. After a three-year court battle, the Hazel Park couple that pursued a long-winded effort to overturn Michigan's same-sex marriage ban culminated in a historic vote by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to establish marriage equality in...

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Photo of the Day: Detroit from space

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 9:14 AM

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year aboard the International Space Station and snapped this lovely photo earlier this week of Detroit from 220 miles above Earth. The pleasure is ours, Scott....

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lawsuit: Indicted Detroit drug cops executed search from false affidavit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 4:45 PM

A pair of Detroit police officers who were indicted as part of a federal probe into the city's scandal-plagued narcotics unit have been named in a civil lawsuit, alleging the cops wrongly detained a Detroit resident after illegally searching his home with a warrant based on false statements. The lawsuit,...

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ACLU documentary dives into Flint's water woes

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 11:48 AM

The problems plaguing the city of Flint's water supply have been documented at-length by local and national media outlets: Residents pay on average $150 per month for water service in their homes, one of the highest rates in the nation, and yet the product flowing from the faucet is brown,...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Detroit celebrates Grace Lee Boggs’ 100th birthday

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Detroiters come together to celebrate a century of activist, author, and organizer Grace Lee Boggs.

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Owner of now-demolished 'CARE' building sues DEGC

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM

The owner of the former "CARE" building in downtown Detroit — a five-story structure that was featured in a Kid Rock video and later demolished upon a court order — has filed a lawsuit against the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), claiming the agency extorted him into selling the property...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New study shows Michigan gaining on walkability

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 12:54 PM

New study shows times are changing in Michigan, as developers put more money into walkable urban neighborhoods.

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