Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Activists deliver 345,000-signature petition against Nestlé to Capitol

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:53 PM

This morning at 11:30 a.m., environmental activists delivered more than a quarter of a million signatures to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on the Capitol steps in Lansing. The signatures were for a petition urging rejection of Nestlé’s pending $200 permit to pump 210 million gallons a year...

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Curt Guyette will show ACLU Flint doc in March, followed by a Q and A

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Since leaving Metro Times, investigative reporter Curt Guyette has been with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, where he helped to break the news of the Flint water crisis. Along with filmmaker and activist Kate Levy, he made a documentary titled Here’s to Flint. You can watch the doc on YouTube, but it will...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Russell Industrial Center tenants petition city to avoid costly closure

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:33 PM

With an eviction deadline fast approaching, artisans and business owners at the Russell Industrial Center are urging Detroit officials to help them stave off a shut down they say will in some cases cost tenants an upward of $100,000. A #SaveTheRussell petition that has so far collected more than a...

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Afrotopia founder to announce bid in Detroit mayoral race

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Arts advocate, community organizer, curator, creative professional, and Detroit native Ingrid LaFleur will announce her candidacy in Detroit's 2017 mayoral race during an event called Detroit is the Future tomorrow evening, according to a press release. LaFleur, who founded Afrotopia and was featured in an MT cover story about Detroit's...

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Uber will once again deliver paczki on Fat Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:08 AM

O brave new world. Once again, the ride-hailing app Uber is offering delivery of paczki in metro Detroit for Fat Tuesday. The promotion starts at 7 a.m. and lasts until the paczki run out. Simply open the app and select the "Paczki" option. The paczki come from Detroit's Dutch Girl...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

UPDATE: Head of Detroit police union suspended over felony charge

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 1:42 PM

The head of Detroit's police officers union has been suspended without pay from the Detroit Police Department after being charged with malicious destruction of property in Oakland County. Local media say Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz was arraigned on the felony charge Friday. He was also charged...

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Russel Industrial Center owner has burned other tenants across town

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Russell Industrial Center tenants left scrambling following this week’s evictions are not the first occupants of a Dennis Kefallinos-owned building to have their lives upended because the real estate mogul’s development company failed to comply with city regulations. The more than 140 artists and small business owners who occupy...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gov. Snyder calls for more time before decision to close schools

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder released a statement today calling for more time to make a decision to potentially close 38 low-performing schools. The news follows a letter from five Congressional Democratic urging the Governor to consider other options. The Governor said his School Reform Office was working with the Michigan Department of...

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Lena Dunham says she'll match donations to Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Actress and producer Lena Dunham says she will donate big to Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center. The Girls star tweeted on Thursday that she will match all donations up to $50,000 for the center, which provides social services for Detroit's LGBT youth and adults. She instructed her followers to tweet her their donation...

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Kate Upton discussed her sex life with Justin Verlander on TV last night and she didn't hold back

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Actress and model Kate Upton has never been shy of voicing her opinion or over-sharing, and she most definetley didn't hold back when she was on Andy Cohen's late night show Watch What Happens Live! Wednesday night. A caller asked Upton about her sex life with fiancé and Detroit Tigers...

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