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Monday, September 18, 2017

About those EB-5 visas that will 'save' Ypsilanti with a $300M 'International Village'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 2:27 PM

The Ypsilanti City Council is voting on Tuesday on plans for an estimated $300 million "international neighborhood" proposed by a Troy-based Chinese-American developer. The project, called International Village, will be a "regional focal point for Eastern culture, Eastern cuisine, Eastern customs, and Eastern living," according to the project's builders....

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Sign petitions to end gerrymandering at these locations over the next week

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it's approved. The non-partisan, non-profit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made...

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Updated: Sign petitions to end gerrymandering at these locations over the holiday weekend

Posted By on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it's approved. The non-partisan, non-profit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of...

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Construction workers damage Corktown's UFO Factory, club closed until further notice

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM

A construction crew building the $45 million Elton Park retail and housing development in Corktown has damaged part of the UFO Factory. Dion Fischer, who owns the small rock bar/club that also holds the Laika Dog at 2110 Trumbull Ave., told Metro Times on Wednesday that the venue could be shut down...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Missing chef found dead on Detroit's west side

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:51 AM

The search for a missing Detroit chef is over now that the body of Douglas "Chef Doug" Calhoun has been identified by family members and the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, according to a source familiar with the case. However, a Medical Examiner's office spokesperson says that it has...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Will a $350 million 'Chinatown' funded by EB-5 visas save Ypsilanti from its economic woes?

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 12:50 PM

A Chinese-American developer based out of Troy is planning to spend up to $350 million to build a mixed use "Chinatown" that could be the long sought after golden project that rescues Ypsilanti from its ongoing economic troubles. At its May 23 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council approved a letter...

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Grand Prix protest planned for this weekend on Belle Isle

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM

A group of residents upset with the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix's use of the island will protest outside the park on Saturday. Protestors say Belle Isle — a 982-acre island that is now Michigan's 102nd state park — wasn't meant to be used as a raceway. Construction for the...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Belle Isle Grand Prix fans are trying to intimidate race opponents

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Each year, the opposition to and controversy around billionaire Roger Penske converting Belle Isle into an international speedway grows. While the protests and discussions have generally been peaceful, race fans and Grand Prix supporters are taking the debate in a new direction by attempting to intimidate those who oppose...

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Massive Mountain Dew spill causes ‘huge foaming event’ in Howell

Posted By on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 1:34 PM

A tank rupture at a Pepsi bottling plant in Howell last month resulted in the spillage of 7,200 gallons of Mountain Dew syrup into the plant's internal sewer system. The spill occurred on March 10. According to The Livingston Daily, the plant attempted to manage the spill for two days before...

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Friday, April 7, 2017

A wealthy Birmingham businessman is fighting to keep Hamtramck trashy

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 8:56 AM

The next chapter of Hamtramck's Henry Velleman saga will play out in court now that it appears he is fighting around a dozen tickets issued by the city over his properties' litter, blight, and ordinance violations. To recap, Velleman is a wealthy Birmingham businessman who is also downtown Hamtramck's...

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