Portal offers a new way to connect

Portal offers a new way to connect

Inside a gold-painted shipping crate a tribe of t-ball players from the Rosedale-Grandmont Little League in northwest Detroit stand in front of an 80-inch screen and talk live with a family from Mexico City and their Schnauzer, Little John. They are buzzing with questions for people who look as real as if they were standing […]

Log Jam: Palmer Park concert and Log Cabin Day

Log Jam: Palmer Park concert and Log Cabin Day

Tom Palmer would be kicking up his heels to the sound of the Chelsea House Orchestra fiddlers if he was alive to see how the all-volunteer People for Palmer Park have revived the log cabin he built in 1885 near Woodward and McNichols. The public will celebrate his summer home in a combination urban/Victorian merriment. […]

Out of the Ashes: 12th Street revival represents new life for Rosa Parks neighborhood

Out of the Ashes: 12th Street revival represents new life for Rosa Parks neighborhood

Ground zero for the 1967 civil disturbance is becoming ground zero for neighborhood transformation, thanks to involved citizens and the Detroit Planning and Development Department. A standing-room-only crowd recently sought a hundred ways to preserve historical buildings and increase the density of homes and retail.  With the renovation of Herman Kiefer Hospital in the works […]

Detroit’s 12th Street Revival: Vision for Rosa Parks neighborhood is rosy

Detroit’s 12th Street Revival: Vision for Rosa Parks neighborhood is rosy

Ground zero for the 1967 civil disturbance is becoming ground zero for neighborhood transformation thanks to involved citizens and the Detroit Planning and Development Dept. A standing-room-only crowd at a recent Rosa Parks/Clairmount Community forum sought a hundred ways to preserve historical buildings and increase density of homes and retail. With the renovation of the […]

Greenacres throws a party to celebrate 30 years of CB radio patrols

Greenacres throws a party to celebrate 30 years of CB radio patrols

After a terrorizing year when 130 homes in the Greenacres-Woodward community suffered invasions, dozens of residents formed a citizens band radio patrol back in 1987. It functions so well that the mayor of Detroit, several Detroit City Council members, the city clerk, police administrators and a hundred neighbors came to New Prospect Baptist Church to […]

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