Angels’ Night to end replaced by 3-day community celebration

Angels’ Night to end replaced by 3-day community celebration

The devil has gone down in Detroit. For the third straight year the city had a record low Angels’ Night fires during the last three days of October. This year there were 54 fires, the second lowest number of fires in Angels’ Night history. The news is go good Mayor Mike Duggan, Police Chief James […]

Detroit’s after school programs expanded; 9 new centers open today

Detroit’s after school programs expanded; 9 new centers open today

Although the school day may end at 3 p.m., the need for school-based support extends far beyond the school bell. Understanding the importance of quality after school programs, the Detroit City Council, the Detroit Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Schools Community District have collaborated to bring a new alternative to parents. Programming includes chess & […]

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoods land $20 million, multi-year investment

Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoods land $20 million, multi-year investment

Growth is good. And it’s becoming more evident in Detroit’s neighborhoods, particularly in the Livernois-McNichols area where government, civic and neighborhood leaders gathered just an hour ago to announce the ground-breaking of the new 2.5-acre Ella Fitzgerald Park development. A morning celebration of the new HomeBase community center and Ella Fitzgerald Park brought Mayor Mike […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day promoted by Detroit City Council Member Castaneda Lopez

Indigenous Peoples’ Day promoted by Detroit City Council Member Castaneda Lopez

  How we recognize and celebrate each other is important. That’s the basis behind a proposal scheduled for introduction Tuesday by City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López and a coalition of Indigenous leaders in Detroit, who want to declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of Columbus Day. The City of Detroit recognizes the need […]

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Some Detroit business districts showing small, but promising signs of recovery, as well as the many with little to no hope of improvement in sight, will soon get a seismic infusion of capital, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. If approved by the Detroit City Council, the improvement dollars will come $125 million in bond funds, […]

County, City reach tentative agreement on jail swap, Rock Ventures to build

County, City reach tentative agreement on jail swap, Rock Ventures to build

A deal to create a new criminal justice complex seems to be locked down with the announcement by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today that a tentative agreement with the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan for the acquisition of land needed to proceed with Rock Ventures’ proposal to build a new criminal justice complex. Under the agreement, […]

Detroit’s $7 million development lifts affordable housing units, while bringing job seekers, employers and service providers closer together

Detroit’s $7 million development lifts affordable housing units, while bringing job seekers, employers and service providers closer together

  With its groundbreaking today, the $7 million North End affordable neighborhood housing development announced by Central City Integrated Health (CCIH), along with Mayor Duggan, other City of Detroit officials and community members, signals that the city is one step closer to its goal of becoming a “city for everyone.” The now-vacant Saint Rita Apartments, […]

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