City of Detroit to hire seven deputy district managers to help bring more businesses to neighborhoods

City of Detroit to hire seven deputy district managers to help bring more businesses to neighborhoods

It’s no secret Detroit’s neighborhoods need more businesses if they are going to reach their full potential and contribute fully to the city’s ongoing revitalization. With that in mind, the City of Detroit will create seven new deputy district managers for business, one in each City Council District. Their goal will be to build and […]

Partnership programs helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017; most major crimes down

Partnership programs helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017; most major crimes down

Partner programs like Project Green Light, Ceasefire Detroit and the Detroit Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017, and officials are putting more strategies in place to ensure the trend continues. Since 2016, nearly every category of major crime in Detroit has seen significant […]

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, […]

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