Gentrification in Detroit

Gentrification in Detroit

Gentrification. Argh, the very sound of the word evokes a visceral sensation in my gut. It seems to be the topic du jour among Detroit’s civically engaged minority. Meanwhile, the masses are dealing with real life issues like unemployment, illiteracy, foreclosure, lack of public transportation, water shut offs, violent crime and poverty in all its […]

Gratiot Jail site proposal under review

Gratiot Jail site proposal under review

Wayne County officials announced that the county is evaluating a proposal from a Walsh Construction Company-led design-build team in response to its Request for Qualifications (RFQu). Although the county had expected to receive a response by the Nov. 18 deadline, it is pleased to receive a qualification proposal from a nationally recognized construction management firm, […]

Ally ends stellar month of “Giving Back”

Ally ends stellar month of “Giving Back”

When it comes to charity Ally Financial employees believe in getting into the trenches. To celebrate its fifth anniversary of “Giving Back Month,” the company not only hosted 120 volunteer events nationwide, its Detroit team members packed a record-breaking 41 tons of food to help feed thousands of local residents. Observed in November, “Giving Back […]

Good Food Fund helps stock produce aisles

Good Food Fund helps stock produce aisles

Michigan residents have greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables, thanks $380,000 in contributions from Michigan Good Food Fund’s Catalytic Investment Awards. The fund is helping to support the type of necessary improvements that typically prevent smaller, independent grocers from carrying fresh fruits and vegetables. DETROIT Two Detroit-based organizations were awarded with funds that will […]

Homeless & hungry vets welcome Healthy Piquette program

Homeless & hungry vets welcome Healthy Piquette program

Homelessness takes a toll on the health and longevity of those who experience it. Bob Voland understands this firsthand. The formerly homeless veteran has been living at Piquette Square for three and a half years. Bob wanted a program to help him lead a healthier life, and when “Healthy Piquette” launched in June, he decided to enroll. […]

Well played: Detroit Parks & Rec Receives National Youth Sports award

Well played: Detroit Parks & Rec Receives National Youth Sports award

There are more programs, places and spaces to play in Detroit thanks to the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department, which received the prestigious Excellence in Youth Sports Award this month in Orlando at the Youth Sports Congress. There’s a bit of tried and true (old) and new offerings at Detroit Parks and Recreation-supported facilities. Although […]

Newly renovated Tindal Rec Center opens

Newly renovated Tindal Rec Center opens

Every kid needs someplace that they can kick-back, congregate and call their “own.” With the grand re-opening of the former Tindal Recreation Center, local neighborhood youth now have access to a newly renovated facility that will provide a wide range of classes and activities. UAW-Ford sponsored the center’s renovations, including: a remodeled gym floor, painting, […]

New Jobs in the D!

New Jobs in the D!

More bus drivers are needed immediately, according to the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), which is in the midst of the first part of a major service expansion.  The second phase of expansion efforts will commence in January. At least 100 new Transportation Equipment Operators (bus drivers) are being sought. Interested job candidates are encouraged […]

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